Men's Fitness spirit awards 2017: The year's best whiskey, tequila, liqueur, cognac, and gin

1. Hennessy Master Blender's Selection No. 2<p>Out of all the spirits we've tasted in 2017, the limited run Hennessy Master Blender's Selection No. 2 …

Amalfi Coast

A day in the life of a cognac taster

A vigorous cognac requires a rigorous grape selection process, and at Maison Hennessy the distinguished Tasting Committee will taste 10,000 <i>eau-de-vie</i> …


The Alchemist: Smoke and spirits

“Twenty years ago in Mexico, mezcal was for poor people. Fifty years ago it was for poor people in the villages,” says Mica Rousseau. “Now it’s a …


16 Bottles of Booze You'd Be Happy to Give or Recieve

These spirits will keep you warm all winter long<p>We’ve all given (and received) a lot of terrible gifts. That sweater you thought was “cute” or that wall calendar that hasn’t yet seen the light of day. Not great choices. What <i>is</i> a great choice is a bottle of booze. Let’s face it, there’s no better …


Over 10,000 bottles of this award-winning gin are sold every day

And it costs under a tenner…<p>Aldi has revealed that around 10,500 bottles of its award-winning Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin are sold every day …


Mezcal: The Rebirth of a Traditional Mexican Drink

Left: The maguey plant. Right: Bottles of commercial mezcal. Photos by the author and used with permission.When talking about traditional Mexican …

Liberal View

Six carrying baseball bats and knives rob Hamilton liquor store

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery at a liquor store in Hamilton on Friday night.

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Copper & Kings

Drink runner-up Joe Heron channels his love of music into a top-notch brandy<p>Joe Heron wasn’t being willfully obtuse when he opted to build his brandy distillery in Louisville, the bourbon capital of the world—the decision was just practical. “Guys like me don’t build distilleries,” he says. …

This is the First Tequila Aged in Scotch Whisky Barrels

/ @andysthomas<br>Updated on2017-11-16<p>When it comes to alcohol, Scotland is best known for, well, its Scotch. But one Scottish company has ventured into …


Make Genever the Liquor That Keeps You Warm This Winter

"If you have something on your list that’s hard to find—beer, spirits, or whatever, people want to go after it," he says. The Belgian bar pours the …

Washington D.C.

Pakistan Coast Guards destroy illicit liquor and drugs in Karachi

A Pakistani official uses a steamroller to crush bottles of liquor during a destruction ceremony in Karachi, southern Pakistan, on Nov. 13, 2017. The …

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The Goods: 10 Tequilas to Try Even Though You're Out of College

These drinks were made for sipping.<p>Forget taking tequila shots with your girls—you should be sipping instead. These 10 bottles will make your nights memorable <i>without</i> messing with your memory.


Martinique's top-shelf rum scene

That perfume-y swill mixed with Coke in the basement of a frat house? Nope, that’s not rum. Neither is that frothy piña colada gulped pool-side. Often considered a party mixer, rum’s original reputation as a complex sipping beverage is starting to shine through anew, especially on the Caribbean …


Hennessy Makes Hennything Possible With Interactive Tasting

Spirit tastings have traditionally enticed the palates of connoisseurs and admirers of noble grapes. Hennessy has flipped the tired experience with …

How to Spike Store-Bought Eggnog

<i>Image courtesy of Bottles Fine Wine</i><p>So you just picked up a carton of eggnog at the grocery store, and you’re wondering how you can booze it up, …


Gin could be just the tonic the drinks industry needs

Ireland is now one of the world’s top 10 gin-drinking nations, writes <b>John Daly</b>


This gin distilled in somebody’s bedroom is now on sale at Selfridges

An award-winning gin which is produced in a spare bedroom in Staffordshire has is being sold in Selfridges in the run-up to Christmas.<p>Lindsey and …


The Kraken Black Spiced Rum Digs Up Limited Edition Ceramic Bottle

in Drinks on<p>0 Shares<p>Remember when The Kraken ate Johnny Depp? Those were good times..<p>The Kraken Black Spiced Rum challenged 3 Aussie creatives to use …

For Men

London now home to fifth of England’s gin distilleries

London now boasts 24 gin distilleries, more than the total figure for England in 2010, and has the highest percentage of gin drinkers in the UK, …


New Driftwood Distillery Wants to Bring Back Sotol

Desert Door’s spirit is a smoky, herbaceous cross between tequila and mezcal<p>A new distillery is coming to Driftwood in the form of <b>Desert Door</b>, which makes sotol. The spirit is made from Texas-grown sotol (the plant), also known as the Desert Spoon plant. The distillery will open to the public on …


Young entrepreneur dreams of countering the prominence of Scotch with rum

WHEN 35-year-old Gautom Menon set out to create India's first premium rum, he wanted to give the country a spirit it would be identified by. Soon …

Karan Johar

Dallas brewery makes leap into liquor with new vodka and local distillery

John Reardon, owner of Deep Ellum Brewing Co. in Dallas, remembers the first time he and a brewer had to dump a batch of beer. He doesn't recall …


What is the miraculous drink that will age without changing?

The most valuable cognacs are stored in a cellar called a Paradis.<p>A cynic I know once described marriage as a state that women enter into hoping men …

If You Love Whiskey, You’ll Love this Aged Rum

At the end of a long day, we at The Manual usually like to kick back with a nice glass of something dark and strong. You know, start the day with …


What Does Gin Taste Like? A Gin Lover Weighs In

A classy liquor that blows vodka and rum out of the park.<p>November 09, 2017<p>Gin: the liquor versatile enough to casually drink on a Tuesday evening and …


5 Distilleries That Are Redefining Minnesota's Aquavit Market

Here are some of the region's best aquavit producers.<p>Considering there are more Scandinavian Americans living in Minnesota—nearly 1.6 million people, …


Mezcal: What to know about the smoky sister of tequila

While tequila is made solely from the blue agave plant, mezcal can be produced from different species of agave


5 New Spiced Rums To Try Right Now

1 of 5<p>Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Cream ($19)<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 5<p>Brinley Gold Shipwreck Spiced Rum ($26)<p>3 of 5<p>Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative …


PUNCH | Is Japanese Gin the Next Big Thing?

“Japanese gin”: for contemporary American bartenders, a more pure phrasal catnip couldn’t be engineered in a lab. It combines the world’s most …


The 8 Best Cheap Vodkas for Your Cocktail or Bar Cart

2 minute Read<p>Not all vodkas are created equal. (Here are some of our favorite bottles for people who think they don’t like the stuff.) Unfortunately, …