Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

Rum Again, Rum Again: Notes on Cockspur Rum

A little while back, fellow cocktail and spirits enthusiast/blogger/writer Lincoln rounded up a few of like-minded types to review a number of spirits and write about them. Booze reviews? Bottles … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Short Flight to Paper Plane

This past weekend, friend Jack and I made our way to downtown Decatur to seek out one of Atlanta’s newest cocktail-centric bars, Paper Plane. The cozy, retro-infused spot is the … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Taste of Richland Rum

A while ago, I was opining about the state of locally-produced liquor in Georgia — how it would be nice to see more of it, that the Atlanta bar scene … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Charleston? Need cocktails? Find The Gin Joint.

Recently, I paid a visit to Charleston, which has established itself as a culinary Mecca in the South — James Beard Award-winning chefs, fresh seafood, classic southern dishes, and more than a few microbreweries … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Is Proof & Provision My New Favorite Bar?

In a word, Yes. True, I like Holeman & Finch, but it takes aim at the semi-high-spending gastropub crowd and is a tad over-hyped (I admit, I’ve done my share … Continue reading

November 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

David Wondrich, and a Bar Visit to Holeman & Finch

Well, I met David Wondrich last Thursday. Yes, I could heap applause and accolades upon him, but that’s been done enough already. I’ll just say that Mr. Wondrich was an … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bourbon & Rye Primer

The next meting of the Heron Social Club approaches! The theme? Bourbon and Rye. When you’re looking at base spirits, whiskey is arguably right up there with gin, a well-established … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · 3 Comments