Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Driving out of Durango and into Navajo land, we passed what looked like the last liquor store we’d see for a while. It was a shithole by the side of the road, possibly a former gas station. It didn’t have a direct entry from the …

The Unendorsement: Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

The Unendorsement: Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

When we end up in a hotel, if I can wrestle Lisa away from Say Yes to the Dress, I like to watch Moonshiners. I get a kick out of Tim and Tickle and Popcorn and the gang of moonshiners. Love it. Tickle’s my favorite …

High Ten and Lime … Wait, Ten High Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey and Lime

High Ten and Lime … Wait, Ten High Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey and Lime

Well, it’s come to this: the $7.99 bottle of booze. For just under $8, we got 750mL of brown-colored booze flavored like whiskey in a plastic travel-ready bottle. Pretty sweet deal, eh? I couldn’t help but read the name as “High Ten” instead of “Ten …

Beam Rye: Utility Whiskey

Beam Rye: Utility Whiskey

Maybe it’s the warmer weather, I don’t really know, but I haven’t bought a bottle of whiskey in weeks. My last was a bottle of Jim Beam Rye. We finished it back in Death Valley. The last whiskey I’ve had was a peaty and tasty …

Thankful for Scotch

Thankful for Scotch

Thanksgiving isn’t usually a Scotch day for me. When we hosted the meal a few years ago, we had wine, spiked cider, and local Goose Island Beer. This year was different — we had my sister’s in-laws in attendance and my brother-in-law and his father …

Freedom Flavor: Old Overholt Rye Whiskey

Freedom Flavor: Old Overholt Rye Whiskey

My thesis: things taste differently at different times. Let’s agree on this. When you go on the Miller brewery tour in Milwaukee that Miller Lite tastes damn good — and it’s the same shit beer they serve around the world that tastes like swill. Something …

Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey | Old Sugar Distillery, Madison, Wisconsin

Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey | Old Sugar Distillery, Madison, Wisconsin

Sorghum whiskey … um. Well. I’ve had sorghum beer – don’t really like it. I have gluten-free friends – like them OK. Sorghum whiskey? I’m impressed. First, it’s different. Distill booze to uber-proof, age it in an oak barrel, and water it down to selling-strength …

Ancient Ancient Age 10 Year via @lushwine

Ancient Ancient Age 10 Year via @lushwine

(Fun fact: I’m writing this while Prohibition, the new PBS special, plays on the TV!) I first heard of Ancient Ancient Age after reading a review by David Wondrich in Esquire.  He raved about Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star. Binny’s, Chicago’s booze superstore, sells Ancient …

The Best Whisky In The World Is Yummy | Old Malt Cask, Ardbeg 1992 (Bottled 2004)

The Best Whisky In The World Is Yummy | Old Malt Cask, Ardbeg 1992 (Bottled 2004)

Some journeys start at the bottom — you play tee ball growing up, then graduate to baseball, maybe playing in college, then the minors before finally going pro and hitting the majors.  Other times you start at the top.  You hit your high-note early and …

Why Whiskey Is The Best Travel Booze

Why Whiskey Is The Best Travel Booze

A few months ago, I mentioned that whiskey was a great travel drink — especially to have in your room on a business trip. I said: Whiskey is the only drink that works in a hotel room – there will be whiskey-appropriate glasses in your …