Yankee Cider Co.

As Autumn is upon us, I think it’s apropos to highlight a local cidery. Yankee Cider Company is located in East Haddam, CT and specializes in producing New England style hard ciders made from locally grown apples (they’re also CT’s first farm cidery tap room). You can get cider by the glass, bomber, or growler,Continue reading “Yankee Cider Co.”

Jane Bowie – Maker’s Mark

Jane Bowie’s career in whiskey started with a cover letter explicitly stating “I don’t want this job, but…”. Having written to Maker’s Mark at her mother’s behest regarding a job opening for an Event Planner, she went on to detail the role she would love to have at the company – a position which involvedContinue reading “Jane Bowie – Maker’s Mark”

First Legal Whiskey Distillery in Manhattan Since Prohibition

Welcome to Great Jones Distilling Co., the first (legal) whiskey distillery to open in Manhattan since the days of Prohibition. Located at 686 Broadway (in NoHo), Great Jones opened the doors to their 28,000sq ft, multi-floor, custom designed distillery at the end of August! Utilizing an historic building with its own interesting link to ProhibitionContinue reading “First Legal Whiskey Distillery in Manhattan Since Prohibition”

Gouveia Vineyards

Gouveia Vineyards, located in Wallingford, CT, is a perfect place to visit on a lovely day for some outdoor wine tasting. They have a sprawling terrace that wraps around the main building, overlooking the pond on one side and the vines and tree covered hills on the other.  Wine is available by the glass andContinue reading “Gouveia Vineyards”

Thar She Blows! A Whiskey Like No Other

Another fun whiskey coming out of Ireland, folks! Blacks Brewery & Distillery (Ireland’s first co-located brewery and distillery) has released an 18yr old single malt whiskey finished in Irish rum casks, supposedly the first of its kind. Yes, you read that right. Blacks is the first distillery to create a fully Irish crafted spiced rum,Continue reading “Thar She Blows! A Whiskey Like No Other”

Ardbeg Day

This Saturday, 5th June 2021 is Ardbeg Day. There is still time to join The Committee and take part in this annual celebration. For those who don’t know, Ardbeg Day is the last Saturday of Fèis Ìle – The Islay Festival of Malt and Music – and celebrates all things Ardbeg. While this year willContinue reading “Ardbeg Day”

Glenmorangie X

Glenmorangie has just released a new single malt specially crafted to be used for mixing! This newest whisky is a combination of malts aged in ex-bourbon and newly charred oak casks, which highlight the signature sweet and fruit forward style of the brand. Why make a single malt specifically for mixing? Dr. Bill Lumsden saidContinue reading “Glenmorangie X”

Tribus Beer Co.

I had the pleasure of visiting Tribus Beer Co. towards the end of the summer, on a gloriously warm day where we were able to fully appreciate their outdoor biergarten. Noted as Milford’s first brewery and tap room, you have a front and center view of the brewing portion of the establishment while you sipContinue reading “Tribus Beer Co.”

Sono1420

Sono1420 American Craft Distillers is located in Norwalk, CT and produces “ultra-premium, alternative grain, distilled spirits”. And that’s no lie! Their curious use of hemp in distillation is more reminiscent of something I’d expect to find back in Colorado! No, using hemp in spirits won’t have any psychoactive effects on the consumer. Hemp is aContinue reading “Sono1420”

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”