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

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

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

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

The Exclusive Malts 1995 Highland 20 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to SF and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. In the literature from the importers and other reviewers and sellers, I've seen this one listed as the 1995 "North Highland" 20 Year Old. As you can see below in the bottle shot, the label just says "Highland" and dispenses with all … Continue reading The Exclusive Malts 1995 Highland 20 Year Old – Review

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

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…