Boston’s Short Path Distillery is Finally Open to the Public With Tastings and Tours

Jul 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We’ve been waiting for quite a while for Boston’s Short Path Distillery to open and now that it finally is, we can’t wait to visit. Founded by three friends who are passionate about spirits, the distillery uses locally-sourced ingredients and handcrafts in very small batches. 

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Chivas Regal's The Icon Introduced as “The Pinnacle of Luxury” at the World’s Tallest Tower in Dubai

Jun 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Representing the height of luxury and the most elevated release in Chivas Regal’s history, this month the spirits brand unveiled The Icon at the top of the famed Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ultra-prestige Scotch whisky is a unique blend of the rarest and oldest whiskies available. Master blender Colin Scott personally selected each, sourcing them from more than 20 Scottish distilleries—some that no longer even exist. 

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Give Dad a Limited Edition Scottish Heritage Flask to Sip His Favorite Scotch From

Jun 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There’s a difference between a dad who likes the occasional Scotch and a dad who considers himself a connoisseur, and this flask is for the latter. Made by UK-based SWIG, the limited edition Dark Havana Flask (also called the Scottish Heritage Flask) is pretty much as good as you can get.

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The JBF Bramble Cocktail is Simple to Make and Beautiful in the Glass

May 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

On Monday the James Beard Foundation hosted its 25th annual awards gala in Chicago, announcing their picks for the best of the best in the food and beverage industry. Of course, with so many epicurean experts, the event needed an impressive (and tasty) cocktail to offer, which just so happened to be called the JBF Bramble. 

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Julia Child and Kurt Russell Make a Splash at Bacara Resort’s Food and Wine Weekend

Apr 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Although Julia Child is no longer with us, her spirit is alive and cooking. Besides the film Julie and Julia, there is probably no finer tribute to her memory and culinary contribution than that of the annual Bacara Resort’s Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend. After all, Julia chose to live out her final years in the area and, as we and many others can attest, she was a regular at the Saturday Farmers’ Market and her favorite neighborhood restaurants. 

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Diane Kruger Joins Martell House as Brand Ambassador, Seeks Out 300 Talented People to Honor

Apr 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

You may know actress Diane Kruger from one of her many flicks, like her stunning role in 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, and now she’s added Martell House brand ambassador to her long list of credits. Kruger, a self-professed Francophile, will be helping the cognac house—which is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year—with its celebration of French Art de Vivre.  

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The Results Are In! Whiskey Reigns Supreme at 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Apr 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition held its 15th annual event March 19-22 and it proved even more popular than ever. Up seven percent from last year, the competition saw 1,580 submissions from 41 states and 66 countries (covering 90 different spirit classifications).

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Dine With Boulud, Sip Sake in a Private Cabana & Savor a $1,000 Grand Tasting Menu With UNLVino’s VIP Packages

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If a food and wine festival wants to stand out among all the others, it now has to offer some pretty compelling packages. UNLVino (April 16-18) in Las Vegas is doing just that. The annual event is now offering three VIP experiences that include hanging out with celebrity chefs, your own personal butler, and luxury hotel rooms. 

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Newly Opened, The Punch Room at Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Serves Up Heady Cocktails

Feb 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you’re looking for the perfect place to take your date for a nightcap, check out The Punch Room at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. Replacing Urban Sip, the new bar opened on Valentine’s Day, a suitable date as its dark atmosphere is intended to be heady and imitate.

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Get Booze Delivered Lickety Split With the Launch of Minibar App in Los Angeles

Feb 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It seems like everyone and their 13-year-old nephews are creating apps nowadays, so it's especially neat when something really cool comes along. Having recently launched in Los Angeles, Minibar is an alcohol delivery service that not only promises to have a vast inventory, but also to be a great party-planning tool.

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David Beckham Brings Haig Club Scotch Whisky to America & Suddenly We're Thirsty

Jan 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Almost four months after they launched Haig Club in Scotland, David Beckham and Simon Fuller threw a private cocktail party to officially welcome the spirit to the US last night. The footballer/model/DILF/whisky entrepreneur looked just as dashing as always as he and Fuller hosted a three-course dinner in West Hollywood.

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Store Your Best Spirits in an 8-Foot Missile, Because Why Not?

Jan 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Bomb Drinks Cabinet is one of the coolest designs we've seen in a while. At over eight feet tall, the cabinet weighs 600 pounds and was made from an actual R.A.F. MK1 Practice Cluster Bomb. Crafted by Fallen Furniture in Bath, England, the company always uses reclaimed aircraft parts (both military and civilian), making it pretty great for cocktail-loving history buffs.

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First Fully-Automated Home Brewing System Ready Might Just Make You An Expert Cicerone

Jan 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Home-brewery systems aren't hard to come by nowadays with brands like Brewbot making waves, but newcomer Brewie is hoping to be your final choice. Calling itself the world's first fully automated home brewing system, Brewie is designed to cater to both newcomers and experts through its design. Plus, unlike other products, this one can actually fit right on your kitchen counter.

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Great Scott! Celebrate Scotland's Finest With These 5 Whiskies

Jan 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

On January 25 those with Scottish heritage—or just a hankering for good Scotch whisky, haggis, and bagpipes—celebrate the birth of the poet Robert Burns, author of Auld Lang Syne, during what is called the Burns Supper. The event takes place all over the world in various guises, but to truly toast the Scottish bard a good single malt Scotch is a must.

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From Jack to Maker's: A Spirited Look at a Journey Along the American Whiskey Trail

Jan 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Buoyed by both a burgeoning craft cocktail culture and increased demand from abroad, the American whiskey industry is at an all-time high. Far from becoming faceless conglomerates, however, the whiskey distilleries of the South retain their rich character, time honored traditions, and dedication to making spirits that reflect the American way of life. To help promote and celebrate these enterprises, many of them entwined with the history of their hometowns.

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