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  1. Holiday Drinks that *Still* Don’t Suck, December 8, 2013
  2. A look back at whisk(e)y season, Part II
  3. A look back at whisk(e)y season, Part I
  4. MORE Holiday Drinks that Don’t Suck, December 8 at Rob Roy
  5. Blur Ball, December 2, to benefit Murray Stenson
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Holiday Drinks that *Still* Don’t Suck, December 8, 2013

As much as I hate it when department stores (and hyper-festive neighbors) break out the Xmas decorations well before Thanksgiving, I need to figuratively stand before you for a moment with my Santa hat in hand, to beg a bit of your attention for something coming up quick on the calendar. It’s been two years […]
    


A look back at whisk(e)y season, Part II

Yesterday, I launched into a wandering and long-overdue meditation on the whiskies that, for me, made the long, grisly winter of ’12-’13 endurable. Yesterday’s post covered bourbon; today, it’s all about the Scots and the Irish. When looking back on brown-booze season, it wasn’t all a bourbony blur around here. These are a few approachable, […]
    

A look back at whisk(e)y season, Part I

Some people — okay, me — are of the mindset that brown booze is a year-round sort of thing, the kind of drink you keep in your glass on winter’s darkest evenings as well as summer’s brightest afternoons. But there are also people — okay, me again — who think that whiskey and other aged […]
    


MORE Holiday Drinks that Don’t Suck, December 8 at Rob Roy

What, again?! It was only a year ago that I spent a December afternoon at Rob Roy, igniting the contents of a punch bowl and dispensing Tom & Jerry as I did my best to dispel the bibulous bogeymen of ignoble holiday drinks. The drinks were delicious (thanks to Rob Roy owner Anu Apte, who […]
    

Blur Ball, December 2, to benefit Murray Stenson

In the month-ish since I last updated, I’ve had thousands of visitors coming to learn more about ways to help Murray Stenson (a Twitter shoutout from Rachel Maddow and a link from the New York Times didn’t hurt), and an exponentially greater number of dollars have been raised to help this beloved Seattle barman with […]
    


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