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If You Love Whiskey, You’ll Love this Aged Rum

At the end of a long day, we at The Manual usually like to kick back with a nice glass of something dark and strong. You know, start the day with …

75 Mobile Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Xenoraid<p>You may think you've played shoot em' up games like <i>Xenoraid</i> before, piloting a spacecraft through oncoming waves of enemies. But Xenoraid …

12 Essential Gins Everyone Should Have in the Liquor Cabinet

Most mixology buffs will agree that gin is one of the most versatile cocktail spirits—whether you’re just pouring in tonic, stirring it into a …

Liquor

The Best Liquor You're Not Drinking Yet

There’s no time like the present to further diversify your drinking repertoire. Mostly because we’re reaching peak summer, and you have a substantial …

Alcohol

The best gins to drink this summer, as chosen by Country Life

Country Life's Gin Awards last year named the greatest gins available in Britain, and they're every bit as good this summer as they were last. So if …

Wine

The Best Whiskeys in Every State Right Now

And the 10 best in the entire country.<p>A whole lot of people think bourbon can only <i>legally</i> be made in Kentucky. That's not true. But the oft-repeated myth shows how indelible the relationship between Kentucky and bourbon is, a relationship that dates back to Alexander Hamilton and a despised whiskey …

Whiskey

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

How to connect wireless headphones to any TV

Use one of these methods to connect headphones to your TV and enjoy listening at full volume without disturbing others.<p>So you want to watch television at night without disturbing others trying to sleep. Or maybe you prefer to block out the noise of your surroundings -- like that annoying dog next …

Audiophile

The Top All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

No passport or bill shock? Sign us up.<p>Craving a spur-of-the-moment weekend trip? You don’t need a passport to head to the U.S. Virgin Islands, making …

Caribbean

This is how you can transform your simple home into a smart home in 2017

You need a few gadgets like security camera, speakers and thermostat to transform your simple home into a smart home.<p>Won't it be cool if you go to …

This Technology Could Be a Game-Changer for the Marijuana Industry

The marijuana industry is scorching hot right now, and it's no wonder that investors are seemingly champing at the bit to get their hands on a company, or series of companies, with strong double-digit growth potential.<p>According to cannabis research firm ArcView, the legal marijuana market could …

Whisky of the Week: Craigellachie 17-Year-Old Single Malt

The only thing more fun than saying the name of this Speyside whisky is sipping it…<p>Until recently you would rarely find this whisky bottled …

Single Malt Whisky

5 Great-Tasting Bourbons That Won't Break Your Budget

Perfect gifts for your Valentine (or for yourself).<p>With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, here are five small-batch and single-barrel bourbons …

Bourbon Whiskey

The Dalmore 50 Year Old Scotch Whisky

To mark Master Distiller Richard Paterson's 50th year in the industry, The Dalmore has something very special to share with fans. The Dalmore 50 Year …

Scotch Whisky

Whiskey of the Week: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

This spirit celebrates the birthday of one of the forefathers of bourbon…<p>Birthdays were made for toasting. And what better way to celebrate each year …

Bourbon Whiskey

Yabba Dabba Do-Over: Flintstone House Rolls Back Onto the Market for $3.2M

The unique Hillsborough, CA, domed home known as the “Flintstone House” is back on the market for the reduced price of $3.2 million.<p>The hillside residence, with its purple and orange exterior visible from Interstate 280, is a local landmark. So much so that the listing agent will be giving only …

Real Estate

New Regional Edition Cuban For Southern Cone

Cuba's new Regional Edition cigar is a first, rolled for the three southernmost countries of South America. The Ramon Allones Patagón, which debuted …

The 12 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe for couples

With that in mind, a new report from Post Office Travel Money released today has unearthed the cheapest tourist hotspots in Europe.<p>To produce the ranking, Post Office Travel Money calculated several expenses for food and drink — including a three-course meal for two with a bottle of wine, a bottle …

European Travel
Whiskey

The Best Whiskey Stones

Resist the melt.<p>For ages, whiskey drinkers have been diluting their drinks with ice. They've tried different shapes — big cubes, spheres, wedges — to slow down the inevitable melt. Enter: whiskey stones. These little bad boys will survive the journey from freezer to glass and back for an unlimited …

The Strangely Cool Origin Story of the Manhattan

A look at the origins of this classic drink and how to mix it up properly.<p>The greatness of the Manhattan cocktail was recognized while it was still …

14 ways you can control your home with your voice using Amazon's Echo and Alexa

But then what? Adding to your shopping list? Setting timers? Asking about the weather? Great, but it's pretty similar to Siri in what it can do, and using your voice to buy things from Amazon isn't super exciting.<p>Alexa can do so much more than that, especially for your home. With the help from …

Smart Homes

8 Overproof Spirits To Keep You Drunk Throughout Trump's Inauguration

To say a lot of us aren't looking forward to January 20th is bigly understating the matter. We're fearing it, dreading it, getting a little queasy at the mere thought of President Trump. Will he tweet the Oath of Office? Will he lead the crowd in a chant of "Lock her up" during his Inaugural …

Whiskey

21 wild uses for your old Android smartphone

If you have a shiny new smartphone and are wondering what to do with your old one, you're not alone.<p>People upgrade their smartphone once every two years, on average. So what to do with the old device?<p>Bin it? Sell it? Give it to a friend?<p>There are tons of creative uses for an old Android smartphone …

Apps

Liquor Laws Around the World

The following article is from the new book <i>Uncle John’s Uncanny Bathroom Reader</i>.<p><i>Alcohol works the same way in every country (it gets you drunk), but</i> …

Alcohol

16 Three-Ingredient Party Appetizers for the *Lazy* Hostess

Whether you’re planning a TV viewing party, bridal shower or game day gathering, does this ever happen to you? You start out all ambitious, with a grocery list for some outrageous guacamole and crazy-impressive appetizers, but before you can get to a store, inertia sets in. Why does hostessing have …

Cooking

Oak, time, recycled barrels: What makes a Scotch worth $25,000 may surprise you

David Stewart, The Balvenie’s master of malt, and the longest-serving master blender in the Scotch industry, claims that roughly 70% of whisky flavor comes from wood. Over the last half of a century, he has discovered, through trial and error, just how different types of oak containers can …

Whiskey

Redbreast Lustau Edition Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Robb Report<p>Motors<p>Aviation<br>• Cars<br>• Marine<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Car of the Month<p>Travel<p>Destinations<br>• Hotels<br>• Resorts<br>• Spas<p>Style<p>Men’s Fashion<br>• Footwear<br>• Jewelry<br>• Watch …

Irish Whiskey

19 Things That Will Make Coffee Lovers Say "More Please"

*sips coffee* *handles everything like a boss*