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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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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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Courvoisier Celebrates the Year of the Horse With $3.5k L’Essence Du Horse Cognac

Feb 8, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Courvoisier has gotten into the spirit of the Chinese New Year by offering a limited edition release of its most expensive bottle of cognac to date, the L’Essence de Courvoisier. Considering it's the Year of the Horse, they named this special offering L’Essence Du Horse and are planning to retail it for $3,500. 

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Have Some Milagro Tequila With Your Chocolate This Valentine's Day

Feb 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In case you weren't already aware, Valentine's Day is next week. Whether you're part of a couple and are looking for a gift or you're single and want something to celebrate with, a bottle of tequila is a pretty safe bet.

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Who Will Win? You Won't Care With These 6 Grammy-Inspired Cocktails

Jan 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards finally arrive Sunday, and we're all getting our viewing parties planned and prepped! And from longtime musical favorites (like Rihanna and Justin Timberlake) to newcomers (like Lorde and Ed Sheeran), it's anyone's bet as to who will take home a golden award. What we do know though, is that you're going to need a fun cocktail to shake up while watching. So, here's six!

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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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$628k Unique Lalique Decanter of The Macallan Single Malt is World's Most Expensive Whisky

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An ultra-rare six-liter “Imperiale” Lalique crystal decanter filled with The Macallan M single malt just set a new record as the world’s most expensive whisky after it was sold by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong for an astounding $628k.

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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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