The Nespresso Machine for Whiskey

This article first appeared in the Oct 9th issue of Whiskey Network‘s weekly newsletter, Barrel Report. You may have heard of pressure aging whiskey – a process that condenses the years long aging process down to only a few weeks. But what if one could make an award winning whiskey in as little as threeContinue reading “The Nespresso Machine for Whiskey”

5th State Distillery

Located in Bridgeport, CT, 5th State Distillery (formerly known as Asylum and recently having gone through a re-branding, aptly taking their name from CT being the 5th state to join the Union) is a small producer distilling a range of products using locally grown, non-gmo corn. They have about a dozen labels, ranging from ginContinue reading “5th State Distillery”

Drinkers, Pick Your Glass(es)!

Chances are some of your first instances of whiskey drinking involved a shot glass. Mine certainly did! However, like in the world of wine, there are actually many options for whiskey glassware, each with their own unique look and purpose. Let’s take a look at 10 of the most common whiskey glass options and theirContinue reading “Drinkers, Pick Your Glass(es)!”

Introducing the DB5 1964

For those gearhead whisky lovers out there, start your engines for this racy offer! Bowmore and Aston Martin have come together for a unique collaboration. These iconic companies have crafted 25 specialty bottles of the exceptionally rare Bowmore Black 1964 and paired each bottle with a genuine Aston Martin DB5 piston, giving you the BlackContinue reading “Introducing the DB5 1964”

Glenfiddich

This article was originally written for Whisk(e)y Network. You can find the original here. Dufftown is a wee village in the heart of Speyside, surrounded by farms, fields, and best of all – distilleries! You can easily walk to the likes of Glenfiddich right from town; a good idea if you’re planning to imbibe duringContinue reading “Glenfiddich”

Scapegrace Black

Gin has been around for a long time, but it doesn’t take a long time to make, compared to drinks such as wine or whisky. In fact, many whisky companies also make gin so they’ll have product to sell while they wait for the whisky to mature! The main requirement of gin (differentiating itself fromContinue reading “Scapegrace Black”

Lesley Gracie: Master Distiller, Hendrick’s Gin

I love gin. I also love highlighting the women who work in wine and spirits. Here’s a look at one of the most popular brands in the world and the woman that crafted it. Hendrick’s Gin, owned by William Grant and Sons (owners of Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky), was launched in 1999 and broke the ginContinue reading “Lesley Gracie: Master Distiller, Hendrick’s Gin”