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Yesterday, I had a chance to check out the newest in the recent string of whiskey-centric bars opening in Philadelphia. Bank & Bourbon (infuriatingly similar in name to the also-new Bourbon & Branch in Northern Liberties, sure to confuse me more than it should for the foreseeable future) is located at 1200 Market Street, attached […]

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  On our honeymoon, we stumbled across what is apparently the only whisky distillery in New Zealand by sheer dumb luck. The distillery itself hasn’t been up and running for quite a few years, but all the stock was bought by another company and is still being packaged and sold. This means everything they have […]

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South of the Border, West of the Sun 1.5 oz Monte Alban mescal 1 oz grapefruit juice 1 oz bell pepper syrup (see below) 0.5 oz Benedictine 2 dashes Aztec chocolate bitters Shake well with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit. NOTES: This one was a bit of a […]

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Whiskey Society write-ups are guest authored by the host of that month’s meeting. This month we were hosted by Sean Mellody of Mellody Brewing, and his well-behaved dog Barley.  After joining this new group of friends and whiskey drinkers last month, I was excited to host the group at my place in Queen Village. I was […]

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The folks at Cantina Los Caballitos were kind enough to invite us along for their first official Tequila Club, an instructional series that educates about tequila, while showing off the kind of food pairings that might not come to mind when you think about when and where to enjoy the oft-misunderstood Mexican spirit. The club […]

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Note from Jon: as I mentioned in last month’s post, we’re going to have guest posts each month after meetings of the Whiskey Society by the host / person that chose that month’s bottles. This month we were graciously hosted by Sarah and Jordan, and Sarah was kind enough to provide us with a write-up […]

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After a month that seemed to take far too long, Jen and I got together with 8 other like-minded drinkers from Philadelphia for the express purpose of opening and consuming a bottle of whiskey that at least one of us had been meaning to try. Due to some really fortunate timing and a tip from […]

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0.75 oz Pendleton Canadian Whiskey 1 oz  Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey 1 oz Art in the Age Sage 0.5 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot o.25 oz apple cider vinegar 2 dashes Bolivar bitters Shake ingredients well with ice and strain over a large ice cube. Garnish with a cherry. NOTES: Interesting, but not there. […]

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The Smoking Jacket 1.5 oz Sandeman tawny port 1 oz Island of Geese Islay Scotch 0.75 oz Grand Mariner 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters Baked apple slice Cinnamon stick Cut a thin slice of apple and put it in the oven on 400° for about 10 minutes. When the apple is done, take it out and […]

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It’s been a little while since we posted updates, sorry about that! It’s been a busy summer. Since the last post, we had another cocktail party to try out some of our more summer-y drinks on friends to see what’s working and what’s not. In addition to The Pennsyltucky and the Gatsby Swizzle, one of […]

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