Tequila: Distilling the Spirit of Mexico – A Book Review

A Book Review of Tequila! Distilling the Spirit of Mexico by Marie Sarita Gaytan. A fascinating look into the history of distillation in Mexico and how it is affected (and effects) the culture and the people.

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, 3Continue reading “The Art of American Whiskey – A book review”

The Drunken Botanist- A book review

Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanast  conveniently on sale right now for $9 on Amazon I don’t say this about many books, but this one is hands down one of the best things I have ever read.  Right off the bat, let’s get this out of the way: I recommend it.  If you stopped reading right nowContinue reading “The Drunken Botanist- A book review”

Liquid Intelligence – A Book Review

Shortly after I finished reading my first alcohol book (The Drunken Botanist), I found myself desperately searching for something that could measure up to it and could teach me the things I needed to know.  Upon receiving many recommendations for Liquid Intelligence, I decided to purchase it for Kindle, since I couldn’t wait for itContinue reading “Liquid Intelligence – A Book Review”

The Definitive Guide to Gin

I love gin.  It is my personal goal to bring gin to as many people as possible, and I strive to do so regularly.  That said, I can completely understand why people don’t like it or why they might be very hesitant to spend their precious bar budget on something so widely reviled.  Let’s getContinue reading “The Definitive Guide to Gin”

The Definitive Guide to Vodka, Part 1: History

Here in the United States, there is the general misconception that vodka is just a flavorless addition, good only for making something alcoholic that otherwise wouldn’t be. This does absolutely no justice to the history of vodka and to the myriad of subtle differences that defines the spirit.

Cuff: About damn time!

So several months ago, Tyler recommended this cool little place in Old Town Glendale that we absolutely had to go to because they had a good looking charcuterie board and as you may or may not know; I’m a total cheese whore.  Well, I promptly went there on a date with Floyd since it wasContinue reading “Cuff: About damn time!”