Tag: America

Old Fashioned – Coq D’Or, The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

The Drake Hotel has been a favourite of mine since the days I lived in Chicago. It’s a timeless classic with its impressive architecture, its sweeping staircase, and its rich furnishings and dark woods. It was always a rare treat to come in for a cocktail or two after the Harley was safely stabled for […]

Sazerac Rye

Whisky of the week – Sazerac Rye. New Orleans in a glass.Bourbon Street and Louis Armstrong, jazz funerals and swamp treacle madness, mercurial Mardi Gras and voodoo chile vengeance, southern baptist purgatory and Basin Street. It’s got the lot. Sazerac Rye whiskey represents the tradition and history of the antediluvian New Orleans washed away by […]

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July! As liquid sunshine is a very personal take on whisky I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a gallery of some of my encounters with American whiskeys over the last year. There is no such thing as bad whiskey. Some whiskeys just happen to be […]

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