Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Drinkable Week gets ‘Fancy’

The floor of the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco reveals artisanal cocktail mixers, bitters and some high-end international spirits, including cachaça and mezcal. Special thanks to the Specialty Food Association for another world-class event.

The Drinkable Week: Yamazaki whisky, Miyazaki shochu in NY & Chazz Palminteri’s vodka

In this episode:

Suntory releases 5,000 bottles of Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 for $300 a pop (You might recall that Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named the 2013 edition World Whisky of the Year)

• Distillers from Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture visit New York City to whet American’s appetite for shochu.

• Actor and writer Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale, The Usual Suspects), who recently launched BiVi Sicilian vodka, will head to Vegas to cut the ribbon at the 2016 Nightclub & Bar Show

The Year of Drinking Adventurously Week 2: Bourbon & Rye

As the second full week of the year is about to come to a close, I wanted to share some fine visuals from The Bluegrass State—particularly as it relates to Kentucky’s greatest contribution to global drinking culture. Enjoy Week 2 of The Year of Drinking Adventurously: bourbon and rye. To enjoy your own 52-week imbibing extravaganza, grab a copy of the book here.

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The Drinkable Globe: Apple moonshine and tangerine beer

Apple Pie & Apple Rye from two prominent Tennessee moonshine makers and New Belgium goes Citradelic all year long are the stars of the latest edition of The Drinkable Week.

Week 1: Scotch whisky

Since 2016 has just begun, there’s no better time to start drinking adventurously. So in the spirit (and beer, cider, sake and wine) of out-of-your-comfort-zone imbibing this blog is going to work its way through each week of The Year of Drinking Adventurously and showcase each beverage in order until the ball drops on 2017. This week: Scotch whisky. Here’s a slideshow of some dram fine Scottish eye candy to get this year started. (You can read along by ordering The Year of Drinking Adventurously.)

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