Tag: alcohol consumption

Murtherfore: A Story of Alcoholic Inspiration

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1920s  Party

This New Year’s Eve, writer Lindsay Fleming remembers her father-in-law’s wit and wisdom, his whiskey sours and his elegant exit.

My father-in-law was famous for his whiskey sours.  When your drink ran dry, he’d be quick to notice and urge a refill.  If you hesitated, he’d settle it with the reminder, “No bird ever flew on one wing.”  When he died, copies of his recipe were posted by magnet on the refrigerator at the family beach house.  A backup was filed underneath the highball glasses in the art deco bar on the screened-in porch.

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Fest: Feel the Burn Outside the Gym

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American bourbon labels

Bourbon headlining an event this close to the Mason-Dixon line? Happily, yes. The Fifth Annual Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival takes place this weekend, starting Friday, March 23, at Timonium Fairgrounds.

The festival features 40 bourbons — among the 60 beers and pits of BBQ — all available for sampling.  The menu of bourbon includes classics such as 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, Maker’s Mark, and Booker’s. However, options like the Evan Williams Cherry Reserve and Red Stag Honey Tea reflect a recent trend in bourbon expansion, flavor infusions. Larry Kass, spokesman for Heaven Hill Distilleries, which includes the Evan Williams brand, has called the flavored bourbons, “a gateway-type product into the category.”

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