Tasting The New Courvoisier Avant-Garde Bourbon Cask
Jun04

Tasting The New Courvoisier Avant-Garde Bourbon Cask

Courvoisier Tasting & A Walk Down Memory Lane to Cognac Country One of the best and most formative ventures of my early booze journalism days was a DISCUS (Distilled Spirits Council) trip to Cognac, France. We visited all of the region’s prestige houses, including Hennessy, Martell, Courvoisier and Remy Martin, in addition to a number of small winegrowers, or bouilleurs de cru, and the Baron Otard Château de Cognac, which...

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Hands-on Whiskey Blending to Create the Flaviar x WhistlePig Whiskey
Apr29

Hands-on Whiskey Blending to Create the Flaviar x WhistlePig Whiskey

New WhistlePig Homestock Whiskey Crowdsourced With Flaviar Flaviar, the spirits subscription service and tasting club, teamed up with WhistlePig for a unique initiative as we all remained stuck in lockdown during the pandemic. The goal was the creation of the new Flaviar X WhistlePig Whiskey collaboration, WhistlePig Homestock Whiskey, with a tagline of, “Blended Together, While Apart.” As the name implies though, this...

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Why Being “First” Isn’t Enough: A Call to Craft Distilleries in the U.S.
Nov15

Why Being “First” Isn’t Enough: A Call to Craft Distilleries in the U.S.

Earlier this week, an editorial I had published on Distiller.com seemed to strike a chord with the whiskey drinking public. Called “What We Consumers Want from Craft Distilleries,” the piece advocates for craft producers to stop all the B.S. and just give us what we care about—first and foremost, quality products, and those that are made and showcased with transparency, authenticity, and meaningful locality. I originally...

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Westland Distillery Releases Sport Dram, a Whiskey Workout Drink
Apr01

Westland Distillery Releases Sport Dram, a Whiskey Workout Drink

One of the most prominent producers of American single malt whiskey has just unveiled its newest surefire smash hit: Sport Dram, the Whiskey Kwencher. Billed as “a whiskey for winners,” this is the whiskey workout drink you’ve been waiting for, and it’s ready to help whip you into shape. Sport Dram is available in three never before seen flavors, or muscular colors, including Red Slam, Blue Buzz and Green Grip....

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Jack Rose’s New Executive Chef Jon de Paz Will Make You Go For The Food
Jun21

Jack Rose’s New Executive Chef Jon de Paz Will Make You Go For The Food

You go to Jack Rose for the whiskey. I get it. Believe me—nobody gets it as much as I do. But they damn sure are doing their best these days to bring you through the front door for other reasons, and a quick walk-through of new executive chef Jon de Paz’s menu overhaul proves that yes, there are plenty of alternative, and delicious, reasons to make your next visit. Chef de Paz brings a lofty resume to the Jack Rose team, having...

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