There are many ways to make a hot toddy, which is basically a hot spiced whiskey drink. In Scotland they call it a hot whisky. It’s warm, it’s soothing – the perfect way to cozy up on a cold winter day. Here at Walnut, we know all about whiskey – and winter weather.

Our home on the North Oregon Coast is rainy, windy and gray for much of the year. Dramatic winter storms, roaring winds, and crashing surf make for atmospheric seaside visits followed by warm-up drinks back home.

Every year, we like to share with you a family favorite recipe. This year, we thought we’d share three different variations on our favorite winter drink from everyone in the Walnut Studiolo family. Continue reading

Looking for a different party theme for this year? The holidays are a lovely time of year to enjoy food and drink with friends – and warming, relaxing whisky is our seasonal favorite theme (and the reason why we designed a Leather Whiskey Case!)

Here is a primer for you to plan your own Holiday Whisky Pairing party, complete with food pairing advice, inexpensive decoration ideas, and a suggested menu.  You don’t have to be a Scotch expert to plan a delightful evening. We’ll show you how.  Continue reading

Although we can’t claim to be Scotch experts here at the Walnut Studiolo, we are appreciators. Our leather Whisky Case is a very popular gift item and we are often for a bottle recommendation to pair with the case. We’re never sure exactly how to respond, so we decided to have a little whisky tasting ourselves and share with you what we learned.

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What sort of holiday gifts do you get for the leather-loving, bicycling, traveling, fun-loving woman in your life? You might start by considering gifts that are hand-made in Oregon.

Announcing a brave new product for whiskey and wine appreciators: The Whiskey Case.  Hand-stitched and hand-dyed using the finest USA-sourced vegetable tanned leather and sustainably harvested cedarwood, our hand-crafted case is a classy way to store or travel with a fine keepsake bottle. Each case includes two all-new natural leather “No Logo” Coasters. The coasters are sustainably made from up-cycled workshop leather and […]