The old fashioned is one of the most basic and perfect whiskey cocktails you can make. It’s called an Old Fashioned because it’s made in the style of the original cocktail, no frills, no gimmiks.
An old fashioned is traditionally made with Rye whiskey, sugar, bitters, a twist of orange, and ice in a standard rocks glass.
The appeal of an old fashioned is to have a drink which both tastes like whiskey, but is ‘easy to drink’. While you still taste the full force of the whiskey the harsh notes are eliminated and replaced with those more vibrant and sweet.
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The official drink of the Kentucky Derby, a Mint Julep is both refreshing and easy to make. It should only ever be made with Bourbon, and to make it properly you’re going to need a muddler. Continue reading “Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe” »
A classic cocktail mixing Rye with Absinthe. As such this is the ideal cocktail to get the party started.
It’s important to note this cocktail was concocted at a time when Absinthe was real and available. True Absinthe (the dark-brown, psychotropic, spirit of legend) is mostly illegal and incredibly hard to find. While this does post a problem when trying to make a Sazerac, it’s one you can ignore without much guilt. The amount of Absinthe used in a Sazerac is exceptionally low, no different than the amount of Vermouth used in a very dry martini.
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I can’t tell you how many times someone has asked me “What’s the difference between Scotch, Bourbon, and Whisky”?
In short: Scotch is made in Scotland, and Bourbon is made in America (mainly Kentucky). Scotch is made from malted barley, Bourbon is made from Corn.
If we’re going to explain the difference between whiskeys, first you should understand what a whiskey actually is. To keep it simple, whiskey is any booze distilled from fermented grain mash. The only exception to this being some whiskey made from corn, which doesn’t always have to be aged.
All whiskey must be distilled at a minimum of 40% and a maximum of 94.8% alcohol by volume (ABV), . The difference between the various whiskeys relies mostly on the type of grain used for the mash.
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Real men drink whiskey, unfortunately getting into the world of whiskey can be more than a little daunting to the uninitiated.
With so many different brands, varieties, terms, ways to drink and strong opinions in the mix any beginner whiskey drinker will benefit from a helpful starter guide. Below you’ll find everything you need to know to fool even the most devout whiskey enthusiast. Continue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Whiskey” »
WhistlePig Farm 10 Year Vermont Rye is one of the most tremendous Rye’s ever to grace the world of whiskey, but there’s more to the story than you expect.
Some of you found this article searching for the truth about WhistlePig, some of you came here looking for a review and others because you were on the site and liked the named “WhistlePig”. Regardless of your reason, this blog will sate you.
Pour yourself a glass of something with a little bite to it, and let’s begin. Continue reading “WhistlePig Rye: The Tremendous Truth” »