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

St. George Spirits, Alameda, CA

We might be fast approaching the golden age of "micro distilling".  With the many law changes over the last several years in many states, it's become a lot easier to set up a still and make some excellent small batch hooch.   Add to that a growing market that's interested in locally made, quality booze … Continue reading St. George Spirits, Alameda, CA

James Beard Semifinalists

Well, since the Olympics are happening, might as well throw some food & drink awards into the mix as well.  The James Beard Award semifinalists were announced today.  Among the nominess, there were a few of  whisky-related note in the Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional category: Clear Creek Distillery, Portland, OR Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, … Continue reading James Beard Semifinalists