Gin

Gin

Now that we’re finally tackling Martinis it’s time we had a serious talk about Gin.  Gin is perhaps the most important of all spirits used to make cocktails.  This importance is down to its extreme versatility.  You will find top quality gin based...
Martinez

Martinez

The Martinez is an old, gin based classic cocktail which stands out for a few reasons.  First is simply because it’s good enough to have stood the test of time.  Second, because of what this Alcoholic Powerhouse represents.  A mid way point between the Manhattan...
American Whiskey

American Whiskey

Whiskey is an aged spirit distilled from malted grain of various types.  You’ll note that this is a pretty broad description.  It allows for huge variety in the grain type used, as well as the length and style of aging.  By comparison, brandy can be made from...
French Brandy

French Brandy

French Brandy Continuing our venture into the world of brandy, it’s time to consider the gold standard.  For centuries it has been conventional wisdom that the best brandy in the world is French.  And it is Cognac.  Whether this is *actually* true or not is, as...
Brandy

Brandy

It’s time to take a closer look at one of the main spirits used in cocktails.  Brandy.  Please note that the purpose of this post is to discuss the use of brandy in cocktails.  Not to review individual brandies.   I will give a quick overview of the greater...