The holidays this year have been… interesting. I’m channeling a bit of Granny Weatherwax, in that I’ve magically deferred the toll from these last few months until I had time for the exhaustion. As I look back over this year, it’s shocking the cost of that exhaustion. There were so many ideas left un-penned, and so many works that never left the ‘draft’ stage....
Johnnie Walker: Black vs. Double Black
If you know whisky, you know Johnnie Walker Black Label. If you don’t know whisky, you still probably know JW and his Black Label. It’s one of the world’s most popular brands. I enjoy the Black; it’s one of my standards when I’m mixing a Scotch cocktail, or if I want a default blended whisky. It’s a kind of baseline dram. Now, however, the label witout color...
Cocktail Recipe: Sweet Sol Sour
I’ve had this post in draft ever since Thanksgiving, but kept waiting until I had time to revise & post it. Such time has been AWOL this season, but I’ve taken my metaphorical crowbar to pry open a window of opportunity (yes, I like to mix metaphors alongside my cocktails). One of the perks of working in the Tasting Room at North Shore Distillery (besides the simple joys of...