J.H. Cutter Whiskey

Industry News: J.H. Cutter Whiskey Re-Release

San Francisco, February 12, 2019 – In the mid- to late-1800s when A.P. Hotaling’s liquor warehouse was the talk of San Francisco, the most celebrated whiskey in his stock was known as J.H. Cutter, an American whiskey that commanded the premium price of the day – an estimated $5 per bottle. Today, San Francisco’s Hotaling & Co., the importer and distiller formerly known as Anchor Distilling Company, introduces a reincarnation of that original whiskey – J.H. Cutter Whisky (using the spirit’s spelling of the day). This blend of American whiskies, bottled at 48% ABV and offered for $50 SRP, brings …

Southern Patio Spring Fling with Evan Williams Honey

Southern Patio Spring Fling with Evan Williams Honey

Every new beginning deserves a celebration. Brides and babies get showers. Tying the knot gets a wedding. The new year gets a fabulous party. But what about the less noteworthy events? I personally think Spring deserves a party, don’t you?! I like to take every opportunity I can to get-together with friends and celebrate new beginnings. So with the help of Evan Williams Honey, I’m going to show you a fantastic way to ring in a new season. Here’s my steps to putting together a Southern-themed Spring Fling Patio party… Step 1: The Setting I am relatively new to the …

Asiago Bacon Bites with Whiskey Sauce

Asiago Bacon Bites with Whiskey Sauce

The holiday season is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start thinking about the Super Bowl. In particular, the game day menu. If you’re going to be hosting a viewing party in the next few months, then now is a great time to perfect finger foods. To get you in the Super Bowl spirit, I’ve created the ultimate game day recipe… Asiago Bacon Bites with Whiskey Sauce. And with the help of Twin Dragon Won Ton Wrappers from my friends at JSL Foods, it’ll be easy! Let’s jump right into the recipe tutorial… The best thing about …

Crown Royal Texas Mesquite, Whiskey

Crown Royal Texas Mesquite: Smoked to Perfection

There are many perks to being a writer and recipe developer in the food and drinks industry. I literally eat and drink for a living. It’s the ultimate life-hack. But one of the perks I didn’t know would be such a fun and common occurrence were the launch parties. When a new product is about to hit the market, brands tend to throw themed parties for the press to stir up excitement. They’re fabulous. Not only do I get to go to these parties as part of my ‘job’, the brands often let me bring a guest… and if you’re …

Dublin Whiskey Distillery, Irish Spirit, Whiskey

Irish Spirit Takes ‘Dublin’s Own’ DWD Whiskey Back to the USA

At the ripe young age of 20, I traveled with a group of friends to Dublin. I was studying abroad at Cambridge University and a weekend trip to Ireland was no big deal. I went on a whim and with little idea of what I would find. What I found was unexpected… humor. Dubliners are quite a humorous group of people and their jovial attitudes are infectious. I was a bit taken aback by this constant stream of humor given that the city fully embraces and commemorates their violent history of internal strife, oppression, and economic struggle. At first I …

whisky reserve, whisky stock market, springbank, whisky

The Whisky Foundation Reserve: Stock Market for Whisky

One of the many perks of being a food and drinks writer is that I get exclusive product information before the public. This perk clearly feeds my narcissism. Whenever I receive information that lauds innovation and impeccable quality, I will try to pass it along as soon as possible. Since I was happily lost in a Thanksgiving food black hole the last few days, this press release comes a little bit late. But it must be shared none-the-less. Why? Because there now exists a whisky stock market, my friends. The Whisky Foundation Reserve. In my opinion, this is the only …

bunnahabhain, whisky, holiday bar

Holiday Bar: Bunnahabhain Whisky

If I am sent to a deserted island and can bring one bottle of booze with me, then that bottle is going to be some sort of whisky. I enjoy wine and other spirits just fine, but my heart belongs to the strong Viking across the sea. However, most bartenders and professionals in the drinks industry think that my libation of choice is an unusual one. Why? Because I am a woman. Whisky is traditionally thought of as a man’s drink. When I order whisky at a fine dining establishment, I am almost always met with the condescending, dismissive tone …

Illuminated Barrel Bar, DIY

Illuminated Barrel Bar

I cannot believe I am about to say this, but not everything is about food and drinks. Yes, I know. That is literally the craziest thing I have ever said to you. Calm down and stop hyperventilating. Sometimes it’s about what you serve your food and drinks on. Whew! That was a close one, right?! You thought I was going to go all “mightier-than-thou” on your hangry faces. Don’t fret, I never stray too far from the edibles. As a fun diversion, I teamed up with Jasco to show you how I create fun and impromptu outdoor bars for my …