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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Talking Port-au-Prince’s Rhum Barbancourt, Water Sources for Spirits, Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sauces & Ultra-Premium Booze
Dec22

Talking Port-au-Prince’s Rhum Barbancourt, Water Sources for Spirits, Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sauces & Ultra-Premium Booze

Recently I showcased a Cognac trifecta, three stories deep-diving into all things Cognac. Elsewhere, there’s been plenty of other things to talk about. Here’s a round-up of some of my other recent musings in the wide world of good drinks. The Rebuilding & Importance of Haiti’s Rhum Barbancourt Closing in on six years since Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake, this story takes a look at...

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A Trifecta of Cognac: The Facts, The Tour & The Cocktails
Dec21

A Trifecta of Cognac: The Facts, The Tour & The Cocktails

My global booze travels continued in November, with a trip to the Cognac region of France. There, I was immersed in the world of, well, Cognac, and brought back the hard-learned lessons I picked up to share with the rest of you. The result thus far has been a trifecta of Cognac stories, giving you the Cognac facts you need to now, showcasing the Cognac tour that you could take, and bringing you the disappearance and revival of the...

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More Pisco! The Complete Guide, The Staple Cocktails & How Peruvians Drink It
Oct22

More Pisco! The Complete Guide, The Staple Cocktails & How Peruvians Drink It

Did you think I was done writing about pisco? I mean… how many times can you talk about it, and how much more is there to say? Quite a lot, apparently. I’m your one-stop-shop for all things pisco related, and right here, you’ll find quick access to three stories that will teach you everything you could ever want to know about Peruvian’s national spirit. Eater: The Complete Guide to Pisco Pisco is a type of...

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Unleash Your Inner Whiskey Geek
Sep03

Unleash Your Inner Whiskey Geek

In my recent beginner’s guide to whiskey, I talked about all of the different main styles and classifications of the brown stuff. It’s a great place to start for the whiskey enthusiast in training. But how much more there is, too. Enter the domain of full-fledged whiskey nerds, with this massive guide to why whiskey actually tastes the way it does on Eater. Sit down, pour yourself a dram, and settle in for a nice, long...

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