Catoctin Creek Sells Minority Stake in Distillery to Constellation Brands
Jan05

Catoctin Creek Sells Minority Stake in Distillery to Constellation Brands

Virginia’s Catoctin Creek Distilling announced today that they’ve sold a minority stake in the distillery to Constellation Brands. Catoctin Creek is just the latest domino to fall—and it’s particularly noteworthy news here in the D.C. area—as many of the country’s best and most mature craft whiskey producers continue to be cherry-picked by larger companies and corporations. That’s not to say it’s a...

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Bulleit Bourbon & Noble Denim collaborate for barrel aged denim jackets
Nov07

Bulleit Bourbon & Noble Denim collaborate for barrel aged denim jackets

Man Talk Food is going Man Talk Style today, thanks to a fun collaboration between Bulleit Bourbon, and Noble Denim. The American-made denim company is releasing a limited edition line of denim jean jackets which were partially aged in Bulleit barrels. So how in the world does that actually work? The folks at Noble Denim took the corduroy collars used for the jackets, and aged them in a freshly-dumped barrel from Bulleit for several...

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KO Distilling Set to Release New Bare Knuckle Wheat Whiskey
Oct30

KO Distilling Set to Release New Bare Knuckle Wheat Whiskey

KO Distilling opened over a year ago, and now there’s exciting news from the Manassas, Virginia distillery, particularly for Virginia & DC area whiskey fans. Their first aged whiskey release is ready to hit shelves, Bare Knuckle Wheat Whiskey. Bare Knuckle Wheat Whiskey offers a mash bill of 60% wheat, 30% rye and 10% malted barley, and has been aged for a year in full-size 53-gallon barrels. Bottled at 45% ABV, the release...

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Drink Your Whiskey from a Can With Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye
Aug30

Drink Your Whiskey from a Can With Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye

Innovation is everywhere in the world of whiskey, but its dispensing vessels and strategies don’t change too frequently. Bottles from the store, and personal flasks you load up yourself when you’re on the move. But now we have a breakthrough on our hands, thanks to Hochtadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye — whiskey in a can. She’s beautiful, isn’t she? Rock and Rye is a pre-Prohibition, saloon-era...

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A Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans Food Retrospective
Jul30

A Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans Food Retrospective

Best Bites from Tales of the Cocktail 2016 I’ll be writing quite a bit on what I drank at Tales of the Cocktail this year, so it’s only fair that I dish on what I ate, too. This is Man Talk Food, after all. Can’t forget about that. From high-end, multi-course meals at landmark destinations, to affordable classics and all manners of party snacks that appropriately lined the stomach for the marathon of tasting rooms...

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