Opinion

Bad Whiskey Writing Part II

Or “Don’t Send A Teetotaller To Do A Hard Drinker’s Job” By Richard Thomas Imagine a harried newspaper editor walking into the cubical of a very junior staff writer and saying “Jimmy, what do you know about football?” The green reporter replies he played a little touch football in college and watches the Superbowl every year at some party or ...

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Hot Toddies With Other Whiskeys

By Richard Thomas The Hot Toddy is one of the oldest and most traditional medicinal whiskey cocktails, the classic remedy for chasing away winter’s cold chills. The lemons give you vitamin C for health, the honey soothes, and the whiskey numbs. The traditional Hot Toddy is a Scotch drink, although some variations exist. A spin on the Hot Toddy from ...

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White Whiskey: Not For Every Drinker, Nor For Every Distiller

By Jake Emen Depending on who you ask, or what you try, being struck by “White Lightning” — a white, unaged whiskey — can either be a revelatory experience or one you’d sooner wish to forget. As a newcomer to white whiskeys, arguably I’m in a sound place to offer the insight I’ve gained from recently tasting two different white ...

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Let the Maker’s Mark Trutherism Begin!

Maker's Mark Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Maker’s Mark’s decision to bow to popular pressure and abandon their plan to respond to supply problems by cutting their whiskey has stirred up as much buzz as the original announcement of a cut from 90 proof to 84 proof (45% to 42% abv). This chatter takes two separate forms. First are the consumers and the internet ...

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