RULE No. 27

No woman ever made history after ordering a Bahama Mama.

“The “julep,” you see, was medicine, pure and simple, and it always has been” –David Wondrich. I remember clearly the first Mint Julep I ever ordered. It wasn’t during the Kentucky Derby, though it was in the summertime, and it was, coincidentally, at the exact bar that I now work behind. I remember how much I hated the drink. Young and innocent, the drink I was expecting to be sweet, minty, and refreshing—sort of like a bourbon version of a daiquiri—was instead boozy, spicy, and lightly sweet. My virginal palate could hardly guzzle down the drink. Since then, whiskey and … Continue reading

I sat outside at dusk, the air hot and heavy with a storm rolling in, sipping whiskey and watching two mockingbird parents oversee their young make their way from the nest in my magnolia tree. I don’t think I’ve ever written a more quintessentially Southern sentence. Yet I don’t feel that I am quite quintessentially Southern myself. After all, I’m not the cornbread and pearls type. I’m not the Sundays and pressed dresses type. I’m not even the football and Daisy Dukes type. I’m not sure what I am, but sometimes I think about it while I sit on the … Continue reading

Rule No. 17 Shock their sensibilities, and your tastebuds. If we had to apply a rule to Jack Daniel’s newest creation, Tennessee Fire, it would undoubtedly have to be Rule No. 17. The newest member of the family takes Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey and naturally infuses it with red hot cinnamon liqueur for a flavor that truly shocks the tastebuds. We we’re lucky enough to get our hands on the new cinnamon flavored whiskey for a test run and the folks at Jack Daniel’s did not disappoint! The light amber color invites you in to a nose filled … Continue reading

Do what you love, love what you do. If you find yourself a lover of all things whiskey, our friends over at Hudson Whiskey may have the perfect job for you. Gable Erenzo has been a fantastic face for Hudson Whiskey, however he has decided to forego his time on the road and return to to his precious distillery, nurturing and improving upon their craft whiskies. What does that mean for you? It means that YOU could be the company’s newest brand ambassador. Allow us to introduce to you, “Making the Cut”. “Making the Cut” is their nation wide search … Continue reading