What Makes It Bourbon?

Even if it carries the name of the infamous Bourbon County, the whiskey called Bourbon can be legally made anywhere in the US. Even though most Bourbon is made in Kentucky, there is a list of states that distill bourbon outside of Kentucky, including Tennessee, Ohio,…

Spanish-Style Rums

The world of rum (and rhum) can be divided into three category styles: British, French, and Spanish (based on what country colonized what area). Funky Jamaican rums are a well-known example of the British style. Grassy, vegetal rhum agricoles from Martinique exemplify the French style.…

Palmetto

2 oz Panama-Pacific 9 Rum 1 oz Italian vermouth 2 dashes Angostura bitters Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with an orange zest. There’s not much to say about the Palmetto. Except to say it’s delicious and mysteriously absent from most cocktail menus. If you…

A Bowl of Tom & Jerry

Read up on the fascinating tradition of the Tom & Jerry: at Punch, Anne Zimmerman documents one man’s quest to keep a family tradition alive, while Robert Simonson shares his love for the drink at The New York Times.

A Mid-Century Holiday Tradition

Haas Brothers created White Christmas Rum & Brandy in the mid-20th century, when it quickly gained popularity throughout the entire Pacific Northwest region to now having become a year-round favorite. Made with a balanced blend of rum and brandy, this 60-proof spirit is perfectly suited for…

Mezcal 101

Mezcal is timeless. Channeling centuries of ceremony and culture, it is big, bold and vivid… exemplary, potent and singular. Mezcal is not tequila, it is a true, living antiquity, a magnificent, mystifying panacea forged in a style that glorifies the peoples of the mountains, the plains and the…