9 Gifts For The Discerning Drinker

Admittedly, my writing has taken a bit of a back seat this fall. Posts have been few and far between… for the first time since I launched this website nearly six years ago. But, in my defense, I did take … Continue reading


Tap The Rocky Mountain Single Malt

It was a hot July day in Colorado and I found myself standing in the middle of Red Rocks Amphitheater talking about whiskey with the Master Distiller of Stranahan’s, Rob Dietrich. We were surrounded by leagues of impossibly fit people, running stairs … Continue reading


Jamaican Rum: Three Great Buys

Rum is one of the most diverse spirits in the world, with styles that vary dramatically from country to country, and even within specific regions. On the island of Jamaica you’ll find a large range–including rums that are light and clear … Continue reading


Kosher-for-Passover Gin, Cocktails, from Distillery No. 209

Well, friends, another Passover is here, and for those of you that celebrate, that means one thing… no beer, whiskey or gin for the next week. Okay, it means more than that, but let’s face the facts: you’re hear to … Continue reading


CR&FTWERK: Beer Barrel-Aged Brandy From Copper & Kings

Over the past few years I’ve written a good amount about the convergence of beer, wine and spirits. As someone who enjoys all of the above, I love seeing the intersections, and how the process of making one can add to the … Continue reading


Great American Rum: Privateer’s Navy Yard

Scroll down for our review of Navy Yard and a cocktail recipe that you won’t want to miss. Ever since my last trip down to New Orleans I’ve been on a big rum kick. Blame it on Beachbum Berry, or … Continue reading


Boston’s Hottest Cocktail Bars, and an Evening of Cocktail Magic

It’s a good time to be a craft cocktail drinker in America. Go to pretty much any major city and you’re bound to find a handful of bars and bartenders that are doing some seriously creative and delicious things with … Continue reading

Copper & Kings, and the Rise of American Brandy

Believe it or not, there was a point in our nation’s history when we cared about American brandy. Now… not so much. In today’s market, the majority of American craft spirits consumption is composed of grain-based alcohol. Whiskey, vodka, gin… you know the type. In … Continue reading


Massachusetts Retail Gets Even Better With New and Expanded Liquor Stores (Plus 10 of Our Favorite Retail Shops)

Looking for our 10 favorite Massachusetts liquors stores? Scroll down! Sometimes you realize just how lucky you are to live in a city like Boston that has such an amazing selection of beer, wine and spirits. It becomes even more apparent when … Continue reading


Drinking New Orleans, Part II: 5 Hot Spots for Beer, Booze & Cocktails

New Orleans is one of America’s great drink cities, and in this next installment of Drinking New Orleans, we’re taking a look at five hot spots for beer, booze and cocktails in the Big Easy. Looking for wine hot spots? Check out our New Orleans … Continue reading

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