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
MAKER’S MARK WOOD FINISHING SERIES Stave Profile SE4 x PR5 (2020) MASH BILL – 70% corn, 16% wheat, 14% malted … Continue reading Reflecting on an old friend with the Maker’s Mark 2020 Limited Release
AN ORKNEY DISTILLERY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH Barreled by ??? in August 2003 and bottled under Hunter Laing & Co’s “Old … Continue reading 17-Year Cask Strength Single Barrel Single Malt from “An Orkney Distillery”
PORT CHARLOTTE 10 YEAR Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt MASH BILL – 100% malted barley PROOF – 100 AGE – … Continue reading Port Charlotte 10 Year Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt
“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
Sometime in early 2019, a very unique bottle of bourbon caught my eye on the shelf of a local spirits … Continue reading Interview: Jill Kuehler / Founder of Freeland Spirits
KAIYŌ WHISKY Cask #543 selected by K&L (2020) MASH BILL – 100% malted barley PROOF – 112 AGE – 7 … Continue reading Kaiyō Whisky – Cask Strength Store Pick!
KAIYŌ WHISKY The Sheri Second Edition (2020) MASH BILL – unstated PROOF – 92 AGE – NAS (about 10 years … Continue reading Kaiyō Whisky – The Sheri Second Edition
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?