7 summer patio sippin' whiskeys

Published July 4, 2020

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.


Spirits are flowing at Eagle Park, the Milwaukee area's newest distillery

Published June 25, 2020

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.


Become a first-time dad on Father's Day & get free Central Standard bourbon!

Published June 15, 2020

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.


Is the shutdown sending Milwaukee beer down the drain?

Published April 24, 2020

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?


Fond du Lac's Ledgerock carries on long tradition of farm distilling

Published March 13, 2020

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.


Milwaukee's best tour (wine and spirits), 2020

Published March 4, 2020

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.


Meet the man behind Jack Daniel's

Published Feb. 21, 2020

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 returns for its 12th edition in Madison

Published Feb. 12, 2020

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.