The unfiltered truth can serve as an ultimate haymaker to the chin. Once delivered, it is served raw and cold. No feelings attached. No subjectivity involved. No emotions displayed.
Nine weeks ago, my unfiltered truth was delivered in the form of stepping on the scale, the instrument that determines what weight class I belong to. At 299.6 pounds, I was officially in the heavyweight division.
Immediately after looking at the scale, I started thinking about why that number popped up on the digital display.
At some nondescript hour of the night, I caught the last 45 minutes of The Mighty Ducks on television. Usually, when some nondescript movie comes on while I’m about to fade to black, I just pass out for the evening. Yet, this was The Mighty Ducks, and there was absolutely no chance I was going to turn the channel on one of the greatest movies of all-time. No way in hell.
When The Mighty Ducks came out in 1992, I was about to turn 9 years old. By this time I had become fully invested in sports as a child…
If you play the game of basketball long enough, you’ll inevitably be put into a conundrum while playing defense under the rim. You could get dunked on at any moment. While folks will generally stress over what could be worse, getting crossed up or getting dunked on, one could happen anytime you play defense on the perimeter, while the other is more circumstantial based on your defensive location.
Earlier this week, Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky America(virtual) awards named Old Charter Oak as the American brand innovator.
In a press release via Whisky Intelligence, Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley championed the ways in which oak is such a signature in their releases.
“In our continual journey to innovate and explore ways to produce better whiskey, this is a huge honor for us. Our Old Charter Oak series explores a wide variety of important factors, and each release tells us more about the role oak plays in making great whiskey. …
We survived one month in 2021 — cheers!
While we wait for bars to open up, vaccines to be distributed and the lames to mask up so we can flourish and prosper … one’s path towards spirit exploration must never stop. From identifying new go-to daily drams to finding new brown liquor influencers on the ‘Gram, our BLC crew answer the intriguing questions and share what bar they’re excited to return to this year (maybe).
There’s an underground spot in Los Angeles called Seventy7 Lounge that’s literally tucked behind an alley and has no business being there. It’s small, dark and chill. The type of place that you take someone you like that you want to impress with an experience that feels like a secret. It was there that I had Michter’s US-1 Unblended American Whiskey for the third time.
Before I show you why Michter’s Unblended is the bottle you need for your summer of whiskey excellence, let me get all of the things that people might say to try and ruin the experience…
BLC and Sailor Guevara of Uncle Nearest will host a virtual happy hour on the past and present history of Nearest Green’s Tennessee Whiskey.
Brown Liquor Collective would like to invite you to our next hosted virtual happy hour on Friday, November 13th! BLC will collaborate with Uncle Nearest brand ambassador Sailor Guevara for a Life and Times experience with Nearest Green’s Tennessee Whiskey.
Sailor is a Seattle-based Brand Ambassador for Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey who is a veteran of the spirits & hospitality industry, a whisk(e)y educator, a published mixologist, author and podcast…
I will admit this upfront. I’m not an expert by any means about any of my favorite brown spirits. I am an enthusiast. Me, being an enthusiast, means that I do partake in various experiences that sharpen my sensibilities. Those experiences, and the feelings they provide, is what shapes what I like and don’t like.
Therefore, today embarks on a journey where I will take on the bravest of tasks and attempt to answer your questions about whiskey and other miscellanies from the Collective. I will answer them in the only way I know…by being myself.
Have questions? Drop them…
The first five months of isolation and quarantine has provided one the opportunity to really load up on stocking the bar with more quality whiskeys.
Of course, the challenge in stocking up is that you reach for the top-shelf finds, hunt for the bottles you love and the ones you’ve been dying to try. As a result, you end up drinking a bit of the collection.
Needless to say, but whiskey collecting can quickly become an expensive hobby.
That hobby doesn’t always have to cost a pair of Jordan’s when hitting your favorite liquor store (or Instacart). …
Eddie Maisonet and Jemele Hill breakdown the shenanigans of all of the fireworks going off across the country. Plus, Eddie shares his introduction to Jemele and how she put him on the spot. Jemele explains her evolution and appreciation to 1942. Ed asks Jemele about her transition from ESPN to The Atlantic, Showtime and her new show “Disruptors” with Cari Champion on Vice. Finally, could Ed and Jemele start a new podcast on wedding planning advice?
Personally, I’m grateful for Jemele putting the spotlight on me at a time I was still finding my voice. Plus, I’m looking forward to…