George Stranahan, artist, rebel and founder of Flying Dog Brewery has now ventured into the tasty world of whiskey. When his barn burnt down over seven years ago one of the firefighters helping douse the flames was Jess Aspen, a fellow lover of spirits. As the two discovered their shared passion for alcoholic beverages the idea was born to create a whiskey distilled in the beautiful landscape of Colorado. Now available, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is a small batch distillery located in Denver. Availability is limited, but sure to be coming to your area soon.
Check out this cut from Mythbusters featuring the brilliant Anthony Dias Blue, who is Editor-in-Chief of the Tasting Panel Magazine (which has included articles by yours truly) and an all-around food and beverage guru through Blue Lifestyle.
This clip is pretty straightforward and will make you an expert on the finer differences between the Martini’s two most popular preparations.
The beginning for Rogue was in 1988 in Ashland Oregon on the beautiful Lithia Creek as a Brewpub that sat sixty people with the brewery located in the basement below. In less than a year the team realized another location was needed and moved the fledgling business to Newport where it still resides. Along with the award-winning American Amber Ale and Brutal Bitter, Rogue also produces a line of unique spirits. Here are four cocktail creations made with Rogue Spirits to inspire your New Years celebrations. See the full post »
J Vineyards sports an ambitiously schizophrenic line-up of fine beverages ranging from elegant bubbles to complex table wine to the delectable pear liqueur. The space-age green bottles are as inspired as the liquid refreshments that they contain, and upon entering the equally space-age tasting room at the winery in Sonoma County’s Healdsburg, it is clear that these people mean business. See the full post »
*Mutineer Magazine does not condone tequila as being a cure for holiday depression, and recommends a subscription to Mutineer Magazine as a possible cure for holiday depression.
“Stop hiding, and start living with Tequila!” This is the proclamation made in the short film “Tequila”, and to be fair to Tequila, a long and detailed list of side effects are mentioned true to the form of the major pharmaceutical companies. Yes, tequila is everything I thought it was and more.
New Years Eve is quickly approaching, which we are all pretty psyched about ever since our IT guy found the following message in a fortune cookie up at the Pike Place Market last night: 2009 Will be the Year of the Mutineer…but I digress.
I caught wind of a New Years Party that has all the ingredients to be a hit: great location, great food, and ABSINTHE. Yes, this party is the real deal. The theme is Moulin Rouge, and I suspect this theme will be taken a little too far, or at I hope that is the case. The location is Lucques, a very cool restaurant in West Hollywood that is definitely worth checking out regardless of whether of not you go to the New Years Eve party. The evening’s food will consist of five and six-course menus depending on the seating. See the full post »
Well, it’s that time of year again – the Holidays are here. It seems only appropriate to give the Mutineer following some go-to holiday cocktails. Without further ado, here are 4 cocktails sure to bring holiday cheer.
Tezón Mistletoe Ingredients:
– 1 oz. Tezón Blanco Tequila
– 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
– 1/2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
– Mumm Champagne
– Pomegranate Seeds (for garnish)
Pour ingredients into glass. Fill the rest of glass with Champagne. Garnish with pomegranate seeds. See the full post »
Here is the last of 5 flaming shot videos celebrating fire week here on MutineerMagazine.com. Speechless. Enjoy.
I’m certain we haven’t seen the last of these flaming shots. If you decide to try a flaming shot for yourself, you may end up in the jaws of death when your flaming shot turns on you, leaving you little time to act. See the full post »