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 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

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

Robbie Burns Night…

Here's a bottle and an honest friend What wad ye wish for mair, man? Wha kens, before his life may end, What his share may be o' care, man? Then catch the moments as they fly, And use them as ye ought, man; Believe me, happiness is shy, And comes no ay when sought, man! … Continue reading Robbie Burns Night…

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

Whiskey On Ice 2016

Last April, Minneapolis played host to the first big whisk(e)y show held in the Twin Cities in a long time, if not ever. With its unique venue and diverse pour list, Whiskey On Ice's inaugural run was great success. Thankfully, the event is returning in April of 2016 with another afternoon full of golden liquid … Continue reading Whiskey On Ice 2016

2015 Whisky Jewbilee – Chicago

Remember those dashing, young-ish, arguably somewhat handsome gentlemen who started not only the Single Cask Nation whisky society, but the large-scale Whisky Jewbilee expos as well? Of course you do. Especially if you're on the East Coast where they've tended to ply most of their trade. For those of us in the Midwest, we've not … Continue reading 2015 Whisky Jewbilee – Chicago

Whiskey On Ice, Minneapolis finally gets a big whisk(e)y show…

In just two months time Minneapolis will play host to its first large-scale (at least in recent memory) whisk(e)y show. Having moved from San Francisco where there were three big whisky shows annually, I've missed having a big event here in the Twin Cities area. The food and drink scene here is thriving, certainly not as much … Continue reading Whiskey On Ice, Minneapolis finally gets a big whisk(e)y show…

Robbie Burns Night…

Arouse, my boys! exert your mettle, To get auld Scotland back her kettle; Or faith! I'll wad my new pleugh-pettle, Ye'll see 't or lang, She'll teach you, wi' a reekin whittle, Anither sang. This while she's been in crankous mood, Her lost Militia fir'd her bluid; (Deil na they never mair do guid, Play'd … Continue reading Robbie Burns Night…