J. Fergus

J. Fergus

J. loves writing about the vices of life — decadent food, strong drinks, potent cannabis, and increasingly invasive incredible technology — as well as culture and relationships. You might have seen their name in Foodbeast, Tastemade, Chowhound, and The Spruce Eats. They use they and she pronouns, but they're always Mx. Fergus.

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Ashley Wells: The Somm Behind LA’s All Time

Her wine curatorial skills have shaped dining in the city for more than a decade.
Food & Drink

7 Boozy Advent Calendars to Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

Forget the chocolates and toys — get a holiday buzz going with these advent calendars.
Food & Drink

5 Best Apple Whiskeys to Sip by the Fire

Sipping on an orchard never tasted so good.
Food & Drink

How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale

We’re all familiar with the mechanics of drinking, but not everyone is acquainted with the nuanced art of drinking absinthe.
Culture

Do You Want Your Home to Smell Like Scotch Country?

Norlan takes a whiskey-inspired approach to oil diffusers, complete with scents from the Scottish Highlands as well as the Isles of Islay and Skye.
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Are Whiskey Stones Better Than Ice? Breaking Down the Best Ways to Chill Whiskey

Reminder: There’s no wrong way to drink whiskey, so the right chilling method will vary from palate to palate.