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Jude Law Wants to Dance His Way to Winning a Luxury Boat in Johnnie Walker Blue Label's New Film

Jul 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Johnnie Walker Blue Label announced their upcoming short film starring Jude Law, The Gentleman's Wager, by releasing a teaser clip. Directed by Jake Scott and also starring Giancarlo Giannini (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace), the film follows a wager between "two men striving for personal progress through the quest for a truly rare experience." 

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Can You Guess Which Oscar Winner Co-Created a New Multinational Spirit?

Jun 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For anyone who loves experimenting with new recipes, either on the plate or in the glass, there are fewer things more fun than discovering a slew of new cocktails to try out — even better if actor Robert De Niro is attached to them. As a way to celebrate the United States launch of VDKA 6100 (that's read as "vodka," in case you were wondering), which premiered in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey earlier in the month, the brand shared eight recipes that promise a "twist of tomorrow."

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Be Greeted With a Personalized Plaque When You Use CellarPass to Plan Winery Visits

Jun 12, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Most apps are pretty forgettable, but CellarPass is one you should definitely check out if you're a self-professed wino. The web- and app-based service makes it super easy to check out new wineries and artisanal distilleries while you're traveling, offering an online tasting room, food and wine event searches, and reservation and ticketing service.

 

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The Facundo Paraiso: Bacardi Lineage Produces a New Rum to Sip & Savor

Jun 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

A rum to sip and savor, Facundo's Paraiso is much more than a mere libation and you wouldn't dare mix this with cola — it's an experience unto itself. Straight from the private reserves of the Bacardi family, the Facundo line of rums is considered to be the best to ever be released by the company. In fact, Paraiso itself is at the top of the collection. 

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Ketel One Distiller Bob Nolet Chats the Industry and the Impact of Trends

Jun 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Founded in 1691 in Schiedam, Holland, Ketel One distillery still stands as a monument today. Much expanded since its humble beginnings, the waterfront structures were ideally placed for grain trade, and remain a scenic location and destination. Complete with distillery, bottling, shipping, and storage facilities, the encampment is also home to an art gallery and rooftop bar. Several historic pieces are on display throughout the Ketel One property, with everything from original bottles to recent memorabilia exhibited.

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Chief Development Officer Isaac Gilmore Explains How Montalvo Embarks to Change the Way You Drink Tequila

Jun 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With the explosion of craft cocktails and beer, people are expecting more from their liquor. Sure, it used to be acceptable to choke down whatever was cheapest and on offer, but not anymore. We want liquor from a brand that we like. We want the story and the hipster cool factor that comes with drinking something we know a little bit about. Several grassroots companies have found footing in this new era of drinking awareness, and Montalvo Tequila is one such brand. Not only it is a small powerhouse, it also presents a new kind of tequila, one that is triple distilled so you can sip it slowly, like you would with a fine whiskey or brandy. 

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Manhattan Cocktail Classic Kicks Off New Trends With Worldwide Flavors

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, which was held in May for its fifth time this year, is more than just an opportunity for spirits brands and cocktail experts from around the world to mingle in the Big Apple. The event is also an ideal place to check out cocktail trends on the horizon and see what’s in store for summer sips. Here are some delicious ideas from MCC experts and others we trust!

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Check Out the Secret History Behind 13 of Your Favorite Cocktails

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It seems like a new craft cocktail bar opens every weekend, with mixologists scrambling to create the next coolest drink. As much as we love innovation, sometimes you really can't beat the tried and true mixed drinks that have been around forever. Besides, most of the new guys are just modern variations of what our grandparents drank with breakfast.

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Celebrate the Kentucky Derby With These Modern Mint Julep Cocktails

May 2, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The 2014 Kentucky Derby is in full swing and if you're not lucky enough to be there this weekend, you're seriously missing out. This year's event has a lot going on, from the anticipation surrounding pre-race favorite California Chrome to all of the parties (and the hats), and we're sure it hurts a little not being part of it.

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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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Stella Artois Pushes Perfect Pours With Countertop Draft System

Apr 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Stella Artois has a pretty complicated nine-step pouring ritual — you've seen it in their inventive commerical spots — and it can be pretty hard to replicate at home if you don't have beer on tap. The not-so-subtly-named PerfectDraft has recently been embraced quite heavily by the Belgium brand, as the gadget can you help achieve the ideal pour from your own home.

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Who Won the Top Awards at 14th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition?

Apr 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 14th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition took place on March 21-24, and ever since we have been waiting patiently for the results. Hosted at the Hotel Nikko in downtown SF, the event saw 1,474 submissions from 41 states and 64 countries, covering 89 classifications.

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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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