Fellow cocktail enthusiasts are likely aware of Mixology Monday – an online cocktail community that Paul Clarke created in April of 2006. Despite having hosted a Q & A session with him in 2016, I wasn’t much a participant in MxMo. And regretfully, not only is Mixology Monday coming to a conclusion with this final installation entitled “Irish Wake“, but I have only been a lurker and never offered a contribution. So with this final installation, I’ve decided to put together a cocktail. Read more
In addition to experiencing the flavor and aroma of a cocktail, appreciation comes from knowledge of its history. However, our tendency is only to study modern history and investigate the birth of the cocktail rather than the historical context of drinking culture which predates it. For Americans this means Read more
Today, May 21st, 2016, marks the 5th annual World Whisky Day, and I can’t think of a better time to finally open up this bottle of Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 1838 Style White Corn Bourbon. I know reviews of the annual Master’s Collection releases are all across the board. If you’re not familiar with these releases, Woodford’s master distiller, Chris Morris, releases a Read more
The humble old fashioned. One of the simplest and most classic of cocktails, and also a personal favorite. It would be amiss for me not to share the recipe for making a proper old fashioned. So, in honor of World Cocktail Day* (May 13th), here is the recipe for the timeless old fashioned. Read more
This is the second part of a two-part post on American whiskey and its current state. For a little more context, jump back to part one, “Is American Whiskey Love Without Romance?”. If you want to jump directly to the spirits tasting and pumpkin bread recipe in this post, have at it. What follows will still make sense.
I believe there are only two ways to drink whiskey. Read more