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The Ultimate Single Malt Whisky Flavor Map [Infographic]

Single Malt Scotch can be incredibly confusing. With different regions and styles it can be hard to find a Scotch you like. And once you do, it’s …

Single Malt Whisky

Is this the world's best whiskey?

(CNN) — When WhistlePig's Boss Hog IV "The Black Prince" rye whiskey won "best in show" at the prestigious 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, it dominated a field of whiskeys from around the globe.<p>Follow that $499 bottle back home and you'll find a picturesque farm in Vermont, where …

Rye Whiskey

Amrut: The story of the first Indian single malt to cause a stir in the world of whisky

It is uniquely Indian. Made from select barley grown in the foothills of Himalayas and aged and distilled in Karnataka, we are talking about India’s …

Whiskey

The Clare woman who ditched top job in the drinks industry to go it alone on family farm

The lost art of whiskey bonding has been restored to Ireland once again after being neglected for almost a century.

News (Ireland)

In Praise of the Whisky Highball

There are some people who completely swear off brown spirits in the summertime because they think they’re too heavy to drink in warm weather. There …

Beverages

The Best Whisky from Countries You Didn't Even Know Made Whisky

Proof that great whisky isn't just an American tradition.<p>It makes sense that if whiskey is no longer just a Kentucky and Tennessee thing in America, that it would no longer be just a Scottish and Irish thing abroad. In fact, whisky (we should probably spell it without the "e" now, lest pedants yell …

United States

Forget Pappy, These Five Whiskeys Deserve Their Own Cult Status - Bloomberg

It didn’t used to be this way. Roughly 25 years ago, few people cared about Pappy van Winkle whiskey. Though the production out of the Buffalo Trace …

Rum and the Sea: The History of the Grog

Man has always been drawn to the ocean with the desire to explore what is beyond the horizon. As sea voyages lengthened in distance and time, one of …

Information on Japanese whisky

Japanese whisky distilleries<p>−Japan’s newest distillery about 2 hours north west of Tokyo<p>− often known as ‘White Oak’ distillery, with separate still …

10 Great Rums Under $30

The best bang for your buck.<p>Need to freshen up your rum game? The good news is that you won't need to spend much to do so. Plenty of rums offer excellent value, and even moving beyond the largest brands, most are readily accessible.<p>This here list represents a diverse range of rums spanning numerous …

Liquor

Why We Don't Talk More About Whiskey-Loving Women

At the beginning of this month, I received an email from a public relations representative that gave me cause to tip a glass in her direction.<p>The subject line: “The Gift of Laphroaig For Mother’s Day.”<p>For those of you who don’t drink Scotch, Laphroaig is one of more than half a dozen distilleries …

Whiskey

These 22 whiskeys just won the highest honor at an international spirits competition

If you want to be sipping the best whiskey in the world, there's only one competition you need to pay attention to.<p>More than 2,200 spirits were entered to be sipped and evaluated at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in April. More than 20 whiskeys from some of the world's most prestigious …

Here are the Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less

Finding a quality bottle of whiskey—be it bourbon, rye, Scotch or some other style—isn’t always the easiest thing.<p>Sure, if you grew up in a place …

This Whisky Is Made Entirely Out of Rice (And It's Damn Good)

Rice is nothing new to whiskey production. It has been a casual player in experimental whiskies here and there in the U.S., usually as a minor …

15 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

Fireball may be nudging Jameson out of the spotlight as the partiers’ whiskey of choice, but it’s still the best-selling Irish whiskey on the planet. …

The Pattison Bros: The men who nearly brought down the Scotch whisky industry

We take a look at two men who were responsible for taking Scotland's whisky industry from boom to bust at the end of the 19th century.<p>Robert P. …

How Did You Get In To Whisky?

"<p>What turned you on to whisky? Was there one experience or a particular whisky you tried that got you hooked? What made the biggest first impression on you? How did you get in to whisky? These are questions that I get asked on a regular basis.<p>Getting started in the whisky world can be a daunting …

Forget the Bottle, Invest in Whisky by the Barrel - Bloomberg

Nigel Isherwood was so concerned about the fate of the global financial system last year that he turned to booze.<p>Since July, Isherwood has used a …

America’s 20 Best Destinations for Craft Spirits

Get big local flavor at these craft distillery hotspots.<p>Craft distilleries give you a chance to get to know the local flavor of the destination …

11 Best Bourbons (Plus 5 Awesome Ryes) For Kentucky Derby Season 2017

As I’ve mentioned before, I absolutely love the Kentucky Derby. There’s nothing like checking out the odds, picking a horse with a peculiar name, and cheering it on for the most exciting two minutes in sports. (This year, I’m looking at Irish War Cry.)<p>In addition to that, you’re practically …

Kentucky Derby

Can You Really Make Whiskey From Old Bagels?

America is becoming the Wild West of whiskey, with distillers ginning up ever more creative spirits that defy categorization.<p>Like many people I know, Amy Bohner has a bunch of bagels in her freezer. But these bagels are not destined for the breakfast table, nor will they ever get a schmear of cream …

Single Malt Whisky

Behold The 13 Best Whiskies In The World For 2017

Every year premier palates join forces to praise and rank the world best whiskies. Now, while this may sound like everyone’s dream job (believe us, …

Johnnie Walker

Expert Liquor Recommendations

Distiller is filled with expert reviews of liquor from all over the world so your next purchase, bar order, or gift, will be the right one!

Taking The Whiskey Terroir Debate Beyond Scotland

In part one of this story, we looked at the debate over <i>terroir</i> raging away on Islay in Scotland. Both sides are equally entrenched in their own …

DC Distiller Names Whiskey After Hillary Clinton

Leading up to the election, Republic Restoratives owners <b>Pia Carusone</b> and <b>Rachel Gardner</b> wanted to create a product that would celebrate who they …

Rye or Wheat? E.H. Taylor Says Both

E.H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain bourbon is a 12-year-old whiskey that you’re already running out of time to get your hands on. This bourbon is a special …

Craft distilleries are making their mark in Colorado. Here’s the proof: Whiskey, gin, rum and more

The driving force behind Colorado’s robust craft distilling scene — now 80-plus strong — is whiskey. Sparked by the mash-recycling moonshiners at …

Whiskey

Five minutes with: Maureen Robinson, Diageo

‘Everything has escalated in size since I started. In DCL (Distillers Company Ltd) days, we were almost working at a gentle pace, but the forming of …

Famous whisky drinkers: King James IV

An entry in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland in 1495 recorded that Friar John Cor, believed to have been a member of the Dominican order in the …