Welcome back to Brown at the Bar! Today I have a wonderful wheat whiskey for you all to try. Straight from the first distillery in Chicago since Big Tuna Accardo and Al Capone’s heyday I present to you, KOVAL. Established in 2008, KOVAL had made quite a name for itself in the whiskey world while also producing gin and vodka. My friend Hagen, feeling curious I suppose, picked this out at the local liquor store. So let’s get to this review… Continue reading “Chicago Does Whiskey Well!”
If you didn’t already know, today is National Margarita Day! If you’re asking what does that have to do with the post title, margaritas (we’ll call them “margs” for short) are supposed to be made with tequila. I, personally, am not a huge fan of margaritas year-round but they are a fun go-to drink choice for when the weather is a bit hotter. I’m already looking forward to Cinco de Mayo. As we know from the 5 Golden Rules to Follow post, the quality of tequila used to make your marg will be dependent on the type of bar you’re at. Your standard run of the mill Mexican restaurant will probably serve you something you’ve never heard of while more upscale places will mix your margs with brands I’ll be comparing in this post. The worst thing I’ve had a margarita prepared with was Everclear, 30oz of Everclear margarita.
Continue reading “Tequila Time!”
Hello everyone and welcome back to Brown at the Bar. I’d like to start off by saying I’m very excited about this post and it was all made possible by one of my favorite people and fellow blogger, Sandra, who has her own blog as well –> Avant-Garbs. Thank you for introducing me to this hidden gem and being a wonderful photographer for the evening! Continue reading “Birmingham’s Secret Speakeasy”
“They wanna knows my role model, it’s in a brown bottle…Hennessy.” -Tupac Shakur Continue reading “Hennessy and Black Culture”
This week’s post is a simple but oh so necessary crash course on how to properly order drinks at the bar. Nothing’s worst than annoying your bartender by asking for clarification on simple questions. Not seeming confident or relatively knowledgable at the bar can lead to your bartender giving you rookie drink suggestions and money traps. You don’t want to tell your friends you paid $10 for a bottom shelf liquor over ice.
First we’ll start with some simple rules to abide by: Continue reading “5 Golden Rules to Follow at the Bar”
Welcome to the first taste testing of the blog! This is where I’ll be trying cocktails I run across online or from word of mouth and giving my opinions on them. This first installment is Twitter inspired, via @TimelineAngel. Continue reading “Taste Test: Talenti x Liquor?”
This past weekend, I traveled to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to celebrate my buddy Nick’s new job in Detroit. He introduced me to not only a very tasty BBQ pit, but also my dream bar that I’ve deemed “Whisky Heaven” until someone takes its place. Located in historic downtown Continue reading “That Time I Went to Bourbon Heaven”