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The 5 most epic whisky experiences in Scotland

Scotland is a whisky lover’s paradise. It’s broken into five different regions, each with its own storied past and well-loved brands. The …

Scotch Whisky

These Are the Cheapest (and Most Expensive) European Cities for Travelers to Visit

Getting to Europe is the easy part, but knowing which countries fit into your budget is harder.<p>With insanely cheap flights from low-cost carriers and …

Transit

The Best Bucket List Points Trips to Exotic Destinations

What are some of your bucket-list travel to-dos? Do they include waddling along with penguins in Antarctica, stalking elephants on safari in Africa, …

Los Angeles

The Most Beautiful Place to Visit in Every Country in Southeast Asia

The two months I spent in Southeast Asia while backpacking were a little overwhelming, because there was just so much to look at, all the time. When …

When an Orphan Black Slave Got Together to Create Masterpiece Called 'Jack Daniels No. 7'

While Nearis Green made whiskey in the new still, Jack Daniels travelled far and wide to sell the products. The whiskey Jack Daniels grew in …

Thirst for Indian Whiskies Grows

By<p>Aug. 6, 2018 3:12 p.m. ET<p>The international whiskey market is expected to experience a number of shocks this year. Japanese whiskey is already …

A Complete Guide to the 15 Best Whisky & Scotch Glasses

There comes a point in every true whisky drinker’s life where he puts down the shot glass and picks up the snifter, Glencairn, or tumbler instead. …

An Excellent Explanation Showing How Diversity of Thought Can Solve the Most Complex of Problems

Kirby Fergusone of Everything Is a Remix offers an excellent explanation of the word “diversity”, how diversity of thought can solve the most complex …

Whisky experts from China visit Scottish distilleries

China is an important market for the Scotch industry, representing more than half of the global Scotch trade, with 25 bottles of Scotch exported to …

I'm Addicted to Silent Meditation and I've Never Felt Better

Vipassana retreats offer ten days of meditation with no talking, reading, cell phones, or jerking off. I recently went on my fifth.<p>Three years ago, I signed up for a silent meditation retreat called a vipassana. For ten days, I shared a room with four other guys, went without speaking to anyone, …

The little-known history of the Japanese highball cocktail

The highball drink — essentially a cocktail that contains more mixer than alcohol — first gained popularity in Japan over 60 years ago. That was when …

How to Enjoy the Many Types of Rum

Here's the guide that will walk you through the different styles of rum and the best ways to enjoy them.<p>News flash: Rum isn’t just swaying palm trees …

Why the World is Running Out of Japanese Whisky

Producing great whisky is more than just the construction of elegant flavors, it also involves a fair degree of fortune telling.<p>The liquid that makes …

Meet the First American Woman to Make a Scotch

Carin Luna-Ostaseski had never been a scotch fan, until a co-worker invited her for drinks after a stressful day at work. That evening, …

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Drinking Scotch Whisky

If you’ve never really explored it before, drinking whisky can be intimidating. Deciding what whisky to try first is a big decision. And once you …

Flavors

3 New Japanese Whiskies You Need to Try

When it comes to rare, limited whisky, staying ahead of the game is vital.<p>Prices rise, bottles sell out instantly, and die-hard fans scour the web …

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

Liquor

Romanow: Japanese whiskies high on quality and reliability

If you are a real whisky lover, you will have noticed “pretenders” appearing on shelves in the last 30 years. Canada has Glen Breton, New Zealand has …

The Best Affordable Japanese Whisky You Can Buy

Meet the rare liquor hunters who travel the world looking for priceless booze

Rebecca Jago was seven years old when her father, Tom Jago, created the first sample of Bailey's Irish Cream in their family kitchen.<p>"We knew that our father worked in a beautiful building and did something quite mysterious," Jago says.<p>But it was without the help of consultants and scientists that …

The Ultimate Scotch Whisky Crawl: 12 of the Best Bars in Edinburgh

I can’t prove that tequila tastes better in Mexico or that Cognac is finer in France. I just know it to be true. Yes, the terroir is vital to their production, but it’s much more than that. There’s something about having a pour in their native land that makes these spirits more <i>spiritual</i>.<p>So it is …

The Whiskey Rebels: How Michter's Revolutionized American Rye and Bourbon

When Pam Heilmann completed one of her first distillations of Michter’s American Whiskey in 2015, the incoming master distiller proudly came to Joe Magliocco, Michter’s owner, with the technical results: From the hundreds of bushels of grain, she was able to produce an extra barrel of whiskey, the …

Wine & Spirits

Company Sells Alcoholic Ice Cream That Can Actually Get You Drunk

Alcoholic ice-cream treats have been around for a while, but actually getting drunk, or even a bit tipsy on them is a challenge, because, well, they …

Inside Macallan's new, one-of-a-kind, £140 million subterranean distillery

Imagine a single-malt distillery and you’ll most likely conjure up somewhere nestled in a lush green glen, with a tall pagoda roof slowly bellowing peat smoke into the air, while casks lie around, awaiting clear spirit that will slowly mature into whisky.<p>This image is typical of the many …

Bagtag

Never stand in line with your luggage again! Bagtag is an electronic luggage tag that allows you to check in your suitcase, whenever and wherever. …

Be a Multi-Local Traveller Wherever You Are

Travel isn’t how it used to be. No longer do you stay in hotels, unquestioningly take the recommendations of a concierge or stay on resorts without …

The top 20 cities to travel to for architecture

A city can be shaped by many things – its food scene, for example, or abundance of shopping options. But perhaps nothing can define a place quite as …

10 Whisky Festivals That You Have To Go To If You Love Whisky

I just came back from the Feis Ile, one of my favorite whisky festivals in the world and a highlight of my year. I get to see friends I meet there every year, explore one of the world’s most beautiful locations, and drink the best whisky in the world. Not too bad…<p>Yet the Feis isn’t the only whisky …

Festivals

How to Explore the Luxurious Side of Las Vegas Like a Concierge

Luxury experiences in Las Vegas are one thing Norma Cabrera loves to share with her guests. The concierge at The Mirage has lived in Las Vegas for 14 …

Las Vegas

Decadence and Passion: an interview with Glenfiddich’s Beth Havers

Beth Havers has been the Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador since 2011. After moving to Scotland in 2003, she fell in love with whisky after visiting …

Whiskey