For nearly two thousand years, agave was fermented to create alcohol. However, it wasn’t until the 1600s that fermented agave was distilled for the first time.
Tequila is one of several alcoholic beverages made from agave, also known as the maguey plant. For the early inhabitants of Mexico, agave was an amazing r
High West Distillery doesn’t have the long, storied past of many distilleries in the United States. But they’ve made quite an impact in the short time they’ve been operating. It was established in 2006 by husband-and-wife team David and Jane Perkins. David (a biochemist) was inspired by parallels he noticed between fermentation and distillation.
The two decided to relocate to Park City, Utah,
Charlotte, North Carolina is a city teeming with culture as well as an endless supply of fun things to do and interesting places to explore. If you’re looking to spend some time in Charlotte and test out the local watering holes, then this article is for you. In our Top 5 List of Bourbon Bars in Charlotte, we will list bars, restaurants, and clubs that are known for their bourbon, bourbon cocktails, a
Easter is a religious festival as well as a celebration of the coming of spring. It’s the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. But the holiday traditions also have roots in the Jewish tradition of Passover and the Anglo-Saxon festival of Eastre (sometimes called Eostre). Both of these have themes of new beginnings and resurrections as their hearts, as well.
These days, whether y
Bourbon is a strictly American-made whisky with strict guidelines and rich history. Its flavor profile consists of smoky notes of vanilla, oak, and caramel. As is with all types of whiskies, bourbon has an almost cult-like following. Its fans can’t get enough of the subtly sweet, but smoky and warm flavors in every sip. If you’re looking for a gift to impress the bourbon fanatic in your life, look no
As you may have noticed, the world of whiskey has really transformed in the last five to ten years. Remember how you used to see bottles sitting for long periods of time on shelves all over the country? Now they seem to barely even make it out of the delivery truck before they are bought and sold (and then often re-sold).
It’s safe to say whiskey has gone mainstream.
The massive influx o
When the pandemic first started, bars and restaurants were shuttered. Naturally, liquor houses thought their sales were going to be negatively impacted. Not true! Sales have been booming! It’s been said, “When times are good, people drink. But when times are bad, people drink mor
The comedic master Robin Williams once said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’”. And what does every party need? A great cocktail! And what better spirit to let the flavors of spring shine than clean, pure vodka?
In a minute, we’ll jump into some vodka-based cocktails that welcome the blooms and bustle of spring. But first, let’s explore what makes vodka, well, vodka.
Colonel E.H. Taylor’s Single Barrel Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon is winning awards, again.
Since 2012, Buffalo Trace has bottled a Single Barrel, Bottled-in-Bond, a fitting addition to their line of E.H. Taylor Bourbons.
He is revered as
The first time I came across brandy was when I bought a bottle to bake special Christmas cookies. This experience isn’t unique. In fact, many people come across this adaptable liquor because of a recipe and not necessarily by browsing the local shelves for a sipping drink. However, upon tasting this cooking ingredient, I discovered that the spirit was delicious and flavorful.
Brandy is a v