The GLD Guide To Middle Shelf Whiskey

GLDMiddleSome whiskey enthusiasts are all about finding the hidden gem. That fourteen dollar bottle really isn’t as bad as you’re worried it is. Other enthusiasts may try to impress you with their complex reviews of the finest whiskies you can buy. This review is neither.

I’m a strong believer in the middle shelf. Whiskies you can drink neat without wincing, yet are not too complex or expensive that you’d feel guilty mixing them with a bit of vermouth and some bitters. Continue reading “The GLD Guide To Middle Shelf Whiskey”

How to order and/or make a manhattan

“Rye manhattan, up.”

themahattanHistory suggests that the manhattan originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s, where it was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall. That’s right… a doctor. That practically makes this cocktail recipe a medically endorsed remedy to all of life’s problems. Its greatness lies in its perfect balance between silky smooth and fiery bite. It is the king of all cocktails.

There’s no shortage of good reading on the manhattan, but most articles are written by people trying to impress you with their complex palette and esoteric lexicon. This is a more practical guide. Continue reading “How to order and/or make a manhattan”