South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...Still Austin, located in The Yard right off St. Elmo Road, is the first whiskey distillery within city limits since Prohibition...."
"...A guy named Aaron Goldfarb writes about whiskey...."
"...These days, you don’t have to go outside Texas to get great whiskey. And this Saturday, you don’t have to go outside Austin – or even beyond the welcoming space of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum – to get many of the great whiskeys that the Lone Star State has to offer...."
"...One of Los Angeles’ favorite whiskey bars came to Austin Monday with the opening of Seven Grand on East Seventh, bringing a 400-plus bottle whiskey program featuring the best of the British Isles, Texas, and the globe...."
"...As war comedies go, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is no M*A*S*H*, but it still surpasses other recent comedies of this ilk, such as last year’s Rock the Kasbah and Our Brand Is Crisis. Adapted from journalist Kim Barker’s first-hand account in the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot has been fashioned by Tina Fey’s writing partner Robert Carlock as a vehicle for the popular comedian..."
"...Local buzz-saw bluegrass quartet Whiskey Shivers currently preps its third LP for a December recording at Houston’s Sugarland Studios with Robert Ellis producing. With his band busy writing, Jeff Hortillosa still had an itch..."
"...As I mentioned in today's Austin Chronicle, liquor entrepreneurs Leonard Firestone and Troy Robertson were both successful enough to attract a sufficient number of potential partners to be able to start a fairly good sized whiskey distillery in Ft. Worth...."
"...So I get this email from a PR professional: "Dear Wes, Can you feel the momentum? It's coming from Austin's newest spirits company, Bone Spirits. The farm-to-bottle distillery has just launched its second offering, Fitch's Goat Whiskey, within just a couple of months of debuting its first successful spirit, Smith's Premium Vodka."..."
"...It’s been a year since Still, the first Austin whiskey distillery to obtain a liquor license since Prohibition, opened its doors. Fortunately for us locavore barflies, Still Austin Whiskey Co..."
"...Garrison Brothers Distillery, the first legal bourbon whiskey distillery in Texas, announced this week that their Cowboy Bourbon has been named American Micro Whisky of the Year in the 2014 edition of Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, considered one of the world's leading whiskey guides...."
"...The debut pairs Anton Chekhov's one-act "The Bear" with foot-stomping folkies Whiskey Shivers, who perform not only after the play (which runs all of 15 minutes), but also before and during it. The roots quintet supplies the score for the 1888 comedy, and according to Wiese, their breakneck-tempo trashgrass "literally amplifies the noise" in the head of the lead character, Grigory Stepanovitch Smirnov, the landowner so vexed by the refusal of widow Elena Popova to pay her dead husband's debt to him that he challenges her to a pistol duel...."
"...He's now part of the South Austin Moonlighters. She's teamed up with relatively new-to-town singer-songwriter Barbara Nesbitt and formed the Whiskey Sisters...."
"...The name Whiskey Shivers has become ubiquitous enough in the local music scene that I rarely think about its origin. Yet the “oh shit” feeling one gets after gulping down that golden nectar matches Austin’s favorite trashgrass quartet..."
"...Witnessing whiskey orders at a packed bar makes it pretty clear that in the almost 400 years since the beloved brown liquor landed on the official record, and despite countless variations to suit most palates, people choose their whiskey out of habit. Along with his team of fellow bourbon lovers, David Toby, beverage director of Jack Allen's Kitchen and Salt Traders Coastal Cooking, created a hand-selected single barrel whiskey program at their family of four JAK restaurants..."
"...Austin is about as close to whiskey heaven as you're likely to find between the U.S. and the Isle of Islay..."
"...We tasted the Knob Creek Bourbon ($31), always a treat. They also shared the rare Knob Creek Single Barrel whiskey ($40)..."
"...Well, I was wrong. Yes, these guys drive fancy cars and wear very expensive boots, but, oh my God, their TX Blended Whiskey ($40) is some of the best American whiskey I've ever tasted..."
"...Here’s the joke. People who prefer Scotch call it whisky – note there is no “e” – while in the U.S., where we drink blended whiskies as well as Bourbon, Rye, Canadian, Corn and Lord only know what else, we call it whiskey..."
