Tasting Tales: Corsair Triple Smoke

Tasting Tales: Corsair Triple Smoke

For this installment of Tasting Tales, we bring to you Corsair Distillery’s Triple Smoke. This expression is a great way to get into smoked whiskeys, especially if you’re scared of those peaty scotches out...

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Whiskey vs Whisky

Whiskey vs Whisky

“If you don’t know how to spell a word, I suggest you look it up in the dictionary”, is something one would hear often from a teacher while attending school. Now that technology has easily allowed us to eliminate the possibility of grammar errors, without the hassle of dusting off any books, we shouldn’t have any trouble. Although this burden has been relieved from us in the majority of literary circumstances, many debates still arise from the...

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Collector Conversations: David Spaid

Collector Conversations: David Spaid

For this installment of Collector Conversations I bring you my dear old Dad! He has been collecting for 64 years and has the collection to prove it. Find out the story behind the Old Rip Van Winkle 15yo miniatures that are not supposed to...

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Tasting Tales: Corsair Dark Rye

Tasting Tales: Corsair Dark Rye

For our first installment of Tasting Tales, we bring to you Corsair Distillery’s Dark Rye. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill whiskey. Sophisticated? Different? Yes and...

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Collector Conversations: Rotem Ben Shitrit

Collector Conversations: Rotem Ben Shitrit

Be sure to watch this edition of Collector Conversations featuring Rotem Ben Shitrit. Rotem’s collection is nearing 10,000 miniature whiskey bottles and he admits he might be just a wee obsessed. Learn about Rotem and his collection, his favorite bottles, and the craziest acquisition he has ever been involved in. Follow Rotem on Instagram and his website to check out his...

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Distiller Discussions: Ryan Schemmel of Corsair Distillery

Distiller Discussions: Ryan Schemmel of Corsair Distillery

For this edition of Distiller Discussions, I welcome distiller Ryan Schemmel, Chief Business Development Officer of Corsair Distillery. Corsair Distillery produces two amazing and unique American whiskeys: Triple Smoke and Dark Rye. In addition, Corsair produces two mighty fine Gins: Barrelled Gin and American Gin. Ryan tells us about his role at Corsair, how Corsair started, what they are working on now, and what’s coming up in the...

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Distiller Discussions: Mark Sorrells of GIA Distillery

Distiller Discussions: Mark Sorrells of GIA Distillery

For my first ever Distiller Discussion, I welcome distiller Mark Sorrells of GIA Distillery. GIA (pronounced Gee-ah) Distillery produces a delicious one-year-old whiskey named FJW that is distilled using the solera method. In addition, Mark’s distillery produces Francesca Grappa. To learn more, watch the YouTube video or read the transcript below. Scott Spaid:       Hey everybody out there in Internet Land, this is Scott Spaid of Whiskey...

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Bouvier Buchu Gin

Bouvier Buchu Gin

Bouvier Buchu Gin I spend so much time on whiskey that sometimes it is good to get out of my lane for a bit. For this installment of Something Different, I bring you Bourvier Buchu Gin. from the Bouvier Specialty Co., Louisville, Kentucky. This bottle is obviously pre-prohibition era and is somewhat ornate with the brand name embossed on the sides. A great label, for sure. This bottle isn’t particularly rare but it is very cool indeed!...

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Can Bourbon be made outside of Kentucky?

Can Bourbon be made outside of Kentucky?

“Kentucky Bourbon is the ONLY bourbon”, they say. “You can’t really make bourbon outside of Kentucky because it’s a combination of the barrels and the limestone fed springs that give us water. That’s our story and were sticking to it.” Considering that only 5% of the world’s supply of bourbon is made outside of the southern state – is there a method to this myth? First off, all bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is bourbon. Whiskey...

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Chicken Cock Whiskey – An unforgettable brand

Chicken Cock Whiskey – An unforgettable brand

Meet The Chicken Cocks I’ve been meaning to post this article for quite some time so today I bring you my Chicken Cock Whiskey collection. There are several interesting things going on here besides the greatest name ever bestowed upon a whiskey. Let’s take a look. We have 5 bottles spanning the prohibition era to the modern era (if you want to see a pre-pro example, check out Chicken Cock’s Instagram)One of the bottles is a...

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