The sales tactic of bundling less desired spirits with a sought-after bottle spiked in 2022. But is it working, or … Continue reading 2022: Year of the Bundle
To mark the three-year anniversary of The Right Spirit, here are some reflections on what writing 275 posts about whiskey … Continue reading A Whiskey Journey Part 5 – What have three years of writing whiskey notes done to me?
Sunlight, sunset, sunrise… Glowing, smoldering, sparkling… There are many ways to express in words the light that seems to emanate … Continue reading Sunlight in a Glass – on nostalgia and whiskey
Meta? It’s at least a bit meta, for sure. (Aren’t most things in the iEra?) But the purposes of whiskey … Continue reading Notes on Whiskey Notes
The start of a new year always seems a good time to check in on a whiskey journey, to take … Continue reading A Whiskey Journey Part 4 – on Weller Antique 107 and the Art and Practice of Letting Go
If whiskey is “history in a bottle,” and history is essentially political history, then isn’t whiskey also politics in a … Continue reading Whiskey as History in a Bottle – on curiosity and the (in)curious habit of leaving politics at the door
During the 2021 bourbon hunting season, I haven’t hunted. And I feel great! At the time of this posting, Black … Continue reading Happy Not Hunting
“The right way to drink whiskey is the way you like to drink it.” This sentiment is often expressed, in … Continue reading Whiskey’s Ecology of Welcome — on curiosity and the (in)curious advent of tater haterism
It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about movies or theater, carpentry or gardening, baseball or chess… Most any such pursuit … Continue reading Why is “smooth” so thorny?
Every once in a while a simple household object captures your imagination… That has certainly been the case for me … Continue reading Whiskey Glass: The Arnolfo Di Cambio Cibi Old Fashioned Tumbler