It seems slightly unnecessary to pit two classic cocktails against each other. It kind of feels like asking Meryl Streep and Sally Field to fight it out in the boxing ring. They’ve both earned their place in our collective national esteem. But understanding the differences — and several similarities — between these two classic cocktails will […]
If you like whiskey (and chances are, if you like whiskey, you love whiskey), you know a bit about mash bills, and the impact of a particular grain on your final, incredibly drinkable product.
Not quite Kentucky Derby time, but then again who’s to say the Mint Julep has to be restricted to some kind of mascot status? Or, for that matter, restricted regionally? Yes, the south is likely the best at the Julep—because they’ve cared the most, and passionately—for years. But considering how simple it is to make, […]
There are two kinds of people in this world (or three kinds, including people who try to defend Star Wars Episodes 1 through 3). But among drinkers, there’s the kind who’ve had an Old Fashioned, and those who haven’t. Within those categories are further subdivisions: those who’ve not only had an Old Fashioned cocktail, but […]
Fall is in the air and that means whiskey drinks are coming into season – not that they were ever ”out” of season to begin with, but the cool temps and crisp air always seem to make for the perfect excuse to indulge in a whiskey cocktail.
Bourbon’s having a bit of a moment. For one, September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, which means 30 days of required drinking. Bourbon also led spirit industry revenue in 2014. And the threat of a supposed “bourbon shortage” doesn’t hurt popularity. It does, however, help drive up prices.
So, here’s the thing about rye whiskey: it’s not terribly common for small brands to produce it. Rye has gained a reputation as being harsh, and to an extent it’s fallen out of American favor. But it’s coming back in style, especially with the rise of America’s craft cocktail culture. Still, a lot of the […]