Wyoming Whiskey’s Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Wyoming Whiskey and Colangelo PR for the sample. Someone very near and dear to me grew up on the plains of South Dakota and Wyoming. Many years/lifetimes ago, on a monumental cross-country drive west, I remember him, upon emerging from I-80's trip through the almost unbearable flatness of Nebraska, practically breathing a … Continue reading Wyoming Whiskey’s Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey – Review

New Liberty Distillery’s Penna Dutch Malt Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Quaker City Mercantile and New Liberty Distillery for the sample. We will get to this somewhat unique whiskey in a moment. The first order of business, however, is deciphering the tangled web made by producers, owners, and marketers of this brand. Or maybe it's not such a tangled web, maybe it's a … Continue reading New Liberty Distillery’s Penna Dutch Malt Whiskey – Review

Bent Anchor Irish-Style Poitín – Review

*Thanks to BC for the sample! Just for fun, let's get local and let's get weird for a moment. Here in Twin Cities, we have a great fish and chips/Irish pub food place called The Anchor Fish & Chips. We also have a fine place called Bent Brewstillery which, as you might guess, is a taproom, … Continue reading Bent Anchor Irish-Style Poitín – Review

Great Lakes Distillery Kinnickinnic Whiskey – Review

I've often poked fun at some of the baffling and possibly dangerous-to-pronounce Scottish place/distillery names, and while I still think names like Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, and Dailuaine are fair game, I also feel just slightly sheepish doing so because I come from Wisconsin. If you've looked at a map of that beautiful state, you'll see there … Continue reading Great Lakes Distillery Kinnickinnic Whiskey – Review

Far North Spirits – Profile and Interview

Now that I'm a resident of the great state of Minnesota, I thought I'd show a little local pride by profiling a new Minnesota distillery. Tucked way the hell up there in the hinterland-ish, northwest corner of the state, not far from the small town of Hallock, Far North Spirits broke ground in the Spring … Continue reading Far North Spirits – Profile and Interview