October 3, 2015
This tipsy Canuck contends that History was in fact, drunk.
January 24, 2015
Great responses to this taste test.
— Laphroaig Whisky (@Laphroaig) January 23, 2015
September 17, 2014
Ice Cold, eh? Take my money now!
A whiskey vending machine shown at the Second Automatic Vending Exhibition in London, 1960 (via LIFE) pic.twitter.com/ubpcEqiSFg
— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) September 18, 2014
April 23, 2011
For the past year my wife and I have really enjoyed the Southern Comfort Honey liquer at local pubs. It is tasty and what a good sipping liquor drink should be. Jack Daniels must have peeked at the sales report for SoCo and they have now answered with a version of their own.
I have also really enjoyed sipping Jack Daniels in the past and am looking forward to getting to try this out.
January 29, 2011
I was at AJ’s in Destin Florida during the snowlocaust of Northern Virginia in 2001. I was proudly enjoying the mid-sixties weather and sipping on this thing- The “Jack Monkey.” Its a rum drink mixed with banana liqueur and Jack Daniels. Tasted like a bent pina colada. Oh, and a Shocktop Beer to chase it with. Yeah, it was a good night.
January 18, 2011
Pure. Whiskey. In a can.
From the DailyMail here:
It is a sight that will have whisky connoisseurs spluttering into their drink – a dram in a can.
A Panama-based company believes outdoor drinkers would prefer to crack open a tin rather than lug round a bottle of their favourite tipple.
Now bosses at Scottish Spirits – which retains an office in Glasgow – is testing out the novelty on its Caribbean and South American markets.
But does it taste good?
June 3, 2010
I love me some good Irish Whiskey. Bushmills is putting out a series of videos showing the close friendship of people who also enjoy good Irish Whiskey. This is Fool’s Gold, a group of DJs and musicians who started a record label in NYC.
October 28, 2009
Mmmm. 100 year old whiskey…. Bet its yummy. In fact, they are sending a special team to Antarctica to find out how good it is.
From Globalpost here:
This spit of black volcanic rock that juts out along the coast of Antarctica is an inhospitable place. Temperatures drop below –50 Fahrenheit and high winds cause blinding snowstorms. The only neighbors are a colony of penguins that squawk incessantly and leave a pungent scent in their wake.
But if you happen upon the small wooden hut that sits at Cape Royds and wriggled yourself underneath, you’d find a surprise stashed in the foot and a half of space beneath the floorboards. Tucked in the shadows and frozen to the ground are two cases of Scotch whisky left behind 100 years ago by Sir Ernest Shackleton after a failed attempt at the South Pole.
Conservators discovered the wooden cases in January 2006. They were unable to dislodge the crates, but are going in with special tools in January during the Antarctic summer to try to retrieve them. An international treaty dictates that the crates, and any intact bottles that are inside, remain in Antarctica unless they need to be taken off the continent for conservation reasons. The whisky’s condition after a century of freezing and thawing is unknown.
October 12, 2009
I love this Jameson’s whiskey commercial.
August 9, 2009
Sad Day. Jimmy Bedford, the former Master Distiller of Jack Daniels died at age 69. From MSNBC here:
Jimmy Bedford, the slender and silver-haired former master distiller of the Jack Daniel’s whiskey during a 40-year career with the company, died Friday. He was 69.
His body was found outside a barn at his farm in Lynchburg, apparently the victim of a heart attack, company officials said.
Bedford retired in March 2008 after spending 20 years as the master distiller supervising the entire operation at the 143-year-old distillery in Lynchburg, the oldest registered one in the United States. Among his duties was tasting the whiskey before it was sent to retailers.
This master craftsman will be missed.