The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery Milk Stout

Duck-Rabbit? Milk stout?  Yes, really. Although the beer geeks at RateBeer.com adore  it, this brew is not for everyone. Duck-Rabbit is a milk stout, which, as explained here, is a stout is made with “sweet and unfermentable lactose.” (Lactose=milk sugar.) Which is to say the flavor is peculiar. Sure, Duck-Rabbit shows familiar stout notes—chocolate, coffee, […]

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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon (2010)

Drink, Memory:  2010 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon by B.D Fischer, ThreeStrangeThings.com Wine is inextricably bound up with memory.  This is partially because wine itself is memory—terroir is nothing but the circumstances of creation, like your parents’ blind date a dozen years before your birth.  In this analogy the Clef du Vin is Match.com. My weekday watering hole […]

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Ardbeg Uigeadail Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Uigeadail—easy for the Scots to say! We are big fans of Ardbeg, having tasted reviewed a number of its whiskies over the years. (See here.) Uigeadail (roughly, “oog-a-dal”), which means “dark and mysterious place,” 54.2% alcohol by volume, or 108.4 proof. Nonetheless, we enjoyed it neat. It won the highest praise from Jim Murray, and […]

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