You may or may not have noticed a lot of “whisk(e)y”s appearing in my posts. It’s not just me being annoying. It’s me trying to not get my numpty butt […]
Born from my current tequila outage (read: crisis), a raided and dated ingredient collection, and some orphan citrus vodka nips from the holidays, was this guy. Does anyone drink these […]
Two years ago I asked both of my housemates if they wanted to get a growler for the apartment, since Beer Works just a block down from us had a few in-store taps. They both did not know what I was talking about.
Why is there a Barefoot claiming to be Champagne on its bottle? What really separates “Champagne” besides its region of origin, anyway? Food and beverage labeling is convoluted as fuck, but hopefully this overview clears up this corner of some semantic foolery.
Now, I’m not talking about how this is a huge brand making lots of money that people will ask for by name and, at times, even when presented by a literal […]
It smells like vanilla extract, and more importantly tastes like what you think vanilla extract should actually taste like (c’mon, I know we’ve all been there). It’s an extremely smooth, vanillin-free whiskey made of local grains that are ground in-facility, and the byproduct of fermentation is given to local farmers to feed their animal habitants. Moreover, 8 Feathers recycles the water it uses, saving a hell of a lot of the resource in production. Some really good stuff here.
How to get started? There are a million and one bartending tools these days, all the way up to the centrifuge. But to have a fully-functional home bar situation, you only really need a few (entirely affordable) basics.
Barrel-aged tequila blanco.
Barrel-aged dry gin.
Barrel-aged barrels, to barrel-age barrel-aged barrels.
Think Bacardi 151. But also don’t, because that’s kind of the worst, and not really the same thing.
Banrock Station is a vineyard out of Australia, with a developed variety of whites, reds, and everything in between. According to its website, Banrock Station has devoted over 6 million AU to over 130 countries for environmental projects, from animal conservation to plant preservation across the globe. It also has a managed wetlands right next to its wine-making property.
I’ll drink to that.