WHISKIES OF THE WORLD BLOG

National Bourbon Day!

National Bourbon Day!

Isn’t it great that something we actually love has a national day to celebrate it? Today is one of our favorites, Bourbon Day; a day that epitomizes the American ideal of whiskey. There are a few claims as how bourbon came about, but ultimately, no one knows for sure.

We’re Smelling Barbeque and Whisky!

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. For some this special week-end signals the end of the school year, while others it's the kick-off to summer fun filled with barbecues, sports or traveling. For us, we love a great barbecue, as food cooked over an open...

The Mint Julep and The Kentucky Derby

While the ingredients are simple, the drink can be as unique as you want it to be. The best way to make the Julep your own is choosing the bourbon you like. While there are many bourbons to choose from, there are only a few ways to make it.

A Week of Whisky? What were we thinking!!

A Week of Whisky? What were we thinking!!

We're sorting through our wardrobes, dusting off our shoes, and in general scurrying around like squirrels trying to tick off all the 'to-do' boxes before the week long whisky events start March 18th! In case you didn't know about this, we're here to fill you in....

Whisky Paring — Top Food Choices

Whisky Paring — Top Food Choices

Is it appropriate to pair whisky with food? YES! Like wine, whisky pairs well with many foods, but due to the complexities within the distilling method and final product, one needs to plan accordingly. Unlike some who say there are wine standards – white wine with fish, red wine with meat, very few whiskies are alike. One can’t say, “Oh, it’s from Scotland, let’s pair it with xxx.” Of the current 120 distilleries in Scotland, very few are going to taste the same. 

Resorts and Lodges

Resorts and Lodges

Traveling for fun or traveling for whisky.  San Francisco fits the bill. Check out this travel blog from Resorts and Lodges. https://www.resortsandlodges.com/travelblog/b/whiskies-of-the-world/

Top 7 foods to pair with Whiskey

Top 7 foods to pair with Whiskey

There’s always been a controversy as to whether or not whiskey is an appropriate drink to pair with food, but the popularity of the idea of pairing whiskey with food is growing. It's interesting to note that earlier whiskey was always had on its own i.e. without any...

Whiskies of the World San Francisco 2016

Whiskies of the World San Francisco 2016

CREDIT: The Whisky Fiend: (gameofdrams.com) Whiskies of the World San Francisco (WOWSF) This was my second year attending WOWSF so I had a fair idea of what to expect (You can read about my 2015 visit here). The event was held on a Saturday...