Bourbon Whiskey Time

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The Best Scotch Under $50

<i>(illustration: Elizabeth Reyes)</i><p>You know who knows best which bottles to buy? The people who pour and sell drinks—that’s who. We asked dozens of top …

New York’s Prohibition Speakeasies Caught on Film

In 1933, legendary photographer Margaret Bourke-White caught a number of speakeasies in action.<p>Today is the day that the speakeasy died.<p>84 years ago, …

Peat, bog and world-class whisky – why Islay remains the jewel in Scotland’s single-malt crown

For over 200 years, the small island of Islay on Scotland’s west coast has been one of the world’s foremost places for whisky, and the island’s …

Classics You Should Know: The Old Fashioned

In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the bitters, sugar, orange wheel, cherry and a splash of soda.<p>Remove the orange rind, add the bourbon and fill with …

In France, a Cognac Tasting Tour at the Source

With an alcohol by volume strength of 70 percent, the aroma alone of the eau-de-vie, the double-distilled brandy that would eventually be blended into a Cognac, was enough to make me feel tipsy. I stood in the 13th-century cellars of Delamain, a Cognac house in Jarnac, France, inhaling the sting of …

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The 4 Types of Gin and What They Even Are

You might drink gin all the time and consider yourself a well-adjusted, <i>very</i> happy person. Same! But after the third martini, you might start to ask yourself: what even <i>is</i> gin? And why am I ordering so many light-up hula hoops on eBay?<p>Someone, probably on the Internet, once told me gin was just …

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What Can Bourbon Labels Tell You?

Many decades ago in the United States there were no laws whatsoever regarding labeling the products you might buy from a traveling salesman or even …

Bars Are Now Blending Their Own Rum

For bars that are serious about <b>rum</b>, a flagon is the thing. Detroit’s <b>Bad Luck Bar</b>, with its 70-bottle-strong rum collection, has one of these large, …

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Bespoke List: When A Mere Bottle of Whiskey Simply Isn’t Enough

A few top distilleries allow individuals to own whole casks of their special spirits.<p><i>Creating an automobile, timepiece travel experience, or wardrobe</i> …

Luxury

A dram good export

The water of life: Mark Littler says there has been great interest overseas in the Hellyers Road story. Picture: supplied<p>The Hellyers Road Distillery …

Australia

Drinks Cabinet

Port Ellen, Brora, Bladnoch & Rosebank: The whisky business was not also as buoyant as it is today. There have been many tough times over its …

Budge Over, Scotch

If Scotch whisky surges in price after Brexit, don’t panic — there are alternatives. Bavaria may be famous for its beer but it’s also acquiring a …

Germany

How to stock your home bar

SINGAPORE: Starting a home bar is always a great idea. After all, it is more economical to have friends over instead of spending an obscene amount of …

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Drinking Scotch Whisky

If you’ve never really explored it before, drinking whisky can be intimidating. Deciding what whisky to try first is a big decision. And once you …

Bottle rocket: why craft spirits are causing a stir

There has been an explosion in bijou new gins and whiskies, with 45 distilleries opening in the UK last year alone. Can they do what craft brewers have done for beer, and take on the big boys?<p>Today when ordering a G&T, rather than being offered a choice between Gordon’s or Beefeater, you might be …

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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, …

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Single-Grain Scotch is The Next Exciting Thing in Whisky

Whiskey lovers, get ready for a singular drinking experience: single-grain whiskies.<p>No, they’re not made from one lone type of grain. Like single …

14 Scotches Worth Owning

<i>(illustration: Elizabeth Reyes)</i><p>Looking for the perfect bottle of <b>scotch</b>? We asked top bartending and spirits industry professionals to tell us which …

Recipes

Craft distillers creating gins, vodkas and whiskeys that give the big companies a good run

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>More distillers than ever before are trying their hand at craft whiskeys, vodkas and other spirits, which is great as you too can …

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During Bourbon Heritage Month, have these whiskey cocktails at Austin bars

article<p>http://www.austin360.com/entertainment/during-bourbon-heritage-month-have-these-whiskey-cocktails-austin-bars/VtUYZMzaMCrhQeByV4SsbJ/<p>With fall …

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is a flashy example of the future of Hollywood marketing

The Statesman, a new addition and whiskey namesake in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming film, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” came to life at a cocktail party …

Movies

Memories of Michael Jackson

<b>‘He had a gift for looking around new corners’</b><p><b>Lew Bryson, US-based whisky and beer writer</b><p>‘I first met Michael Jackson in the men's room at the …

This $1,000 Japanese Whisky Is the Bottle to Buy in 2017

Wine & Spirits

From forest to cask to glass: how wood shapes the character of Glenmorangie

Many things distinguish Scotch whisky from other spirits such as whiskey (with an e) or bourbon, not least wood<p>Scotch whisky must be aged in oak, in Scotland, for a minimum of three years. Historically, Scottish distillers bought barrels second-hand, mainly from sherry producers.<p>The Spanish Civil …

A beginner’s guide to Canadian whisky

Oh Canada. You make lots of great whisky but haven’t sent much of it to Europe…until now.For years, the only Canadian whiskies you’ve been able to …

Scotch Whisky

E & J Gallo Winery acquires brandy maker Germain-Robin

E & J Gallo Winery has acquired California's first luxury brandy, Germain-Robin.

Distillation Demystified

Categories: Food & Drink Features<p>Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 2:00 PM<p>By<p>Matt Swanseger<p>I’m about to let you in on a little secret — and that is how …

5 Aged Rums for Whiskey Drinkers

Wednesday, August 16, is National Rum Day. If you are a die-hard whiskey drinker, your first thought may be something along the lines of, “Who …

Chicken Cock Whiskey Crows Again

A new bourbon from a pre-Prohibition brand is based on a 160-year-old recipe.<p>Despite its rather colorful name, Chicken Cock is a whiskey with a …

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