"...My three favorite brands of single-malt whiskey are from Islay: Ardbeg, Bowmore, and Laphroaig. There are only four others (Bruichladdich, Caol Ila, Bunnahabhain, and Lagavulin) made on the island..."
"...In February, booking wild stringrass boys Whiskey Shivers for the Chronicle's Paper Cuts series, we knew 2012 was the locals' breakout year. Recent sophomore disc Rampa Head strengthens that case as does this trio of TGMC live clips...."
"...Robert Ellis, a 22 year old singer songwriter from Houston, TX, challenges those implications with his twangy, often foot-stomping repertoire of loveable country classics from the likes of Ray Price, Conway Twitty, and the Texas Troubadour himself, Ernest Tubb. I caught Ellis at Stubb's last Wednesday, where he heads up the 'Whiskey Wednesday'show, attended by young and old, two steppers and quieter observers alike, who enjoyed three sets of rapid-fire country standards..."
"...They'd been friends since 2006, when Hawke became a fan of Curse & Praise, the debut album by Dickey's band Blood Feathers, and came up with an idea about a TV show centering around the country and folk scenes of the Seventies and Eighties. Dickey recalled, "[Ethan] was like, 'You're kind of a big guy, and Blaze would be half an episode.' I thought, yeah, I could handle that." In hindsight, Dickey said, "[Ethan] may have been percolating on it a little bit longer than he let on." Around 4am on New Year's Day of 2016, the pair were walking home "with a head full of whiskey..."
"...If Mr. McGarry finds this letter offensive, it's because I suffer from false consciousness and too much Irish whiskey...."
"...Michael Parker's passion is the whiskey of Scotland. You can see that passion the minute you walk upstairs at Opal Divine's Freehouse, the delightful bar and restaurant he owns with Ms..."
"...For the past 10 weeks, we've been under a media blitz for the new whiskey from Phillips Union. The company has used every conceivable print medium (including the Chronicle) plus billboards, and, in a neat marketing move, joined with about 50 local bars to get people to try its three drinks: a blended whiskey (Kentucky Bourbon and Canadian), a cherry whiskey, and a vanilla whiskey...."
"...The tastings are a lot of fun. Part of the entertainment is listening to your neighbors describe their opinions of the Texas-made whiskey while forming your own descriptions..."
"...Let's take a look at the results of March's Austin Music Awards, shall we? How many times are the Whiskey Sisters or a member of the duo's band mentioned?..."
"...“Don’t water down my whiskey” growls megastar Liam Page (Roe) to an amphitheatre of adoring fans. The sentiment sounds authentic to a Nashville chart-topper – and Liam, with his carefully cultivated three-day scruff, is a plausible New Country hitmaker – but this bland romance doesn’t take its own advice..."
"...Austin loves bourbon. You can’t swing a brisket without hitting a whiskey bar, and the combination of well whiskey and a Lone Star is held sacrosanct for every UT student, struggling artist, and nostalgic grownup..."
"...The performance is remarkably subtle; Jane’s rocky history is very rarely spoken about, but rather revealed in the way she carries her body, the way she passes the pipe, the way she playfully slaps her much younger lover. Director Lisa Cholodenko could fill up a whole movie with the way McDormand sips her whiskey sours, but alas, she goes the more conventional route and inserts a plot..."
"...After spending the week going to free shows all over town, I was able to corner Megafauna and Whiskey Shivers for a couple rapid fire interviews...."
"...The girl is perfect for the job. She’s an orphaned, whiskey-chugging scam artist and former prostitute who has no desire to become famous..."
"...Scudder is a throwback, though, in multiple layers, to the private eyes of yore, saddled with a hard-boiled, noirish pall of regret and whiskey. Although A Walk Among the Tombstones is set in 1999 – the Y2K bugaboo is all over the headlines – literary and film antecedents, such as Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, are mentioned by name, and director Scott Frank, working from his own screenplay, makes the most of his antihero’s inherently Luddite tendencies..."
"...At a recent event (an Irish whiskey tasting, presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey....what, did you think I was going to turn that down?) at Fado Irish Pub, I was lucky enough to get to sample specialties from their new menu...."
"...But had I known what it was about, I certainly wouldn’t have waited so long. So when invited to see Owen Wilson travel back in time to visit his creative heroes and fall a little bit in love, while tasting some serious whiskey concoctions, I jumped...."
