Category Archives: Spirits

The 7 Best Books For Whiskey Lovers (Our Top Picks In 2023!)

These are some of the seven best books for whiskey, written by folks who have spent decades in the trenches researching and tasting whiskey, visiting distilleries, pubs, and libraries in an attempt to figure out what makes our country’s favorite spirit so excellent.  Please pick up a few of these whiskey books, study them, and{…}

The 7 Best Books For Rum Lovers (Our Top Picks in 2023!)

Oh, the sweet and toasty taste of our beloved rum. A treasured liquor that has been around for 60 years, having originated from the West Indies. In those 60 years, well-known experts, and self-taught lovers of rum have come to have extensive knowledge of the strong drink. Said individuals have been generous to share that{…}

The 7 Best Books For Gin Lovers (Our Top Picks In 2023!)

No one could have expected gin’s rapid rise over the previous five years: craft distilleries are thriving, sophisticated gin drinkers prefer pink grapefruit and black pepper to lemon, and you can even get your favorite gin delivered to your door.  When gin connoisseurs take the time to learn about the spirit, the pleasure of consuming{…}

The 7 Best Books for Tequila and Mezcal Lovers (Our Top Picks In 2023!)

Tequila and Mezcal have a rich and textured history. It is culturally significant. For many, it is a way of life and, for even more, their livelihood that has been in their family for generations. Whether you want to learn more about the history, how to make it at home, are in search of some awesome{…}

How Much Methanol Is There In Whiskey? (And Other Alcoholic Drinks)

In this article, we’re going to look at how much methanol there is in Whiskey and other standard alcoholic drinks.  All fermentation will result in a small amount of methanol being produced, which can be carried through to the final product, and concentrated through distillation. Fermentations of ingredients with a high level of pectin, such{…}

How Whiskey Stones Work (And Are They Better Than Ice?)

Whiskey stones have mysteriously risen to the top of the list of drinking trends over the past decade. And, apart from making a great stocking filler for your alcohol loving friend, are these these humble rocks actually worth the investment? Whiskey stones are made from food grade materials such as stainless, granite and soapstone, so{…}

How To Make Tequila At Home (A Step-By-Step Guide)

Tequila is more than simply a shot. Tequila is the culmination of hard work, expertise, tradition, and science to create a masterpiece of a drink.  The tequila-making process is thousands of years old, and an exquisite technique that has stayed relatively consistent over the years. Tequila as we know it now was first produced in{…}

Which Alcohol Is Least Harmful To Your Liver?

Alcohol is well known for not being particularly good for you.. and most people understand that alcohol causes liver damage. But what is the science behind this? How does alcohol affect the liver? Is the damage permanent?  In this article, we’re going to take a look at different types of alcohol such as wine, beer cider,{…}

Can Tequila Be Made Outside Of Mexico? (What Are The Rules?)

Can tequila be made outside of Mexico? Yes, but it is illegal to call it Tequila, and it will probably not taste the same.  Tequila may only be named tequila if it is manufactured from 100% Blue Weber agave and produced in the Mexican states of Jalisco and Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Anything manufactured with{…}