Glenfiddich 15, Compass Box Asyla, and Murray McDavid’s 1996 Isle of Arran passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2010. Throughout their brief, but highly fulfilling lives, they brought us much joy and laughter. Please join us in honoring their memory. May they rest in peace.
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Let’s mix things up a bit and try a cocktail! Thanks to our friends at Esquire and The Twilight Lounge, I picked the Aviation Cocktail as my experiment for the evening. You can follow the links to their websites for a bit of Aviation Cocktail history. Here’s the […]
Yesterday afternoon, I received an invitation from The Alemonger to join him and the H.O.P.P.E.R.S. (Hop Opps Porch & Patio Entertainment & Recon Society) for a Saison du BUFF tasting. Since we were finally able to secure all three versions of this Stone/Dogfish Head/Victory collaboration brew, there was […]
The closest I get to a farm is a visit to the local farmer’s market, and the occasional trip to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. Though I live in the suburbs, I’m a city boy at heart. So here’s the question… can you make a decent Farmhouse Ale in […]
Approachable. It’s a word I’ve been using quite often lately. But what does it really mean? Here is how Webster’s dictionary defines it: approachable: capable of being approached : accessible; specifically : easy to meet or deal with <friendly and approachable people>. And how does this word relate to whisky? I guess […]
Start putting any spare change and dollar bills aside! The Philadelphia leg of The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza will once again be held at the Union League on Friday, October 29th, 2010. This event is hosted by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and generally lasts for about […]
The brewers at Dogfish Head, Stone, and Victory have joined forces and created a beer which they call Saison du BUFF (BUFF = Brewers United for Freedon of Flavor). Rather than try to sum up the history of this beer, I’ll just let the brewers tell the story […]
Thanks to our friends at the CocktailStars Blog for posting this hilarious video of former F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher driving a Maserati GT while a bartender tries to make a cocktail. Enjoy!
About 100 feet from the Chinese “Friendship Arch” at 10th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia’s Chinatown is a tiny “hole in the wall” Vietnamese takeout shop called QT Vietnamese Sandwich. Banh Mi, or the Vietnamese Hoagie as it is in known in Philly, is their specialty, and they […]
Drinking is fun. Hangovers are not. There is no real cure for a hangover, but there are ways to minimize the damage. Here is my regimen: After an extended drinking session, you need something in your belly to absorb the alcohol. Breakfast food always works. Eggs, home fries, […]