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Basics LEARN

WHISKEY FOR BEGINNERS – A Complete Overview

Hello darling, I see that you like whisk(e)y and are looking to learn more. Well, you’ve stopped in the right place! Nine months ago, I launched Whiskey Muse as a way to hold myself accountable to learning about the “water of life”. After reading…

13 whiskey cocktails you should know
Cocktail LEARN MAKE

TOP 13 WHISKEY COCKTAILS YOU NEED TO KNOW

I’ve always subscribed to the anecdote: when life gives you lemons… grab some whiskey and make a damn good cocktail out of it. There are many ways to drink whiskey. Whether you like yours on the rocks, neat, as a shot, with coke or…

Penicillin - Whiskey Muse
Cocktail MAKE Scotch

THE PENICILLIN [A MODERN CLASSIC]

I’ve recently decided that one of the ways I would increase my knowledge of spirits would be to compete in as many cocktail competitions as possible. The first few have been a bit rocky, my lack of knowledge on what judges are looking for…

Whiskey Muse Forty Creek Campari Group
Event MUSE

CLASSIC COCKTAIL FLAVOUR THEORY [MASTERCLASS]

What makes a great cocktail? When looking at the composition of a cocktail it often is a matter of finding a balance between flavours. We have a number of basic tastes that we can identify. When it comes to cocktails I like to think…

Karen Fullerton - Whiskey Muse
Event LEARN Scotch

TASTING GLENMORANGIE WITH COLOUR/FLAVOUR MAPS

Thanks to my friend Randa (check out her amazing site here), I received an invite to do a Glenmorangie tasting and workshop with Global Brand Ambassador Karen Fullerton who just happened to be in town (for the first time) for 24-hours in October. Although…

Bourbon Cucumber Cocktail
Bourbon Cocktail MAKE

BOURBON CUCUMBER FIZZ

A Gin + Tonic with cucumber has become all the rage as of late. But what less people know is that a bourbon, soda with cucumber makes an equally refreshing cocktail. If you’re looking to make something refreshing, simple and beautiful for your guests,…

Cactus Mole Bourbon Milkshake - Whiskey Muse
Bourbon Cocktail MAKE

THE CACTUS MOLE MILKSHAKE

Making this cocktail is an investment. But well worth the struggle. This cactus mole milkshake is a boozy drink that was built for the fleeting summer days but can also be warmed up into a hot chocolate-style sipper. INGREDIENTS 2.0 oz Bourbon 0.75 oz…

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Cocktail Rye

THE RYE + GINGER RE-INVENTED

One of the first “cocktails” you may have had in your life was the classic highball, the Rye + Ginger. Back before prohibition rye was the choice spirit of the American working class. Spicier and more aggressive than bourbon, rye was the drink that…