Review: Simon Pearce Ascutney Double Old-Fashioned Glass

When it comes to cocktail glasses, I’ve tested (and maybe broken) more than a few in my lifetime. And while I do have many variations that I enjoy, Simon Pearce’s version is probably my favorite of them all.

Now, before we dive in, we should talk about why your glass matters. Half the fun of spirits is all about the experience around them — the craftsmanship that went into the spirit, the ritual of building the cocktail, and (probably most importantly) the visual and haptic experience of the drink in the glass. But even if you’ve got all these elements together, there’s still a distinct difference between an Old Fashioned in a red plastic Solo cup and one in a well constructed and hefty glass.

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Whiskey Review: Evan Williams Black Label

Ask most people what the most popular whiskey is in the United States and you’ll probably get some combination of Jack Daniels or Fireball. But in reality the #1 spot is occupied by Jim Beam, and a close second is Evan Williams. Today we continue the trip down the bottom shelf of the liquor store and see what’s the deal with one of the biggest brands of whiskey that seemingly no one has ever heard of.

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