Posts by Steve Mayes
Whiskey Stones: What They Are, How to Use Them, and Should You Chill Them?
Are you looking for something to spice up your next happy hour? If so, whiskey stones are the perfect addition! Whiskey stones are made of soapstone, granite, or stainless steel and can be used in place of ice cubes. Not only do they make your drink look cool, but they also chill drinks without diluting…Read More
Does Bourbon Go Bad? How To Tell If Your Bourbon Is Still Good
Do you have a bottle of bourbon that’s been sitting in your cabinet for a while? Wondering if it’s still good to drink? Let’s dive into how long bourbon lasts, and find out does bourbon go bad? Does Bourbon Expire? Bourbon does not expire, as long as it remains unopened. A correctly stored bottle…Read More
How Many Calories in Wine? Red, White, & More (+ Carbs Info)
There’s a proverb that says there’s truth in wine. There’s also a significant number of calories! How many calories in wine depends on the style and there’s generally little difference between red and white wine. What determines the calorie level in wine? It may be surprising to learn it’s not residual sugar content but alcohol…Read More
How Can You Make Whiskey At Home?
Whiskey is rather popular, no matter what form it comes in. Perhaps you have a taste for flavored whiskeys, like the cinnamon-flavored Fireball. Maybe you prefer Bourbon, which has a rich history in the United States, having been made in Kentucky, which still crafts 95% of the world’s supply. But no matter what type of…Read More
The Best Bourbon Cocktails For Winter Time
Bourbon is one of the most universally beloved drinks in the world, particularly in the United States. It’s no wonder that 32.25% of 18 to 29-year-old respondents to a 2018 survey indicated that they’d had whiskey, Scotch, or Bourbon in the past three months. Of course, there are varying levels of quality in terms of…Read More
What Are the Most Expensive Whiskeys In the World?
Whiskey is an alcohol made from a fermented grain mash. The grains include wheat, rye, corn, and barley. Whiskey is expensive because of its taste, quality, and the cask, or wood barrels, that contain it. The world record was set in 2019 for the most expensive whiskey cask sold at auction. A 30-year-old Macallan cask…Read More
What Is The Best Way to Drink Scotch?
Once the holidays have come and gone, you may have been gifted a bottle of scotch from your family or friends. Scotch is a classic drink and immensely popular. In fact, more than 40 bottles of the prized whiskey are transported from Scotland every second. Even if your Scotch is aged in aging barrels, you…Read More
What Bourbons Make The Best Cocktails?
Drinking bourbon is highly subjective, and there is no shortage of choices. The Kentucky Distillers Association (KDA), a non-profit trade organization founded in 1880, now represents 40 member companies since Prohibition, strengthening Kentucky’s rightful place as the only authentic home for Bourbon. Crafted by law to contain 51% corn, let us explore some of America’s…Read More
4 Occasions Where Personalized Barrels Make the Perfect Gift
Every day, more and more people are turning to personalized gifts as a way of showing their affection for friends and family. The best part is that there are so many different types of personalized presents out there, so you can never run out of ideas! Here are some occasions where personalized barrels make the…Read More
The Most Popular Cocktails That Use Whiskey
Learning where your favorite cocktails come from can be a thrilling ride. From small whiskey barrels all the way to your favorite bar and into your favorite drink, whiskey certainly can travel a long way! Let’s take a look at some of the most popular cocktails that use whiskey. Old Fashioned The Old Fashioned is…Read More