Food & History: March 22

March 21, 2018 0

Food & History: March 22 1841  Cornstarch making method patented. 1932  Sidney Craig was born, he and his wife Jenny Craig, of the Jenny Craig […]

Food & History: February 13

February 13, 2018 0

Food & History: February 13 1826  The American Temperance Society established in Boston advocating total abstinence from distilled beverages. 1837  Riots occur in New York […]

Food & History: January 28

January 27, 2018 0

Food & History: January 28 1916  Canada passes a law allowing the use of liquor at home but not in public bars. 1939  Rose Gray […]

Réveillion Cocktail

December 27, 2017 0

Réveillion Cocktail A Réveillion is a dinner party which comes before Christmas or Christmas Eve.  It is a European tradition which carried over to particular […]

Bee’s Knees

December 13, 2017 0

Bee’s Knees This is a classic prohibition cocktail that is very simple and easy to make.  The name was a term in the late 1800s […]

Kentucky Owl 11yr Rye

October 27, 2017 0

Kentucky Owl 11yr Rye Spirits: Kentucky Straight Rye, 110 Proof (55.3% Alcohol); Retail $130 US I had no doubt this would be amazing. One of […]

Sorgho Whiskey

October 2, 2017 0

James F.C. Hyde Original Sorgho Whiskey Spirit: Sorgho Whiskey; 86 Proof (43% Alcohol) Retail Price: $45 Whiskey can be made from any grain. Typically American whiskey uses corn […]

The First Cocktail

September 20, 2017 0

The First Cocktail The history of fermenting, distilling and drinking dates back further than history can even record.  We are talking the Egyptians and Pyramids […]

Jack Rose

September 13, 2017 0

Jack Rose This was a popular drink since before Prohibition.  It made its way into Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 classic novel named The Sun Also Rises. This […]

Kings County Distillery

March 23, 2017 0

Kings County Distillery Kings County, for those who don’t know, is Brooklyn. Kings County Distillery was the first legal distillery after Prohibition which was founded […]

Havana Club Rum(s)

January 5, 2017 0

Havana Club Rum(s)   Spirit: Rum; 40% Alcohol (80 Proof)  Retail Price: $20 Will the real Havana Club please stand up?  Many of you know […]

Repeal Day

December 6, 2016 0

Repeal Day – End of the 18th Amendment The 18th Amendment was the prohibition of the making, distilling, buying or selling of alcohol.  How could […]

Michter’s Whiskey

October 14, 2016 0

Michter’s Whiskey You can learn a lot over lunch with the president of Michter’s.  Joe is not one you would immediately tag as someone who […]

The Go-Around

July 16, 2016 0

The Go-Around of Importing Spirits Havana Club is one of my most favorite rums of all time. Since it is not legal here due to […]

Old Fashioned

July 9, 2016 0

The Old Fashioned Cocktail The name says it all.  Its simply a cocktail which was simply made in the old days.  It has undergone numerous […]

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