Opinion

Whiskey Stones: Worth the Hype?

Granite Ice in Bourbon

For a more in-depth look at ice vs. stones, please also see our 2012 feature on the subject. By Jake Emen I love the idea of whiskey stones, and I wanted to actually love using them. Which is why I was extra disappointed by my experience with them versus my expectations, and wanted to share that with the other whiskey-heads ...

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If You Don’t Know Whiskey, Don’t Write About It

By Richard Thomas If you are reading this, you are probably a whiskey fan, and if you are a whiskey fan like me, you enjoy seeing articles about whiskey appear in your favorite periodicals. Enjoy them, that is, until it becomes obvious that the author of the article knows next to nothing about whiskey. This is not about small slip-ups ...

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Takeaways from the Maker’s Mark Bourbon House Flap

By Richard Thomas The Holidays are usually a quiet time for news, with most stories focusing on human interest stories, last minute shopping, post-Christmas deals, and New Year’s Eve events. This year had some real news, mostly stemming from the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” negotiations in the United States, but whiskey lovers had a little something extra all their own: a ...

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White Whiskey: Unfinished Business?

By S.D. Peters A Moonshine Romance “Moonshine” – a word that’s worth a thousand pictures. Whether sepia-toned, awash in cinematic midnight or muddled with shadows, those pictures evoke a giddy infatuation for Appalachia’s hills & hollers or a longing nostalgia for Chicago’s speakeasies in the hearts and minds of those who have never tasted moonshine, never visited Hazard or Harlan ...

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