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Seven New Scotch Whiskies For Springtime

<i>By Richard Thomas</i>The Last Drop’s Lochside 1972 bottling<i><br>(Credit: The Last Drop)</i>For Spring 2017, Scotland is delivering a little something for …

Black Sea

The Best Whiskies of the Year Include a 31-Year Single Malt

The winners of the 2017 World Whiskies Awards, presented by UK-based <i>Whisky</i> magazine and <i>The Drinks Report</i>, have been announced. Broken out by style …

Top 10 Most Expensive Liquors In The World

Alcohol is a proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy. And he has spoiled us with endless choices. While most of us enjoy a drink to get …

Beyond Scotland: Hot Climate Whiskies to Know

Wine aficionados have long debated hot climate versus cold climate wines. And this same dispute is emerging in the whisky world as distilleries from warmer zones like Australia, India, Taiwan and South Africa continue to rack up awards, challenging the old guard of the whisky world. Most of these …

Whiskey with beef, gin with shrimp: A guide to pairing spirits, food

Tin Vuong is so convinced that whiskey and aged beef are a great match that he created a restaurant — Steak & Whisky — around that pairing. "Whiskey has a rich, deep and very smoky underlying flavor that works really well with aged beef," says Vuong. The ultimate for him is Japanese whiskey which …

Cocktails

Crown Royal Releases Northern Harvest Rye Whisky

Crown Royal, the ubiquitous, purple-bagged blend from Canada, has just released its first rye whisky. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye combines the …

Spices

What Does a $3,500 Scotch Taste Like?

Cracking the Code of 185 Years of Whisky<p>Each of the whiskies lined up on the tasting mat, one through five, was a light gold color. Each was the …

The best bourbon on the market right now

The experts over at FindTheBest determined the best bottles of bourbon that money can buy. They looked at recent expert scores and spirits-competition judgings to come up with their Smart Rating scale. We used price to break ties, with a cheaper bottle ranking higher than a more expensive one.<p>A …

A Polished Pimm's Cup

<i>There are those things we eat, make, read, and gush over that are just too good to keep to ourselves. Here, we resist the urge to use too many exclamation points and let you in on our latest crushes.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>An anytime cocktail from Ramona in Brooklyn.</i><p>The first time I had this drink was at roughly …

Time I

Whisky Distilleries Near Glasgow

Whisky and Distilleries<p>Whisky is a translation of the Gaelic 'uisge', meaning ‘water of life’.<p>Whisky is Scotland’s national drink and is renowned and …

The best bars in Austin: 11 cocktail meccas that quench your thirst

There is no shortage of places to get a drink in this town. But for the discerning tastes of Austin's cocktail crazy residents, not just any bar will …

Lighting, consoles & ARM - 5 things developers need to know

If you have ever seen a 1980s science fiction movie, or if you have ever played a 1980s computer game, then you will understand when I say that computer graphics have come a long way in the last few decades. At the dawn of the computer graphic age it was all about wireframes and simple texture …

Game Development

Casa Noble Añejo Tequila Is Liquid Gold

Ah, Tequila. It may bring back memories, it may erase them altogether. But tequila is more than just Mexico’s most popular spirit, bought off a cheap …

50 Whisky Brands You Need In Your Life

Contrary to popular belief, there’s a whole world of whiskey out there aside from the usual suspects pumped unrelentingly out of the distilleries of …

Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey

As bourbon continues to explode in the US, Irish Whiskey is seeing a similar renaissance in its home country, and beyond. The older brother of the …

Kanpai! The Five Best 12 Year Old Japanese Whiskies

Last week hummus and yoga were “in”, and while they’re not out yet, there’s a new top dog in Popularville: Japanese Whisky. Notice the spelling — …

Cooking Off the Cuff: Beef and Beer From Belgium

Having last week given a short list of dishes I was going to try from our recent trip to Belgium, when it came to cooking I turned first to one of the local classics: Beef and onions braised in beer. The variations on this dish in reference books and on line are many. There's no consensus even on …

Can Americans Make Single Malt as Well as the Scots?

The basic premise of American single malt whiskey is simple: re-create a beloved liquor associated with Scotland and perhaps Japan, single malt …

Whiskey

Drink Like a Founding Father with These Presidents’ Favorite Cocktails

Leo Robitschek, the bar director of the NoMad and Eleven Madison Park, mixes up the favorite cocktails of some of our most esteemed presidents.<p>Ever since I learned that Benjamin Franklin used to drink hard cider for breakfast, I’ve been trying to live my life more like the Founding Fathers. But as …

Baking

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

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Op-Ed: Whisky review #6: Glenlivet (Includes interview and first-hand account)

The Glenlivet range consists of 12 Years, 15 Years, 16 Years Nàdurra, 18 Years, 21 years, and 25 years, with a number of limited edition whiskies. …

SIA Scotch Whisky Review

Some scotch whiskies date back hundreds of years and conjure images of old men wearing plaid kilts and sporting impressive facial hair. But SIA, a …

Scotch Whisky

February 2015 Drink Trends

Trends

What’s the Difference? Scotch vs. Bourbon

I had to restrain myself – many times – while writing my last post about the Jim Beam distillery. I kept veering off into technical definitions of …

Review: Woodford Reserve Rye

Rye has long been the Next Big Thing in whiskeydom, and now it’s Woodford Reserve’s turn to get into the game. (When Maker’s Mark Rye eventually …

Spices

Four Navy Strength Rums

Back in 1655, British Naval liquor rationing made the switch from French brandy to Caribbean rum. By the 1740s, Admiral Edward Vernon of the British Navy put into practice diluting this rum acquired from Jamaica and Barbados to the proportion of half a pint to one quart of water. That was, however, …

Whiskey

5 Excellent Prestige Champagnes

When it comes to wine, we're all for great deals. However, we also like to occasionally splurge on something special -- which is why we've crafted this list of the top five prestige Champagnes. Representing only the finest output from legendary French houses, such as Piper Heidsieck and Henriot, …

Flavors

The Definitive Guide To Bacon Labels, From 'Applewood-Smoked' To 'Uncured'

Shopping for bacon should be a joyous experience. But all too often these days, it's just confusing.<p>Some supermarkets sell dozens of varieties. As bacon has gained in popularity, labels such as "applewood-smoked" and "dry rubbed" have proliferated to the point where the bacon section can be …

How to Make Cinnamon Syrup (and 3 Great Cocktails to Use It in)

You know how at fancy cocktail bars, you'll see all sorts of intimidating-sounding ingredients? Green peppercorn syrup, lavender bitters, lemongrass …