McCormick Distilling Co. is going back to its roots, as the company plans to begin producing bourbon for the first time in 30 years at its Weston distillery. In addition, it will start offering public tours of its facilities for the first time in 20 years.
Monthly Archives: September 2015
Living in New York City has given me numerous opportunities to wander around art galleries and discover many new artists. One such artist whose paintings seem to always creep into my mind, are the painting of Nate Burbeck. I first wandered into the Anna Zorina Gallery one afternoon, not really paying attention to what the gallery was showing. I had visited several other galleries that day and for some reason I decided to enter this one. When I walked in I immediately noticed the large panoramic painting on the wall. At first it appeared to be a simple picture of a suburban neighborhood with children playing but the longer I looked at it, the more surreal it became. Something about the children in the painting didn’t feel right. Looking around I noticed that all of his paintings were of scenes of American life and all of them had surreal or dreamlike qualities to them.
At Oktoberfest 2015 I was fortunate enough to have a tall glass of Hofbräuhaus’s Weißbier at their “tent”. If you have even been here during this festival you will know that the tents at Oktoberfest are not small and are definitely not tents. In fact some hold as many as 10,000 beer slamming, brass band listening, very happy people. Read the rest of this entry »
If you ask someone to tell you what the first thing they think of when you say Germany, most of them will say “Oktoberfest”. The image of men in lederhosen drinking out of large steins fills the mind. Read the rest of this entry »
Jogging and running are some of the most popular ways that people are getting in shape nowadays and it’s easy to see why; there is no equipment needed and it doesn’t cost anything to get off the couch and run around the block a few times. Read the rest of this entry »
In New York City there are more than a few bars and each of them have the bartenders that work them. However not every bartender is a good one and the bad ones can truly throw off the relaxing vibes of being in a bar with friends.
So what makes a good bartender? There isn’t one answer to that question but with some of my own research and asking around, I have managed to make a list of 3 qualities of a great bartender. Read the rest of this entry »
I am always on the lookout for the next entertaining show or documentary (my current favorite is Mr. Robot), so you can image how excited I was when I heard from my daughter that a new documentary about bourbon was in the works. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday, relaxing at Tao in Manhattan on 58th Street, with a perfect Manhattan made with Bookers Bourbon. Theresa “Tess”, the very knowledgable and friendly bartender helped me with my Italian by determining that the Vermouth Del Professore used in the drink added a spicy and herbal bitterness. I am assuming this is due to the amount of clove they use in their formula for making such a unique blend of vermouth. Read the rest of this entry »