Strawbear & Tin Man – Wild Turkey Whiskies

Well, this article is actually about two cocktails and they both have nothing to do with Alice In Wonderland. Instead, the article is about the two American whiskies from the Wild Turkey distillery. Both, the bourbon and the rye whisky are bottled at 100 proof which is the first good sign for a quality whisky. However, the ABV and their origin are the two only things those two whiskies have in common. This is also why I decided two mix two completely different cocktails with them. Read more

Mood Swing Baby – Faude Blood Orange & Mondino Stagionato

I somehow missed Negroni Week this year! This is somehow atypical for me, but I still have some great ideas for Negroni variations. One of them is not only composed of gin, but also includes a fabulous blood orange eau de vie. As if this was not enough there also is a new, limited Mondino variation. Read more

Carry It On: Harris Gin, Reisetbauer Karotte & Kramer Liqourice Liqueur

After an involuntary break from blogging, let’s continue with a great new article: Although, I am hoping that the “next big thing” will be eau de vies, from time to time a new gin still manages to win me over! So, I took this as a reason to combine eau de vie and gin in one unusual cocktail recipe. To make things even more odd, I also decided to use a local liquorice liqueur, too. If all of this might sound too crazy for you, I get it, but it turned out to be a pretty great combination after all! Read more

The Giantess – Dry Fly Whiskies

After short holidays here on the blog, I will present to you the rest of the Dry Fly line-up. Besides the potent Cask Strength and the huckleberry wine finished wheat whiskies I already sampled, there is also a rather strong bourbon and a whisky distilled from a rye – wheat hybrid called triticale. Of course, like the others those two whiskies were produced according to the “farm to bottle” credo. Read more

House & Farm – Dry Fly Port Barrel Wheat Whiskey

After diving into rye whiskies some weeks ago, it is time to take a closer look at some other American whiskeys as well! In this case, it is all about an unconventional and therefore rather special whiskey. The Dry Fly Port Barrel Wheat Whisky is finished in huckleberry wine barrels. This is why, it is not allowed to call itself “Straight Wheat Whiskey” I am always curious to see what a fortified wine finish can bring to the mix! Read more

Coffee Gimlet – Prütt Coffee Gin

Well, yes I said I was not going to write about gin if it does not come in Navy Strength. However, this new one from Munster has coffee in it! Coffee – the stuff that really makes the world go round! So, as a hobby coffee aficionado I just had to try this odd, but certainly delicious combination. After all, if Espresso Tonic works, why should the same thing not apply to gin as well? Read more

Spirit Smack Down: A Rye Blind Tasting

Like the Bourbon Blind Tasting in 2016, I decided to repeat the procedure in 2017 with a Rye Blind Tasting. The tasting was comprised of seven different rye whiskies and they were first sampled on their own and in a cocktail afterwards. Of course, we settled for the famous Manhattan cocktail – it maybe is the best cocktail to showcase a rye whiskey after all. Read more

Same Dark Places – Clement Creole Shrubb

Sometimes you need inspiration for a drink: Maybe it comes in the form of a classic cocktail, or your favourite bartender’s new invention. Yet, some other times you just combine some ingredients you figure might work well together. Exactly, this was the case when I was pondering on what to mix with the Clement Creole Shrubb. This special orange liqueur is not based on neutral spirits or brandy, but instead on rhum agricole! Read more

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