Every now and then you might find yourself leafing through a fancy leather-bound drinks menu that has sections for “aperitifs” and “digestifs” full of strange names you may have never heard of. And, since most of us prefer the familiar, we quickly swerve away towards drinks we know well and order those. But these strange-sounding […]
The United States is currently experiencing a boom in terms of carefully crafted spirits. Both beer and spirits see an upward trend of proprietors fanatically devoted to making a quality product, and that’s good for the entire market. That places an implicit (and reasonable) expectation of us: know what you’re ordering. With that in mind, […]
We covered the basics of scotch versus whiskey in an earlier post, but there is still a wealth of ground to be covered in pursuit of finding the perfect scotch to suit your palate. Up next: Scotland’s scotch regions and their (prevailing) effect on flavor and aroma. Lowlands: The staple of the Lowlands is triple […]
People have written entire books about scotch—often, therein, crowning it the ultimate in gentlemen’s drinks. For those whose reading lists might not revolve around malted barley, however, here’s a quick overview: Just like there are cars, performance cars, and trusted performance cars, there is whiskey, Scotch whisky (i.e., scotch), and single-malt scotch—and wide separation between […]
For the distinguished gentlemen, drinking whiskey is more than just a pastime – it’s an art. If you find yourself lacking, or untrained in the art of drinking whiskey, consider the following book list as required reading material. 1. World Atlas of Whisky by Dave Broom – Dave Brown has already won the prestigious and […]
Who doesn’t love a good glass of Scotch? Scotch whisky is, as the name suggests, a Scottish drink, made from malted grain and aged in oak casks. Scotches must have an alcoholic strength of less than 94.8% by volume. Since scotch from multiple casks may be used in a single bottle, the age statement on […]
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