Minnesota Spirits Fest 2018

Minnesota was perhaps a little late to join the swell of craft distilleries in this country. It wasn't until 2011, when legislation passed significantly lowering the fee to open a distillery, that the state's own craft spirits boom finally got its fuse lit. It was about time, too as Minnesota has quite a bit to … Continue reading Minnesota Spirits Fest 2018

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Whiskey on Ice 2017 Wrap-up

*A sincere thank you to MG and Whiskey On Ice for providing me with the media pass. As Minnesota's only really big whiskey show, Whiskey on Ice has, over the last three years, established itself as being an informative, festive, bankable good time. Since the first edition in 2015, the well-run event has grown consistently, … Continue reading Whiskey on Ice 2017 Wrap-up

SMWSA Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza – Fall 2016

If you're a fan of Scotch whisky or looking to become a fan of Scotch whisky, the traveling road show of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America, The Whisky Extravaganza, is a large-scale show I definitely recommend attending. Held in often elegant venues, with its focused program and pour list, The Extravaganza is a great opportunity … Continue reading SMWSA Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza – Fall 2016

Whiskey on Ice 2017 Masterclass and Ticket Information

What, already? I feel like I just got back from the 2016 edition and here we are already, talking about next years' Whiskey on Ice show in Minneapolis. The four masterclasses have just been announced for the 2017 show, so it seemed as good a time as any to post a little info about the … Continue reading Whiskey on Ice 2017 Masterclass and Ticket Information

Whiskey On Ice 2016 Wrap Up

*A sincere thank you to MG and Whiskey On Ice for providing me with the media pass and the opportunity to attend the event as press. Well, the second annual Whiskey On Ice has come and gone. Last year's inaugural event was the first large-scale whiskey show in Minneapolis since...well, pretty much since forever. As far as … Continue reading Whiskey On Ice 2016 Wrap Up

Whiskey on Ice 2016 Update…

Back in October of last year, I wrote a quick post mentioning that the date was set and tickets were on sale for the 2016 edition of Whiskey On Ice. Back then, April seemed so far away, I felt a little silly for even looking that far ahead. Now, here we are a month away … Continue reading Whiskey on Ice 2016 Update…

SMWSA Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza – Spring 2016

The traveling road show of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America, The Whisky Extravaganza, has long been one of my favorite large-scale whisky shows. With their focused pour list in often relatively elegant venues, if you’re a fan of Scotch whisky and one of these Extravaganzas is coming your way, I definitely recommend attending. To … Continue reading SMWSA Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza – Spring 2016