1. National Farmer's Day: How Farmers Impact the Alcohol Industry

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    National Farmer's Day

    Did you eat a plate of pasta, put on your favorite pair of jeans, or sip your favorite glass of wine today? You can thank a farmer for all of these integral parts of your life. National Farmer’s Day is October 12th. It’s a day to recognize and honor the farmers who work tirelessly to feed and supply our nation. They plow, plant, raise, cultivate, and harvest so you can enjoy the pleasures of

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  2. Best Single Malt Whiskies to Buy

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    Best Single Malt Whiskies to Buy

    Go to the liquor store and look at the shelf full of Scotch bottles. To the untrained eye, it’s just a lot of different colored bottles bearing names that are difficult to pronounce. It’s hard to know where to start. Maybe you know your go-to bottle. But what if you want to try something different?

    If you have these questions, then we have your answers. This article will give you a run-down of

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  3. 8 Types of Brandy You Should Know

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    8 Types of Brandy You Should Know

    Whether you’re new to the brandy scene or just looking to change things up, we’re here to help. Here are eight types of brandy that are sure to please, no matter the occasion.

     

    A Few Brandy Terms to Know First

    Before we dive in, though, let’s take a moment and give you a quick overview of the specifics that come along with describing brandy. It can get a little overw

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  4. Absinthe: What is it?

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    Absinthe: What is it?

    Sometimes referred to as “the green fairy,” absinthe is one of those lesser-known spirits. Even if you find someone who has heard of it, this green drink always seems to be described with an air of mystery and danger. Bring up absinthe at a party and someone is bound to say something about hallucinations and madness.

    But what is absinthe, really?

    We’re here to demystify this delicious drink

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  5. Six Female Distillers to Watch

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    Women Distiller's Bourbon Bar

     

    The ancient art of distilling used to be a boy's club, but not any longer.

     

    Women are at the forefront of many of the changes in distilling in the U.S. Here are six women who are changing modern spirit distilling. They are not just looking toward the future but also mining the past.

     

    Becky Harris ~ Catoctin
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  6. Prestige Reviews: Highland Park 12-Year-Old Whiskey

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    Highland Park 12 whiskey

    Vikings – it is a word that conjures images of muscle-bound warriors clutching double-sided axes on long wooden boats. But when the word is used, chances are, the idea of Scotch whiskey doesn’t pop into your head.

    Highland Park Distillery wants to change that.

    This Orkney Islands-based distillery touts the region’s Vikin

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  7. Celebrate National Bourbon Day: What Makes Bourbon “Bourbon”?

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    Celebrate National Bourbon Day: What Makes Bourbon “Bourbon”?

    It’s that time of year again! Yes, that’s right –National Bourbon Day is today, June 14.

    America loves its bourbon -- so much so that in addition to a national day, we dedicated a month to it.

    And this tragically unsung holiday gives us all an opportunity to revere America’s oldest whiskey in all

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  8. American History 101: Moonshine

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    Box Of Moonshine Jugs

    Mention moonshine and most people imagine a tall mason jar of strong, clear liquor. But the history and the drink itself are much more complex. Legal moonshine now sits on the shelves of liquor stores in jugs and jars that appeal to the outlaw reputation of the corn-based beverage. Most think of moonshine as an illegal liquor. But today's legal

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  9. Bet on the Julep: The Seven Best Mint Julep Recipes

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    Chilled Mint Julep On A Hot Day

    In the midst of horse racing season, it doesn’t get better than sitting back and rooting for your top pick with the perfect cocktail. And especially for watching the ponies, there is no better cocktail than the Mint Julep.

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  10. Cheat-Sheet: Enjoy Your Whiskey Properly

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    Elegantly Poured Whiskey

    Wondering how to enjoy whiskey properly? It's a real concern and a good question to ask yourself. (And to ask us!) There are definitely some answers you should know. Whiskey is made to be enjoyed. But you're correct: proper techniques and "rules," if you will, do exist. Today, we'll make sure you understand the wide and glorious scope of savoring every whiskey moment.

     

    Learn

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