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. … Read more

Highland Park Valhalla Collection – Thor – Review

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This gem comes from one of our favorite Scotch houses – Highland Park.  Not only is Highland Park 18 one of the most perfect spirits that I have been fortunate enough to taste, the Edrington Group, which owns Highland Park is simply amazing.  Long a family enterprise, they fought off multiple hostile takeover attempts by Seagrams in the 1950’s, consolidated their holdings into the Edrington Group, which is owned by the Robertson Family Trust (the … Read more

Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon Review

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I 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.  … Read more

Cocktail Casting Call: 30 Rock

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Fire up your Kabletown boxes and grab a large bag of Sabor de Soledad, the loveable cast of characters at 30 Rock are back! The cast of 30 Rock is one of the best on television, so today we honor each character with a casting call of our own. Here are some of the best supporting cocktails for your must-see Thursday! 

    Liz’s Lemon Lavender Cocktail – The leader of this motley crew might not be

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January is National Hot Tea Month

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January 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!

Tea dates as far back as the 10th century and has been a popular beverage in many cultures. It’s packed with antioxidants, flavonoids and has even been proven to improve the body’s natural defenses against bacteria and viruses. So, while you’re digging into these recipes remember that you’re also doing Read more

Twelve Days of Christmas Drinks – Day 12

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

Twelve Drambuie Drummers Drumming

Ingredients:
1-1/2 oz Scotch
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
1/4 oz Drambuie
Orange slice, garnish

Directions:
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with orange slice.… 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

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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.… Read more

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… Read more

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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