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Sip on Some Halloween Spirit With These 21 Cocktails

Oct 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've been putting together a Halloween-inspired cocktail roundup for years now, but the previous features may as well cease to exist, because this one is where it's at. We've collected recipes from some of the world's best bars, mixologists, and spirit brands to give you some amazingly spooky options. Make sure not to skimp on the barware though, because trust us, dressing one of these up in the right glass is sometimes all you need to set the right mood. With some great for the night of and others perfect for the morning after (i.e. hangover), we have so many chocies that you may just have to throw more than one party. 

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The BenRiach Distillery Debuts Four Limited-Release Single Malt Whisky Batches

Apr 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The 100-year-old BenRiach Distillery has remained one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets, known only to whisky connoisseurs who came across its unique blend produced in the Heart of Speyside. But that’s so 1898. Fast forward to 2014, the year BenRiach opened its cask vaults to introduce four new limited releases to the U.S. market: The BenRiach Horizons 12 Year Old Triple Distilled, The BenRiach Solstice 2nd Edition 17-Year-Old, The BenRiach Septendecim 17-Year-Old Peated Single Malt, and The BenRiach Authenticus 25-Year-Old Peated Single Malt. The secret is out, and the awards have started rolling in.

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Campari Adds Forty Creek Canadian Whisky to Growing Portfolio

Apr 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Like many other industries, the liquor trade is rapidly conglomerating into large corporate groups. Names like Diageo, United Spirits Limited, Pernord Ricard, Suntory/Beam and Bacardi account for the lion's share of sales, but right behind them is Gruppo Campari. 

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Glenglassaugh Releases Torfa Peated Single Malt Whisky

Apr 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Whisky connoisseurs know that if they're looking for a smokey, peated malt, they need to look to Islay. The Scottish isle is known around the world for its peated whiskies, home as it is to such distilleries as Laphroaig, Ardbeg and Lagavulin. 

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Jack Daniel's Teams Up With Top Chefs for a Unique Bounty & Barrel Dinner Series

Mar 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

As the popularity of the culinary world continues its unprecedented explosion, Jack Daniel's is introducing a dinner series called Bounty & Barrel to celebrate master chefs and the brand's top-tier Single Barrel Whiskey. These events will take place in New York, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco and Nashville, with each venue getting its own top chefs like David Bazirgan, Jimmy Bannos, Amanda Freitag, and Maneet Chauhan — to name just a few.

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Glenmorangie & Thomas Pink Collaborate on Perfect Whisky & Shirt Pairings

Mar 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

With both Glenmorangie Single Malt whiskies and Thomas Pink shirts being referred to as having "unnecessarily well made" craftsmanship in their respective products, it should come to little surprise that the brands have partnered for three unique pairings of whiskies and shirts for scotch lovers. 

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Diageo Unveils Orphan Barrel Whiskey Company to Locate the World's 'Lost' Spirits

Feb 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Diageo, the global spirits powerhouse whose brands include Johnnie Walker, Cîroc, Ketel One, Captain Morgan and Tanqueray, is launching a new venture to track down some of the world’s lost and forgotten barrels of whiskey. The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company will offer up its precious finds to discerning consumers in search of something different. 

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Glendiffich 50 Sells for Over $22k at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Most whisky connoisseurs would be happy to go down to a well-stocked liquor store and pick out a nice bottle of single malt to enjoy. But there's a whole class of individuals for whom the usual fare — no matter how varied or rare — will never be enough. These collectors and speculators migrate towards whisky sales, like the one recently held in Edinburgh.

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Auchentoshan Releases 1975 Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Jan 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Whisky connoisseurs will be well schooled in the terroir and intricacies of the various whisky-making regions of Scotland: the Speyside, the Highlands, Islay and the other Hebridean islands. But the Lowlands are often forgotten. 

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The Macallan M Puts the Spirit Back in the Bottle

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

It may be true that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but no one ever said anything about a whisky by its bottle. That’s why distillers and blenders invest so much into designing the packaging of their coveted spirits. This latest release from Macallan, however, takes things a step further. 

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Johnnie Walker Unveils Exclusive Platinum Label Scotch Whisky

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Johnnie Walker’s red, black and blue label blended Scotch whiskies are justly famous the world over. Now the storied 200-year-old brand is embarking on a new era with the introduction of their Platinum Label, a perfectly blended 18-year-old whisky inspired by the Walker family tradition of creating “private blends” for favored customers and company directors.... Read More

Johnnie Walker Partners with Alfred Dunhill on Special Edition Blue Label

Jul 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

As far as blended whiskies go, it doesn't get much more prestigious than Johnnie Walker Blue Label. But that doesn't mean the label can't step up its game.... Read More

The French Laundry Launches Spirits Program With The Macallan Fine & Rare Collection

Jun 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Thomas Keller’s legendary Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry just announced the launch of their new spirits program, which features the world famous single malt Scotch, The Macallan. Keller and the restaurant’s sommelier Dennis Kelly personally chose The Macallan as The French Laundry’s exclusive Scotch whisky and specifically hand-selected the newly released 1989 vintage as one of the nine rare expressions of The Macallan available at the restaurant.... Read More

Tamdhu Whisky Comes Back to Life in Speyside Scotland

May 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Scotland's glens, hills and islands are pocked with distilleries and while most are hard at work producing whisky, not all of them are active. Once-active distilleries like Banff, Rosebank and Port Ellen are what insiders classify as "silent stills." It's not every day that a silent still comes back to life, but that is precisely what has happened with the re-inauguration of Tamdhu.... Read More

Kilchoman: The Little Whisky Farm Distillery That Could

May 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Whisky connoisseurs enamored of the peated style will be familiar with the usual suspects from Islay. The Hebridean isle is home to some of the best in the business, including Ardbeg, Bowmore, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. But excellent as their whiski... Read More

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