Exploring a New World of Chef-Inspired Whisk(e)y

Two of the first collaboration projects between chefs and whisk(e)y companies recently hit shelves in the US. Jefferson’s Bourbon released their Chef Collaboration with Top Chef alum Ed Lee over the summer and The Dalmore is just going live with their Daniel Boulud expression … Continue reading

Scotch Sunday: A Pre-Extravaganza SMWSA Blind Tasting

The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza, produced by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America, is halfway into its fall 2013 tour. This can mean only one thing… we’re less than two weeks away from the November 21st Boston … Continue reading


Friday Roundup: Ealanta Triumphs and the Boss Hog Cometh

That’s right friends, it’s time for another friday roundup! Blackmore Ealanta Murray Many of you Scotch whisky geeks out there are familiar with David Blackmore, the always entertaining Global Master Brand Ambassador for Ardbeg and Glenmorangie. I had the fortune … Continue reading


Run for the Roses: Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2013!

Seeing how fiercely competitive the market has been this fall for the highly sought-after bourbons solidifies the notion that the world of American whiskey is in explosion mode. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a bad thing. It’s certainly good … Continue reading


Tequila Meets Whiskey: Sazerac’s Expresiones del Corazon

For those of you keeping an eye on the evolution of Buffalo Trace’s elite brands like George T. Stagg and Van Winkle, you may be interested to know that Stagg Jr isn’t the only line extension to hit the market recently. … Continue reading


Legendary Offspring: A First Look at Buffalo Trace’s Stagg Jr.

What can be said about George T. Stagg that hasn’t already been said a hundred times over? It’s a legendary bourbon, through and through. Released only once per year as part of Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection, Stagg is one of … Continue reading


Getting Old with Jura: 30 Year Camas An Staca & Vintage 1977

Earlier this year I wrote about a few Isle of Jura whiskies, including the distillery’s quite unique 21 year expression. In the months since, that 21 year Jura has become a favorite of mine. Rich, oceany and full of dessert … Continue reading


Trending Whiskey: A New Batch of Bourbons

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the American whiskey market, you’ve surely noticed some major trends taking shape. These trends are molding the new batch of offerings coming out across the board – from the major distillers to the … Continue reading


Hudson Valley Farm Whiskey: A Visit to Tuthilltown Distillery

Perhaps it was something about the rainy, overcast weather that made Tuthilltown seem like something out of a movie. It was the Friday before Memorial Day weekend and the Hudson Valley farm distillery was quiet. A cat, later to be … Continue reading


Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel 2013: Kickin’ It OBSK Style

I have a hard time turning down limited edition, annual releases from my favorite whiskey distillers. It’s one of my weaknesses. Parkers Heritage. Evan Williams Vintage. Buffalo Trace Antiques… Four Roses. Then, go and add something like, “125th Anniversary,” and … Continue reading

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