Food & Spirits: Johnnie Walker Select Casks Rye Finish

It’s not Scotch and it’s not Rye. So what is it, then? How about just damn good. Johnnie Walker Select Casks is going to be a series over the coming years where their Cardhu single malt is aged in barrels atypical to their usual Scotch production. The first in this line is American Rye whiskey…

Food & Spirits: Customize Your “Flight” at Huckleberry’s

I was just expecting to stop in for one drink at Huckleberry’s after a busy day on Monday. I ordered a Rusty Nail (Scotch and Drambuie for those of you who don’t know what comprises this classic yet forgotten cocktail) while Will pondered his options. The featured drink of the day was a “flight” of…

Food & Spirits: Notes on My Liquor Lecture

This past Thursday, I gave a lecture on the history of liquor at Brookdale Community College. To my happiness, it was very well received, with many participants asking if I would present a sequel in the spring. I tried to cover as much as I could. Such an extensive topic could not be condensed into…

Food & Spirits: Jim Beam “Jacob’s Ghost” White Whiskey

Its going to look great on your shelf and be a source of intrigue and questions as long as it has a place on your bar. “Ghost whiskey? Hmm what’s that?” Well, that’s a good question. According to the label, the spirit (pun-intended) is not “un-aged white dog”, but it sure tastes like it (the…