Whiskey Bible 2019
Dram Good Books, Ltd.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the publication of the Michelin Guide of whiskies, an annual one-man show researched, tasted and graded by curmudgeonly expert Jim Murray. This volume contains reviews of 4,900 world whiskies, of which 1,263 entries are new and/or re-reviewed. This year’s top three world whiskies include two American spirits and one scotch—none available anywhere I’ve looked, a common post-award phenomenon.
Several years ago Murray gave first place to Crown Royal’s Northern Harvest Rye ($25). It disappeared from the shelves overnight, then reappeared and is still available—for around $30. So it goes.
– Bruce Collier
The life of a working musician has rarely translated so well to the printed page. Endlessly entertaining anecdotes about the 30A Fest veteran’s misadventures (usually fueled by drugs and alcohol), his Kentucky upbringing, and much more. Not for the squeamish or the squares.
Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story
Harold Ramis’ golf comedy fizzled upon its original 1980 release (Airplane! was that year’s summer smash), but it somehow manages to be hailed as a classic almost four decades down the fairway. I’m still not a fan, though I find the comic stylings of Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray irresistible. This is a fascinating journey—with National Lampoon founder and Animal House co-writer Doug Kenney at its heart—and at times you wonder how this mess ever made it out of the mounds of cocaine and onto the big screen.
– Chris Manson
- Mimmo’s in Destin: No Wrong Choices Here
- Restaurant Guide
- Where to Spend Your Happy Hours in Beachcomberland
The More Things Don’t Change
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The Pauseandplay.com Record Roundup
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Rock for a Cure – 11 Bands, 11 Years
By Nikki Hedrick Few music events, especially those organized by and featuring local talent, celebrate 11 years. But that’s exactly what Rock for a Cure will do Sunday, Feb. 17, at...
Jack and Cake… A Wonderful Surprise for CMSGT Farrior
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