Ski. Whiskey. Repeat.

I spent the week between Christmas and the New Year with my wife and kids at Okemo Mountain in Vermont settling into our new ski home-away-from-home. After closing and unpacking, my first order of business was to outfit the apres ski station with local spirits: vodka, gin and, of course, whiskey.

The skiing was fantastic especially after Mother Nature dumped a foot of fresh powder on the mountain. The whiskey was also outstanding, a couple of bourbons from Smugglers' Notch Distillery and Mad River Distillers, a whiskey from Silo Distillery and, my favorite, a rye cask strength WhistlePig store pick from Singleton's General Store. There's a saying around town that "if Singleton's doesn't have it, you don't need it." They have a little bit of everything, including delicious smoked meats, local coffee, cheeses and preserves, and a very nice selection of whiskey. There's a sign above the entrance to Singleton's that reads: WHISKEY*GUNS*AMMO. It's become my new favorite store.

Each day we skied. Each night I sipped on Vermont's finest whiskey in front of a warm fire. It never got old. I love skiing. I love Vermont. I love whiskey. Repeat.


  1. Sounds like a little slice of your own personal heaven. Enjoy!


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