Liquor

6 Essential Tequilas and Mezcals for Your Home Bar

With a hint of spice and a soft edge—not to mention a price tag that’s well below many of its equals—Espolón Blanco Tequila is a great place to start …

Drinking

Rum Barrel Pumpkin Release - 9/30/2017

Hardywood Rum Barrel Pumpkin combines the nostalgic flavors and aromas of autumn with a soul warming, blackstrap molasses laced finish that can only …

Thanksgiving

Beyond the Pisco Sour: explore South America's hottest spirit

You may be most familiar with pisco as the essential ingredient in a tart, frothy and refreshing pisco sour, but there's more to the grape-based spirit, the national drink of Peru and Chile, than a single cocktail.<p>The story begins in the 16th century, when the Spanish conquistadores bought grape …

Drinking

Cigar Review: Ashton ESG 20-Year Salute

<i>An exceptional smoke from a powerhouse of the non-Cuban market</i><p>Considered one of the finest cigars available in the American market, the Ashton Estate …

Cigars

Death penalty in UP following hooch tragedies may be another way of introducing blanket ban on liquor

The Uttar Pradesh government's decision to introduce death penalty for culprits found guilty of producing hooch may be another way of introducing a …

India

Aldi has announced it's releasing 8 new gins all for under £20

Here's what you can buy…<p>Budget supermarket Aldi is becoming the destination for purse-friendly gin. In fact, its Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin, …

Drinking

Five of the best new Scottish gins - including the newly crowned Scottish Gin of the Year

With the recent success of the first ever Scottish gin awards, it seems Scotland's gin scene continues to grow from strength to strength.<p>More …

Scotland

Traveling Down the Tequila Trail

America's relationship with Tequila has matured over time. From Jalisco's terroir to agave, styles and producers, here is your complete guide to the …

Drinking

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 …

Drinking

Mexico in a Bottle returns to Chicago with dozens of mezcals

Many Mexican spirits derive from agave, a succulent with a sugar-filled heart that’s cooked, smashed, fermented and distilled to yield tequila and mezcal. Undoubtably you’ve heard of and most likely tried them. But what about tuxca, sikua, bacanora and raicilla? Each is also derived from …

Drinking

Rare South African brandy sells for R60 000 at Nederburg Charity Auction

JOHANNESBURG - A once-off, 40-year-old potstill brandy from Van Ryn’s Distillery in Stellenbosch which sold for R60 000 at the Nederburg Charity …

Africa

Toronto's only female distiller makes a 'flexible spirit' — gin

Martha Lowry loves her gin.<p>And, as luck — actually skill — would have it, the 30-year-old Orillia native gets paid to do so.<p>Lowry is Toronto’s only …

Canadian News

Spiced Rum Grows Up

Southern distillers add depth to an oft-sophomoric spirit<p>Spiced rum is the unsung harbinger of the holidays. The spirit quietly shows up, slipping into eggnog and toddies, its hints of vanilla and allspice and clove and cardamom like the first light before sunrise, somehow both more intense and …

Drinking

This precursor to gin will have you wanting to try a ‘Dutch Lemonade’ - MarketWatch

<b>The bottle:</b> Rutte Old Simon Genever, $42<p><b>The back story:</b> Long before we were sipping gin-and-tonics or gin-based martinis, a good number of folks …

Business

Meet Volcan De Mi Tierra, Moët Hennessy’s New Volcanic Ash Tequila

When you hear the name Moët Hennessy, you think of luxury French cognac. Or the Moët Hennessy brand of upscale vodka, Belvedere. Or Champagnes like …

Drinking

The Differences Between Vodka and Gin, Explained

Gin and vodka are two very distinct spirits. Most obviously, one is associated with pine and herbal flavors, while the other is often positioned as …

Drinking

11 Essential White Rums For Your Liquor Cabinet

In the world of important spirits for your liquor cabinet, white rum might not strike you as the highest priority—not when there’s gin and bourbon …

Drinking

How to Buy the Healthiest Booze

Drinking

Patrón Launches First New Core Tequila In 25 Years

The Extra Añejo tequila is aged at least three years to meet the spirit's highest possible classification.<p>On a historic day for Patrón drinkers, the …

Drinking

Check Out These Bottles Of Cachaça To Celebrate National Cachaça Day

Cachaça is very fun to say out loud. Kay-Cha-SA! It’s also very fun to drink. Generally, people outside of Brazil know of cachaça thanks to long summer nights spent drinking it in the lime and sugar concoction known as the Caipirinha. That cocktail has a great acidic base, mixed with a hefty dose …

Drinking

Asahi works with bartenders on new spiced rum

<b>Asahi Premium Beverages has launched a new spiced rum: Untold has been developed by a collective of mixologists, bartenders and artists.</b><p>Developed by …

Drinking

What You Need to Know About Pulque, Tequila’s Delicious Cousin

Pulque, a fermented alcoholic beverage made from agave sap, is on the verge of a resurgence in Mexico.<p>There’s an alcoholic beverage made from agave …

Drinking

The Gun Was Loaded. With Vodka.

It was another sleepy Friday night in Edmonton in the middle-class suburb of Dovercourt, Canada. During a routine traffic stop, police noticed a …

Wine & Spirits

How to Order Tequila Without Sounding Like an Idiot [Video]

Rethink the lime and salt.<p>Tequila, the Mexican spirit made from blue agave, is one of the world’s most beloved yet misunderstood liquors. All too …

Drinking

How Richland Rum helped revitalize a small Georgia town

The distillery, which produces America’s only single-estate, single-barrel rum, helped grow downtown Richland. Now owners Erik and Karin Vonk plan to …

Atlanta

A 6-Bottle Introduction to Cachaça

If you’ve had any experience with cachaça, it’s likely been in Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha. But there’s so much more to the …

Drinking

Captive Spirits Distilling’s Big Gin is Aged in Peat Barrels for Four Months

As small-batch gin has exploded in US market share in recent years, micro-distilleries are experimenting with the limits of traditional gin …

Drinking

Drink Like a Star with These Celebrity-Owned Spirits

1 of 18<p>CONNOR MCGREGOR<p><b>Notorious Irish Whiskey</b><p>Not only was the UFC star in high spirits following his loss to Floyd Mayweather at his debut boxing …

Dennis Rodman

This New Library Is for Students of Spirits and Cocktails

New York City’s Library of Distilled Spirits stocks 1,000 spirits and mixes 150 cocktails.<p>The Library of Distilled Spirits in Union Square isn’t the …

Drinking

The Global Grass Roots Efforts to Rehabilitate Rum’s Reputation

Rum has a reputation problem. Ask the average imbiber about their favorite rum, and chances are good they can’t name one. Ask them to name a rum …

Wine & Spirits