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Drinking in Some History (and Whiskey) in Downtown Nashville

Drinking in Some History (and Whiskey) in Downtown Nashville

We’ve seen all kinds of fanciful claims when it comes to whiskey brands and history. This one says it’s distilled in the dungeon of a 13th century castle. That one comes from Davy Crockett’s brother’s recipe. Too many of these backstories can charitably be called “improbable.” Uncharitably, they can be…read more →

Never Love a Wild Thing

Never Love a Wild Thing

This cousin to the Boulevardier comes from Steva Casey, bartender at Saturn in Birmingham, AL. We recreated it at home and can confirm that it is, in fact, quite tasty. The Clyde May’s Whiskey is a solid backbone here and provides a nice foil to the equal measures of bittersweet…read more →

Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey Review

Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey Review

Yellow Rose Distilling hails from Houston, where they’ve been making whiskey since 2010. The company is currently putting out three spirits–Outlaw Bourbon, a Blended Whiskey and this, the Yellow Rose Straight Rye Whiskey. The juice itself is sourced from a handful of undisclosed distilleries around the country. Then once procured, it’s…read more →

Irish Coffee Recipe

Irish Coffee Recipe

Turns out, January 25th is Irish Coffee Day. Now, you can hardly get through the week without stumbling across a similarly-contrived holiday, but here’s one that we can fully endorse. Because it’s cold, and Irish Coffees are hot. And, you know, contain whiskey. The below version comes from Joaquín Simó,…read more →

Scenes from the 2016 San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Scenes from the 2016 San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Another San Antonio Cocktail Conference is in the books, and with it, another fine event filled with educational seminars, tastings, spirited dinners and parties. Lots of parties. This year’s conference featured a rigorous educational track, with three days of classes covering everything from running a bar and whiskey blending to…read more →

Ron Mulata 15 Year Old Rum Review

Ron Mulata 15 Year Old Rum Review

A recent trip to Havana, Cuba led to much rum drinking, as should be expected. And while we indulged in a few familiar brands like Havana Club and Santiago, discovering a couple unknown-to-us rums was a particularly special treat. One such rum was Ron Mulata 15. Ron Mulata makes an…read more →

Corsair Oatrage Whiskey Review

Corsair Oatrage Whiskey Review

One thing you can say about Nashville’s Corsair Distillery: you’ll never get the expected. That’s true for their widely available flagship releases, like the peat-, cherrywood- and beechwood-fired Triple Smoke, or the clever-if-gimmicky Quinoa Whiskey. It’s also true for their experimental and seasonal releases, several of which I had the…read more →

New Year’s Eve Cocktails

New Year’s Eve Cocktails

New Year’s Eve. It’s a crapshoot, and when it goes wrong, it can go very, very wrong. But at its best, it’s a Champagne-fueled celebration of what was and what shall be. Or something. Either way, you’re going to need good drinks. For that, try one of these New Year’s…read more →

Pisco Sour Recipe

Pisco Sour Recipe

The Pisco Sour is a classic South American cocktail that uses that most South American of spirits, pisco. Both Peru and Chile claim pisco as their national liquor and the pisco sour as their national cocktail. It’s easy to see why. This delicious drink goes down easy while providing the…read more →

Planet Hoth Toddy, a Star Wars: Force Awakens Cocktail

Planet Hoth Toddy, a Star Wars: Force Awakens Cocktail

Star Wars Day. It’s here. And whether you’re lining up to see the movie or barring yourself indoors to avoid the swarms of Stormtrooper clad fans, here’s something we can all agree on: a nice cocktail. So below, the Planet Hoth Toddy, an inspired drink to toast Star Wars: The…read more →