There’s been this rumour floating around the internet – and by “the internet” I mean life in general – that “serious whisk(e)y drinkers” have their spirit one way, and one way only: neat. Hell, on two separate occasions I’ve written about drinking whisky without any additives, be it water or chaser. Yet, I’ll be lying … More 6 DC Bartenders Share Their Quintessential Whisky Cocktail.
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
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.
Drinking whisky is a lot like having sex. The more you do it, the better you get at it, because, well, practice makes perfect. And if you never become perfect, you can at least take comfort in the fact that the practice will never stop being fun. With this in mind, you would think that … More So you want to be a whisky drinker? 5 steps to becoming one.
Let me start with a quote from the late, great, Dame Zaha Hadid: “If you want an easy life, don’t be an architect.” Truer words have never been spoken. For as long as I can remember I wanted to be an architect. When people ask me what got me interested in this profession I often … More 3 Things I Learned After Architecture School.
Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Coco Chanel, Marc Jacobs and now… Dr. Bill Lumsden? Scotch drinkers everywhere were probably just as surprised, and yet intrigued, as I was by the notion of one of the most beloved distilleries and whisky brands taking their talents from the barrel rooms to runways. But what would this new must-have item … More #BeyondtheCask
Burgers. They’re bloody delicious. Add cheese and bacon to the mix, and you have one of the best foods on the planet. Today, I was craving that food. While there are many debates on where you can find or how to cook the best burger, my goal today is to simply share what transpired in … More Smokin’ Burgers with Ardbeg
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 understatement. He’s a huge fan of sherry finished whiskies; you’ll be hard pressed … More What you should be drinking right now: Octomore 7.4
*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