Age Your Own Whiskey

November 7, 2011

Along with sudden explosion of new distilleries, there has been a proliferation of white dog whiskeys on the market in the last few years. White dog is unaged whiskey. Like vodka, it’s a popular first product for a new distillery as it can be immediately bottled and sold to start bringing in income. Rather than […]

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Bulleit Bourbon

March 31, 2009

Bulleit Bourbon is a modern take on an old recipe. The modern product started in 1987, when Tom Bulleit attempted to recreate his great-great-grandfather’s bourbon recipe. By all accounts, the result is a great tasting bourbon. It’s long been a favorite of mine. When I received a box with a full bottle and two logo […]

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MxMo XXXIV: Spice — Juniper Berry Syrup

December 14, 2008

Another month, another Mixology Monday. This month is hosted by Craig at Tiki Drinks and Indigo Firmaments, who offers up the theme of Spice. For guidance, he tells us: Spice should give you plenty of room to play – from the winter warmers of egg nog, wassail and mulled products to the strange and interesting […]

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If I Could Only Have 10 Bottles

August 21, 2008

Over at Kaiser Penguin, Rick has posed a challenging question: If you could only have 10 bottles of alcohol, what would they be? You have to name brands, and you must include vermouths if you want them. They are, at least, infinitely replenishable. I tried to focus on my favorite cocktails, and favorite categories of […]

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MxMo: Bourbon — Purosangue Cocktail

June 16, 2008

It’s time for Bourbon this Mixology Monday, thanks to the fellers at Scofflaw’s Den. This was one MxMo that Bryan, my chief taste-tester, was very eagerly awaiting. As always, I used MxMo as a justification to buy a nice bottle. This time it was Ridgemont Reserve 1792. This is a very smooth bourbon, a definite […]

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Named for a sincere drinker and recommended only for such

March 21, 2008

Last night’s intensive study of Good Spirits by A. J. Rathbun led me to try the Ed Dexter. Rathbun states he found this recipe in a small 1934 pamphlet titled Irvin S. Cobb’s Own Recipe Book. Based on this one drink, and the fact the man wrote a book titled Red Likker, I’d like to […]

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Don’t Blink

March 13, 2008

I’ve always like grapefruit, as long as the ingestion of said fruit included adding lots of sugar. As a kid, it was a frequent weekend breakfast food, always served halved, covered in sugar, eaten with a spoon. Bryan, on the other hand, hates grapefruit. He made this clear when I brought home a six pack […]

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March 9, 2008

I picked up a bottle of Aperol at Washington State Store #101, which for those in the know is the store to know about, since it’s the most likely to have interesting items on the shelf. Tonight I opened the bottle of Aperol, and on first taste new I was going to like this “little […]

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