News Archives: Spirits

Spirited Resolutions for 2019

Spirited Resolutions

Perhaps it’s a cliché, but as December edges towards the precipice of a new year, it’s seems only natural to reflect on the last 12 months and to take stock: stock of personal achievements or moments spent in celebration, the number of steps taken in earnest towards a greater sense of self or what next … Read More

A World of Wool & Whisky

A World of Wool & Whisky

It takes a two-hour ferry ride aboard the Caledonian MacBraybe to travel from the rocky islet of Kennacraig to Port Askaig, located on the northeastern shore of Islay. This world-renowned, whisky-producing island is situated off of mainland Scotland to the south-west. After pushing off, exiting the narrow West Loch Tarbert, the ferry heads straight across … Read More

Brandy is the Bedrock: A Q&A with Charles Neal

Charles Neal Put the ‘Spirit’ in Skurnik Wines and Spirits 9

“Believe it or not, we’ve known Charles ever since he was the buyer for a small retail store in Huntington, Long Island…!! We became friends back then, so when he created a small portfolio of Armagnac producers in the late 90s, we were open to listening to what he had to say… If I’m not … Read More

Spirits of Another Kind

Spirits of Another Kind

It’s a crisp, fall afternoon. The sun is shining and the air seems full of vigor. It suddenly strikes you as the perfect day for a picnic in the park. It may not, however, have occurred to you to enjoy your lunch in the bucolic setting of your local cemetery. And yet, a century and … Read More