Category Whiskey Education

What is Irish Whiskey?

What is Irish Whiskey? Irish Whiskey rules and regulations. Some of the bottle shots are from Bushmills.com, properwhiskey.com and midletondistillerycollection.com
For a whiskey to be designated as Irish Whiskey, certain rules must be followed. In addition, there are 3 different Irish Whiskey varieties, each also with its own requirements. It's all a bit confusing, but by the time you're done reading this post, you'll be an expert. Let's get started!

Mastering Bourbon Mixology Basics: The Three Fundamentals with an Element of Surprise!

Bourbon Mixology & Bartending Basics
Mastering bourbon mixology involves understanding the importance of spirit, sweet, and contrast in crafting a cocktail, with an optional fourth element of texture. This chapter explores these elements and provides recipes for three classic bourbon cocktails: The Old Fashioned, The Bourbon Sour, and The Kentucky Mule. Readers are encouraged to explore the endless possibilities of cocktail creation using these principles.

DIAMAS Tumbler Whiskey Glass Review

Are all whiskey glasses alike? Do they just look different or is there a difference in how they make the whiskey taste and smell? We compare the new DIAMAS Tumbler to the tried and true Glencairn Glass and the travel ready Aged & Ore Neat Glass. Read on to see the results!

Bourbon and Cookies

Bourbon and cookies - which bourbon goes best with chocolate chip cookies?

Do bourbon and cookies make a great combination? You bet they do! Barbecue season means cookies! Since picnic and barbecue season is in full swing, my friend Latrice and I were wondering what might be the best bourbon to pair…

Best Bitters for Bourbon Cocktails

Best Bitters for Cocktails - Top Image - bottles
What are the best bitters for bourbon cocktails? If I may sway your cocktail bitters opinion, here is a breakdown of flavors and brands I would recommend giving a shot, as you commit to your long-term relationship with this key cocktail component. Three categories cover classic, versatile and wacky options. Start with a couple from each to get your home bar off to a strong start. Read on to learn more!

Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky Review

Bottle - Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky Review
Amrut Distillery was founded in 1948 and began distilling malt to produce whiskies in the 1980s. In 2004, Amrut launched their Single Malt Whisky, the first Indian Single Malt in fact, in Glasgow, Scotland. Let's take a look at what happened during that time, and why, and review Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky as well!

Advanced Bar Tools

Smoked cocktail - Advanced bar tools for the home bourbon bartender
Mixology starts from the bottom-up, putting top-level home bartending in a creative space that adds an extra layer of the unexpected and exciting, to an already well-crafted drink. At this point, you’ve mastered the Sazerac or recreated the Boulevardier. You may be getting garnish-happy, sculpting works of art on a skewer and are definitely ready for bigger and badder toys. This is the 3rd and final part of our series on Bar Tools For The Home Bourbon Bartender. Join us as we present some bar tools for the advanced home bartender!

Intermediate Home Bar Tools

Intermediate Bar Tools - Home Bourbon Bartender
Now that you can whip up a daiquiri or stir a Sazerac like the best of them, advancing the home bar tends to lead towards making your own mixers, batching some favorite recipes and upping the presentation. To travel down this road, consider the following additions from our suggested Intermediate Home Bar Tools.

Beam Institute Industry Conference Recap 2023

2023 4th Annual James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference Recap
This past week, the Annual James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference kicked off its fourth year welcoming over 750 attendees. The conference is held on the campus of the University of Kentucky under the direction of the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits. Sessions held over the 3 days provide continuing education in many aspects of Kentucky's bourbon industry. Read on for our 2023 James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference Recap.

Bourbon Whiskey vs Irish Whiskey

Bourbon Whiskey vs Irish Whiskey - The differences
Bourbon Whiskey and Irish Whiskey are, to state the obvious, both whiskeys. The similarities pretty much stop there. They each have fairly explicit rules that define them. Would you like to learn all the details about Bourbon Whiskey vs Irish Whiskey? Then read on!

Three Chamber Still

Leopold Bros Three Chambered Still
Years ago, Three Chamber Stills were commonly used to produce rye whiskey. The Chamber Still, as it was called, extracts more of the oils from the rye grains than many other stills. Therefore, the resultant whiskey has extra flavor and body. Also, the rye grains used at the time were lower in starch content than they are today. This combination resulted in a very rich and flavorful spirit.