Whisky, Ben Nevis, Scottish Folklore Series

Scottish Folklore Whisky Series: Ben Nevis 45 Year Old

Hot off the presses! There’s a new whisky in town! Whenever I can, I try to pass along foodie news as soon as I get it. This piece of news was literally released this morning and if you’re as big of a whisky fan as I am, then you’re going to want to get your hands on a bottle of this magical goodness… Scottish Folklore Whisky Series: Ben Nevis 45 Year Old! Make sure to read through to the end, we may just have a $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway to help you get your hands on one of these lovely …

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 …

lacanche range, range stove, kitchen, kitchen design

Kitchen Tools: The Best of Summer

A chef is only as good as her knife. A baker is only as good as his oven. A mixologist is only as good as her cocktail shaker. Okay, those three statements are total lies. There’s a lot more than the tools of a trade that go into making an exceptional food professional. Passion, dedication, education, experience, unadulterated talent. Yes, it is a complex recipe of luck, talent, and experience that makes you the world’s best. But even the world’s best are mere mortals and they still have to use tools. And guess what? We can use those same tools! …

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 …

Best whisky, whisky, independent whisky, scotch

10 Reasons To Go Indie For Your Whisky

Whether you consider yourself new to the whisky world or you are looking to cement your peaty love by establishing a scotch cult, you’re going to love today’s guest writer. The Whisky Foundation’s head caskologist, George Koutsakis, has put together an exclusive list of why you should go Indie for your whisky. So without further ado, I’ll let George take over… Having long been the beverage of old gentlemen in suits, sipping from cut crystal glasses in a fusty bar in the Scottish Highlands, the whisky industry is undergoing a revolution. Stylish cocktail and whisky bars are opening in major …

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Smokin’ Gomez Cocktail

Let’s face it, Halloween themed weddings are the best!  Okay, I’ll admit that I may be a tad bit biased since All Hallows Eve just happens to be my favorite holiday and I myself got married during the spooky time of year.  Regardless, I hold fast to my statement and maintain that you really can’t get any cooler than a Halloween wedding!  So, you can imagine my delight (and audible squeal!) when I received today’s post.  Designed by the sickeningly talented Two Prince Bakery (a frosted favorite!), this is an engagement party to rival all others!  And I just couldn’t …