Giffard Banane du Brésil Review

I still remember the first time I came across Giffard Banane du Bresil. I had it in the Bananarac which is a great rift on the classic Sazerac offered at Nitecap. After sampling a bit of it on its own I was immediately hooked. Ever since, I had been on the search for this nectar… Continue reading Giffard Banane du Brésil Review

Old Pulteney Navigator Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

The Navigator is an ageless special edition whisky that was was designed to celebrate Old Pulteney’s maritime heritage. The Navigator is made using ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks which are then selected by the master distiller. On the nose: It opens up with a fresh aroma of crisp and succulent green apple. This is complemented by… Continue reading Old Pulteney Navigator Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

The Volstead Act Company 1947 and 1933 Bitters Review

The Volstead Act Company is a brand new company formed in July 2013. They are a family owned and ran business. Currently they produce a limited range of 2 different varieties of bitters and 2 different syrups. In this review we will cover the 2 bitters that they currently offer: 1947 bitters (aromatic) and the… Continue reading The Volstead Act Company 1947 and 1933 Bitters Review

The S.S. Bourbon

On a recent trip to Pouring Ribbons my brother was looking for something off the menu that was sweet and spicy with Bourbon. Our bartender for the evening, Amanda, served this up. Essentially it is a bourbon smash, with an extra kick, that performs a perfect balancing act between sweet and spicy. The SS Bourbon… Continue reading The S.S. Bourbon

Mixology Monday: Crass to Craft

After missing the last few Mixology Monday’s I am hoping to sneak this entry in under the wire. This months theme presented the perfect opportunity to enter. Here is the theme as written by Scott Diaz of Shake, Strain, Sip. “The evolution of the cocktail has been a wondrous, and sometimes, frightful journey. From its… Continue reading Mixology Monday: Crass to Craft

Pig Nose Scotch Review and the Pumpkin Cocktail

Pig Nose was launched in 1974. It was created by Richard Peterson of Scotland. It is a blended whisky made by blending Invergordon grain whiskies with Speyside, Islay, and Lowland malts. It is aged for a minimum of 5 years in first fill matured oak casks. The resulting whisky has a 40% malt content. In… Continue reading Pig Nose Scotch Review and the Pumpkin Cocktail

Sweet Tea Sour

Sweet tea is a Southern institution. In the South it is more plentiful then water, however this was not always the case. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s sweet tea was a luxury. Sweet tea was a way to demonstrate ones status and decadence. There were several reasons for this. During this time period,… Continue reading Sweet Tea Sour