Rye Whiskey

Drinking History: George Washington's Whiskey Distillery at Mount Vernon

You won’t catch many modern-day presidents confessing a love for hard liquor. But the Founding Fathers were hardly 12-Steppers, George Washington included. In fact, a few years before the first president...

Choice of beverage for July 4th

tim irvine
by tim irvine 4 months ago

I think the Fourth of July is a fun holiday for a lot of reasons. No presents are needed. No one dresses up; in fact dressing like a comfortable teenager is expected. Unlike the winter holidays ...

Sazerac Rye Substitute

by lisaud 1 year ago

I had a Sazerac (well, two actually) recently on my first visit to New Orleans and I fell in love with it! I live in NJ and apparently Sazerac rye is quite hard to come by around here. I could hav...

Store-bought egg whites?

by Alcachofa 2 years ago

Hi. I'm posting this here, as I will be using the egg whites to make drinks. I'm wondering if anyone has ever used the egg whites you can find in a supermarket to make cocktails which require egg w...

Costco whiskey

by odkaty 2 years ago

I keep seeing that Costco has decent self-branded whiskey. All I've seen (and tried) is their Canadian whisky. Do they carry something other than the Canadian whisky? IOW, please tell me that...

Home Bar Basics

by Snackmeister 2 years ago

I've been wanting to start building my own collection of alcohols for my home bar, at this point I have a solid rum that I like but I don't know much about gin, whisk(e)y, or vodka or any other dri...

Colour of my Concoction

by cedric2812 2 years ago

Dear all, I am gonna do a concoction ceremony for my company’s event. Prior to the event I need to know the colour of my concocted drink. This is because every person attending the dinner will be s...

Discovering Moscow Mule Drinks?

by thomas_avad 2 years ago

I'd like to give a try for the first time experimenting with Moscow mule drinks. I'm not a fan of vodka, still want to try this. I bought a set of copper mugs and want to have the fun from it, what...

Need a Make-Ahead Bourbon Cocktail - Pitcher Recipe

by rp17 3 years ago

I'm having a party next weekend and want to make a pitcher of cocktails that my guests can easily pour for themselves. Originally I was going to make a red sangria, but then decided I'd like a bou...

Old fashioned cocktails, bourbon or rye whiskey?

by Jack2 6 years ago

I was originally going to get some bourbon but from reading this it seems like I'd like rye whiskey better. http://www.tastebook.com/blog/rye-vs-bourbon-old-fashioned-cocktails/

Sugar content of liqueurs

by Haroold 3 years ago

Determining the sugar content of liqueur is not an easy task. Hydrometers and refractometors do not give anywhere close to accurate results when water, alcohol, and sugar and present in a mixture....

Suggestions for unique bottles on the west coast (Oregon)?

by jtbeck419 3 years ago

Hello! We live in the midwest but a relative of mine is on a road trip and currently staying on the Oregon coast. Can anyone suggest unique or local bottles that I can tell her to bring back? ...

Ben Milam bourbon

tim irvine
by tim irvine 3 years ago

Try this new bourbon. It is lovely. Double gold in SF. I have tasted the rye which is about to hit the shelves in Texas, and I like it even better.

Cocktail garnishes, such as dried botanicals (rosebuds, herbs, etc), dried fruits and fresh flowers

by jillydonnell 3 years ago

I'm doing some research on cocktail garnishes, such as dried botanicals (rosebuds, herbs, etc), dried fruits and fresh flowers, etc. What are your thoughts on a seasonal collection/mixture of th...

Holiday Cocktails at Elixir - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Thanks to this tip from "oniontears", a friend joined me last week for a couple rounds of holiday cocktails at Elixir, a heritage saloon in the Mission. http://www.chowhound.com/post/restos-bars-s...

Favorite Fall Cocktails?

by DashBitters 4 years ago

What are everyone's favorite flavors for fall cocktails? Pumpkin & cinnamon are high on the list, but I'm open to anything!

Bourbon or rye, gift ideas (Boston area)

by jochaima 5 years ago

Hello I'm looking for ideas for a gift either bourbon, or rye. I'm in the Boston area. He -loved the Thomas Handy I found one year -not into cask or barrel strength mostly (does not want ...

Whiskey help - Johnny Smoking Gun? Where to find?

by GreyFloors 4 years ago

I am trying to recreate a ridiculously good cocktail I had at Slowly Shirley in NYC recently. It was an Old Fashioned made with Two James Johnny Smoking Gun Badlands Whiskey, orange bitters, and La...

Allotment System - the Barrel House Manifesto

by jochaima 5 years ago

I read this on the facebook page of a bar/bistro north of Boston; a statement critical of the allocation system. See what you think! https://www.facebook.com/BarrelHouseAmericanBar/photos/a.229...

High West Rendezvous?

by jochaima 5 years ago

Hi, anybody try High West Rendezvous rye recently? What did you think? thank you