I’ve seen it time and again, and experienced it myself: you head into the liquor store, determined to grab a “good” bottle of whiskey, but then as soon as theContinue reading
Category: Spirits 101
What Is Mezcal?
You really need to be living under a rock these days to have never heard of tequila. As a spirit, it’s having a bit of a moment right now —Continue reading
What Is Cuban Rum?
You can find some form of rum almost everywhere in the Caribbean, and the varieties can differ pretty drastically depending on which island you’re on. We’ve previously talked about theContinue reading
What Is Tequila?
Tequila sometimes gets an undeserved bad rap, thanks to some media portrayals and a history of poor quality products dominating the market. Thankfully that’s all changing, though, and this deliciousContinue reading
What Is Gin?
In most spirits, what you’re looking at is a combination of a well-made base alcohol and a delicious maturation process. This could be spirits like mezcal and tequila, in whichContinue reading
What Is Irish Whiskey?
When it comes to whiskey from the European continent, Scotch might get all of the limelight but Ireland has a lovely and delicious distilling culture of its own. Irish whiskeyContinue reading
What Is Rhum Agricole?
This photo is the moment I was introduced to rhum agricole: poured liberally over a delicious rhum baba in a restaurant on the Rue St. Germain in Paris, France. AndContinue reading
What Is Rum?
Pirates. Caribbean vacations. Jimmy Buffett fans. What do all of these things have in common? They are all filled to the brim with rum. But what exactly is rum? ItContinue reading
What Is Bourbon Whiskey?
I can’t think of a whiskey that is more closely associated with America than the bourbon… but I also can’t think of a whiskey with more common misunderstandings about howContinue reading
What Is Scotch Whisky?
If you trace the lineage of the most popular spirits in the world far enough, you’ll invariably end up in Scotland somehow. Distilling has been a way of life inContinue reading
What Is a Sour Mash Whiskey?
There are some phrases you’ll see come up again and again with whiskey. Some of them are intuitive (like “single barrel”), others are a little more obscure. “Sour Mash” isContinue reading