Louisville brandy meets Chicago whiskey barrels
The Drinkable Week Returns! Tiki-ing Coast to Coast!
After a lengthy hiatus, The Drinkable Week has returned with a super-sized episode (well, it’s longer than 4 minutes, which is like 75 percent longer than usual). The tiki bar renaissance is one of my favorite things these days. To celebrate, I explore Polynesian-inspired potable paradises in three time zones. Special guests: Ben & Mary Kate Mack!
If you find yourself in Chicago, don’t even think about leaving without drinking some Malört, the fairly, umm, aggressive-tasting tipple based on the Scandinavian wormwood-infused spirit, bësk (Malört actually means wormwood). Jeppson’s Malört, launched legally in the Windy City in 1934 (but sold “medicinally” during Prohibition) was, and more or less the only game in…