All posts by David J. Montgomery

Buffalo Trace Distillery Announces the 2013 Antique Collection

Whisky lovers rejoice, Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 2013 Antique Collection in late September. The highly anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what ardent fans can expect: Eagle Rare 17 Year Old The previous edition of this bourbon was honored with a Gold Medal … Read more

Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde: New Recipe Book Coming Soon

Coming soon to Amazon is my first ebook: Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde: Recipes for the World’s Most Lethal Drink. It will contain over 50 recipes for the famed Tiki cocktail, drawn from across the decades and around the world. Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde will guide you from the Zombie’s creation by Don the Beachcomber in 1934, all … Read more

The Premiere of Boardwalk Empire: What to Drink

  Boardwalk Empire, HBO's Emmy-winning show about Atlantic City gangsters during Prohibition, returns this Sunday for its fourth season. Naturally, there's a lot of bootlegging involved. Given Atlantic City's location, it was a prime location for rumrunners bringing illicit liquor into the country from Canada. And Canadian hooch usually meant whisky. Canadian Club, then produced … Read more

Video: The Mahiki Zombie (aka How To Set Your Bar on Fire)

I'm currently putting together an ebook of Zombie recipes, and one of the people kind enough to share his recipe with me was Georgi Radev of Mahiki, a popular Tiki bar in London. Georgi also shared this video demonstration of how they prepare and serve their version of the Zombie. Don't try this at home! … Read more

Whiskey Review: Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Hakushu 12 Year Old Single MaltJapanese WhiskyGrade:(Superb)Price: $60 (750ml) Japanese whisky has been steadily growing in popularity in the United States, but I hadn't had the opportunity to try any until recently. After enjoying a glass of Hakushu 12 Year Old, it's clear to see why this whisky is winning so many fans. Similar in style … Read more

Video: How to Make the Perfect Mai Tai

A demonstration from Val, a bartender at the recently closed PKNY Tiki bar in New York City. He has a somewhat unusual method regarding the shaking and the ice, although what he's doing makes sense. I tend to prefer a little less lime juice in mine — 3/4 ounce — but I'm not as big … Read more

Make Good Whiskey in No Time at All

Making good whiskey takes time. Try though they might, no distiller or producer has yet found a way to shortcut Father Time. There simply is no substitute for the years whiskey spends slowly aging in wood. But that doesn't mean people don't try. Small craft distillers — and big liquor conglomerates — around the country … Read more

Happy National Whiskey Sour Day!

Shake ingredients with ice, then strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Here's another of those National XYZ Days that I love so much. This time it's the Whiskey Sour's turn, a classic cocktail and one of the easiest drinks to make. I made mine with Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon and it was … Read more

Celebrating National Rum Day

Everything under the sun has its own day. And today is rum's chance! (Apparently August is also National Rum Month, but that seems to be pushing it a little.) Rum is probably my favorite spirit. It encompasses so many different possibilities. Sweet, spicy, dry, fiery, toasted, smoky, mixed in a cocktail, or enjoyed on its … Read more