Monthly Archives: April 2014

Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength Batch 5

Most distilleries offer a cask strength version of their whisky. Cask strength means that it is unfiltered (save barrier-filtering which removes any floating particles) and is bottled directly from the aging cask. Laphroaig creates annual versions of their 10 year old cask … Continue reading

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The Classic Dry Gin Martini

For BWG, a great cocktail that is light on feel and weight and looks as if it fits the bright colors of the spring and summer seasons is the classic, dry gin martini. Most cocktails have dozens of variations and … Continue reading

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Resurgence Brewing Co.

With at least two new breweries opening up in 2014, Buffalo’s craft beer explosion shows no signs of slowing down. Resurgence Brewing Co. is located on Niagara Street on the northwest side of Buffalo. They are currently in the final stages of construction and hope … Continue reading

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The Classic Bourbon Manhattan

When it comes to whiskey cocktails, the manhattan is the tried and true old timer. The staple that’s been around forever, doesn’t change much, but delivers the goods every time. We love this simple rendition where the high grade ingredients … Continue reading

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Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Laphroaig Quarter Cask is named for its old world style aging process. Quarter casks are pretty much exactly what they sound like. Laphroaig takes whisky from their standard bourbon barrels and finishes it in quarter casks (or barrels) that are roughly one … Continue reading

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Kegworks, located just north of Buffalo in the suburb of Kenmore, is a company designed for one specific concept, to empower their customers with tools for drinking. Even though Kegworks has been in operation for 16 years and is the top manufacturer … Continue reading

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Kentucky Breakfast Stout

Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) is an annually released bourbon barrel aged beer from Founders Brewing Company. KBS was first conceived by Founders over 10 years ago. The initial batches were simply comprised of their staple Breakfast Stout and then aged … Continue reading

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Highland Park 18

Highland Park 18 is a perpetual praised industry favorite. As with all things highly touted, some times hype can outweigh quality. Not so with this excellent single malt. Highland Park 18 spends 45% of its 18 years aging in sherry … Continue reading

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