Booze Lover’s Survival Gear!


I never appreciated the usefulness of a flask until I went on a weekend camping trip this past June. In addition to a Swiss army knife, a Leatherman multi-tool, and waterproof matches, a flask full of your favorite whisky is an item that you should definitely bring along […]

Whisky Review – Springbank 10


Springbank 10 comes from Campbeltown, Scotland, which lies between the Isle of Arran and the northeast coast of Ireland. Springbank Distillery was established in 1828, and is one of the last two distilleries in Campbeltown (Glen Scotia is the other one). There are two versions of the Springbank […]

Who hit the fast forward button???


It’s after 9PM on a random Saturday night, when all the kiddies are fast asleep. Clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and no chance of rain. The “Is the bar open tonight?” text messages start flying: Wookie texts G-LO, G-LO texts The ROK, The ROK texts Limpd, and so on. By 10PM, […]

Beer Review – Goose Island Sofie


I know I know. Yet another Saison/Farmhouse Ale review. I just can’t get away from this stuff! I’d never heard of Goose Island Beer Company till I dropped by the Alemonger’s house to watch some Monday Night Football. As luck would have it, the Chicago Bears were playing […]

Ardbeg Taste-Off


The other day, my man G-Lo, a huge fan of all things smoky, had suggested that we try a little Ardbeg taste-off. He had in his possession a bottle of Ardbeg 10 and a bottle of Ardbeg Corryvreckan. This bottle takes its name from the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool […]

Esquire Rule No. 706


The other day, my man G-Lo, a huge fan of all things smoky, had suggested that we try a little Ardbeg taste-off. He had in his possession a bottle of Ardbeg 10 and a bottle of Ardbeg Corryvreckan. This bottle takes its name from the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool […]

Free Budweiser!


Could the rise of the Craft Beer industry result in the eventual demise of Budweiser? I doubt it, but they are losing business thanks to the refined tastes and adventurous palates of the under-30 market. Bud’s latest plan: free beer! Personally, I’d much rather pay for a good […]