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Angel's Envy Rye Whiskey

When it comes to whiskey, experimentation should be done with caution. There's a reason the rules are in place, but great things can come from coloring outside the lines. Distiller Lincoln Henderson of Louisville Distilling Company has a masterful touch, as evidenced in the release of Angels Envy …

Rye Whiskey

The Top-Searched Whiskeys, In Order From Worst To Best

Since we endeavored to start sharing our opinions with you, by ranking pies in order from worst to best, you've had plenty of thoughts about both our methodology in compiling the lists, as well as how we've decided to rank things. That's what we like about you guys -- you think so much. And then …

Scotch Glossary: 10 Terms You Should Know

It's time for another entry in our cocktail-glossary series. Today, I'll be clearing up some terms related to Scotch whisky production. Having trouble remembering the difference between single-malts and blended Scotches? Not sure what so singular about single malts in the first place? Today's your …

7 Things You Should Know About Bourbon

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, a celebration of America’s “native spirit.” I celebrate bourbon pretty much year-round, but it’s nice …

Tasting Notes: Johnnie Walker Platinum Label

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Whisky 101

Want to know everything about whisky? Start here.<p>This tool will help you figure out the ideal whisky proof for you—and exactly how much water to add …

14 Scotch Cocktail Recipes Perfect for Both Beginners and Obsessives

Scotch isn't the most common spirit for cocktails—with a mix of peaty, smoky, and malty flavors it can be tricky to pair with other ingredients. Add to that the high price tag of a good single malt and it's no wonder that most people choose to drink their Scotch with nothing more than a little …

Whiskey Smackdown: Scotch vs. Bourbon (Astor Center)

Learning is so much more fun when you’re drinking. I had a blast at the <b>Whiskey Smackdown: Scotch vs. Bourbon</b> class at the Astor Center. Our …

Lake Science Goes High-Tech to Understand Impacts of Extreme Weather Events in Argentina

Changing Planet<p>This buoy in Laguna La Salada is outfitted with automatic sensors that take measurements in the lake every five minutes, and then it transmits them to shore in near-real time. Photo by Lisa Borre.<p>As I walked along the shore of the serene Laguna La Salada at the northern fringe of the …