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
As it happens at the end of every year, some of the biggest publications make their “Best Of” lists. Wired Magazine was no different. In their list, they name 25 different buildings designed by an array of architects who are all household names; everyone from OMA and SOM, to our previously featured Diller Scofidio and … More Wired Magazine Lists 2016’s Architecture “Masterpieces”
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
There are parties and then there are celebrations. One is merely a gathering of individuals accompanied by drinks, food and entertainment, while the other is an event which marks an important occasion. I mean, anybody can throw a party. All you need to do is get some friends together, buy some chips and dip, grab … More The Grandest Time of All: WhistlePig 2016 Grand Party
Source: archdaily.com VIΛ 57 West, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group for the Durst Organization, introduces a new typology to New York City: the Courtscraper. The 830 000 sq ft highrise combines the density of the American skyscraper with the communal space of the European courtyard, offering 709 residential units with a lush 22 000 sq ft … More Bjarke Ingels’ VIΛ 57 West is Officially Open!
If you’re anything like me, the idea of being a bad ass knight, swinging a broad ass sword and slaying some big ass dragons is somewhat of a longing fantasy. And if you’re nothing like me, you can at least admit that being a bad ass knight, swinging a broad ass sword and slaying some big ass … More The MBE of Whisky: The Balvenie Master Class
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.
Yes, this is still Whisky + Arch. Emphasis on the “whisky.” But trust me, you want to read on. Full disclosure, I’m a child of the 90’s. I grew up watching Animaniacs, Freakazoid and Tiny Toon Adventures. My idea of video games was rewinding a VHS tape of The Lion King as fast as I … More Gin. The Other Islay Spirit.