7 Whiskey Glasses Every Connoisseur Should Have

7 Whiskey Glasses Every Connoisseur Should Have

ImageGlass TypeDescriptionTulip (a.k.a. the copita-style glass, the dock glass) Based on the copita, a traditional Spanish glass used to sample sherry. It gained the name “dock glass” because it was commonly used by merchants to nose spirits at docksides. This...
National Coffee Milkshake Day

National Coffee Milkshake Day

National Coffee Milkshake Day Shaking Up History The term “milkshake” first appeared in print back in 1885 and was used to describe an eggnog-type alcoholic beverage. However, by 1900, the milkshake morphed into a hand-shaken drink made of milk, crushed ice and...
Whiskey and Water – Calculating the Ideal Proof

Whiskey and Water – Calculating the Ideal Proof

Whiskey and Water – Calculating the Ideal Proof What Proof is the Perfect Proof? There isn’t one.  It’s a matter of palate preference.  Some prefer it straight from the bottle which has a standard minimum alcohol content of 40% ABV, but some whiskeys can be 60%...
It’s Summertime!

It’s Summertime!

It’s Summertime! Friday June 21st is the First Day of Summer, National Seashell Day, and National Flip Flop Day all in one! You cannot beat three holidays in one… unless you pair them with amazing spirits and recipes!  Here are a few ideas to help you get...
Mint Julep Day

Mint Julep Day

Mint Julep Day As we begin to enjoy warmer coastal weather, it’s time to enjoy a classic southern favorite.  Welcome back, Mint Julep Cocktail.  The mint julep has always been associated with the southern United States and is often a celebrated drink at the...