Dictionary.com (because, 2018), defines Climax in 5 ways: 1. the highest or most intense point in the development or resolution of something; culmination 2.(in a dramatic or literary work) a decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in a plot. 3. Rhetoric. a figure consisting of a series of related ideas so arranged that each surpasses the preceding in force or intensity. the last term or member of this figure. 4. an orgasm. 5. Ecology. the stable and self-perpetuating end stage in the ecological succession or evolution of a plant and animal community. Here, we will explore describing Climax Wood-Fired Whiskey in accordance to the various definitions of the whiskey brand’s namesake. 1. Hmmmmmm. I beg to differ here. Upon tasting this whiskey multiple times, in many fashions (freshly cracked open and … More Climax or The Beginning?
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
I don’t want to be that “I told you so guy” but… I told you it was great! Now, I am elated to see that more of the #whiskyfabric feels the way I have for a while now. I’ve said a lot about Lost Spirits – and my friends over there – in the past, so … More The Discovery of Lost Spirits
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
What can be said anymore about Mickey Heads? He’s the brains of the operation for all that we currently admire, and adore about Ardbeg such as the Uigeadail and Corryvreckan. This year, Mickey is celebrating a decade of delectable drams as distillery manager of the acclaimed Ardbeg distillery. Officially kicking off in late February, one of the … More Mickey Heads in the Right Direction Again
As my colleague Peat stated in the first edition of What you Should…, “When we here at Whisky + Architecture first came up with the idea of adopting pseudonyms, it was Finn himself who bestowed upon us our respective names. To say that he expertly captured our differing tastes and preferences is somewhat of an … More What you Should be Drinking Right Now: Abomination
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
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.
I think its safe to say that every creative soul has a moment, or likely several moments, when the clouds part and the light shines through to reveal an inspiring example of artistry. An example of what could be done, an inspiration of what hasn’t been done yet, and more importantly, an example of how … More Where it All Began – Jewish Museum Berlin
*Proceed with caution: as the words of William Shakespeare have been altered for the sake of whisk(e)y* O Ouroboros, Ouroboros, wherefore art thou Ouroboros? Deny thy father and refuse thy absence; Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love And I’ll no longer be lonely. Shall you hear more, or shall I speak at … More The Lost Lost Spirit’s