Articles Tagged: whisky

Manhattan 101

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Not only is September Bourbon Heritage Month, Jimmy Russell, Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller is celebrarting his 58th year making Bourbon.  Here’s their twist on the venerable Manhattan.  

Raise a toast to Jimmy for giving this fine Kentucky Bourbon. 

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Highland Park Valhalla Collection – Thor – Review

post iconThe latest release from Highland Park is the first in a collection of four scotches with a release occurring every year, starting in 2012. It appears that each release will be named after a Norse god, and the first release is called Thor after the Norse god of thunder and war. Check out the Thor website. One may wonder why a Scotch house is paying homage to Norse gods. I know I asked myself that question. Well, it turns out that Orkney, the island where Highland Park is distilled, is actually as Norse as Scottish. The Vikings moved into Orkney in the 9th century and controlled it until the 15th century when the Scots gained control. In fact, the Vikings used Orkney as a base for raiding Britain, Scotland and other lands, including their brethren in Norway. …Read More

Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon Review

post iconI didn’t know much about Four Roses Bourbon other than that my friend Ingrid really, really likes it! We recently received a bottle of the Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon with the identification of Warehouse DS and Barrel 3-1I. Apparently, each of the Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon bottles come marked with their barrel identification and warehouse storage location. I thought that was pretty cool as bottles from different barrels can conceivably taste pretty different. It would be fascinating to track down a number of these bottles and do a taste test! …Read More

Cocktail Casting Call: 30 Rock

post icon Here are some of the best supporting cocktails for your must see Thursday! …Read More

January is National Hot Tea Month

post iconJanuary is National Hot Tea Month and there’s no better way to celebrate than to jump right in and start enjoying some piping hot cocktails. …Read More

Twelve Days of Christmas Drinks – Day 12

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… …Read More

10 Boozy Ways to Stay Warm

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I don’t know where you are, but where I am it’s damn cold! Here are 10 hot drinks that will warm you up:

    Evening Nectar: Orange vodka is the base for this sweet and lightly spiced hot drink.
    Texan Hot Chocolate: Vodka and orange liqueur help turn the already outstanding hot chocolate into a warm Texas treat.
    Hot Apple Cider: Rum, apple cider and spices … who could ask for anything more?
    Glogg: Swedish hot … Read more

The Real McCoy

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Ingredients:
1.5 parts Canadian Club 6 Year Old
4 parts club soda

Directions:
Add ingredients over ice in a rocks glass.

Courtesy of Canadian Club Whisky.

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The Boss

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1 part Harvey’s Bristol Cream
2 parts Canadian Club 6 Year Old
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Maraschino cherry for garnish

Shake Harvey’s Bristol Cream, Canadian Club and bitters with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a lowball (rocks) glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

courtesy Canadian Club Whisky

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Maker’s Mark Bourbon Review

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This is a spirit that you know by the bottle alone. Maker’s Mark comes in the iconic square bottle with the wax closure. But, there are some facts that you might not know about Maker’s Mark. First, the wax closure is protected by a copyright obtained by the family (and was invented by the inventor’s Marjorie Samuels). Second, Maker’s calls it Bourbon Whisky in honor of the company’s Scottish roots (it was those rogue Scots … Read more

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