Jacob Grier

Jacob Grier is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, and the author of “Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer” and The “Rediscovery of Tobacco: Smoking, Vaping, and the Creative Destruction of the Cigarette.”

All Articles From Jacob Grier

The Coffee Scientist’s Guide to Making Better Coffee at Home

You've got the time. Now all you need is the materials and the know-how.

These Are the Best Ways to Drink Aquavit

The Nordic-inspired liquor is great on its own, paired with food or as a replacement in a classic cocktail

The Speculative Economics of Super-Aged Whiskies

How do you put a price on a 72-year-old Scotch?

For Pizza at Home, Is an Outdoor Oven the Way to Go?

We tested popular products from Ooni, Roccbox and others

The Strongest Version of Chartreuse Liqueur Is Coming to the US

Often smuggled over here from France, a more potent take on this herbal liqueur (a bartender’s favorite) arrives this month

The Spaghett Is Your Low-ABV Drink of Summer

A simple beer cocktail that’s also easy to convert to non-boozy variations

We Tested 12 Non-Alcoholic Stouts, Porters and Other Dark Beers

We've all tried NA lagers and IPAs by now, but how do the dark ones stack up?

A Deep Dive Into the Surprisingly Complex World of Irish Single Malt

Irish whiskey could outsell Scotch in the US by 2030. We headed to the Bushmills Distillery to see if the hooch is worth the hype.

Visiting the Last Cigar Factory in Ybor City, America's Cigar Capital

Though production has dwindled, the Tampa, Florida, neighborhood remains a hub of cigar culture

The Secret to Good Eggnog Is Aging, So Start Making It ASAP

No, it won’t go bad. In fact, it will get better.

Toward a Definition of Texas Whiskey

A chat with Grayson founder Nico Martini, who just published a book on the state’s growing influence in the brown spirits world

The Weird, Wild and Highly Scientific World of Spirits Made With Animal Dung

For producers like Iceland's Floki and South Africa's Indlovu, this isn't about using crappy materials

Why Are Non-Alcoholic Spirits So Expensive?

We explain why a booze-free spirit costs as much (or more than) its alcoholic counterpart

How to Make Vin de Pamplemousse, Your Next Favorite Summer Drink

An easy-drinking fortified wine ideal for the warm weather days ahead

What Is Genever and How Can It Improve Your Cocktails?

The Dutch forebear of gin is rich, malty and whiskey-like