Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

Have a Sip of Byrrh, then make Byrrh Cocktails

Here in the U.S. we now have access to a growing number of European spirits and liqueurs that, until now, were rarely seen on these shores: Carpano Antica and Cocchi … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 8 Comments

Cocktail Night II: Bourbon & Rye

Almost time for the second meeting of the Heron Social Club! This time our crew of cocktailians will be focusing on drinks made with bourbon and rye whiskey. Neighbor Dave … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · 1 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

High West Distillery Whiskies

Yes, it’s time for Part Two of the Southwest Booze Roundup: Yeeeeeee-haawwwwww!! Sorry. This second offering comes from the High West Distillery, located in Park City, Utah, just outside of … Continue reading

August 31, 2011 · 5 Comments

Booze Get! Yahara Bay Whiskey

Yesterday Dad & I headed southwest to visit the Yahara Bay distillery, one of two craft micro-distilleries in town. It is truly and mom & pop operation, with maybe half … Continue reading

July 15, 2011 · Leave a comment