About Sam Uliano

Sam Uliano is a 2012 graduate of Columbia College Chicago, where she won the Elise duBois Award for her short story, Prodigal. Her writing is currently featured on AleHorn and WhiskeyMade, but she also works full time as an editor. In her time away from the computer, she plays tabletop roleplaying games, teaches storytelling, and, of course, brews mead. Feeling bam-booze-led? Feel free to email her at with your questions or pose your questions on Twitter to @samuliano1.

April 2018

3 Jello Shot Recipes — Whiskey Shots


St. Paddy's Day is coming up fast, and if you're more of a partier than a sipper (or maybe both!), you may a tasty, fruity alternative. Also, St. Paddy's Day this year is on a Saturday! So there's plenty of time to sleep off a whiskey shot hangover on Sunday (or repent to St. Patrick [...]

3 Jello Shot Recipes — Whiskey Shots2021-05-10T14:20:53-07:00

March 2018

Top 5 Irish Whiskeys for St. Paddy’s Day


St. Paddy's Day is right around the corner. Is your whiskey cabinet prepared? If it isn't, we came up with a short list to help you impress your friends and keep your palette well-balanced in time of this holiest of holy days for the Irish whiskey community. 5. Jameson Black Barrel I love Jameson. Sue [...]

Top 5 Irish Whiskeys for St. Paddy’s Day2021-04-26T12:28:08-07:00

Why Your Kitchen Needs a Lazy Susan


In case you didn't notice, we recently started selling bourbon barrel head lazy Susans. They're beautiful and all, but do you really need a lazy Susan in your kitchen? Um, let me stop you right there, because you absolutely do. Here's why: 1. It helps you achieve maximum passing with minimum effort. Holiday and family [...]

Why Your Kitchen Needs a Lazy Susan2021-05-12T13:28:26-07:00

December 2017

Make Your Own Whiskey Advent Calendar


If you're anything like us, you don't want to wait until Christmas Day to unwrap that bottle of whiskey you've been eying, but you know you probably should. Why bother? They say that hunger is the best sauce, but is it worth it? Nah. And should you go out and buy a whiskey calendar? They [...]

Make Your Own Whiskey Advent Calendar2021-05-10T14:39:42-07:00

The Best Ways to Nog


If you're like us, the holidays aren't complete without eggnog. But what makes the very best eggnog? Every family seems to have their own recipes. 1. Pick Your Alcohol Because I have the greatest job in the world, I did a little taste test with the liquors I have at home. I know we're a [...]

The Best Ways to Nog2021-05-17T11:11:03-07:00

November 2017

How Will Global Warming Affect Whiskey?


This past week, my Florida town was hit with Hurricane Irma. Needless to say, climate change has been on my mind a lot lately. While we were evacuating north, a dangerous thought came into my mind: what's going to happen to the love of my life, whiskey, if the world gets warmer and sea levels [...]

How Will Global Warming Affect Whiskey?2017-11-17T18:45:07-08:00

October 2017

Visting the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History


You have made it to Bardstown, KY! Congratulations! Why not start off your trip with a quick and educational visit to the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History? The museum is named for Chicago businessman Oscar Getz, who founded the Barton distillery with Lester Abelson in Bardstown following Probition. Barton no longer exists, sadly, but [...]

Visting the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History2017-10-20T14:14:29-07:00

4 Warm Whiskey Cocktails


Winter is coming. If you're looking for a delicious way to stay warm this winter, why not try whiskey? These are our four favorite warm whiskey drinks that we'll be sippin' all winter long. Bourbon Butterscotch Latte When I, a love of bourbon, butterscotch, and lattes, first read the name of this cocktail, I nearly [...]

4 Warm Whiskey Cocktails2017-10-13T19:17:26-07:00

September 2017

Is Tennessee The New Whiskey Belt?


That's right, fans of spirits everywhere. You have a new tourist destination: Tennessee. Well, chances are, you already knew that the old TN was good for a booze cruise. But now it's official. As of Monday, June 19th, 2017, the Tennessee Whiskey Trail is officially open for business. Kentucky, Tennessee's hat, is well-known for its [...]

Is Tennessee The New Whiskey Belt?2017-09-28T21:26:50-07:00

4 Ways to Create Whiskey and Cheese Pairings


That's right, wine-lovers: you don't have a monopoly on pairing your favorite drink with cheese. Believe it or not, most whiskey flavors pair really nicely with certain cheeses. You can eat them plain, pair them with crackers, or even go the whole ten yards and make a grilled cheese. It doesn't matter. Here are [...]

4 Ways to Create Whiskey and Cheese Pairings2019-03-29T14:13:31-07:00