March Madness Cocktail Menu

Recently, I wrote about the idea of creating custom cocktail menus for your guests [link]. After all, spirits writers have mentioned home entertainment as a top cocktail trend for 2016. If you’re going to drink sophisticated cocktails with your friends, why deal with pretensions that can come along with craft cocktail bars? So, when I…

Highland Park 12 Y.O.

Highland Park 12 Y.O. Tasting Notes Nose: Light peat. Vanilla. Tongue: Honey. Heather. Marzipan. Vanilla. Caramel. Velvety. Touch of Sherry sweetness. Finish: Peaty charcoal. Caramel. Highland Park is a Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It is produced in the Highland region of Scotland, on the Orkney Island. Not too long ago, the Islands had their own…

Tasting Notes: Kilchoman Range

In October, Kilchoman held a 10-Year Anniversary celebration. Offering nearly the entire range of expressions, it was a lot to take in. Luckily, Thomas Fauchez takes great notes.  Kilchoman new spirit 70% ABV: Nose: Strong ash, peat and citrus fruits Palate: Deeply fruity and sweety but less peated than the nose Final: Very long, obviously…

We’re moving… (physical address only)

We’re not moving our online location. This URL is still the best place to find Bodacious Booze’s liquid insights. However I, personally, am moving to a new house. Which means our bar has been sealed tight, bubble wrapped and boxed up. I won’t be doing any tastings until the next deadline, Nov. 4. So, I thought it best…

Wine-Cork-Board

I made a cork board out of old wine corks. It was pretty easy and self-explanatory. First, I bought a frame. I popped out the glass and turned the matting in the back around. Then I drew lines on the inside of the matting with a pencil to represent where the front of the frame…

DIY Bathtub Gin

Ok – first things first. No, you use your actual bathtub. That’s gross.   Bathtub Gin is a term that sprung out of prohibition. The term came about when unscrupulous moonshiners used botanicals to hide the terrible flavors found in their poorly-made hootch. In reality, the product is a type of Compound Gin (regardless of its legality)….

Inside One Eight Distillery

  One Eight runs its distilling operations Monday through Friday and hosts guest tours on Saturday. I tagged along for one of the weekend tours. The name One Eight refers to Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, which established the nation’s capital. The stills made their first runs December 2015, so they had only been operating a…