Studies on the health benefits and hazards of caffeine seem to veer from miracle wonder drug to possible silent killer every year or two. No matter what the latest finding is, though, we Americans love our coffee — and drink massive amounts of it. Nearly half the coffee Americans consumed in 2017 was purchased outside the […]
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a steakhouse cocktail? Probably the classics – Martini, Old Fashioned, Manhattan – being drunk by a group of dudes, probably all wearing Brooks Brothers suits, probably all putting the tab on their expense accounts. It’s predictable, yes. But steakhouse drinks are classics for […]
This article and the Making of a Legend series is brought to you by Légende, the taste of elegance. On a recent December afternoon, the dapperly dressed AJ Ojeda-Pons is thoughtfully nosing a glass of wine. He’s currently battling a touch of the flu, but you’d never know it. His sartorial swagger is no surprise; […]
Among the many mysteries of the back bar is the abundance of spirits named after birds — particularly in the whiskey category. From Ireland to Scotland to Kentucky, labels like Redbreast, Famous Grouse, and, of course, Wild Turkey have been, well, peacocking for years.
Bourbon is often called “America’s native spirit,” and for good reason. But there’s another type of liquor that can claim the title of being America’s oldest native spirit. It’s one that many drinkers aren’t familiar with, even though it’s been bottled in New Jersey by descendants of a Revolutionary War fighter since the 18th century. […]
September claims the title Bourbon Heritage Month, but there’s no bad time to think long and hard about America’s native spirit. Categorically, whiskey is more popular than ever. Consumption of bourbon, rye, and Tennessee whiskey was up 7.7 percent last year, outpacing all other spirits. Brown spirits connoisseurs are constantly seeking out unicorn bottles of […]
As the global thirst for bourbon continues to grow, the popularity of storied brands like Four Roses shows no signs of dwindling. Whiskey fans can’t seem to get enough of the delicious, indigenous spirit whose origins are indelibly tied to the story of America. Bourbon’s history can be traced back to pre-Revolutionary War times, when […]