5 Irish Whiskeys for St. Paddy’s Day

With Saint Patrick’s Day fast approaching, you may be on the hunt for some excellent Irish whiskeys to appropriately celebrate the day! Look no further! I’ve compiled a list of 5 delicious Irish Whiskeys ranging all price points and styles. Try one or try them all – you’ll be glad you did! Slane  A blendedContinue reading “5 Irish Whiskeys for St. Paddy’s Day”

Marianne Eaves – Kentucky Bourbon’s First Female Master Distiller

Passionate about math and science as a child, Marianne Eaves didn’t have her sights set on becoming Kentucky’s first bourbon female Master Distiller. After high school, she and her mother opened a boutique consignment art shop; and while that didn’t last, it taught her a lot about entrepreneurism. After receiving a degree in chemical engineering,Continue reading “Marianne Eaves – Kentucky Bourbon’s First Female Master Distiller”

A History of Punch

One may think that cocktails are a modern invention. Indeed, the word “cock-tail” wasn’t used until around 1800, but people have been brewing, fermenting, distilling, and mixing drinks for centuries. Go back to the funeral of King Midas of Phrygia in 700 B.C. where guests were served a mixture of wine, mead, and barley beerContinue reading “A History of Punch”

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”

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”

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”

Flying…Sober?

Flying at the best of times can be a trying experience. Flying during a pandemic? Even worse. Flying during a pandemic with no booze?! Heaven forfend!  But that’s exactly what is happening. Multiple airlines, both domestic and international, have put a moratorium on liquor service during flights. This is done in an effort to reduceContinue reading “Flying…Sober?”

The Proof is in the…Powder?

On any bottle of Whisk(e)y, you’ll see various pieces of information: the Name, Brand, Style, Size, sometimes a bit of history on the company or the way this particular drink was aged (finished in red wine barrels or a selective use of first fill American oak casks, for example), maybe a batch number or thatContinue reading “The Proof is in the…Powder?”