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August 2017

The Origins of Whiskey


Distilling has long been considered a tradition of the British Isles. But is that where it originally came from? Let's take a little journey back through time and find the origins of Whiskey. origins of whiskey The Earliest Days of Distillation Distillation has been around since the days of early Babylon, where perfumes [...]

The Origins of Whiskey2017-08-10T18:10:55-07:00

July 2017

Host a Whiskey Tasting– At Home


Have you ever wanted to bring the magic of a whiskey tasting into your own home? Whether your friends are old hat whiskey drinkers, or whether they've only ever knocked back the occasional shot of Jameson on St. Paddy's Day, we have some tips on how to bring home the fun-- for everyone.   1. [...]

Host a Whiskey Tasting– At Home2017-07-04T20:09:25-07:00

5 Events on the Bourbon Trail This Summer


The Bourbon Trail really shows its color during the summer. If you are going to find your way down there at any point this summer, these are a merely sampling of the MANY events going down this summer. Some are old traditions, some are new, but we are looking forward to all of them. [...]

5 Events on the Bourbon Trail This Summer2017-07-04T20:10:28-07:00

June 2017

What is Single Malt?


People talk a lot about single malt, so it must be something pretty fancy, right? Here's the low-down on single malt scotch, whiskey, and everything in between. What Is It? Sorry to ruin the mystery. But single malt is just whiskey made in a single distillery with malted grain (as opposed to unmalted grain). This [...]

What is Single Malt?2017-06-15T18:16:36-07:00

May 2017

Cocktail Review: Suntory Whiskey Toki Highball


You know me. I have been curious about Japanese whiskey for a long time, but I finally had the chance to try it the way that it was meant to be tried just last week. I went to my favorite whiskey bar, and instead of going for my old favorite (a Bruichladdich from the year [...]

Cocktail Review: Suntory Whiskey Toki Highball2017-05-15T19:01:55-07:00

April 2017

Is It OK That I Like Ice in My Whiskey?


We got a question recently that is really getting us here at WhiskeyMade super riled up. Here, I'll share: Hi WhiskeyMade, I was at my brother-in-law's wedding a couple weeks ago, enjoying some Ardbeg Uigeadail at the open bar. When I asked for it on the rocks, my brother-in-law's cousin (let's call him Jerkface) loudly [...]

Is It OK That I Like Ice in My Whiskey?2017-04-29T19:35:51-07:00

How Does Whiskey Get Its Flavor?


Beer gets its earthy flavor from hops. Wine gets its sultry sweetness (or delectable dryness) from grapes. So where does whiskey get its unique taste? If you're a whiskey fiend (like we are), the answer probably won't surprise you: a big part of whiskey's distinctive and rich flavor comes from the type of barrel that [...]

How Does Whiskey Get Its Flavor?2017-05-16T18:14:07-07:00

March 2017

5 Scrumptious Restaurants Near the Jim Beam Stillhouse


Usually when you are about to go to a stillhouse, you want to grab some food beforehand. Munchies will help stem the tide of alcohol and keep you in the tasting room for longer. Or, they can be the finishing point on an amazing bourbon journey. Whether you decide to eat before or after your [...]

5 Scrumptious Restaurants Near the Jim Beam Stillhouse2017-04-06T16:58:32-07:00

What is a Blended Whiskey?


You have probably heard of blended whiskey before, or seen it in a liquor store (side note: my New England relatives call them, 'package stores,' or, 'packies,' and I think that's adorable) but have you ever been brave enough to try one? Do you know what they are? Here's a quick break down. Blended [...]

What is a Blended Whiskey?2017-04-06T16:58:44-07:00