Liquor Reviews

Cardinal Spirits // Songbird Coffee Liqueur

Cardinal Spirits // Songbird Coffee Liqueur

Cardinal Spirits, a craft distillery in Bloomington, Indiana, has collaborated with Chicago’s Metric Coffee on an Illinois-only edition of their popular Songbird Coffee Liqueur. Songbird Coffee Liqueur (49 proof; 24.5% ABV; $29.99 MSRP) infused with Metric Coffee is now available at select Binny’s Beverage Depot and […]

Friday Happy Hour: the Boulevardier

Friday Happy Hour: the Boulevardier

From 1927-1932, Erskine Gwynne was living in Paris, running a monthly magazine he founded called Boulevardier—a sort of Parisian version of New Yorker. Gwynne was an expatriate writer, socialite, and nephew of railroad tycoon Alfred Vanderbilt. During that time period, American was in the midst of […]

Glendalough Distillery // Double Barrel Irish Whiskey

Glendalough Distillery // Double Barrel Irish Whiskey

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit, Dear Reader! Being a displaced Irish-American, today is one of my very favorite days of the year—it’s Saint Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, we’re going to do something a little differently and post a whiskey review (an Irish whiskey, of course). To […]

Patrón // XO Cafe

Patrón // XO Cafe

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate the Mexican army kickin’ Napoleon’s butt 150 years ago, with Patrón’s XO Cafe, a coffee-flavored tequila. Francisco Alcaraz, Patrón’s master distiller is credited with this blend. The spirit starts with Patrón’s, 100% agave and 70 proof Silver tequila. This is blended with the […]