Whisky Review: Lagavulin 11 Year Nick Offerman Edition

I don’t think there’s a single thing that Nick Offerman has ever done that is a disappointment. From his years on Parks and Recreation to his 45 minute video of him sitting by a fire and drinking Lagavulin, he’s a national treasure. So when I heard that he was collaborating with Lagavulin to produce his own version of their scotch whisky, I knew there was no way I would be missing out on it. And since it’s Christmas, what better way to treat yo’ self?

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Whiskey Review: J.T.S. Brown Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Sometimes I pick up a bourbon because of the good things I’ve read about it online. In this case, I picked up J.T.S Brown Kentucky Straight Bourbon specifically because I couldn’t find anything about it online. There’s barely any mention of it, and very few reviews. Obviously, I felt compelled to boldly go where few taste buds have gone before and give it a try.

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Review: Les Fines Lames Le Petit Cigar Cutter Knife

To me, cigar smoking is all about the experience. The process of selecting a good cigar, cutting the cap, lighting the foot, and sitting still for an hour or so watching the world go by. It’s nice to be able to unplug for a minute and slow down. As such, the tools I use are important to me, and Les Fines Lames’ new Le Petit is a cigar cutter that I’ve been lusting after for months. Now I finally had a chance to use it… and I have some mixed feelings.

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Review: BroBasket Ultimate Whiskey Sampler

Giving gifts for men is always difficult. There are only so many ties that I can buy my father before his closet is full. But whiskey? Whiskey is something that is widely enjoyable, has a great number of variations, and occasionally needs to be replenished. The perfect gift: something that they’re always going to need more of. That’s where BroBasket comes in with their Ultimate Whiskey Sampler basket.

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Whiskey Review: Still The One 914 Bourbon Whiskey

It seems like every time I go home, there’s another distillery for me to discover in Westchester County, NY. This could be because I wasn’t nearly as much of a whiskey nerd a year ago, but craft whiskey distilleries are definitely on-trend right now and New York is definitely in on this trend. Today we’re looking at a local distillery in Port Chester, NY and their bourbon, which bears the same area code as my cell phone.

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Cocktail Recipe: Bourbon-Spiked Holiday Mulled Wine

Last year, my wife and I spent the holidays in Munich, Germany. For her, the highlight of the trip was a little station in one of the ancient city gates that sold warm mulled wine and chocolate covered fruit. We probably spent a solid six hours there just sipping wine, hanging out, and enjoying the ambiance. This year we’re staying local, but I wanted to try and recreate that mulled wine… with a small twist.

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