Now owned by the Bacardi Company, the Dewar’s brand was created in 1846 by John Dewar, Sr. in Scotland. But the brand didn’t grow into a powerhouse of whisky production until his sons, John Jr. and Thomas, took over the company in 1880, upon John Sr.’s death. By 1896, they had constructed the Aberfeldy distillery […]
Author: Steve Remp
Steve Remp is a bar manager and musician from Suffolk County New York, now residing in Brooklyn.
Having started as a bar back at 17 in a Queens beer garden he quickly became one of the few under age bartenders in New York City at the age of 19. A personal interest in craft beer and small batch whiskey was more than just a want to drink to be drunk, but more so was a reason to make it known that a 19 year old bartender could do more than just pour a pint and wipe the pine. He could pick your new favorite bourbon and tell you why you like more than what you just had.
By 22 Steve was designing the bar program for a brand new 200 seat restaurant in Greenpoint Brooklyn, everything from the cocktail menu and beer selection, to the wine rack and top shelf bottles was put in place by him.
Having paved the way for his successor he has since moved on and now manages the beverage program for a Queens based privately owned vintage bowling alley that boasts a large craft beer and American whiskey selection.
Chivas Regal Prices & Buyers’ Guide
Chivas Regal is far from a one-trick pony these days. They offer different blends and ages ranging from 12 to 25 years, and even sell a “blend your own whiskey” kit, which contains 4 different mini bottles of single malt scotches and a bottle of blended grain whiskey that the buyer can mix to their […]
Unlike most of the other bourbons that can trace their origins back hundreds of years, Bulleit Bourbon is fairly new. The modern brand was established in 1999, although its founder has claimed origins in the original Bulleit Bourbon, made in 1830 by Augustus Bulleit. The bottles sold today contain a much different whiskey. Originally made […]
Knob Creek Prices & Buyer’s Guide
A great example of a top-shelf whiskey that isn’t on the highest shelf of prices is Knob Creek. Produced by the Jim Beam distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, about 100 miles west of Bourbon County, Knob Creek’s main varieties are bottled at 100 proof (50% abv), so they pack a bigger punch than most whiskeys bottled […]
Baileys is the world’s first Irish Cream Liqueur, created in 1971 by Tom Jago for International Distillers and Vintners, a conglomerate distillery and brewery. The proprietary recipe includes a blend of homogenized Irish whiskies and cream, as well as a unique secret cocoa extract, sugar, and herbs. At only 17% ABV, it can be enjoyed […]
Maker’s Mark Prices & Buyers’ Guide
Maker’s Mark had never offered anything besides their standard flagship bourbon for decades. While other distilleries began experimenting and releasing longer aged versions, different formulas, rye whiskies, barrel strength, and single barrel series, Maker’s Mark stood by their fine-tuned whiskey-making process and recipe. It wasn’t until 2010 that Maker’s Mark released their first-ever variant, Maker’s […]
Fireball Prices & Buyers’ Guide
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is currently one of the most popular liqueurs sold in the United States, alongside Patron tequila and Jameson Irish Whiskey. Its meteoric rise in popularity began in 2007 when they rebranded. Originally, Fireball was made under the brand Dr. McGillicuddy’s. The Dr. is a fictional 19th-century western bartender who was the namesake of a line […]
Jack Daniel’s Prices & Buyers’ Guide
When it comes to American whiskey, there is none more recognizable than Jack Daniel’s. From the eponymous “Jack and Coke” to their signature barbecue sauces being featured in a handful of coast-to-coast restaurant chains, Jack Daniel’s spans many aspects of the world of food and drink beyond the liquor cabinet. While the black label is […]
Crown Royal Prices & Buyers’ Guide
Crown Royal is currently the best-selling Canadian whiskey in the United States. It was created in 1939, especially for the visiting King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England, but it didn’t hit the international markets until 1964. It is currently owned by the spirits giant Diageo. Crown Royal Price List 2022 Crown Royal Deluxe, […]
Jim Beam Prices & Buyer’s Guide
One of America’s oldest brands of bourbon is Jim Beam. The original company founded in 1795, Old Tub, had bottled their bourbon as “Old Jake Beam.” The company was renamed in 1935 after Jim Beam had rescued the company from the ravages of prohibition in the United States. To this day their flagship bourbon is […]