Category: spirits

Wenzhou Punch

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is just around the corner, and ever since the US Congress officially declared it as such in 2007, folks in Kentucky consider the month of September

Improved Gin Cockail

David Wondrich calls it “New York’s answer to the Sazerac.” If you’re a fan of that drink, you probably know that it comes from New Orleans. A true cocktail in

Sherry Cobbler

If ever you find yourself thumbing through the pages of old cocktail books, you will inevitably make your way past several entries involving sherry. They are easy to ignore as

Don’t Forget Derby Day

Tomorrow is the day we normally post the Drink of the Week. It’s also Cinco de Mayo, which is a great excuse to post a tequila cocktail. However, this Saturday is

Cinquecento

We like vodka at Summit Sips. We really do. But over the years it hasn’t shared as much of the lime light on these pages as other spirits. There are

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

We are not rum experts, but we are learning, and although we have managed to collect a few bottles, there seems to be no end in sight. Rum (and related

Be A Better Bitter Imbiber

It’s probably long overdue, but we finally decided to write a few words about the bitter side of the cocktail spectrum—this time to outline some specific ingredients that impose this

Scotch Selection for 2010

Each Christmas, we treat ourselves to a new bottle of Scotch Whisky. It’s a tradition we have sustained for a few years now, and something we highly recommend. We don’t

Ambassadorship

Just last week, we received word from Bill Samuels, Jr., President of Maker’s Mark Distillery that our barrel has been moved to it’s new resting place in the warehouse for

Ouzo Cocktail: The Circean

Some years back we took a trip to Greece with family. Like every other tourist, we became wrapped up in local traditions and enjoyed every opportunity to drink ouzo, a

Repeal Day 2010

Others may have written about it before me, but this year we thought we would do our part to promote this day of celebration. Repeal Day, otherwise known as December

Templeton Rye, The Good Stuff

It’s Whiskey It may seem like a broad category with all of the different styles made throughout the world, but once you understand the basic steps of production, whiskey isn’t