Whiskey Class Tonight

Paleo Retiree writes:


When people ask me what I’m doing with myself in retirement, I like to tell them that I’m getting back to my studies.

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog 2Blowhards.com. Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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9 Responses to Whiskey Class Tonight

  1. Will S. says:

    I suppose once they started making quinoa vodka, it was inevitable they or someone would oak some for a few years and turn it into whisky…

    How was it? I’ve been longing to try something completely new in the whisky world, made from a new grain, never previously used. Whether it’s good or meh, kudos for their going out on a limb, trying something new…


    • Clay Risen, our good instructor, told us that this is a great time in innovative American whiskey production, with people trying out all kinds of zany new ideas. In the grains department, the boutique outfits are doing things like using 100% rye in rye whiskey (apparently most rye whiskeys are made with only 51% rye) to using quinoa and rice. The quinoa whiskey we tried was interesting. Non smokey, non peaty, non sweet … Now that I think about it, it’s hard to say what it had going *for* it exactly, but it was worth a try. (Don’t buy a bottle of it but do try a shot of it at a bar.) I’m betting that quinoa will soon be forgotten as a grain to foreground in whiskey but that it’ll become a note that distillers add to other grains.


  2. Foseti says:

    Your recommendation of the Teachig Company class on spirits was fantastic.

    It was all filmed in DC and I followed up at most of the bars. They were all happy to make the drinks from the series and chat about it. Worth your time if you’re in DC.

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  3. I presume there’s lots of *cough* homework involved.


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  5. This could also explain a newfound penchant for sleeping in.


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