A while back I posted about some quaffable summer beers that were all hovering in the 5 percent ABV range, but for this roundup of American whiskeys, I didn't worry too much about proof ... only about the taste and experience. Here are some great whiskeys for sipping on your patio this summer.
Right when everything seemed ready to go at the new Eagle Park Distillery, the state was shut down and instead of gin, vodka and whiskey, the still was churning out sanitizer. But that's changed. Last weekend, Eagle Park released its first vodka, and this weekend, the gin debuts.
It's Father's Day week and regardless of what he says, trust me, Dad wants bourbon. With that in mind, Central Standard Craft Distillery owners Evan Hughes and Pat McQuillan - themselves dads - are educating news dads about this by offering a little surprise this Father's Day.
Old Sugar Distillery in Madison uncorks a different spin on collaboration brews by distilling whiskeys from mashes and beers made by Wisconsin craft brewers.
News reports about dairy farmers being forced to dump milk and produce have been joined by stories of craft brewers in Portland, Oregon, and South Carolina facing the same horror of seeing their product and profit go right down the drain as sales tank during the coronavirus shutdown. Are brewers here dumping beer?
Dancing Goat turned heads when it bought the assets of the bankrupt Death's Door Spirits. Now, it's eyeing massive growth at its Cambridge, Wisconsin home.
While it waits for its whiskey to come of age, Madison's State Line Distillery has created seven spirits and is hoping to give Milwaukee more chances to taste them in 2020.
You could call it the house that bourbon built. But it might be more accurate to describe the Fort Nelson distillery, 801 W. Main St. in Lousville, as the house that Michter's re-built.
To cap off a late summer camping trip, I managed to convince the family to stop for our umpteenth distillery tour of the year at a place called Ledgerock Distillery, just outside Fond du Lac. What we found was unlike any of the other distilleries we saw in our U.S. (and Irish) travels that year.
In the Milwaukee area, one need only look to Cedarburg's Handen Distillery, W62 N590, Washington Ave., for an example of the influence women have had and are continuing to have in the world of whiskey.
Once again, OnMilwaukee separated the always-popular breweries from other tours to create a distinct category, and once again the city's standard-bearer for spirits once again ran away with the title.
As part of its second annual All-American Dogs social media contest, Early Times is giving away 10 barrel doghouses. Winning best friends also will appear on billboards in their hometowns and in the 2021 All-American Dog calendar.
On Saturday, March 7, the distillery will open at 1 p.m. and start selling the new whiskey. Warning: last year's sold out in about six hours, so if you want it, you'd likely better show up a bit earlier than the start time.
Everybody knows Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey. But do you know the man behind the booze? Derek Mosley's latest Black History Month post takes us back to the past.
Distill America XII, a benefit for the Wisconsin Distillers Guild, which represents the state's craft distillers, is set to take place Saturday, Feb. 22 from 6 until 9 p.m. at The Edgewater Hotel on the shore of Lake Mendota in Madison.