Maho beach – watching planes land at SXM

Princess Juliana International Airport SXM (aka Sint Maarten International Airport) has a runway which approaches over the ocean. The end of the runway is several feet from a short and steep beach, Maho. This combination leads to a lot of plane watching as the lumbering giants pass very close to the beach before touching down. […]

Touring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

I’ve enjoyed touring Scottish distilleries as well as wineries around the world, but had never visited any American distilleries. We thought that this needed to change and found ourselves in Kentucky late September 2013 to visit some parts of the Bourbon Trail. We based ourselves in Louisville and visited five distilleries over the course of […]

Bourbon Family Tree

Compared to something like the number of Scotch producers, there are relatively few producers of bourbon – most are related by production lines and distilleries. GQ published a nice info-graphic which has been excerpted from The Kings County Distillery’s Guide to Urban Moonshining. It doesn’t have some of the other brands, like Hudson, but it […]