Tennessee Whiskey Trail – Part 2

We recently began the “arduous” task of completing the Tennessee Whiskey Trail. We are in the early stages of our journey, but as someone once said, “getting there is considerably more than half the fun.” That is especially the case with this journey. Part 2 of the TWT wasn’t nearly as involved as Part 1….

Tennessee Whiskey Trail – Part 1

A few weeks ago, we were trying to plan a weekend getaway with two of our oldest and dearest friends – John and Donna. They are responsible for matchmaking us many years ago, and our friendships go all the way back to our fraternity and sorority pledge classes. The idea was to go to Louisville…

Volley Seltzer

Volley No doubt, you have watched the availability of flavored seltzer waters increase over the past few years. What used to be just a small section devoted to a mixer afterthought now occupies a significant portion of the shelves. I have seen many with fancy packaging and interesting sounding names. However, when I get them…

Mulled Wine

You’ve likely had mulled cider during the holiday season. It’s a favorite at many holiday gatherings. But have you ever had mulled wine? I mean, what could be more perfect for the holidays, especially this year? This past weekend, we were shopping at Opry Mills mall in Nashville, and we visited the mall tasting room…

George Dickel Tennessee Whisky

Regular readers of this site may remember I’m more of a Bourbon guy than a Tennessee Whiskey guy. Odd, I know, considering I’m a native Tennessean (Nashville). I’ve just never developed a love for Tennessee Whiskey, no matter the purveyor. I have to admit, however, the new George Dickel Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whisky (spelled…

Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey

Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey On a Summer day in 2006, Andy and Charlie Nelson were visiting a butcher shop in Greenbrier, TN with their dad Bill. One thing led to another, and soon the three found themselves in the office of the local historical society gazing upon two perfectly preserved bottles of their great-great-great…

Colonel E. H. Taylor Single Barrel

When Autumn rolls around, and the temps cool down, I find myself thinking about bourbon when I want an adult beverage. Actually, I’m prone to have a sip of bourbon any time of year, but it’s especially enjoyable during the cooler seasons. About a year or so ago, a buddy suggested I try Colonel Taylor…

Chattanooga Whiskey Co.

1816 Cask American Whiskey Chattanooga Whiskey Company 1439 Market Street Chattanooga, TN 37402 http://www.chattanoogawhiskey.com Like millions of other Americans, I have recently learned to appreciate a good whiskey. After years of craft beers and (mostly) red wines, I have started drinking more whiskey. While I generally prefer bourbons such as Knob Creek, Four Roses, and…

Gluten-Free Beer

If you’re gluten intolerant – or worse, celiac – and you like beer, not being able to have a cold brew is one of the worst requirements of your condition. As regular readers of this blog are aware, my wife Michelle is gluten intolerant. She also likes a good beer now and then, so going GF has…

Sangria

Originally posted on Haute Flavor:
One of my favorite Summer drinks is Sangria. As I’ve mentioned before, we eat a lot of Mexican and Italian foods, and Sangria happens to go well with both. But you don’t have to be eating a burrito to enjoy a good glass of Sangria. It might just be the…