Southern Comfort releases limited edition football wrapped bottle

August 8, 2013

Below find the press release. I said my piece about Southern Comfort (Sookie Stackhouse’s favorite libation) here. (Paywall protected.) I just wanted to post the photo. August 8, 2013, LOUISVILLE, KY – Southern Comfort has released a limited edition football …

Another Boxxle Contest!

May 27, 2013

OK, this time we’re really going to make you work for a chance to win a new and improved Boxxle. What you have to do is leave a comment below that either tells us something interesting aboput your parents’ (or …

Win a Boxxle! It’s easy! Why? Because we love you!

March 2, 2013

I’ve got an extra one of these. So if you want it leave a comment below. We will choose one of you guys at random (don’t ask how) and ship it to you at our expense. (Unless you live in …

Spirits Live!: Riverboat Rum

July 1, 2012

First in a monthly series.

Coming soon: American Harvest Organic Spirit

February 3, 2012

It’s actually vodka. And it’s very good — coming to Arkansas soon. The price point will be around $24 a 750 ml. bottle, about what Tito’s charges. And I might like it just a smidgen better. More in next week’s …

“To those beautiful, ignorant bastards”: The first season of Boardwalk Empire is out on DVD

January 13, 2012

“In less than two hours, liquor will be declared illegal by decree of the distinguished gentlemen of our nation’s Congress. To those beautiful, ignorant bastards.” — Nucky Thompson, toasting the beginning of Prohibition in the first season of HBO’s Boardwalk …

Drinkies contest: Win the Monkey’s blender!

January 7, 2012

Blood, Dirt & Angels is giving away a blender exactly like the one your monkey uses in the preparation of his monthly Spirits columns which appear the first Sunday of each month (unless we decide to run them the second …

Another reason I love my neighborhood: Hillcrest Pumpkin Roll 2011

November 6, 2011

The Boxxle lives!

September 11, 2011

As I reported in today’s (Sept. 11, 2011) drinkies column, the Kickstarter campaign referred to in the above video failed. But not to worry, the Boxxle lives. Here’s what it’s inventor, Tripp Middleton has to say: “Though we did not …

Last night in Little Rock

August 20, 2011

…. far west Little Rock, actually, where we rarely venture. At a pre-opening party at Big Orange. Already one of my favorite bars, they make a great house Negroni — they use Aperol not Campari — and a very good …