• The History of Whiskey and Jazz

    A sultry sax solo. A glass of warming liquor on the bar. Lights turned low and hushed conversations. There are just some things that go together, and when you think about whiskey-drinking, jazz music cannot be far behind in your thought process. Dubbed the Jazz Age by writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Roaring 20’s…

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  • How To Taste Specific Flavors In Whiskey

    For many new whisky drinkers, a sip of whiskey brings a myriad of flavors that please the palate. And as you get into your newfound passion for whiskey sipping, it is nice to actually know and understand what is what, as you begin to build muscle memories of flavor profiles. With a little knowledge…

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  • Why Whiskey Is A Great Holiday Gift (And Who To Give It To)

    With the holidays approaching, you might be feeling a little anxious about your gifting list. How do you get everyone something on the list that feels luxurious without completely breaking the bank? Well, for some, a bottle of whiskey does the trick. It’s a gift that keeps on giving, evokes a sense of luxury,…

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  • Healthy Whiskey Recipes

    As the weather turns colder and the summer drinks with their umbrellas and frivolity fall by the wayside, it is time to think about how you can enjoy a good healthy cocktail without packing on the pounds. After all, the holidays and all of their guilty pleasures are just around the corner! Harlem Standard…

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  • Whiskey Fall Favorites

    Now that we are falling into fall, it is time to consider all the libations that make the season great. Gone are the fruity drinks of summer, with their tiny umbrellas and their light palette. When the wind blows the leaves off the trees and the air takes on a chill, you need something…

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  • “Never delay kissing a pretty girl or opening a bottle of whiskey.” – Ernest Hemingway

    Although Hemingway is right, and you should always open a bottle of whiskey without delay, in September there is even more urgency. September is National Bourbon month, and for those who love bourbon, Kentucky is the heart of it all. Kentucky is known for its plethora of bourbon distilleries, and they want everyone else…

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  • Summer of Soul Review

    If you love the neighborhood of Harlem, a good documentary, and music that has a little heart, then we’ve got a movie for you! Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a documentary movie that highlights the Harlem Cultural Festival, and is a vital part of musical history, especially…

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  • Whiskey And Brunch A Strange Fantastic Pair

    Admit it: sipping bourbon is a fantastic way to spend a morning. Although you might think of bourbon more as an evening libation, you can buoy your next brunch by throwing in a few whiskey drinks. Let’s face it, Bloody Marys and Mimosas get all the chatter, but bring the smooth, mellow, charred taste…

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  • Fictional Characters Who Love Their Whiskey

    “Sometimes, the words don’t flow as easily as the whiskey.” This quote, sometimes attributed to Winston Churchill, could not be more true. Many writers have certainly felt the pain of writer’s block. But as for putting pen to paper, many authors and screenplay writers flow the whiskey into the words they are writing and…

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  • White Oak and Why It’s So Important For Whiskey

    Did you ever wonder where bourbon gets the beautiful vanilla and caramel flavor that you love? If you ask whiskey enthusiasts, it comes from being aged in white oak. Although many people mistakenly believe that bourbon must be aged in white oak, the stipulation and rule which makes whiskey official is that it be…

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