An Enthusiast’s guide to aging whiskey: Preparation


We recently purchased the Woodinville Age Your Own Whiskey Kit. Shockingly well priced at $40 at Costco ($150 online), we would have been crazy not to purchase this product.

Woodinville Whiskey Company is a small-batch distillery out of Washington state producing bourbon (with a rye on the way), white dog, and surprisingly enough, vodka. They also offer what I believe is the first all-in-one home barreling kit. Included are a 2L chard oak barrel; two fifths of 110 proof, barreling strength bourbon mash white whiskey; a funnel and two tasting glasses. It also came with a handy little booklet that explains the whole process. Read more »


Haiku for drunks: Fat Tuesday



Gin fizz in a jar
No laughter, screams—keyboard sounds
Fat Tuesday at home


What do I give up?
For Lent, when booze is my faith?
That’s an easy one

Beads picture from Tulane Public Relations (flickr)


Our three resolutions

—Christian and Josey

Now that your hangover is finally starting to dissipate, it’s time to get serious about the resolutions you drunkenly mispelled into your iPhone notes app then accidently emailed to your boss, or sluredly proclaimed to your puking cell mate in the early hours of January 1st.

Judging by the photographic evidence friends and strangers have posted on Facebook, our twenty-ten was full of long, wild nights and crazy days. And we don’t remember much of it. In twenty-eleven we want to get back to basics and focus on life’s simplest pleasures. So we put together a few resolutions of our own. The trick to a successful resolution? Don’t determine to stop doing something altogether, but rather realize what’s missing from your life and vow its future inclusion. After all: We didn’t get to be the Alcohol Enthusiast by saying no to anything—and we don’t recommend you say no to anything, either.

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