Liquor

The 5 Best Tequilas for Margaritas, Based on Price and Taste

What's a fiesta without a couple margaritas?<p>January 16, 2018<p>So I guess this week I'm "convincing" my friends to taste test margaritas with me. In the …

Drinking

The Town of Tequila Is Ready for Its Close-up

Despite the global popularity of its namesake beverage, Tequila has been overlooked as a tourist destination—until now. The endearing charm of this …

Travel

Liquor bottles worth Rs 2 crore seized from Andheri, two nabbed

Acting on a tip off, a team of the Thane excise department raided an Andheri-based godown and seized 1,800 illegally supplied liquor bottles worth Rs …

India

SC clarifies on highway liquor ban

Even as the Tamil Nadu government has moved the Supreme Court for clarification, the apex court has made it clear that all municipal areas across the …

Tamil Nadu

The First-Ever Caribbean Rum Awards

By the Caribbean Journal staff<p>The first-ever Caribbean Rum Awards was held in Saint Lucia this weekend, and the winners have been selected.<p>The …

Drinking

Rum and Heritage at Saint Nicholas Abbey, Barbados

Barbados is regarded as the birthplace of rum and many of the top things to do on the island actually involve rum. A popular pastime is to relax on …

Wine & Spirits

Rum resurrected as the new gin

One of the spoils of war captured by Zulu soldiers after the 1879 Battle of Isandlwana was the British army’s rum rations. It was probably the last …

Drinking

Pernod Ricard bans plastic straws from its business, encourages others to follow suit

Plastic straws are quickly becoming a thing of the past.<p>One of New Zealand's largest wine producers is taking a stand against plastic straws and …

New Zealand News

This Tequila Is Aged Like Fine Wine

Ayate Añejo is finished in Chardonnay barrels from Napa Valley.<p>Napa Valley is 1,920 miles from the Mexican state of Jalisco, but the metaphorical …

Drinking

Australia’s Native Botanicals Are Shaping a New Kind of Gin

Like a crisp glass of Chardonnay on a hot summer day, Australian craft gin is a spirit to be desired. It’s refreshing, citrusy and smooth, but more …

Shopping

Author and Bartender Thad Vogler on the Spirit(s) of Exploration

World traveler and writer Thad Vogler talks to us about his journeys to the brandy-making regions of France, how terroir influences spirits, and more.<p>…

How to Buy the Best Mezcal Like a Pro

Get to know the good stuff.<p>Repeat after me: Mezcal is not smoky tequila. Compared to its agave brethren, mezcal is way less predictable, way more intense, and all around more fun for everyone.<p>Making good mezcal takes hard work. Agave plants can take decades to ripen, are a pain to harvest and …

Drinking

'What’s it take to start a rum company?'

"What’s it take to start a rum company?" Johnny Ringo once asked Don Brown, owner, Pirates Choice Rum.<p>"Time and money," responded Brown, to which …

Wine & Spirits

Can mezcal survive being popular?

“They say that people in America like mezcal a lot,” says Fortunato Angeles, leaning on a wooden tank of fermenting agave. “I like the work because …

Mexico

Five Bottles to Try When You're Tired of Whiskey

Five Bottles to Try When You’re Tired of Whiskey<p>2 minute Read<p>For many of us, winter is made for whiskey. There is something about sitting in front of …

Drinking

I Registered for Wedding Gifts at a Liquor Store, and I Regret Nothing

It started, as many moments of brilliance do, with a dumb tweet.<p>Deep in the morass of wedding planning, beleaguered by RSVP spreadsheets and vendor contracts, and desperately in need of a drink, I asked my favorite liquor store if I could just register for our wedding gifts there. It was sort of a …

Weddings

Real McCoy Rum of Mystic partners with Constellation Brands

The Real McCoy Rum of Mystic has announced that Constellation Brands, which had $7.3 billion of sales in 2017 and is best known for distributing …

Drinking

WTF is Träkál? Only the Spirit of Patagonia (Literally)

When a band of backpackers and fellow ex-pats met by chance in Buenos Aires, Argentina, they decided to go all-in on distilling a new spirit that …

Drinking

Legal-services tech company subleases part of liquor firm’s office

Transition from liquor to legal: A legal-services tech company has subleased a slice of ­liquor company Pernod Ricard USA’s offices at 250 Park …

Drinking

Five Rums for Whiskey Lovers

Even the most dedicated whiskey enthusiast gets the itch to branch out every once in a while, and these days, more and more of us are getting better …

Drinking

Captain Morgan Was Actually a Real Person—and He Didn’t Make Rum

From the Quaker Oats Man to Ronald McDonald, characters used to advertise a food, drink, or restaurant are a staple of the marketing world. (Here’s …

Royal Navy

Chinese Liquor Maker Closes Market Value Gap With LVMH

China’s Kweichow Moutai Co. has topped LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE in market capitalization as the most valuable stock on Bloomberg …

Business

Feuding Distillers Could Be the Best Thing to Happen to South American Spirits

4 minute Read<p>I was about five minutes into my tour of Casa Real, a family-owned distillery in Bolivia’s Tarija Valley, when I casually observed that …

South America

Pernod Ricard brands Bacardi rival Havana Club's latest ad campaign that states 'Don't tell us we're not Cuban' as 'misleading'

French alcoholic drinks company Pernod Ricard has criticized Bacardi’s rival rum Havana Club after it released its latest campaign that included the …

Drinking

Top 10 Cigars of 2017

2017 marks the sixth year-end evaluation from <i>Cigar Dojo</i>. Much has changed in the industry, with price increases and the beginnings of government …

Bon Iver

Booze 101: All about mezcal

For bartenders, mixologists, cocktail lovers and collectors, mezcal has rapidly become the obsession above all other liquors. The smoky, agave-based …

San Diego

Diplomático Rum is Sharing a Taste of Venezuela with the World

In the heart of Venezuela, Diplomático is making rum to rival those of the Caribbean.<p>The distillery was first established in Venezuela in 1959, owned …

Drinking

More than 700 brands of liquor are about to be removed from Ohio store shelves

Last call, anyone?<p>The Ohio State Department of Commerce is discounting liquor as part of a new plan to retire 700 brands, according to the Dayton …

Cleveland

10 Things You Should Know Before Drinking Mezcal

Get ready to become obsessed.<p>As it's risen in popularity, mezcal has become known as tequila's smoky cousin. But — spoiler alert — bartenders hate …

Drinking

The Rum Nut's Quick-Ref Guide to Visiting Jamaica

Posting this because the same three questions keep coming up on Facebook and elsewhere:<p>What distilleries should I go to? (There are only 6 on the …

Jamaica