Before I get ostracized by all of you whisky lovers who live and die by whisky served neat, let me say my piece. In the past, I haven't been much of a whisky fan—I would shoot it back or add it to Coke or ginger ale, but I certainly wouldn't sip on it and enjoy it. In fact, t ...more
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
Maybe Mary queen of Scots was crazy enough to merit being the namesake of the Crazy Mary cocktail, a Scotch whisky take on the Bloody Mary. You will need Scotch whisky, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ground peppercorn, Tabasco sauce, salt, mixed vegetable and tomato juice. Lea ...more
Connoisseurs of hard liquor always face a dilemma: how do they chill their spirits without diluting the flavors? After all, if you've shelled out big bucks for a bottle of single malt, you really don't want to mess it up with an ice cube that has freezer burn. (As for refriger ...more
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
Apple's in-house music identification app Shazam has been quiet on the augmented reality front since officially joining Cupertino's finest last year, but a new promotion gives AR enthusiasts an occasion to raise a toast. Last week, Shackleton Whisky launched an augmented real ...more
I have a very similar map on my wall at home, but this map links to info on each distillery. Awesome!
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
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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.
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
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.
Since Sean mentioned he liked Laphroaig, I thought I'd find a video.
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.
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!
Starting towards the end of January, all you see is pink and red hearts for a few weeks every year, and food is no exception. Heart-shaped cookies, candies, and cupcakes are everywhere, but it doesn't stop there—you can find heart-shaped food for every meal of the day. If you ...more
Dried fruit makes a great snack or salad topping, but after a while, they tend to become fossilized, rock-hard versions of their former selves. At this point, most folks probably just toss them out, as they're unpleasant to chew on when eaten raw and even more unpleasant to ea ...more
When a headache strikes, I reach for the nearest painkiller. Forget closing my eyes, laying down, or even applying an ice pack—I seek the quickest and most immediate relief possible, and normally that comes in the form of pills. However, fast relief can be found from another, ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Starbucks last big hit was definitely their Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, which became a permanent menu item—not just a summer fling—on May 31, 2016. It's the perfect blend of 20-hour cold brew and vanilla sweet cream; The result not only tastes great, but the cream makes is ...more
Coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks, and its fans are also usually devoted to a certain method of brewing. Some love the Keurig, others the French press, and still others swear by cold brewing. However, one of the oldest and easiest ways to brew coffee is also one ...more
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
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
Recently, buyout talks between Google and Groupon ended with Groupon turning down Google's $6 million offer. But with Amazon backing LivingSocial, should they have? Your guess is as good as mine, but one thing's for sure— Groupon has a great voice, and they're sharing it with ...more
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
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.
What's not to love about a glass of wine? It tastes delicious. It takes the edge off your day. It helps you and your guests unwind and lets the conversation flow. All in all, it's a beautiful thing. What's not so beautiful is having someone knock over a giant glass of red and ...more
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
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
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
This video tutorial is an in-depth look at bourbon whiskey, Maker's Mark in particular. Learn how to appreciate Maker's Mark whisky and learn about the history of the brand.
Each year we inevitably fall into the pumpkin spice game. From the usual (like lattes and muffins) to the slightly more absurd (like Pringles and beef jerky)—if the leaves are turning colors and food ain't pumpkin spiced, it ain't worthy of consumption. The same seasonal rule ...more
Rob "Riki Tiki" Roy shows you how to make a collection of shots. In this episode, you get the Irish Car Bomb (with Irish whisky, Bailey's and Guinness), the Chocolate Cake (with sugar, a lemon wedge, Frangelico and vodka) Shot, and the Tequila Body Shot (with tequila, lime, sa ...more
While Jack Daniel's is one of the most iconic brands in the liquor business, when it comes to augmented reality marketing, it's joining a long list of others telling a very familiar story in the growing marketing medium. On Monday, the company published the Jack Daniel's AR E ...more
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
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
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.
For those who enjoy the finer things in life, premium Scottish distillery The Macallan is bringing an augmented reality art gallery, viewable through the high-priced Microsoft HoloLens, to select cities in celebration of whisky season. The Gallery 12 hosts interactive art pie ...more
News : 7-Eleven Delivers Assist to BodyArmor Drink with Augmented Reality Promotion for NCAA Basketball Tournament
Now that the NCAA Basketball Tournament is underway, 7-Eleven has decided to launch an augmented reality experience to remind basketball fans where they can quench their thirst throughout March Madness. Available until April 10 in the 7-Eleven app for iOS and Android, the pai ...more
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.
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
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
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: .
Augmented reality platform maker Zappar and its marker-based augmented reality technology have been around well before Apple and Google brought markerless AR to mobile apps. But, as the saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them. On Thursday, Zappar unveiled ZapWorks Stud ...more
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
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
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
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.
For 10 days, Director of Malts (awesome title) Ken Grier will traveling with photographer legend Albert Watson, taking pictures, conducting interviews, and exploring. Sounds like a great gig to me!
Who wouldn't want to hang out and sample some of the finest Scotches? Via LAist.
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