Early Times Kentucky Whiskey Enters the Bottled in Bond Bourbon Market

September 2017 by Michael Pendley Ask any liquor store manager near a college campus today what their bestselling whiskey is, and chances are high they will answer Early Times Kentucky Whiskey. What makes it so popular among the collegiate crowd? Well, mainly the price, which normally comes in right around $12 per 750ml bottle. But… Read More Early Times Kentucky Whiskey Enters the Bottled in Bond Bourbon Market

Tasting Notes: Angel’s Envy and Angel’s Envy Rye Finished Whiskeys

August 2017 by Michael Pendley       Lincoln Henderson spent a lifetime in the distilling industry. The man knew whiskey. During his nearly 40-year tenure at Brown-Forman, Lincoln oversaw the development of Gentleman Jack and Woodford Reserve. As Master Distiller, he oversaw countless barrels of whiskey from mash to bottle. When Lincoln retired from… Read More Tasting Notes: Angel’s Envy and Angel’s Envy Rye Finished Whiskeys

Craft Spirits Following Same Upward Trajectory As Craft Beer

America has fully embraced craft beer. •  On average, a new brewery opens its doors every single day in the U.S., according to NPR. •  Craft brewers now account for one out of every 10 beers sold in the U.S. •  Higher learning institutions are adding brewing minors, certificates and even four-year programs. “Craft beer… Read More Craft Spirits Following Same Upward Trajectory As Craft Beer

Take a sip of life on the high seas with Handcrafted Below Deck Spiced Rum

What was life like below deck on the high seas? Portland’s Eastside Distilling is giving us a delicious taste with their latest small-batch release. Below Deck Small Batch Spiced Rum teases your palate with a gently aged blend of whole exotic spices, made right here in the Pacific Northwest. For quite some time now, handcrafted Below Deck… Read More Take a sip of life on the high seas with Handcrafted Below Deck Spiced Rum

Absinthe of ‘Alice’

Bernard Black (proprietor of Black Books) referred to it as ‘the drink that makes you want to kill yourself.’ Oscar Wilde claimed, ‘After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were…’, by which he may or may not have meant, ‘that women had penises’, and when he wrote that the…

Villa Massa Limoncello from Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento is famous for the production of limoncello, a digestif made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar. Limoncello of Sorrento is one of the typical products of the local culture. Tradition has it that, in the early twentieth century, the great families of Sorrento never failed to offer their guests a taste of Limoncello, the liqueur produced… Read More Villa Massa Limoncello from Sorrento, Italy