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...
How to Store Bourbon Properly

How to Store Bourbon Properly

Whiskey, unlike wine, does not continue to mature once it is bottled up. However, if you store your bourbon correctly, it can stay more or less unchanged for over one hundred years! As soon as you uncork your bottle, the bourbon will start to slowly oxidize, but...
Spiked Cappuccino Recipe

Spiked Cappuccino Recipe

Spiked Cappuccino Recipe The Name ‘Cappuccino’  Viennese coffee houses in the 1700s were the birthplace of ‘Kapuziner’ or cappuccino. The early cappuccino was a coffee with cream, sugar and added spices. The brown color of the ‘Kapuziner’ was similar...
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%...
National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day   Salted Caramel Affogato Did you know that Thomas Jefferson is credited with writing the oldest recipe for ice cream in the United States? For most folks, National Ice Cream day is celebrated with a cone or bowl filled with their favorite...