I love the scene in Ocean’s 11 (the 2001 version) when Danny (George Cloony) sits down at the table with Tess (Julia Roberts) and orders “a whiskey, and a whiskey.” He makes 2 gestures with his hands – a ‘small’ and a ‘large.’ The scene is funny, and charming, and shows how comfortable with whisky Danny is. And if I’d been the bartender on at that bar on that night, I would have had questions. So many questions.
If you haven’t heard others say the word, you’ve likely heard me refer to the “dram.” So, what exactly is a dram? Continue reading
Making whisky happens roughly in the same way at almost any distillery you visit anywhere in the world. We’ll cover what some of the differences are later, but their similarities far outweigh them. So how does it all come together? Continue reading
As part of our Back to Basics series, we’ll start with the fundamental question – What is Whisky? Whisky is a big word. By just saying ‘whisky’ (or whiskey – as we’ll cover soon), there are several things that come to mind. So, what is it? What makes it whisk(e)y? How is it different? Continue reading
Whisk(e)y is great. I think we can all agree on that. There are so many options available to us, offerings from more distilleries than ever, prices that range from the most modest budgets to 5-figure investment (and everything in-between) and more information than any average whisk(e)y-lover would know what to do with. Continue reading