Log Date

A whiskey adventure for you and me.

  1. Moving pictures

    There Will Be Bourbon: 

    Time well spent. 

  2. Old-fashioned Hyperlink

    "Slow Drinks, Faster
    Everyone enjoys a fancy and complicated cocktail from time to time, but nothing kills a buzz quite like waiting 20 minutes for your beverage to be concocted. At last, considerate bartenders have devised clever ways to speed up the process. A few of our favorite tricks: serving batch cocktails like punch (at Cienfuegos in New York City), putting mixed drinks on tap (at Sanctuaria in St. Louis), pouring barrel-aged cocktails over ice (at Tigress Pub in Austin), bottling popular menu items before bar service begins (at Canon in Seattle), and storing bottled cocktails for individual customers (at Saxon & Parole in NYC). Soon, getting up to order a drink from the bar won’t take much longer than fixing it yourself—and you won’t have to wash any dishes afterward.”

  3. Still frame

    BOURBON & BANTER will be introducing a new bourbon desktop background every month this year. Here’s January. So the year begins. 

    BOURBON & BANTER will be introducing a new bourbon desktop background every month this year. Here’s January. So the year begins. 

  4. Old-fashioned Hyperlink

    One impeccably curated bourbon journey. 

  5. Old-fashioned Hyperlink

    I soon realized that the Old Fashioned is merely one battle line, albeit a significant one, in a much larger discussion among cocktail fans online that sometimes flared with passion (for regardless of the topic, the Internet has become no place for even-tempered debate). And while the subject of how to mix drinks is typically a pleasant one, the debates over proper recipes, spirits, tools and techniques that are conducted in person — typically over cocktails that have been exactingly described to an increasingly exasperated bartender — or on blogs or online forums such as eGullet and the soon-to-be-defunct Drinkboy forums, can sometimes veer into serious, clinically dry and even belligerent arenas.”

  6. Old-fashioned Hyperlink

    Bourbon-based recipes, interviews, reviews, and maybe the most clever whiskey blog name. 

  7. Quote of the night

    Drunkenness and youth share in a reckless irresponsibility and the illusion of timelessness. The young and the drunk are both reprieved from that oppressive, nagging sense of obligation that ruins so much of our lives, the worry that we really ought to be doing something productive instead. It’s the illicit savor of time stolen, time knowingly and joyfully squandered. There’s more than one reason it’s called being ‘wasted.’

    — Tim Krieder, from “Time and the Bottle” (NYTimes)