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

Minnesota 13: From Grain to Glass – Film Review

In 2007, author Elaine Davis published the book Minnesota 13, which is a great look back at Stearns County, Minnesota and its prohibition-era illicit distilling which produced some of the most well-respected American-made booze of the time. The book is well worth the read for anyone with an interest in that time period. Fast forward to … Continue reading Minnesota 13: From Grain to Glass – Film Review

Top Whisky-type Stuff (or not) List for 2015

As much as I love year-end lists, I'm beginning to realize that I like reading them far more than I like putting them together. I would happily skip writing such a list if it weren't for my unfortunate love of trite traditions. Alack, here we are again, stumbling blindly and listing a bit to the left, … Continue reading Top Whisky-type Stuff (or not) List for 2015

Mill City Whiskey Review – Re-cap

*Sincere thanks to The Mill City Whiskey Review and Half Full Productions for the media pass. I recently attended the first installment of The Mill City Whiskey Review, which was the second big whiskey-focused expo held in Minneapolis this year. Two in one year after years of no big whiskey shows at all? A veritable … Continue reading Mill City Whiskey Review – Re-cap

Whisky-Related Stocking Stuffers for 2015

Hang those stockings with care, people! Adorn that tannenbaum! Fire up that minora! Light those kinaras! Unsheath that Festivus Pole! Break out the lutefisk, the tangyuan, the latkes, the roast beast, the bûche de Noël, the vánoční rybí polévka, the Dundee cake, and the pasteles de hojas. Pour the gløgg, the cola de mono, the jiuniang, the ponche, and the whisk(e)y! … Continue reading Whisky-Related Stocking Stuffers for 2015

Whiskey On Ice 2015 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. Going to a big whisky show always reminds me how much I like going to big whisky shows. The morning after a big whisky show always reminds me how much … Continue reading Whiskey On Ice 2015 Wrap-up