Category Archive: alcohol education

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Smooth Ambler and Old Scout

    Sadly, this The Minty’s Whiskey Week is now drawing to a close. But never fear, there will be other Spirits Weeks on the Minty and perhaps another week dedicated to my… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Kaiyo Japanese Whisky

    How can it be The Minty’s Whiskey Week without including one Japanese whisky? I recently tried Kaiyo, a Japanese whisky aged in mizunara oak. I learned the whisky is sourced from… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Benromach, Douglas Laing & Co Remarkable Regional Malts and Gordon & MacPhail

  The Minty’s Whiskey Week continues with Benromach, Douglas Laing and Co‘s Remarkable Malts and Gordon and MacPhail Scotch whiskys. I tasted these with the Southern California Whiskey Club. This event also supported… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Recap of the Westward Pig Dinner

  Westward Whiskey had a pig dinner at Winsome recently. The Wingham Farms pig had been fed 4-5 weeks on spent mash, the grain that was used to make Westward whiskey. Wingham Farms… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Glenfiddich’s Fire and Cane

  The Minty’s Whiskey Week continues with the new Glenfiddich‘s Fire & Cane. The Speyside Scottish whisky company has been experimenting quite a bit with their whisky. Fire & Cane is the fourth… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Buffalo Trace, Elmer T. Lee, EH Taylor Four Grain, Blanton’s, Stagg Jr.

  It’s going to be Whiskey Week on The Minty next week. Here’s a sneak peek into my whiskey-flavored life! I was excited to check out the Buffalo Trace tasting with the Southern… Continue reading

DTLA: Late Night Drinks at Clayton’s Public House

I’ve been anticipating the return of Clayton’s to DTLA since… well, forever. Its earlier incarnation as the Royal Clayton’s was located in the Arts District, across the way from Church and State. They… Continue reading

Learning about Haitian Rum: Clairin

For my last post for this week’s Spirits Week, I’m going to focus on clairin, which is Haitian rum in the simplest terms. This spirit of Haiti has not been previously exported to… Continue reading

All About Aquavit

  When I first conceived the idea to write about aquavit (also known as akvavit), I knew about two; the American made Krogstad from House Spirits in Portland, Oregon and “that Euro stuff.”… Continue reading

Checking Out Pisco Capurro at DTLA’s Barcito

  The Minty’s Spirits Week continues with exploring Peruvian pisco. If you read my Travel to Chile posts, you’ll know how important the grape spirit is to both Peru and Chile. And although… Continue reading