Kentucky is usually top of mind when one thinks about bourbon, which is to say all of the time. But America’s spirit is actually produced across the entire continental United States. Those looking to journey beyond the (rightfully) well-reputed Kentucky Bourbon Trail might consider a grander, coast-to-coast bourbon sojourn. The great American bourbon trail, if you will.
When you hear the term “single malt whiskey,” you likely think of Scotch whisky. Scotland’s bold distilleries have made the term almost synonymous with the country’s single distillery offerings. But American distillers are taking up the single malt mantle as well. An American single malt whiskey, like a Scotch single malt, is a whiskey that’s […]
A choreographed symphony of wrist flicks and swirls, Japanese bartending is an art form. Ingredients are meticulously sourced, drinks are stirred just so, and ice cubes are perfectly square-cut (and, as testament to a national pursuit of perfection, are also sold by the bag at 7-Elevens across the country). Fittingly, the Japanese highball is an […]
Bourbon has a strong claim as America’s spirit. And while the most famous bottles come from Kentucky (which makes sense numbers-wise, considering that some 95 percent of bourbon comes from the Bluegrass State), they actually don’t have to. And that means there are plenty of good bourbons being made around the country. By law, all […]
If you’re a loyal VinePair reader, there’s at least a small chance that you’re not just a whiskey lover, but that you’re part of a whiskey-loving couple. If that’s the case, something you should definitely be doing is incorporating your shared love of whiskey into your date nights. Nothing says ”I love you” like a good […]
The Reconstruction period of the United States immediately after the Civil War was the country’s attempt at a reset. Slavery was abolished, former slaves were made citizens, and black men were able to vote for the first time in the country’s history. But Reconstruction was also plagued by corruption that aided in the ultimate failure of […]
Fireball Whisky goes down with a cinnamon burn that you either love or hate (or love to hate). And while drinking it straight (or straight out of the bottle) may be the most common way Fireball is consumed, it’s actually a delicious liquor to mix into cocktails. Here are the nine best Fireball Whisky cocktails.
The image of the large copper whisky still is iconic. Whether it’s in Scotland making Scotch whisky, or in America making moonshine and whiskey with an “e,” the copper still signifies quality and taste. But why, exactly, do distillers stick with copper on both sides of the Atlantic? After all, stills can technically be made […]
Scotch can be a difficult drink for Americans to get into. Whether it’s due to hard-to-pronounce names, or the perception of Scotch as a serious drinking man’s drink, there’s an intimidation factor associated with Scotch whisky on this side of the Atlantic. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Take Scotland for example, the birthplace […]