David Thomas

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Learn about Whisky

As a spirits category whisky is incredibly diverse with several sub-divisions of style, flavour and general appeal, based on the method and country …

Whiskey

How to Get Lucky: The Secrets to Creating Your Own Good Fortune

Think getting lucky is all about, well, luck? Think again. Those who appear to “run lucky” just might be engineering fortune in their favor.<p>Some guys seem to have all the luck. A perfect career, a perfect partner, a perfect life. When they’re not sitting next to a book publisher on a flight, …

What to Drink When You’re Trying to Eat Healthy

Alcohol isn’t exactly a health food, but it can be hard to pass up a drink (or two) even when you’re trying to eat well. How can you make sure you’re …

Turn Whiskey Fans into Rum Lovers

Serious cocktail and spirits fans are recognizing all there is to love about rum. While rum is becoming more prominently featured in high-end …

Whiskey

12 Essential Bourbons for Your Liquor Cabinet

What’s not to love about the quintessential American whiskey? Bourbon is an enduring favorite, a spirit that survived the years of Prohibition; …

Grandparents

Four American Vermouths that Deserve Your Attention

From Napa Valley to Long Island, American producers are making bottles of this fortified, aromatized wine you're going to want to try.<p>A taste for …

Wine

These Expensive Bottles Of Whiskey Are Absolutely Worth The Cash

Whiskey is timeless. The popularity of the drink has risen and fallen over the centuries but, man oh man, has it reached a fever pitch. That means there’s a lot of a great whisk(e)y on the market right now. Naturally, there’s lots of cheap stuff in the mix — much of which will surprise you with its …

Drinking

Caribbean Rum resurgence: 'Hellish liquor' to premium product

<b>Long the poison of brutish pirates and drunken sailors, rum was traditionally a cheap booze imbibed far less for its flavour than its heady effect.</b><p>Today lust for the liquor has never been so potent, and it is a taste for premium brands that is leading the charge, say manufacturers in the Caribbean …

Royal Navy

11 Essential White Rums For Your Liquor Cabinet

In the world of important spirits for your liquor cabinet, white rum might not strike you as the highest priority—not when there’s gin and bourbon …

5 Essential Rules for Drinking Vodka the Right Way

Now in its third year, <b>Kachka</b> remains one of the country’s most singular restaurants. The Russian eatery, slotted into a cramped storefront on …

Drinking

Velvet Revolver Cocktail Recipe

How to make:<p>STIR strawberry conserve and cognac in base of shaker until conserve is dissolved. Add other ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain …

Cognac

Johnnie Walker Blue Label celebrates the 'ghosts' of whiskies past with a new blend from the fabled Port Ellen distillery

There’s only so many times a drinks writer can laud a single whisky brand, so it’s useful that Johnnie Walker Blue, one of the great luxury blends, continues to build on its Blue Label Ghost & Rare series.<p>This growing collection blends rare single malts from ‘ghost’ or now defunct distilleries, and …

Johnnie Walker

This Is One of the Rarest Bottles of Pappy Van Winkle in the World — Here’s Why

Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23-year is probably rarest of the most sought-after bourbon in the US, and this is the rarest of the bottles left …

Kentucky

Patron Unveils a New Smoked Tequila

Exports of pure tequila are up 198% in the past decade, with a fast-growing interest in craft and high-end offerings.<p>Patron is pushing deeper into …

Alcohol

The 14 Best Bottles of Whiskey Under $25

Affordable whiskey sounds contradictory these days, with some new players on the block charging outrageous prices like $120 for a 2-year-old rye, and …

Negroni Cocktail I Recipe

"This will knock your socks off - I believe this drink is Italian and is generally sipped, while eating marinated olives. Be sure to use good quality …

Recipes

Ditch the Mixer—the 10 Best Sipping Rums Are Best Served Neat

When Captain Jack Sparrow asked "Why is the rum gone?" in <i>Pirates of the Caribbean,</i> we all knew where he was coming from. Even though swashbuckling …

Flavors

New Studies Show That Marijuana Enhances And Increases Sex

Recent scientific studies substantiate what many marijuana users have claimed all along — that it enhances sexual relations. Currently, almost all research into the effects of the cannabis plant is prohibited by the U.S. government due to its classification as a Schedule I substance. However, 31 …

The real Goldfinger: the London banker who broke the world

The true story of how the City of London invented offshore banking – and set the rich free<p>Every January, to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Oxfam tells us how much richer the world’s richest people have got. In 2016, their report showed that the wealthiest 62 individuals owned the …

Bank of England

Derby Ice Cream Seller Threatened Over Boozy Rum & Raisin

A Derby man's ethical ice cream business is under pressure from local council watchdogs, because his take on the classic rum & raisin flavour has …

Ice Cream

Metallica Releases Their Own American Whiskey

From Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Tequila to Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka, celebrity liquor brands are nothing new. Metallica announced the release of …

American Whiskey

11 Essential Vodkas Everyone Should Have in the Liquor Cabinet

For mixing into dirty martinis, splashing with soda, or spiking up any drink you can think of, vodka is a necessary bottle. And it’s key for …

Alcohol

Review: Yagara Shuzo Kabosu Liqueur

“The refined fruit liqueur” may look like it has a trio of limes on the label, but that’s no lime, it’s a kabosu (often incorrectly translated by …

Citrus Fruit

Benromach Bottles Cask No. 1: A Return To Speyside's Classic Style

Historically, Speyside whiskies have been among the most sophisticated and complex of Scotland’s Scotch whisky expressions. Typically, these whiskies would have a peated component ranging from very light to noticeable combined with both sherry butt and ex-bourbon cask maturation. This “touch of …

Whiskey

Clear Beer? Don’t Judge a Drink by Its Color

The future of beer, soda and coffee is colorless—at least in Japan<p>TOKYO—The drink in the bottle might look clear, but one tastes like coffee, another is flavored like Coca-Cola and a third lays claim to “beer taste.”<p>Japanese beverage makers are increasingly producing products that look like water …

11 Great Rum Cocktails to Master at Home

<i>Boston Rum Punch (image: Tim Nusog)</i><p>If rum isn’t a staple in your summertime drinking regimen, you’re doing something very wrong. What other spirit …

Here’s The Right Way to Make a Cuba Libre

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Wine & Spirits

5 Essential Rum Bottles You Need for Your Home Bar

<i>(image: Tim Nusog)</i><p><i>We’re living in the golden age of spirits. Never before have there been more bottles of booze vying for a parking space on your bar</i> …

From Russia with love - The $ 1900 Vodka that comes in a golden Faberge egg -

We’ve sampled many a vodka before, however, not once have we guzzled up thy merriment off a golden egg. Here’s to make that possible is the Imperial …

Vodka

The 16 Best Rums That Make the Case for Sipping

1 Diplomatico<p>Auctions America<p>Buy Now <i>From $25.99</i><p>The Reserva Exclusiva from Diplomatico is distilled in copper pot stills and aged for 12 years, and …

Whiskey