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In October 1794, Alexander Hamilton took time out from his regular duties as secretary of the Treasury to lead 13,000 militiamen into western Pennsylvania.
When you were a kid, this was the time of year that you came in from the snow and drank as much hot chocolate and warm cider as you could get.
Onyx Spirits marked the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition Friday with the release of the first barrel-aged whiskey made in Connecticut.
It is always an unalloyed delight to have David Wondrich visit Portland. His vast knowledge of spirits ---and even more, his obvious pleasure in sharing that knowledge with others---makes him ever welcome.
Balblair distillery manager John MacDonald leads guests through a tasting of the Highland brand's three new vintages that were launched in November.
Today marks the 80th anniversary of the repeal of the Volstead Act . Prohibition started in the late 19th century to curb what was reported to be a social problem with drinking irresponsibility that left many families that relied on financial support from the male in precarious situations.
The season's most sought-after spirits--whiskey, bourbon and rye--will be center stage on December 5th at a special whiskey tasting and book signing event in Providence.
Since 2001 the Starlight Distillery at Huber's Orchard and Winery has been creating spirits they weren't allowed to share with the community due to Indiana law.
Picking a bourbon isn't the one-two-three choice it used to be. There's been a boom in brands, especially from small, premium producers, not to mention a flood of new styles.
At the end of the holiday season last year, we found ourselves with remaining stock of 2012 Christmas Ale, so rather than dumping it down the drain, we decided to try distilling it," says David King, president of Anchor Distilling.
Grado has partnered with Bushmills Whiskey to roll out a unique limited edition headphones which are made using components of real whiskey barrels.
Why: A blend of Scottish and South African whiskies, Three Ships is made on the Western Cape by James Sedgwick and Co., which has been producing spirits since the late 1800s.
According to the U.K.-based Scotch Whisky Association , record of the manufacturing of this liquid treasure dates as far back as 1494.
Serious scotch lovers fall into two camps: Those who drool at the mere scent of any liquid made in Islay , and those mainland purists who can't stand Islay whiskey's pungent, peaty taste.
This article is dedicated to Lance Bridges and Leo Medrano with whom I had the pleasure of sharing this particular bottle.
Police in Kentucky are coming up dry in their investigation into last month's Pappy Van Winkle whiskey heist, and are offering a $10,000 reward in their hunt for the hooch.