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. […]
Most of the time, brandy is an afterthought. Or, it’s a cheap brown liquor that gets unceremoniously dumped into eggnog. Or, according to most people I asked, it’s what old guys drink with cigars. Brandy is currently engaged in a fight against its image, which until now has turned would-be connoisseurs away.
Mid-October weekends scream for fall festivities: hay rides, pumpkin patches and, of course, apple picking. Despite pumpkin spice getting all the seasonal hype, apple is just as strong a flavor candidate for all things food and booze. After apple picking, we’re carrying on this delectably fruity theme with the king of apple brandy itself — […]
Anyone who doesn’t save room for a drink after dinner is basically cheating themselves. And no, not just because it’s an extra opportunity to bookend a night of pleasant intoxication with just a bit more pleasant intoxication. After-dinner drinks are often useful to help, er, goose the digestive process and/or calm any calamities of wine […]
It’ll sound like an infomercial but it’s true: why pay high prices for a long-aged product, when you can pay a lot less for something comparably aged, and arguably as complex?
Like me, you’d probably love to just sit down and rest after hosting a lavish Thanksgiving dinner for all your family and friends. Alas, the festive season is just getting started. Now it’s time to prep for all the remaining holiday celebrations, and the best thing to do while prepping is have a cocktail.
Even if most of us don’t own snifters or keep a bottle of Courvoisier on the shelf, we’ve probably heard the term Cognac.
Taking for granted the slew of cultural distortions already embedded in the holiday, and bringing none of those up (because Uncle Reggie’s had a few), here’s a fun holiday quiz: this Thanksgiving, ask your assembled friends and family, “What’s the most American thing to drink on Thanksgiving?” One person will sit back in his rocking […]
Sipping a glass of French brandy is a simple and classy way to treat yourself. One of the most well-known types of French brandy is Cognac. While it may sound esoteric, it’s widely distributed–and often inexpensive. Don’t believe us? If you’ve ever tried Hennessy, you’ve tried Cognac. But Cognac isn’t the only great French spirit […]