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Lyon Distilling Company: Maryland Rye is back in Maryland

Pre-prohibition, Maryland was known for its rye whiskey.  Until 1972, when the last remaining Maryland distillery at the time closed down, Maryland rye put us on the whiskey map. And then, boo, no whiskey in Maryland for a long, long […]

Lyon Distilling Company: Maryland Rye is back in Maryland

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Pre-prohibition, Maryland was known for its rye whiskey.  Until 1972, when the last remaining Maryland distillery at the time closed down, Maryland rye put us on the whiskey map. And then, boo, no whiskey in Maryland for a long, long […]

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Ice Cream: Bourbon vanilla with caramelized cornflakes and Scotch chocolate

It all started with a personality quiz on facebook.  Which comfort food are you?  I know it’s dumb and a waste of time, but I love procrastinatorial non-sequitur navel

Whiskey Elements: Can you make good whiskey from bad?

Since the bourbon boom, it has become apparent that the biggest challenge to making good whiskey is time. Bourbon boomed, distilleries opened… but good whiskey takes years to make.  So

Grilled Lemonade Whiskey Sour with Rosemary Honey Syrup, perfect for the fall

I know.  I know what you’re thinking.  Grilled lemonade?  It’s fall!  Grilling is for summer.  What are you doing? Go home, Whiskey Pam, you’re drunk. It’s all true. Here’s the thing. 

Fig Old Fashioned: Quite possibly the best cocktail I’ve ever had

I don’t post a lot of cocktails on here, and there’s a reason for that.  It’s because I would generally rather just drink straight whiskey.  But every so often,

Deep fried bourbon shots:  Yes, really

Last Thursday was a night like any other.  I was doing laundry in preparation for the kids’ first day of school, watching TV with my husband between loads, and

Outlander: A new TV show to go with your whiskey

Some TV shows just go better with whiskey.  Like, maybe I’m drinking wine or beer, and then Mad Men comes on, and I have to switch.  You can’t watch

Bourbon Crème Anglaise stunning on summer fruit

Peaches and cream.  It’s a thing for a reason.  You know what else is a thing?  Peaches and bourbon. Can we combine all three?  Oh, yes we can. Hard to believe,

Monkey Shoulder: A good blended Scotch for single malt drinkers?

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may have noticed a glaring lack of reviews of blended Scotches.  Yup, I’m a snob like that.  If I’m drinking

Kentucky Mule: Cocktail of my summer

In the fall and winter, my drink choices are easy. Whiskey neat, or red wine.  But in the summer, I go a little crazy and am much more likely

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