Ever wondered if the rumor that Wisconsin consumes the most brandy is true? Well, according to Korbel, it's absolutely, 100 percent accurate.
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.
Today is National Bacon Day, so here's a recipe that's cheap, easy, boozy and provides a hearty helping of Wisconsin personality.
Happy National Whiskey Day, Milwaukee. And this ready-to-pour Old Fashioned is at your service.
After meeting at Great Lakes Distillery, Doug MacKenzie and Jason Neu went on to start their own company, SoulBoxer Cocktail Co. which offers ready-to-pour Old Fashioneds. It's been a whirlwind success for the two, but they took a few minutes to talk booze and things with OnMilwaukee.
Wisconsin's first craft distiller is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the release of 10 brand new spirits, including four new fruit-based brandies, which will be released in May of this year.
The Brandy Old Fashioned is quite possibly the state's signature drink and people are particularly passionate about how it's made. Doug MacKenzie and Jason Neu took this to heart while starting Black Fawn Cocktail Co., a new, local cocktail company that created the SoulBoxer Brandy Old Fashioned.
The first time I visited master distiller Doug MacKenzie was at the old Great Lakes Distillery. There weren't bubbling beakers puffing steam, but the large copper still and the stainless steel tanks gave the place a certain laboratory feel. And though he seemed entirely normal, MacKenzie's passion for creating spirits and his openness to try just about anything gave him a certain mad scientist vibe.
Once upon a headache, box wines fell into the same category as Ramen noodles: something college students, starving artists, frugal penny-pinchers and the financially challenged bought because they were on-the-cheap. That's no longer the case.