This week, the Pastry War held a special “break-even” event— to promote the launch of two new brands of mezcal. Heavy Metl Imports, run by William Scanlan, has just begun to import mezcal from Mezcal Real Minero and Rey Campero. Between the ...
6 years ago | Beverages
This week some whiskey fans in Houston were lucky enough to have a chance to meet one of the world’s premier whiskey authors, Dave Broom. On his way to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, the largest convention for bartenders and spirit experts ...
“Start with good ingredients, distill carefully, pick good barrels, and make sure it tastes good in the barrel.” A simple but effective statement of philosophy from Balcones’ head distiller, Jared Himstedt. At Reserve 101 (1201 Caroline) this week...
6 years ago | Booze
When I first heard of Herman Marshall whiskey, I assumed, as with so many of the American whiskeys and bourbons I've tried and seen, that it was named after an ancient founder of the company, a master distiller from generations past, or a similar ...
Dan Garrison, founder of Garrison Brothers bourbon distillery, would tell you himself that Mike Raymond and Reserve 101 were instrumental in helping him launch his company in the Houston market. What Raymond described as their "budding bromance" h...
Whole Foods Post Oak Continues to Produce Quality in Its Beer Dinner Series, Though With Some Growing Pains6 years ago | Booze
I attended and wrote about the first in the monthly Beer Dinner series at the Whole Foods Market Post Oak location, where the WFM Brewery is located. WFM Brewmaster Dave Ohmer and Post Oak Executive Chef Josh Shobe collaborated for a five-course m...