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TW’s Craft View

by TW Wrighton December 11, 2018
Over the last decade I’ve visited many distilleries and made friends with many distillers. To a whiskey nerd like myself, going to distilleries and meeting distillers and even seeing the stills themselves is like meeting Hollywood stars or famous sports figures. I’ve been very fortunate over the years to have gotten to know many people in the whiskey world and have […]

Seacrets Distilling Company Visit

by TW Wrighton November 26, 2018
Pulling onto 43rd Street, bayside in Ocean City brought back a lot of memories of younger years. At the end of the short street in front of me was the gilded entrance to Seacrets, the largest night club in Ocean City, Maryland, and one that I had patronized many times years ago. This huge Caribbean-themed […]

Wrightson Family Egg Nog Recipe

by TW Wrighton November 21, 2018
Probably the first taste of alcohol I ever tasted was whiskey. I’m not sure because I really don’t remember.  I was only a kid and I was drinking Egg Nog. In fact I can’t remember a Christmas at my Grandfather’s without the huge punchbowl full of sweet fluffed white peaks floating on the pale yellow […]
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Dad’s Hat Distillery Visit

by TW Wrighton November 15, 2018
It was one of those rains that has everyone on the turnpike pulling over to the shoulder of the road, but we had to press on. I had made arrangements to visit Mountain Laurel Distillery and we were running late. The rain broke just as were turned into the parking lot of the old industrial […]

The Price of the Experience

by TW Wrighton November 3, 2018
Last year, months before I had left for a year-long deployment, I had an opportunity to sip an exceptional whisky. It’s not often that I get to drink something this special and that dram presently holds the position of the best whisky that I have ever tasted, (for now). This is the story of how […]

Great Whiskey, Better Moments: WBSE Kentucky Round Up 2018

by Andrew Owenon October 15, 2018
This past weekend, over 100 people from across the nation converged upon Louisville, Kentucky for the first annual WBSE Kentucky Round Up.  As whiskey lovers poured into the city via land and sky throughout the day on Thursday, the unsuspecting riverside city had no idea that it was about to play host to one of […]
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Filling Out Your Whiskey Shelf

by Andrew Owenon September 18, 2018
Filling Out Your Whiskey Shelf One of the most common questions I encounter is from people who are just getting into whiskey, or have decided to expand their horizons after drinking only the same couple whiskeys.  The question is often phrased, “What are some good whiskeys for a beginner?” “I’m new to whiskey.  What should […]

The Great Iceberg Debate

by Greg Kevorkianon July 14, 2018
This past weekend, I headed out with a couple of friends to grab a few drinks at our favorite whiskey bar and watch some MMA. Originally we were going to have a tasting party and buy the PPV but after a fight was removed from the card last minute, we decided this was probably a […]

Bullfrog Chicken and Monongahela Rye

by TW Wrighton May 10, 2018
I have many times before tried to decide what food would pair well with a particular whiskey. Usually it’s scotch paired with a cheese or smoked beef, pork, or even chocolate. This afternoon though, I tried to pair the perfect whiskey with a food. This may seem a natural way to proceed for wine enthusiast, […]
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Whiskey Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

by TW Wrighton April 28, 2018
With the surge in whiskey production in recent years it’s no wonder that there is a huge amount of used whiskey barrels finding new uses in everything from aging beer to being chopped into chunks of wood for backyard smokers. One of the many recent uses that has captured my attention is aging maple syrup […]