Peat – Whiskey’s Earthy Spice

Pete – who is this guy and why does he make my Whiskey taste smoky? Of course it’s not Pete rather peat and it is a frequent topic of discussion among Whiskey lovers and novices alike. Peat is 100% natural in its composition and its formation. It is the accumulated layers of decaying organic material (grasses, small shrubs, and other vegetation found in your...

Gin & Genever – The Essence of Juniper

Gin is the ultimate flavored Vodka. That title alone should be enough for Gin fans everywhere but for years if not decades we keep hearing that Gin will be the “next” hot spirit. I suggest that Gin never needed widespread appeal as Gin fans are a devoted bunch and in no need of validation from the hip crowd. However, when all things are considered,...

Clarity on Vodka

There is a lot of chatter lately about the decline of Vodka and rightfully so. However, it’s still the king among spirits in the USA making up about a quarter of all spirits sales. The worry is in the fact that five years ago Vodka accounted for one in three bottles of spirits sold in the nation. It can be reasonably argued that Vodka...

Exploring the World of Brandy

Brandy is a rather broad category. In simple terms Brandy is a Spirit made by distilling wine or any fermented fruit juice. The alcohol strengths vary and some Brandies are aged in wood while others remain as clear as they were as they left the still. The history of Brandy surely flows along side the history of distillation. By nature Brandy and wine have...

Five Weird Ways Prohibition Still Exists Today

This great story by Angela Logomasini is reposted from Learn Liberty – a great free society website. See their post with images here. You would think that more than 80 years after the 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition, policymakers would have eliminated senseless restrictions on the sale of wine, beer, and spirits. Unfortunately, it isn’t so: state alcohol regulations carry on Prohibition’s legacy to this...

BevX Scotch Whisky Basics Infographic

In our fast-paced, short attention span world we now live in it’s often helpful to present a complex subject in a simple, visual form. In order to make Scotch Whisky easy we have created our BevX Scotch Whisky Basics Infographic. Feel free to download this handy infographic and share it with your friends. BevX Scotch Whisky Basics Infographic For this seeking a deeper look at...
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