"...Not only that, he'd just as soon have it before he dies, with all the gossiping townsfolk invited: "I want everyone who has a story about me to come and tell it," he haltingly explains to the preacher, who, flummoxed, declines his services. Enter Frank Quinn (Murray), the whiskey-snorting owner of the local funeral parlor, and his understudy, Buddy Robinson (Black)..."
"...(Maybe it's best to look at the Western as something undead, or occasionally reanimated, like Sam Raimi's hyperactive The Quick and the Dead or this year's comic-epic South Korean import The Good, the Bad, and the Weird.) Every generation gets the Western it deserves, and Appaloosa is a suitable slow burn punctuated by sudden acts of violence; it fairly oozes off the screen like bloodied molasses, and then, heated, bubbles up and over, all smoke and fire and endless clouds of New Mexico dust. It's 1882, and lawmen-for-hire Virgil Cole (Harris) and Everett Hitch (Mortensen) arrive in the titular township, a barely conceived place of wood and dirt and whiskey stuck to the arid hills and gullies like a bloodstain in a feedlot..."
"...His autobiography, upon which this film is based, was a tell-all, read-all maelstrom of back-stabbing, drug-taking, filmmaking debauchery. Thankfully, this film version is almost (and often) word-for-word the same, narrated in Evan's own whiskey and cigarette husk, part truth, part fiction, and all legend..."
"...Even in her most vulnerable moments, she seems as impenetrable as a stainless steel slab. When the cocky, whiskey-guzzling Brown manages to breach her defenses with tenderness, anger or an impertinent joke (Connolly is a comedian by trade and filters a healthy dose of humor into his gruff character), we appreciate the skill -- not to mention sheer balls -- it takes to do so..."
"...A friendship also forms with Diego's vivacious but suicidal neighbor Nancy (Ibarra). Diego introduces David to works by people like Maria Callas, John Donne, and various Cuban artists and plies him with contraband American whiskey and china teacups..."
"...Their life is one of rent-by-the-week flophouses, mattresses on the floor, cab drivers, petty thieves, and teens who sell themselves to strangers. Heart wallows in the world of longtime small-timers and, like Tom Waits's whiskey-soaked ballads, exposes the sadness in its lost lives..."
"...It's entirely possible that your Secret Santa's sleigh couldn't go from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. Maybe he owns a thrift-store Timex and a whiskey-dented 2001 Ford Escort..."
"...The Waco whiskey war being waged by Balcones Distillery founder Chip Tate and the investors he brought in to finance the company's expansion has come to an end, according to a story in the Waco Tribune-Herald. The Balcones board of managers bought out Tate's 27% interest in the company, and he has signed a non-compete agreement that will keep him out of the distilling business until March of 2016..."
"...Want another festival? Here's four top local acts – Whiskey Shivers, Holy Wave, Moonlight Towers, and Black Tabs – all shot at the ND and each with a live performance clip that will be fleshed out over the next month with individual video showcases. A stacked Austin bill compressed into 15 minutes..."
"...Whiskey Shivers would've been an ideal replacement for Old Crow Medicine Show at the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival (we're stuck with Electric Touch instead). The local folk ramblers boast a similar barn-burning aesthetic and, thanks to posts by Ryan Seacrest and attention on Reddit, the band's first video has gone viral...."
"...Look for traditional Irish dishes like soda bread, Shepherd’s Pie, coddle, or boxty. The single best way to judge a place is by their commitment to Irish whiskey...."
"...For those of us surviving the inherent cheerfulness of the holidays on a touch-and-go basis, it's also a time for fake smiles and hidden hangovers. Even though Mariah Carey reminds us every season that she doesn't care about presents (lie), we all know that waiting patiently underneath a poisonous clump of leaves is made more tolerable with a thoughtfully crafted hunk of chocolate or a bottle of barrel-aged whiskey..."
"...For more years than anyone cares to count, Willie Nelson has kicked off his live show with "Whiskey River." Sometimes he plays it more than once a night...."
"...Hometown whiskey heroes Still Austin Whiskey Co. have announced plans to release their first aged product, a bourbon whiskey, in Spring of 2019, with the assistance of Master Blender, Nancy “The Nose” Fraley..."