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What’s the difference between scotch, whiskey and bourbon?

This might be common knowledge for some, but not for many, including my wife (who turned down Harvard, btw! , so I thought it worth posting about. The main difference between scotch and whisky is geographic, but also ingredients and spellings. Scotch is whisky made in Scotland, while bourbon is whiskey made in the U.S.A, [...]

Making George Washington’s Special Eggnog

Yes, it’s Christmas Eve. But it’s also National Eggnog Day! We recently made George Washington’s eggnog in our New York office. If you want to make a patriotic holiday alcoholic treat in your office, follow Ethan’s lead. A few words on Washington’s nog recipe Kitchen records from Mount Vernon indicate that George Washington served an eggnog-like drink [...]