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Whiskey Cocktails Of 1935

The Repeal of Prohibition brought back the American bar and the cocktail hour. With Repeal, Ben Burk. Inc., the makers of the Old Mr. Boston line of spirits that included whiskey, gin, rum and liqueurs, decided to take the lead... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Cocktails of the 1880s

The cocktail culture of today, has its roots in the 19th century. I thought it would be interesting to look at some of the whiskey cocktails of the 1880s to see how they compare to today’s whiskey cocktails. I have... Continue Reading →

The Hot Toddy – A Winter Classic

As winter weather becomes colder, many people will turn to a Hot Toddy to warm those snowy evenings or to ease the symptoms of a cold.  There has always been a tradition of drinking a hot toddy when a person... Continue Reading →

Manhattans On The American Queen

This year for my birthday, Rosemary and I went on a trip on the American Queen for their Civil War cruise. The cruise started in Chattanooga, Tennessee and ended eight days later in Memphis, Tennessee, cruising the Tennessee, Ohio and... Continue Reading →

Maggie’s Favorite Cigar And Cocktail Stories From 2018

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already over and it’s jarring to start forcing myself to type 2019 in preparation. But 2018 was a great year, and I had some great adventures with Bourbon Veach and Rosemary this year.... Continue Reading →

Recipes For Your Holiday Cocktail Party

It’s time to bring back the cocktail party in earnest. Sure, you can always add a few cocktails to your regular holiday party, but a cocktail party is so much more. It’s an excuse to get dressed up, to get... Continue Reading →

Holiday Cocktails 2018

Tis the season for endless holiday gatherings, and if you are the whiskey geek of the family you may have been tasked with putting together the holiday bar. Not to worry, you don’t have to break out the vault bottles... Continue Reading →

American Malt Whiskey And Cocktails

American malt whiskeys are experiencing a resurgence - a resurgence rather than newfound popularity because they were made and enjoyed before Prohibition. As the legal framework for whiskeys tightened just before, during, and after Prohibition this category virtually disappeared. But... Continue Reading →

Fall Whiskey Cocktails

Though we’re still all in our summer attire, fall officially starts tomorrow. That means apple cider, bonfires, and getting pranked by Wild Turkey with a fake photo of Wild Turkey Pumpkin Spice. If you’re ready for the bonfire parties, here... Continue Reading →

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