Experience Whiskey as Never Before with Fabergé

If you follow happenings in the whiskey world or are subscribed to Whiskey Network and their weekly Barrel Report newsletter, you’ll have come across really expensive bottles for sale. It’s fun getting to see what luxury collaborations are happening and what’s new and exciting coming out. On occasion, product prices can seem ridiculous. This oneContinue reading “Experience Whiskey as Never Before with Fabergé”

Fake Whisky

Did you hear the one about the man who paid over $10,000 for a single shot of an 1878 Macallan? This was reportedly the most money ever paid for a dram and turns out, the Scotch was a fake! The Chinese millionaire bought the drink from a Swiss luxury hotel, which has a place inContinue reading “Fake Whisky”

Bootlegger Bungalow

This article first appeared in Whiskey Network’s Barrel Report Oct 30th, 2020 Edition. What’s the strangest thing you’ve come across while renovating your home? Probably not much more than a lot of junk, dust, and spiderwebs, all while shaking your head at the shoddy DIY jobs done by the previous owner. Why would anyone doContinue reading “Bootlegger Bungalow”

Maureen Robinson – Master Blender for Diageo

Diageo is the world’s biggest whisky producer (although they provide other drinks, as well) with over 200 brands under their umbrella. Maureen Robinson has been working in the whisky industry, and with Diageo, for over 40 years. She is Diageo’s Master Blender and oversees Single Malts, blends, as well as their yearly Special Releases, whichContinue reading “Maureen Robinson – Master Blender for Diageo”

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”

Uisga Beathe

Uisga Beatha (pronounced Oosh-kah Bae [Scottish] or Ish–kah Baha [Irish]) is Gaelic for ‘The Water of Life’ and used to describe that liquid golden nectar: Whisky. Why is Uisga Beathe synonymous with Whisky? Well, take your pick; from claims that it cured the common cold, smallpox, and other various ailments, not to mention warming theContinue reading “Uisga Beathe”

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)!”

Smashing Stigmas and Breaking Barriers: How Whisky is Staying Relevant in an Ever Evolving World

This article was originally written for Whisk(e)y Network. You can find the original here. Whisky has a long and storied history, but the preconceived notions that have grown up around it can be off putting to the new generation of consumers. It’s seen as complicated, with too many rules on the “proper” way to drinkContinue reading “Smashing Stigmas and Breaking Barriers: How Whisky is Staying Relevant in an Ever Evolving World”