100 Years Ago Today: Prohibition Starts in the United States

Over the last few years we’ve seen more and more states legalizing the use of recreational drugs like marijuana and pushing towards national legalization… which just goes to show how far we come. Only 100 years ago, the United States was in a much different place. On this date, January 17th, in 1920 the dark period for whiskey aficionados known as Prohibition started in the United States.

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What’s the Purpose of a Whiskey Decanter?

Half of the enjoyment of drinking a fine spirit is the spirit itself, and the other half is the experience of preparing and consuming. The interesting bottles, the fine glassware… all of the accouterments that go along with the spirit. One of those accessories that seems to be common (especially in movies and TV shows) is the whiskey decanter. But is it a good idea to use a whiskey decanter to store your spirits?

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Whiskey Review: High West Whiskey American Prairie Bourbon

I was looking through the list of whiskey reviews we’ve done and noticed that there are a lot of states that are missing from the list. Craft distilling is happening all over the United States and I feel like I need to branch out a little more beyond just Texas, New York, Kentucky and Indiana. So when I saw a bottle from the state of Utah I knew that I needed to give it a try.

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Whiskey Review: Old Grand-Dad 80 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

While I’ve seen Old Grand-Dad on the shelves, I’ve always been hesitant to pick it up and give it a try. On the outside, it looks like it’s in the same league as Ancient Age or Seagram’s 7 Crown, but the name and ‘grand-dad’ character on the label always gave me a chuckle. I figured it was about time to find out if this was a hidden gem behind a funny label, or just another bottom-shelf bottle.

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Whiskey Review: High West Whiskey Campfire

One of my favorite things in the world is a good mashup. I love the idea of taking two contrasting things and putting them together to form a new and interesting combination with the best of both worlds. If you think about it, this is pretty much the premise of any cocktail. So when I heard about High West Distillery blending a bourbon, a rye, and a scotch whisky… I knew I needed to give it a test.

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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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