Educational · Podcast

Definitive Guide to Vodka, Part 1: History (Podcast)

The Podcast version of Definitive Guide to Vodka, Part 1: History. An in depth look at the history of Vodka and how it became the number one spirit in the United States.

Educational

The Definitive Guide to Arak and Other Anise spirits

The Learning Part So in the Graphic below, I’ve presented something rather interesting.  In red, we’ve got the nations across the globe that frequently enjoy anise (and licorice) flavored spirits of many varieties.  A keen observer might notice that this includes such interesting places as literally all of Europe.  This puts such spirits on the same… Continue reading The Definitive Guide to Arak and Other Anise spirits

Casual dining · Educational

The Champagne Cocktail

I would describe the champagne cocktail as everything that I’ve been searching for in hard cider and haven’t been able to find.  It is slightly sweet, the bitters give it depth and character, it’s refreshing but not fruit-punch refreshing and the carbonation is just right.  It’s what hard ciders want to be (and hopefully with the rise in craft ciders, will be soon).

Book Reviews · Educational

The Art of American Whiskey – A book review

Before I get into this review, I want to explain why I am so utterly lacking in Whiskey knowledge, when I know so much about other spirits… In the first bar I worked at, where I became a bartender and discovered my passion for the industry, we had: 5 vodka brands, 4 gin brands, 3… Continue reading The Art of American Whiskey – A book review