Whiskey has a long history. Originally used as a medicine, the spirit was brought to Ireland and Scotland via traveling monks where distilling techniques converted barley beer into whiskey. Mind you, this was around 1,000 years ago and like a fine wine, the spirit has only gotten better. But perhaps […]
The widespread popularity of Japanese whisky in the United States may seem like a fairly recent phenomenon — at least, that is, in the context of bourbon and scotch, for example — but its history goes back nearly a century…or more, if you consider whisky that was produced by the […]
Aperol is a great bottle to have in your home bar because you can make a classic spritz, but also use it in so many other applications. A while back I was introduced to the Paper Plane cocktail. It’s an equal part cocktail with layered flavor notes that come from […]
The rise of rye whiskey is nothing short of astounding. Until a little more than 10 years ago, it barely made any noise at all among consumers in recent decades. But that has changed — and in dramatic fashion — ever since. According to the most recent annual report by […]
In this episode, The Gourmet Insider visits with the Co-Head Distiller of Long Island Spirits, Brian Smith. Using their whiskey, vodka and flavored liquor creations, Brian shows us how to simply craft a whiskey sour and strawberry blonde cocktail. Featuring Emily Cappiello of The Gourmet Insider.
In this episode, The Gourmet Insider visits with Brian Smith, the Co-Head Distiller of Long Island Spirits. Brian discusses the distilling processes behind their craft whiskey and vodka offerings. Learn how distilling atop the Long Island Pine Barren aquifer gives their products distinct flavor and character. Featuring Emily Cappiello of The Gourmet Insider.
This cocktail was created by Natalie Migliarini, owner of Beautiful Booze. Follow her on Instagram or order her book on Amazon. This is a cocktail that I created for all the people that think it’s too hot in the summer to drink whiskey or bourbon. There are many cocktail applications that allow you […]