In these waning days of winter, when the fruit in the market is not at its best, we can turn to jams to add a bit of summer to our cocktails. I mean, that’s what they’re for, right? By heating and melting the jam and mixing it with water, we can create an easy fruit syrup. Continue Reading →
If you’ve been reading the blog for a year or so now you’ll know that once in a while I’ll review a whiskey that isn’t bourbon. And if you’ve been paying attention you’ll also know that it’s usually Irish whiskey that I’ll wander off and explore a bit. Of course, if you know me really, really well you’ll know that I really have no experience with Irish whiskey that justifies me writing a review that someone might actually read and use for advice. So by all counts I should probably stay away from writing another Irish whiskey review, but then again, when I first started out writing about bourbon I really didn’t have any formal experience to build upon. In other words, you’ve got to start somewhere. And since the folks at Castle Brands were kind enough to send me a variety of Irish whiskey samples from their portfolio it’s my duty to try them out and report back to all of you on my findings. But beware, I’m no expert on Irish whiskey so be cautious with how much you trust my tasting notes. Continue Reading →
Have you ever wanted to be a whiskey brand ambassador?
You know, traveling around the globe hanging out with folks and sharing your love of whiskey while someone else pays the tab. Well now is your chance to find out if you’ve got what it takes.
The fine folks at Hudson Whiskey just announced “Making the Cut”: The Search for the New Face of Hudson Whiskey. Here’s the details from their press release:
NEW YORK, MARCH 3RD, 2014 – Whiskey distillation is a science of circles. Circular barrels. Circular bottles. Circular stills. The circle of Gable Erenzo, co-master distiller and soon-to-be-former brand ambassador of Hudson Whiskey, is almost complete, as he will once again focus his efforts back at the distillery full-time. But as is the nature of circles, with the end of Gable’s journey begins a new one. Enter “Making the Cut”: the search to replace the irreplaceable Gable with a new face for the Hudson Whiskey brand, and one qualified individual’s shot at a full-time job as Hudson Whiskey’s brand ambassador. Continue Reading →
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