22 Excellent Reasons To Drink More Whiskey
Mar07

22 Excellent Reasons To Drink More Whiskey

1. Whiskey is low-carb and fat-free, so your thighs will thank you. Photo credit: girlmeetsfood.com One shot has zero fat and .04 carbs, guys…so you can wear your skinny jeans and drink a highball too. 2. The word whiskey means “water of life.” Whiskey comes from the Gaelic word “Uisge Beatha,” which means “water of life.” That phonetically became “usky,” and eventually was pronounced as “whiskey.” Drink that water, friends! 3. In...

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Whisky and Scotch
Feb11

Whisky and Scotch

  Let us tackle what may well be the epitome of tasting for many spirit connoisseurs: whisky. Made from grain rather than sugar cane, this spirit’s secret lies in its making and ageing.   Whisky (or whiskey, the spelling varies depending on the place of origin) can be made anywhere on the planet. A number of countries, however, have established solid reputations as whisky producers over the years, such as Canada, Ireland and the...

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February 2015 Drink Trends – AskMen
Feb05

February 2015 Drink Trends – AskMen

February 2015 Drink Trends These Hot Drinking Trends Will Keep You Warm This February Are you done with that New Year’s resolution yet? Can we talk now? Ready?… It’s February. It’s freaking cold. The groundhog says there’s six more weeks of winter. You’ve also got to find exactly the right Valentine’s Day gift, totally last minute. Nothing good’s on the tube, except “The Walking...

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All About Scotch
Jan19

All About Scotch

In the Name of Scotch Whisky All Scotches are whiskies, but not all whiskies are Scotches. The “Scotch” appellation has been protected by law since 1988. To have the right to be called Scotch, a whisky must, among other things, be distilled and matured in oak casks in Scotland for a minimum of three years. An Expertise Steeped in Tradition The first steps in producing Scotch, typically made with malted barley, are very similar to the...

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Scotch | A Wee Dram
Nov23

Scotch | A Wee Dram

I appreciate most hard alcohols. But the one I seem to reach for more than the others is Scotch whisky. Why Scotch? Well, probably because of my father. Single malt has always Scotch been the cornerstone of  his bar. My first memories of drinking with my father were of us having a “wee dram” of single malt as an aperitif before a holiday family dinner. He always drank his Scotch neat, at room temperature. Maybe because I was only 18,...

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