Branching out Beyond Whiskey: Brandy, Barrel-Aged Gin & Pisco
Sep03

Branching out Beyond Whiskey: Brandy, Barrel-Aged Gin & Pisco

While whiskey is always my go-to, it’s fun to branch out, too. Here’s a round-up of some of my recent published stories on a range of other spirits. Eater: Barrel-Aged Gin Barrel-aged gins, particularly when made by whiskey distillers using their whiskey mash bills, are a unique whiskey-gin hybrid. Learn about the special breed and what the story is this guide. Washington Post Express: Pisco Pisco is gaining traction...

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Talking Whiskey: Best Cheap Whiskey; Labels, Lawsuits and Sourcing; Japanese NAS Whisky
Jul29

Talking Whiskey: Best Cheap Whiskey; Labels, Lawsuits and Sourcing; Japanese NAS Whisky

Read Up on Japanese NAS Whisky, the Best Cheap Whiskey on the Market, and the State of American Whiskey Labels, Sourcing & Lawsuits It’s been a busy month with whiskey writing, and in addition to what can be found here on ManTalkFood.com, there have been a handful of other key stories that you’ll want to check out if you’ve missed. Find the links to some of my latest features here. Eater Drinks: Sourcing,...

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Latest Whiskey Wonderings & Wanderings
Jun19

Latest Whiskey Wonderings & Wanderings

The wide world of whiskey has taken me from DC to Virginia to Kentucky and back again in the past few months. Here’s a collection of some of my latest whiskey wonderings and wanderings. At nearby Catoctin Creek, they have a new product ready to hit the market. It’s a four year old rye, the oldest they’ve ever released. I visited the team out in Purcellville, VA — and managed to sample some straight from the...

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Delving into the Bourbon Shortage, Women in Whiskey, Pappy Van Winkle & Fireball on Eater
May08

Delving into the Bourbon Shortage, Women in Whiskey, Pappy Van Winkle & Fireball on Eater

There’s been a lot to talk about over at Eater over the past month. Check out a handful of the recent stories I’ve put together for Eater Drinks, touching on a wide range of need to know whiskey topics, including the bourbon shortage (or lack thereof), women involved with whiskey, and the strange coexistence and popularity of Pappy Van Winkle & Fireball. Is There Really a Bourbon Shortage? — Talking to everyone...

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MTF Around the Web: Searching for Sriracha, Talking Thai Food, Whiskey Arms Race
Mar30

MTF Around the Web: Searching for Sriracha, Talking Thai Food, Whiskey Arms Race

MTF’s head honcho (that’s me) has been all around the web as of late. Here’s a sampling of three recent pieces published on other high-profile platforms… The Search for a Better Sriracha   On Eater, I discuss “The Search for a Better Sriracha”, examining sriracha and its history, as well as its extreme popularity. Enter big-name chefs, from D.C.’s own Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground...

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