I have dedicated a chunk of my life towards being in the hospitality industry: Years of taking care of people on their best/worst/in-between days, countless hours of studying and practicing, and an unknown (potentially frightening) amount of money on alcohol. *Fair note, the alcohol was about 50% studying and 50% relaxing from dealing with the general public.Continue reading
Category Archives: Spirits
Learn to waste your whiskey
Beer Basics – The Ingredients
Now even though beer is not a spirit, according to a 2014 analysis by the World Health Organization, 50% of the alcohol consumed in the United States is beer. So why don’t we take a look into the popular drink?Continue reading
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival
From Championship Toe Wrestling to celebrating mud, there’s no shortage of bizarre festivals you can attend. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that there’s a festival dedicated to Kentucky bourbon.Continue reading
Ties That Bind Us – The Service Industry
Ladies and Gentlemen, Stop Being Lazy About Ordering
The Water of Life: Navigating the World of Whiskey, Whisky, and Scotch
One of the most daunting tasks to any whiskey newcomer is the sheer number of choices. This often leads to over-generalizations when attempting to discover personal preferences: For example, someone who decides they don’t like whiskey at all because they had a bad experience with Fireball – Cinnamon Whisky.
The first step to navigating the overwhelming selection at your local bar or liquor store is understanding the different classifications of whiskey. Knowledge of the different production methods and flavors will prepare you to understand what you love about whiskey, and what to steer clear of.Continue reading
How to Look Like an Expert (Even if You’re Not)
We’ve all been there. You walk into the humidor, bar, liquor store, etc. You look around. And you are utterly lost. Maybe you’re on a special date, or you are getting ready for a party Whatever the occasion, you’re looking to impress.Continue reading
Why Are There So Many Types of Liquors?
Vodka, tequilla, rum, whiskey, whisky, bourbon, scotch, gin, sake, wine, brandy, cognac, beer, grappa, cachaca….. this can just keep going on and on and on! Why are there so many types of alcohol and what do they all mean?Continue reading
Why You Should Try a Flight
What is a flight?
We’re not talking airplanes or staircases here. In the world of liquor a flight is a grouping of samples of similar spirits. They are usually comprised of 3 to 5 different samples. The main purpose of a flight is to highlight the similarities and differences of the chosen spirits.Continue reading