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A Kinder, Gentler Laphroaig

Laphroaig, like most Scotch from the Isle of Islay, is known for being big, bold, and smoky. That’s why new scotch drinkers often find it …

The Whiskey Makers Who Are Discovering New Flavors in Old Barrels

An innovative new distillery conjures explosive new flavors from old barrels.<p>One Eight Distillery in Washington, D.C., is the only distillery we know that's named for a section of the Constitution: Article 1, Section 8, which gives Congress the power to establish a capital. Like many urban …

Macallan’s Newest Single Cask Release Is One Rare Gem — And Priced Accordingly

Macallan’s latest release is one that's for collectors only: A 25-year-old bottling vintage dated 1991 that will cost you $10,000. The Fine & Rare …

What Makes a Lager a Lager, Anyway?

Although ales reign supreme for craft brewers, lagers still remain the world's most popular style of beer.<p>All beers in this great sudsy world trickle down from two streams: ales and lagers. Ales, as in India pale ale, is the beer family of choice for craft brewers. Meanwhile, lagers—by far the …

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Venture to the dark side of the brew with imperial stouts

<i>Welcome to Gateways To Drinkery, where</i> The Takeout <i>offers an entry-level course on our favorite libations, and some suggestions on where to start</i> …

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An Illustrated History of American Whiskey

More than just being well-stocked in bars across the country, whiskey has become a sensation that drives many modern men mad. Halfway decent bourbons …

Whisky of the Week: Lagavulin 25 Year Old Single Malt

One of the great single-malt distilleries celebrates 200 years in the whisky biz…<p>This iconic Islay distillery marks its 200th anniversary this year …

Six Special-Edition Spirits for the Serious Collector, Priced $23,000 and Up

There’s a time for impressing your kith and kin with an obscure bottle of booze sourced from a long-defunct distillery, or the object of a hyper-rare …

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Last Second Whisky And Bourbon Gift Ideas For The 2016 Holiday Season

If you’re still searching for a decent gift idea for a friend, family member, or coworker, you can rarely go wrong with booze. (Of course, please at least do some digging to consider possible health and wellness-related issues.) But if you’re the type of person whose first thought is to swing by …

New Luxury Whiskies From Scotland and Ireland, Just In Time For The Holidays

Whether you are a collector, whisk(e)y lover or spirits connoisseur – or have one of these on your holiday gift list, two new, notable and very limited deluxe bottles just hit the market you should know about.<p>If you are still doing holiday shopping for a wine or spirits lover in a less taxing price …

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The Walking Dead: How the Midseason Finale's Big Death Compares to the Comics

Spoilers ahead!<p><i>Full spoilers for The Walking Dead's midseason finale, "Hearts Still Beating" and the Walking Dead comics continue below.</i><p>It was …

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On a Japanese Whiskey Tour, Small Batches and Bagpipes

One of the many discoveries I made on my first night in Japan nearly 30 years ago were the vending machines that sold beer. As I walked to my new apartment just hours after landing in Tokyo, I found a machine stocked with different sizes of cans and brands. It was a eureka moment.<p>Then I saw …

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‘The Walking Dead’ Midseason Finale: All Out War Is Coming

One of the most famous storylines in Robert Kirkman’s comics is coming to the AMC zombie epic. Watch out, Negan. [Warning: Spoilers]<p>All Out War is …

The Walking Dead season 7 episode 7 review: Two characters collide in long-anticipated comic book scenes

With the emergence of braggadocio villain Negan, season seven of <i>The Walking Dead</i> has split the fandom clean down the middle.<p>There are those who feel …

Negan Isn't The Only Thing Ruining 'The Walking Dead' But He Still Needs To Go

Negan isn’t the only thing ruining season 7 of <i>The Walking Dead</i>, but he’s right at the center of all the show’s problems.<p>There’s the obvious ways that Negan is the season’s biggest failure, and then the many secondary ways that a story centered around this new villain invariably drags the rest of …

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Is a Peated Bourbon Still Technically Bourbon?

Kings County Distillery is posing an interesting question with a new product, Peated Bourbon, which is made with, you guessed it, peat. Is it …

TV Writer's Open Letter to 'The Walking Dead': 'Stop Boring Us to Death'

“Your story hasn’t moved all that much since the start of this season,” Troy L. Smith writes<p>“The Walking Dead” fans’ frustrations with Season 7 took …

It bites: why I'm giving up on The Walking Dead

You’re not enjoying this season of The Walking Dead. You can’t be. It’s physically impossible, because it’s the most thankless six episodes of television I can recall seeing. And I can remember Eldorado.<p>Viewers know how The Walking Dead works by now: it starts big, percolates, stalls until you …

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As Ratings Falter, ‘The Walking Dead’ Continues To Drift

The sixth episode of the seventh season of <i>The Walking Dead</i> aired last night. Here are our takeaways from what was a slow, unnecessarily long episode.<p>Why are the ratings falling?<p>Ratings for the 90-minute season premiere of <i>The Walking Dead</i> were huge. It was seen by over 17 million overnight viewers, …

The Walking Dead: Negan's Deep Dig At Rick's Past You Probably Missed

Negan's dialogue in <i>The Walking Dead</i>'s Episode 7x04 had hardcore fans giddy to see pages of Robert Kirkman's comic books being realized on television. …

The Walking Dead's Tom Payne Teases Jesus' Mysterious Past

Sunday's episode of <i>The Walking Dead</i> "Go Getters" marked Season 7's first appearance by Paul "Jesus" Rovia (Tom Payne), Hilltop's resident …

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'Walking Dead': Maggie Begins Down Path for Vengeance Against Negan

Lauren Cohan’s character steps up into a major leadership role in AMC series<p><i>(Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen this week’s</i> …

'The Walking Dead' Season 7, Episode 5 Review: The Worst Episode Ever

<i>Spoilers through Season 7 of ‘The Walking Dead’ follow.</i><p>Sunday night’s episode of <i>The Walking Dead</i> may be the worst episode ever made in the long-running zombie franchise. I certainly can’t remember a time I’ve laughed this hard at the bad writing and terrible plot devices. I can’t remember another …

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In good spirits: 5 new whiskies you can try right now

These are boom times for the whisky business, as the spate of new, pre-holiday releases at your local liquor store will attest. Rarity, more than ever before, is front and centre, with producers trotting out limited-edition offerings to elicit excitement among collectors (and to cast a halo over …

The Joy of Drinking Young Single Malt Scotch

The reason why you should consider drinking less-expensive whisky.<p>Judging by the bottles of Scotch on liquor store shelves 30 is the new 18. While …

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How to order whiskey like a pro

So you've decided to drink whiskey. That's good, but it's just a first step.<p>Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey, Bourbon, or Rye — the options are at once tantalizing and intimidating if you haven't wrapped your mind around the range of flavors and ways whiskey is served. Remember, this is an art hundreds …

15 Beers That You May Not Know About But That Every Beer-Lover Definitely Needs To Try

Whether it's to celebrate a big win in life or just to kick back at the end of a long day, one can never really go wrong with a chilled beer. Beer is …