Not Out of the Woods, Yet

Inspiration for cocktails can be challenging at times. Perfecting that cocktail can be even more challenging. I was inspired to make this through a few different sources. Firstly, Hiroyasu Kayama of Ben Fiddich is a internationally renown bartender, mixologist, and herbalist. Incorporating techniques that haven’t been seen in the modern era of cocktail making and…

Suntory Whisky Special Reserve Portopia ’81

I have a cousin in Japan.  He seems like a cool guy.  Him and I have similar interest when it comes to the alcohol industry, especially pertaining to whiskey.   I’ve only ever met him once when I was small kid and when he was in his late twenties, but thanks to the internet and…

Marilyn Monroe

I’m a big fan of blood oranges.  My first ever knowing encounter with one was at a restaurant during brunch when I ordered a mimosa and it came out red.  I was incredibly confused.  They explained to me what a blood orange was, and I was completely amused.  I bought a few on my way home…