The saga of the stolen Pappy Van Winkle continues

Last April, authorities in Kentucky took down one of the biggest whiskey theft rings ever recorded: nine people stealing some $100,000 worth of Kentucky bourbon, including 65 cases of Pappy Van Winkle 20-Year, one of the world’s rarest and most expensive bourbons. Right after the good news broke that Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton and his team … [ Read more]

Craft Cocktail: Falcon Gravy is the holiday ‘egg nog’ of your dreams

This is the nog of your dreams. It’s rich and foamy and looks as impressive as it tastes. A note on the beer: You want to get the carbonation out of the milk stout before mixing it. Either get Left Hand’s nitro bottled version, or roll a regular stout back and forth between two glasses … [ Read more]

Vikre Distillery to Release First Whiskey November 20

Vikre Distillery has announced that their Sugarbush Whiskey will debut on November 20 in select liquor stores as well as their Canal Park headquarters. Sugarbush is Vikre’s first whiskey, made from 60% flaked corn, 25% barley and 15% rye. Those ingredients suggest a bourbon, but a maple-inflected aging process makes it wholly unique: “It’s shorter aged … [ Read more]

The Great Whiskey Debate 2013 Recap

  Last week on June 5, The Graves 601 Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis played host to a lively conversation about world whiskeys know as The Great Whisk(e)y Debate (or just The Great Whiskey Debate). The event was hosted by Beam Global spirits company and included samples of the entire Beam portfolio, cocktails by Mixologist Bobby … [ Read more]