Whisky

How To : Enjoy and drink Laphroaig whisky

This video teaches you how Laphroaig whiskey is made and also how to properly taste it. It gives background on the Laphroaig brewing company, explaining the process Laphroaig whiskey goes through and how to properly drink the completed whiskey. The video is a great tutorial on ...more

How To : Drink Scotch whisky

Learn everything there is to know about Scotch whisky with LX.com's George Oliphant at the Brandy Library in New York City. Older and more expensive doesn't mean better with Scotch whisky, nor does it ruin Scotch to add water. Learn other ways for how to enjoy drinking Scotch ...more

News : Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes

What better way to start off a blog about Scotch whiskies than to write about our first impressions of some of our favorites? These notes are from a Scotch tasting party we threw a while back. It was fairly simple: we made meat, we asked people to bring individual bottles, and ...more

News : Monkey Shoulder Whisky

I wish this site wasn't so full of Flash annoyances. This new whisky is actually a triple-malt that's aged in Bourbon casks. It's made for cocktails. Sounds pretty cool, doesn't it? Anyone seen it or give it a try? What do you think of it? Via NOTCOT.

News : The Thirsty Crow - a whisky centric bar

This is a new bar opening in our neck of the woods in Silver Lake. The Thirsty Crow is whisky and bourbon-centric, meaning that there will be no pansy ass vodka cocktails. Check out the menu, which includes a good selection of whiskies from the Highlands and Islay, and even a ...more

News : 50+ year old Mellwood Whisky

So Kottke found some old whisky at his wife's grandparents' place. I'm loving the bottle and the font. It's probably not good to drink anymore, though... It looks like an old US distillery that got shut down by Prohibition.

News : The Whisky Trail

The Whisky Trail is a new, gorgeous photograph-heavy book showcasing the distilleries of Scotland and the culture of whisky. This book comes in a gorgeous wooden case that's laser-cut and made out of the same casks that whisky is aged in. Via NOTCOT.

News : nonjatta - japanese whisky

This blog is dedicated to the world of Japanese single malts. We tried one once, I think it was a Yamazaki 10 year, and were a little underwhelmed. Course, the world of single malts, even in Japan, is bigger than a single batch. Looking forward to trying more!

How To : Make a Soothing Hot Toddy Drink with Bourbon

After a stressful day, there's nothing more relaxing than a smooth glass of straight, room temperature whiskey to help unwind. On hot days, popping a few rocks in does the trick. And on cold days, hot toddies are truly amazing. If you've ever had a hot toddy, chances are you ...more

Food Tool Friday : Why Pros Use Carbon Steel Knives

A good, sharp knife is a cook's best friend, which is why there's so much passionate debate about what kind you should get. Most enthusiastic home cooks opt for a stainless steel knife, but it turns out there's a different option that the pros favor, and that's carbon steel. T ...more

How To : 7 Aphrodisiac Cocktails to Put You in the Mood

There are so many cutesy pink, red, and heart-shaped desserts and drinks put out on Valentine's Day, but none of those really get you into a low-light mood. Instead, turn up the heat with one of these aphrodisiac cocktails for grown-ups. What all experts seem to agree on is t ...more

How To : Make Whiskey Ball Ice Without a Mold

If there's a better way to impress your friends than with cocktails, I don't know what it is. Some nice glasses, quality spirits, and a recipe that doesn't involve pre-made margarita mix, and you'll automatically look suave. However, the most overlooked cocktail accoutrement ( ...more

How To : Make an Alcohol Vaporizer (Whiskey Cloud)

Alcohol Vaporizer Vaporize your alcohol spirit with this simple to make vaporizer and inhale the flavored vapor rather then drinking it. Step 1: Making the Vaporizer This video shows what you need and has a simple step by step guide for how to make your vaporizer. Video: . ...more

How To : Everything You Need to Know About Mulled Cider

When it's frigid outside, all you can think about is getting inside and shutting out the cold. But sometimes even the largest house can get a bit, well, stuffy. One of the best ways to make the most of the situation is by making mulled cider in your slow cooker. Start the mul ...more

How To : 56 Completely Necessary Booze Hacks

Fight me all you want, but it ain't a party without alcohol—whether it's a Halloween party, Christmas party, dinner party, or even a damn wedding. (If you think that people will stick around after dinner for a dry wedding, then you're sorely mistaken.) And while we'd all love ...more

How To : Hijack Mom's Crock-Pot for Some Easy Holiday Hooch

What's the best part of the holidays, other than gorging yourself on food until you're physically able to hibernate? Imbibing delicious, hot drinks that are spiked to the gills with liquor. But when you're hosting the party and you've got twenty million things on your to-do l ...more

How To : Mix an Irish Car bomb

It doesn't need to be St. Patrick's Day, nor do you need to be a member of the IRA to enjoy the explosive cocktail concoction known as the Irish Car Bomb. You will need Guinness beer, Bailey's Irish Cream, Irish whisky, a pint glass, and a shot glass. It sort of tastes like al ...more

How To : Mix an Irish Mule cocktail

Enjoy a St. Patty's Day treat with the Irish Mule and Irish Flag. You'll need Irish whisky, ginger, lime juice, brown sugar, ginger ale, lime, and mint. Follow along with Riki Tiki Roy the bartender and learn how to mix up an Irish Mule cocktail.

