Spelling is only the first of many questions the novice whisk(e)y novice must contemplate. Various grains (which may be malted) are used for different varieties, including barley, corn, rye, and wheat. Whisk(e)y is then typically aged in wooden casks, generally made of charred white oak. It is this variety of grain and barrel aging that give each whisk(e)y its unique flavor.
As the weather cools, why not take comfort in some of these classic holiday treats!
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, nog was "a kind of strong beer brewed in East Anglia." In Britain, the drink was popular mainly among the aristocracy. Fresh milk, eggs, sherry, cinnamon, and nutmeg were foods of the wealthy, so eggnog was often used in toasts to prosperity and good health. The drink crossed the Atlantic to the British colonies during the 18th century. S...
Vodka is arguably one of the most popular liquors available. However, in the 1990's people began getting bored with the basic vodka, and began infusing vodka with various flavors. Today, flavored vodka is huge and growing in popularity. Read about it all here!
With the wide assortment of tequilas available on the market, what kinds rank the best? Check out this blog to find out more!
Pirates had the right idea. Rum is a delicious drink and can be had in many different ways. Check out this article to find out which rums we recommend, and the best delicious drinks to make with this sweet, sugary alcohol.
Gin is a divisive drink. It has been for centuries. Responsible for an early booze-fueled crisis in England, the botanical-infused distilled spirit was once seen as scourge on a society. Read all about Gin here!
Brandy for many people has a reputation as a spirit enjoyed by a more mature crowd. However, these days, brandy is enjoyed across the board by young creatives, cocktail enthusiasts, and even stay-at-home moms. Learn more about this classic here!
A cocktail is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters – it is vulgarly called bittered sling, and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, in as much as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head. Read about cocktails here!
Bourbon is America’s contribution to the wonderful world of whiskey. By definition, bourbon is made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn, produced in the United States, and aged in charred new oak barrels.
There is no denying that eggnog has become an essential part of the holiday season—and it’s most popular here in the US. But why did such an unlikely drink like this come to symbolize Christmas?
Winter is all about spending time with friends and family, and, of course, complaining about how wretched the weather is. It may seem counterintuitive, but these frigid, icy evenings are the perfect time to grab a glass and treat yourself to a summer cocktail. Packed full of big summer flavors, these classic recipes are guaranteed to hit the spot and transport you six months into the future.