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10 New Scotch Whisky Distilleries You Should Know About

Scotch whisky is an industry of cyclical boom-and-bust: Global success inevitably is followed by a staggering crash that shutters many distilleries.<p>Now we’re in the middle of an enormous boom, especially for single malt Scotch whisky, and everyone wants in on the action.<p>As a result, a wave of new …

Whiskey

The Best Affordable Japanese Whisky You Can Buy

Japanese whisky sure can be expensive. While older bottlings can easily fetch thousands of dollars or, at the super-premium end, hundreds of …

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite on Their Deeply Rooted '21st-Century Blues'

"The excitement is consuming me," veteran harmonica player says of thriving collaboration with singer-songwriter 26 years his junior<p>Ben Harper and …

Benefits of lobbying evident for small drugmaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tucked in the massive congressional budget bill is a provision that props up the price Medicare pays for a handful of medications, …

Health Care

You ate what?! A fearless foodie’s foray into the bouchons of Lyon

Andrew picks up his beer and leans back against the red banquette seating at Le Romarin, a tiny bistro-bar in the heart of Lyon. Over the next 48 hours, we’re planning to eat our way across this famously gastronomic city, but something is worrying him. “I’m looking forward to the wine,” he says. …

France

The 50 best documentaries of all time, according to critics

Some of the greatest moments in cinematic history are scenes of nonfiction.<p>From a profile of boxing legend Muhammad Ali to a portrait of a renowned sushi chef, the best documentaries capture real-life phenomena in a memorable and artful fashion.<p>To find out which documentary films have received the …

Kurt Cobain

17 Rare Whiskies Worth Flying to Scotland For

Most of the year, Scotland comes to me—in a glass.<p>My favorite whiskies instantly transport me across the Atlantic. But some of the best whisky expressions never make it to the U.S—and the ones that do come in meager per-state allocations that are laughable at best. Just think of it this way: …

Whiskey

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkein's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

George Harrison at 75: How the quietest Beatle became the most popular one of all

The timeless legacy of Harrison is as strong as ever in the streaming age.<p>“George was the greatest guy,” Tom Petty recalled in 2010, when I asked him about his friend and Traveling Wilburys bandmate, the late Beatle George Harrison. “He was funny, but he was tough, too. He didn’t suffer fools. I …

Music

Last Known Photos of John Lennon and Paul McCartney Together in 1974

These are the last photos ever taken of John Lennon and Paul McCartney together. They were taken in the spring of 1974. It would be 6 more years …

Master drummer Louis Hayes drives his quintet from behind the kit

While drummer Louis Hayes has been known to take a solo or two — it was two at the Kennedy Center's KC Jazz Club on Friday night — he's more likely to drive from behind. Best known for his stints in the 1950s with Horace Silver and in the 1960s with Cannonball Adderley and Oscar Peterson, Hayes is …

Music

This 5-Minute Olive Sauce Belongs on Whatever You're Making for Dinner Tonight

It's awesome on fish—but we've thrown it on chicken, rice, crackers, straight from the spoon...<p>You know that cliff-side villa you own on Italy’s Amalfi Coast? The one with the lemon trees and the small, grassy side yard, which doubles as an olive orchard? Oh. That wasn’t you? Yeah, me neither. I do …

Seafood

The distillery behind Scotland's most-awarded single malt

Ian Millar sports an impressive job title — prestige whisky specialist for Glenfiddich — but this whisky veteran has the bona fide credentials to back it up. He has worked in the whisky industry for more than four decades with a hand in just about every part of the process, from distillation to …

Whiskey

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 99 – The History of the World by Walter Raleigh (1614)

“When Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned in the Tower of London,” writes George Orwell in his As I Please column for 4 February 1944, “he occupied himself with writing a history of the world. He had finished the first volume, and was at work on the second, when there was a scuffle between some …

Literature

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Replay Video<p>SETTINGS<p>OFF<p>HD<p>HQ<p>SD<p>LO<p><i>Video provided by Dailymotion</i><p>Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from …

30 Must-Read Books

<i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>“It’s hard to say what anyone should or shouldn’t read, let alone <i>everyone,</i> but <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a book I …

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

Whiskey

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

3 Ways to Soften Butter Quickly and Easily

This weekend, I was halfway through assembling ingredients for a yellow cake when I realized that I'd forgotten to set out butter to soften. Again. I …

Dessert

Why you should travel to Tromsø

When the light is just right, Tromsø looks like something from an animated film. In the midst of an unpeopled hinterland of Arctic wilderness lies …

The 10 Best Affordable Scotches of 2017

New whisky comes out every week, and sometimes even we can get a little overwhelmed by the selection out there.<p>Take Scotch, for instance: at a good …

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018 – The Winners

It’s that time again: the day when Jim Murray reveals his favourite whiskies in the world. The results of his Whisky Bible 2018 have just been …

Whiskey

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, …

10 Children's Books That Every Adult Should Read

1. <i>The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep</i> - Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin<p>Having trouble falling asleep? This book was written in consultation with …

Books

The science of why you should add water to your whiskey

The secret to enjoying a good whiskey? A dash of water.<p>Whiskey drinkers have been doing this for centuries to heighten certain flavors and reduce burn.<p>Science has two competing theories for why this works. One explanation suggests water traps bad flavors. Whiskey contains a compound called "fatty …

Best IPAs in America

As the craft beer world has grown to support over 4000 unique breweries around the United States, no style has kept up with India Pale Ale. As of …

Is Vermont becoming the Napa Valley of beer?

<b>My brother Tyler and I have</b> driven over 400 miles to Vermont to stand in line for beer. Despite our best efforts — dragging ourselves out of bed early after the previous day's marathon beer crawl — we are now standing numbers 18 and 19 in the queue of people shivering outside the Alchemist Brewery …

Beer

The 7 essential cocktails every drinker should know how to make

Since the beginning of the craft cocktail renaissance, we’ve been gifted (and occasionally cursed) with a massive creative explosion of new drinks. Good drinks, bad drinks, a few great drinks. New classics that spread around the globe, and drinks doomed to be forgotten because they were mediocre, …

Nutrition

The 8 Best Bourbons You Can Buy Under $30

Elijah Craig 12<p>Some devotees will claim you simply can’t go wrong with Elijah Craig, and frankly, we too consider ourselves included in this lot. …