Month: January 2024

Outdoor Adventures: Bike Commuting

Summer mountain biking somewhere in Colorado before bike commuting.
Summer on a mountain bike ride somewhere in Colorado.

Alie and I live an active life. Well, at least we feel active most of the year. We are much more active during the summertime when we spend our free time camping and hiking.… Read the rest “Outdoor Adventures: Bike Commuting”

Cherry Bounce Comparison

Bottle of Cherry Bounce from the Cherry Bounce Comparison
Our last bottle of 2022 Cherry Bounce with pours of the 2023 Cherry Bounce.

Recently, we encountered a winter polar plunge, but not the one where you jump into ice-cold water. Instead, we received a blast of cold, arctic air across the Rocky Mountains, bringing sub-zero temps and dangerous windchill to our region.… Read the rest “Cherry Bounce Comparison”

Mix it Up Monday: Spiced Winter Warmer

Spiced Winter Warmer on a winter’s day.

Mother Nature recently reminded us it is still winter in Colorado. We finally made it through the coldest weather of the year, in which we saw temperatures below zero for several days in a row.… Read the rest “Mix it Up Monday: Spiced Winter Warmer”

Outdoor Adventures: Ice Castles

Lights at the Ice Castles
Lights at the Ice Castles.

One of the best things about living in Colorado is all the outdoor adventures you can enjoy. I’ve been fortunate enough to live in the state for over 15 years and always learn about extraordinary new outdoor activities to enjoy.… Read the rest “Outdoor Adventures: Ice Castles”

Single Malt Sample Session

Bottles of Komagatake, Oban, Lagavulin on the bar.
We tried three whiskies during our Single Malt Sample Session.

Recently, Alie and I decided to partake in a single malt sample session. We decided to take three single malt whiskeys in our bar and pour ourselves a sample. The three single malts we chose are wildly different from one another, but it helped me appreciate the differences between each expression.… Read the rest “Single Malt Sample Session”

Our Favorite New Whiskies 2023

The Wilderness Whiskey Women with Jon at Eimverk Distillery in Iceland.
The Wilderness Whiskey Women With Jon at Eimverk Distillery.

Every whiskey drinker has their go-to bottle. For us, it’s been Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond pretty much exclusively for the past several years. However, that doesn’t stop us from trying new whiskies. One does not have to look far to find a new name, an upstart, a new distillery, or maybe something we’ve overlooked on the shelf.… Read the rest “Our Favorite New Whiskies 2023”

Mix it up Monday: Toasted Orange Ginger Mocktail

Toasted Orange Ginger Mocktail ready for a toast.
Toasted Orange and Ginger Mocktail.

Toasted Orange Ginger Mocktail

You don’t have to look very far to find an article or press release about the benefits of a Dry January. Over the past several years, people taking a break from drinking in the new year have continued to gain momentum.… Read the rest “Mix it up Monday: Toasted Orange Ginger Mocktail”

What’s New? January 2024

Bottling our Cherry Cordial late 2023.
A sample of our Smoked Cherry Bounce while bottling in December.

Where Does The Time Go?

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe we’ve made it yet another year. For us, 2023 was a whirlwind! I began the year with good intentions to get back into many of our hobbies, including sipping whiskey and updating our site regularly.… Read the rest “What’s New? January 2024”

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