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Mr. Bourbon Goes to Scotland

by Brett Mullinson January 14, 2019
“I am a bourbon drinker and I’m interested in scotch.  What should I try?”  This is one of the more common inquiries I receive.  These people are experienced with American whiskey and are ready to expand their horizons.  But, they are like a child who just entered Disney World:  There are so many options that […]

Son’s of Liberty Spirits Company Distillery Visit

by TW Wrighton January 12, 2019
When I walked through the front door at Son’s of Liberty Spirits Company I was surprised – shocked even. I’ve been to a few other distilleries that are transitioning over to doing more cocktails and trying to create a more bar-like atmosphere to encourage visitors to come and hangout and enjoy the house-made spirits but […]

Whiskeys of the Year 2018

by WBSEon December 28, 2018
As 2018 winds down, it’s time again to reflect upon another year’s worth of whiskey endeavors!  The boom shows no signs of slowing down; new distilleries are popping up daily all over the world, and established powerhouses are investing in more stills, aging warehouses, and other measures to increase their production capacities.  Young distilleries are […]
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TW’s Craft View

by TW Wrighton December 23, 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 […]

St. Augustine Distillery Visit

by TW Wrighton December 22, 2018
There were two reasons that I was in St. Augustine over the weekend. The first is that I was going to help run a weapons range which was a fund-raiser for an old friend of mine who was running for Congress. The second reason was to visit St. Augustine Distillery. Just inside the front door […]

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 […]
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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 […]

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 […]
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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 […]