Tag Archive | alcohol

Is there a difference between bourbon and whiskey?

According to this article from Smithsonian Magazine there is a way to differentiate between whiskey and bourbon. UC-Davis’s Tom Collins (great name in this context) researched the chemical differences between 60 different whiskeys including Tennessee, ryes, bourbons and others. He found over 4,000 “non-volatile compounds.” There are components that are barrel derived, as we would […]

Harpoon Cider

Harpoon Cider (12 oz, 4.8% ALC) I’m not gluten free (gf) but my girlfriend (GF) is. There are several well-known breweries making gluten free ciders these days. Glutenista has a nice list of some GF Beers and Ciders here. Harpoon Cider is not listed as gf on the website but the only ingredient is fermented […]

Booze: Beer, Liquor and Wine Reviews: Baltika Golden Lager 5

I’m not a big beer drinker. I rarely buy six packs unless company is coming over. My preference is to buy individual bottles of craft beer, so I can focus on taste over volume. Unfortunately, even just a single bottle buy doesn’t guarantee consumption within 3 or even 6 months. Case in point, I bought […]