Midleton Irish whiskey, whiskey, whiskey tasting, Green Spot, Redbreast, Irish Whiskey, Ireland, Irish Whiskey history, Single Pot Stills

(Pot) Still Traditions

History and tradition ground me A few years ago I took one of those genetic DNA tests, and unlike so many people I know, there was very little ethnic diversity in my gene pool. What those results meant to me was that, despite my not being able to trace back my family tree beyond a… [ Read More ]

Scotland's whisky making regions

All over the place

Scotland’s scotch regionality It’s not news that Scotland has many different scotch regions, and it’s not news to say that those regions each have their own unique flavor signature. What is interesting is when the scotch is blended to represent and highlight the best of what each region has to offer, and we get to… [ Read More ]

real vanilla beans, baking, desserts, love to bake, vanilla beans, vanilla extract, cake, custard, egg custard, Beanilla

Bean seeing you

What IS that in my muffin? You know how you sometimes see little brown specks in baked goods, custards or frostings? No, those aren’t dirt from a careless chef…they’re something wonderful that adds a delicious flavor to all they touch: vanilla bean seeds. Using real vanilla beans can be expensive and messy, but they’re oh so… [ Read More ]