The Binny's Blog Select a category:



Taste Don Corleone Vodka with Godfather Legend Gianni Russo

Tagged:

We’d like to make you an offer you can’t refuse. Meet Gianni Russo, famous for his role in The Godfather as Carlo Rizzi, and taste Don Corleone Vodka yourself at select Binny’s on the dates and times below. Pick up a bottle for Father’s Day or to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the classic film, “The Godfather”. Often imitated, but never duplicated, The Godfather has stood the test of time. We think you’ll find the same is true for Don Corleone Vodka. Incredibly smooth and refreshing, this vodka will get the job done without question, or hesitation.

 

gianni russo don corleone vodka binny's

Read more




Whiskey Hotline Hits the Road: Scotland 2016

Wolfburn Distillery

We paid our yearly visit to Gordon & Macphail to look at barrels for the fall, had a great visit with Stuart Urquhart and company. They never fail to put forth great barrels that always make our job difficult, a good problem to have! I couldn’t narrow the field down, so I brought back selections from Miltonduff, Glenburgie, Mannochmore, Craigellachie, Glen Keith, Balblair, Ardmore, and of course Caol Ila. In another bit of exciting news, they are expanding Benromach, one of my personal favorites, to meet the rising demand of single malt in general and this gem in particular.

Read more


Hibiki 12 Year Whisky

Tagged:

Just as their popularity is skyrocketing in the West, Japanese whiskies are becoming scarce. Like their Scottish counterparts, age statements are disappearing from some Japanese bottlings, giving the distilleries more flexibility as they wait for aging stocks to mature. Which is why we had to jump at the chance to grab the last few cases in the US of Suntory’s masterful Hibiki 12-year-old.

 

Hibiki 12 Year Whisky Binny's

Read more


Gotta Have That Funk!

Tagged:

Horse blankets, pineapples, and sweat socks. Do we have your attention?
 

Brett Beers Binny's

 

Brettanomyces, or Brett, is an infamous yeast that is feared by many and treasured by others. Since it occurs naturally in the wild, most breweries try their hardest to prevent it from getting into their beers. Its signature barnyard aroma and flavors are viewed as a flaw in most beer styles. Several Belgian brewers decided instead to showcase its eccentricities and many American craft brewers are beginning to experiment with this beguiling creature. While it’s often present in sour beers, beers brewed with Brett are not inherently sour. Depending upon the particular strain of Brettanomyces, it tends to produce earthy notes with accents of peppercorn and sometimes even tropical fruit. It’s a voracious eater so be prepared for dry and effervescent beers. Here are a few of our favorites. Are you ready to get down with the barn?

Read more



Beer Buzz Hits The Road: Michigan

Tagged:

We’re lucky to live in the midwest, home of iconic beers including KBS and Hopslam. It’s been a while since the Beer Buzz team last traveled to Michigan, so we packed up the bus and hit the road again. This time even more beer-loving Binny’s employees explored, tasted and learned about some of Michigan’s best breweries – and even a cidery – and we’re bringing our passion back for you.

 

Binny's Michigan Beer

Read more