Black Bottom Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie, baking, desserts, love to bake, Pecan Pie, Pecan Bars, Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie, Thanksgiving, Epicurious, Sally’s Baking Addiction, Smitten Kitchen

A Fall Classic

It’s a tradition It’s the prime time for Fall…the leaves here in New England are beautiful, and this California-girl-turned-Bostonian will not miss a chance to enjoy the colors to the fullest. In fact, it’s become sort of a tradition for my husband and I to head to northern New Hampshire to go “leaf peeping” (along… [ Read More ]

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It’s a gift

…of High Rye whisky Recently I was given two gifts, one a gift of history, the other a gift of love. And both were gifts of high rye whiskey, something that I can now appreciate (I remember when rye was a novelty for me…ah, memories…). Longtime readers know that I love history and family lore.… [ Read More ]

Westland American Single Malt, Westland American Single Malt whiskey, Westland Distillery, American whiskey, whiskey, peated whiskey, whiskey tasting, Impex Beverages, One Nation Under Whisky, Single Cask Nation, North Shore Whisky Club

A tasting do-over

I’ve done this before, and I’m not afraid to ask I’m doing my best to network with people in the whisky world, reaching out and asking for samples. The first time that approach paid off was when I connected with Joshua Hatton, the ImpEx Beverages Brand Ambassador, whom I had met at my first North Shore Whisky Club… [ Read More ]

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Out West with High West Rye whiskey

Ah, the romance of the American West… Scenic vistas with roaming bison, snow-capped peaks in the distance, rodeos with cowboys on horseback…that’s what I remember from a camping trip with my family in Yellowstone National Park some ** ahem ** years ago. It truly was beautiful, and still is (at least when the area isn’t… [ Read More ]

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Time well spent

Family time It’s nice when generations can spend time together. Not just for the companionship, but for the passing of knowledge that only comes from experience. It seems to me that in the whisky and bourbon industries, you see a lot of kids following their parents into the distilling business, starting at the bottom rung… [ Read More ]

Maker’s Mark, whiskey, bourbon, American whiskey, Gordon’s DTX, Private Select, Thanksgiving

Making a mark

A universal holiday Yesterday was Thanksgiving in America. It’s one of my favorite holidays, and not just because of the traditional dishes (turkey, cranberries, pecan pie, pumpkin pie…ok, I’ll stop because I’m drooling now), all of which are my favorites. No, it’s because everyone, regardless of race, religion, color, or creed, has something for which… [ Read More ]

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Run for the Roses…and Bourbon

It’s Derby Week Last weekend was the Kentucky Derby. How do I know this? Every restaurant I went into on Saturday had it on their TVs. How much do I know about it? Not much. My husband asked me which horse I would bet on (if I bet, which I don’t), and I replied, “The… [ Read More ]