Tag: irish

Jim Murray’s World Whisky of the Year (2017)

bookers rye whiskey

Whisky connoisseur Jim Murray has released the winners from his 2017 edition of the Whisky Bible. Last year’s choice was a controversial one — Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye — as was the year before that: Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013. Murray’s selection for 2017 will no doubt raise some eyebrows as well, as he named Booker’s Rye 13 Year … Read more

Whiskey Review: Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Teeling Irish Whiskey

For many years, the Irish whiskey business was dominated by just a couple major players. Through consolidations, sales, and reorganizations, the names of the owners changed, but the status quo remained essentially the same. (Today those two owners are Beam-Suntory and Diageo.) The only significant competition to those two was from the Cooley Distillery, founded … Read more

Taste Test: Blended Irish Whiskey

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, which means many drinkers will be turning to Irish whiskey for their drink of choice. The Irish whiskey category is hotter than it's ever been, so there are more choices than ever before. Here at Professor Cocktail we do the heavy lifting so that you don't have … Read more

Father’s Day Gift Guide – Give Your Dad the Good Stuff

You know what your Dad really wants for Father's Day: booze! He doesn't need another necktie or a pair of slippers or whichever 1950's cliche you choose to bestow. Liquor is the gift that is never turned down. Because even if it's not your brand, even if it's not your spirit, it's still alcohol. Here … Read more

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick's Day libations tend to be of a simple variety: beer, beer, and more beer. Sometimes green beer. If there's any liquor involved, it might be a shot of Jameson, but that's about it. It doesn't have to be that way, though. There are many cocktails that are well suited for a St. Patrick's … Read more