A Night in Chicago: (K)Nights of the Scotch Table

I truly have come to love my “A Night in Chicago” series. For one, it means I drank more whisky, but more importantly it indicates that something special happened with special people in a very special city. The cold ass weather that is rudely closing out 2017 here in the states (well at least the … More A Night in Chicago: (K)Nights of the Scotch Table

A Night in Chicago – Dewar’s Dinner

I’ll be the first to admit, among all the whisky that I have tried to encounter so far, I have yet to go into the catalog of Dewar’s. Silly me, I’ll also be the first to admit, that I made a mistake. Dewar’s White Label is actually a scotch that I was introduced to early … More A Night in Chicago – Dewar’s Dinner

A Night in Chicago: An Evening for the Makers.

Man, do I love nights in Chicago. It has been awhile since catching you all up on the whisky adventures that the Windy City has offered. There have been plenty-a-night to choose from, but here is a special one that I experienced a few fortnights ago. Preface: Chicago is a great whisk(e)y city. No, not … More A Night in Chicago: An Evening for the Makers.

A Night in Chicago

From the authors that brought you household favorites such as “A Love Letter to Laphroaig” and best seller “The First Family of Bourbon” comes the tale of one man’s night of discovery, turmoil, anguish and triumph, all for the love of whisky. W+A is proud to present a new volume of stories: “A Night in … More A Night in Chicago

A Letter to a Fine Lad

Bear with me on this one. We’re well into the 21st Century so this may be a new concept to some and a feeling of rediscovering something put away in your parents closet/attic/basement to others: The letter. Once the pinnacle of constructed communication, I couldn’t attempt to address the letter and its significance by vacuuming the … More A Letter to a Fine Lad

Mr. Adjaye, This is Your Life

Bear with me here, for I will try to do my best rendition of Ralph Edwards. But first, a little context: For a designer, one of the greatest honors is to have produced a body of work throughout one’s career that is worthy of being displayed and discussed. For some, it may take a lifetime to … More Mr. Adjaye, This is Your Life

Whisk(e)y Drinkers! Assemble!!

W+A had The Peated Malt Old Ballantruan Speyside Glenlivet, Single Malt Society 66.47 Campfire Character 11 Year, Glenmorangie Finealta and Single Cask Nation Kilcohman 4 Year Cask Strength. Bar: Jack Rose Dining Saloon, Adams Morgan Washington DC Bartender: Brittney + Andy Advisor: Roberto Last night was very exciting and simultaneously a bit saddening. You see, … More Whisk(e)y Drinkers! Assemble!!

The Bars

Chicago Duke of Perth 2913 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 477-1741 If you like scotch – single malt scotch, then just like W+A, you will love Duke of Perth. This quaint establishment puts you right in the mood for intimate encounters with whisky, and I guess whoever you are with. The selection is great … More The Bars