How To : Host a Wild Turkey Tasting Party

American whiskeys tend to get an undeservedly bad rap from Scotch whisky snobs. Prove haters wrong by inviting them over for an American bourbon tasting with your favorite Wild Turkey varieties. Choose Your Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskeys The best part of having a tasting is ge ...more

How To : Mix a crown Manhattan cocktail

This is a very simple, classic cocktail recipe. It can be made with bourbon, rye or whatever your favorite happens to be. If it is made with scotch whisky, then it is a Rob Roy, but to make the traditional Manhattan, use bourbon whiskey. Watch this video mixology tutorial and ...more

How To : Mix a grandma's peach p*ssy shot

Crown Royal whisky, peach schnapps, pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix, and 7-Up make up yet another sweet, strong, but horribly named cocktail: Grandma's Peach Pussy. Follow along with bartender Henry while he gives the step by step directions to make this shot at home, thus ...more

How To : Mix a Maker's whiskey Manhattan cocktail

Learn how to make a Makers Manhattan in this how-to video tutorial. Watch as Geoff from Far West Billiards in Spokane shows how to make a this classic alcoholic drink. All you need to mix a Makers Manhattan cocktail is: Maker's Mark whisky, sweet vermouth, bitters and a drop o ...more

How To : Mix a Manhattan cocktail

Bridget Albert, master mixologist, shows how to shake up a delicious alcoholic drink. Follow along with the step-by-step directions in this how-to video and learn how to make a Manhattan. For the recipe used in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial, you will need sweet vermouth, ...more

How To : Mix a Samuels cocktail w/bourbon whiskey & cranberry

Tired of Cosmopolitans? This unusual cocktail adds a new twist on the run-of-the-mill Cosmo, by replacing vodka with Maker's Mark bourbon whisky. Learn how to mix the Samuels cocktail by watching and following along with this drink-making video tutorial.

How To : Mix a nutty Irish nut cocktail

This great night cap has nutmeg, which can help you have pleasant dreams. You will need Irish whisky, hazelnut liqueur, Bailey's Irish cream, and grated nutmeg. Watch this video mixology tutorial and learn how to make a nutty Irish nut cocktail.

News : Book Review - Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

This book surprised me. I read it for 2 reasons. 1) It seemed like one of those decently famous books that I should probably have read. 2) I wanted a hint into why anyone would name their son Evelyn. I didn’t receive an answer to my second inquiry, though I did discover tha ...more

How To : Make a Rusty Nail cocktail

This whisky based drink is exactly what you need to warm you on a cold winter's night. Top mixologist, Gerry Calabrese, leads us through the simple steps in creating the perfect drink. Make a Rusty Nail cocktail. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Make a Chocolate Zebra Cake

Here I will be making a chocolate zebra cake. Here are the ingredients: 3 free-range eggs 1/2 cup (110 g/ 4 oz) white granulated sugar 1 1/4 cups (150g/ 5 1/4 oz) all-purpose flour 2/3 cup (160ml/5 1/2 fl oz) Canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tap whisky Video: .

How To : Grill with wood for a tastier meal

BBQ season is just around the corner, so why not mix it up a bit this year? Instead of cooking on the same old boring grill, try out the steps in this tutorial. This video will show you how to cook using wood and add a unique, smokey taste to your meat. You Will Need • A wood ...more

How To : Make an African violet cocktail

A shot for any occasion… who needs an excuse? A three-layered cocktail consisting of white crème de cacao liqueur, blue curacao, and whisky. Make an African violet cocktail. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

News : Scotch Definitions by Ken Marsh

Definitions Aging If you bought a bottle of Twelve Year Old Scotch, and you hang on to if for nine years, guess what you have? A bottle of 12 year old Scotch. Scotch Whiskey is different from wine in the aging process. Only bad things can happen after its bottled. Keep it in ...more

News : Would you drink this? Single malts from diabetics' urine

This single malt whisky is made from type two diabetics' urine, who excrete more sugar than healthier people. The Gilpins are trying to make a statement about the environment, resources, and other worthy causes, but I can't get past the urine. Via Boing Boing.

How To : Drink Scottish whiskey

In this online guide to whiskey you'll learn all about the alcoholic beverage the Irish call “uisce beatha” or “Water of Life.” Expert Patrick McMenamin gives you a history of Scotch whiskies, explains the differences in single malt whiskeys and blended whiskeys, and offers ti ...more

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