Buyers Guide

Broken Shed Vodka Review

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Broken Shed Vodka is a premium whey vodka based in Wanaka, a small lake town in the mountains of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Broken Shed vodka has been four-times distilled, gluten and additive-free. Broken Shed Vodka is distilled from whey …

Nick Strangeway on Absolut Craft Herbaceous Lemon

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We recently met bartender Nick Strageway at San Francisco’s Tick Dog to learn about his new line of all natural vodkas, Absolut Craft. Created by a master bartender, Absolut Craft was made specifically for bartending pros.

The Perfect Drink For Every Occasion – Literary Monday

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If you are always looking for the perfect drink for any occasion, then this little book is the one for you. In The Perfect Drink For Every Occasion, the author will help you find drinks to help with the problems in your life, drinks that will impress a myriad of people and drinks for major life events.

Highland Park Loki Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

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Loki, is the second bottling in Highland Park’s Valhalla series. This limited edition single malt scotch is named for Loki, the Norse God of mischief or fire or both. He may not even be a full God, his status has been debated for many years. He is also a shape-shifter, for all you True Blood fans.  What does this have to do with Whisky?

Gerry Tosh, Global Marketing Manager, says,

“While everyone will recognize Read more

Mama Walker’s Breakfast Inspired Liqueurs Review

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New from Pernod Ricard comes Mama Walker’s, a new line of breakfast inspired liqueurs.

Making Sense of Wine – Literary Monday

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Matt Kramer is a nationally renowned wine writer who has been writing and teaching people about wine since 1976. He brings an incredible amount of experience and expertise to the subject. In his first book Making Sense of Wine, Mr. Kramer puts this knowledge to good use.

Shellback Silver Rum Review

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Shellback Rum is a new offering from Grande Antilles Cane Spirits (Gallo). 

A mid-range offering, Shellback Silver and Spiced versions. Made at the famed West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados, Shellback Silver Rum is made using a combination of pot and column still distillates that are then blended together.  The resulting rum, is smooth and fruity. It makes a killer base for rum punch. 

Appearance: Clear with viscus legs

Nose: Clean, youthful with medium notes … Read more

Shellback Spiced Rum Review

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New on the rum scene is Shellback Rum from the folks in Modesto, Grande Antilles Cane Spirits (Gallo). No, it is not produced in Modesto, the rum is made at the famed West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados.

Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails – Literary Monday

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Many, many moons ago, and not too long after we started DOTW (and before the recent cocktail revolution), we made a journey to Paris. We were excited to try the Bar Hemingway at the Ritz (where we were turned away for not being dressed nice enough) and even more excited to try Harry’s Bar.

Vodka Distilled – Literary Monday

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Tony Abou-Ganim, one of America’s elder statesmen of mixology, recently released Vodka Distilled, a masterpiece on the subject of Vodka. Vodka is America’s most consumed spirit but is largely on the outs with the cocktail crowd. Mr. Abou-Ganim thinks that this is an unfortunate state of affairs, and I happen to agree with him.

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