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Underworld Chic: The Latest Nightlife Trend

Oct 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Credit the return of moonshine, the popularity of "Big Bad" antiheroes on television, or retro-fascination; but whatever the underlying appeal, shady figures from the underworld are suddenly in vogue with America's hippest night-owl crowds.... Read More

George Clooney Hand Delivers Casamigos Tequila to Hotel Cipriani, Venice

Sep 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The world already loves George Clooney through his film and humanitarian work, but now you can love him through tequila! Casamigos Tequila is the award-winning love child of Clooney and his old friend Rande Gerber (a restaurant and bar mogul) and if you're staying in the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, you can try some out yourself.... Read More

Live a Little and Throw Back a $350 Shot of Tequila on Mexico's Maroma Beach

Aug 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Tim Cotroneo

What is the most you would pay for a shot of tequila? If you were gazing out at Maroma Beach in Mexico, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, would this breathtaking view cause you to throw caution to the wind and pay top dollar? Freddy’s Tequila and Ceviche Bar at Maroma Resort and Spa is hoping for just that.... Read More

Breathe in Your Favorite Cocktails With Vaportini

Aug 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

If you consider yourself a cocktail connoisseur and are always looking for a new way to impress friends, get yourself a Vaportini. Instead of drinking alcohol like normal, the Vaportini uses a glass globe and a candle in a pint glass to create vapors that you inhale.... Read More

Celebrate Life With These Summer Tequila Sippers

Jul 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It’s Happy Hour somewhere in the world, right? While National Tequila Day is past and done, we don't really think you ever need an excuse to try out some new spirit recipes featuring the blue agave-sourced liquor. Besides, there's always a reason to celebrate — whether it be a friend's birthday or your newly invented Amanda Bynes drinking game — so here's a few top-shelf tequila drinks to get you started.... Read More

Harrods offers The Dalmore Paterson Collection for $1.5 Million

Jul 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

If the name “Dalmore” rings a bell, there are some good reasons for that. It may be just one of several dozen whisky distilleries in Scotland, but it just so happens to have some of the oldest stocks in the business. And when it bottles some of that stock and makes it available to the public, it's been known to fetch record prices.... Read More

Justice Snow's in Aspen Delivers Craft Cocktails and Seasonal Eats

Jun 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Hailing from Denver's TAG and Williams & Graham, maestro of mixology Joshua Peter Smith (J.P.) can shake up some marvelous spirit infusions. Partner that with choice cuisine locally sourced in Aspen, Colorado and we give you Justice Snow’s Restaurant + Bar. A brainchild of Michele Kiley and Marco Chingolani, the restaurant's 2012 opening brought deserved acclaim to their rustic 1920’s styled interior and impressive menu courtesy of Chef Jonathan Leichliter.... 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

Sommeliers: They're Not Just for Wine Anymore

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Typically when you think of a sommelier, you think of wine — even Wikipedia defines a sommelier as someone trained and specializing in the wine profession. After all, wine is a complex drink of sophistication, usually used for celebratory occasions (and often accompanying a nice meal). To be a wine sommelier you have to spend years studying every nuance of the field, including the history of different varietals and the merits of specific glasses. You can ask a wine sommelier anything you want about wine, whether it be which type you should drink with pasta or with meats, and they can answer your question and more. Though wine sommeliers are the most popular type of expert, they're not the only ones out there. More and more people are branching off into different areas, from beer and whisk... Read More

$26,000 Glendfiddich Shoplifted from Toronto Liquor Store

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

The principle that single malt whisky gets better with age is generally true, but only up to a point. Past that point, older doesn't necessarily mean better. But when a major distillery releases a malt that's been aging for several decades, you can expect two things: One is that the distillery won't release it unless it quite literally stands the test of time.... Read More

Diageo Bets Big with Scotch Distillery Expansions

May 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Many of the nearly 100 whisky distilleries in Scotland operate independently, but a large number of them are owned by major brands. Williams Grant & Sons owns a handful, as do United Spirits, Bacardi, Edrington, Morrison Bowmore and Inver House. But the largest groups are owned by Pernod Ricard and — above all — Diageo.... Read More

Camus Cognac Celebrates 150 Years with $13,500 Limited Edition Decanter

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Camus, founded in France in 1863 and one of the the last independent, family-owned Cognac houses, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with a truly luxurious offering. The Cuvée 5.150 from the Camus “Masterpiece Collection” is the culmination of five generations of cognac blending mastery and 150 years of artistic craftsmanship.... Read More

Why Add Water to Whisky? Bowmore Water Program Breaks it Down

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Whisky connoisseurs debate all sorts of things: the value of aging, wood finishes, terroir, the superiority of one distillery or distilling process over another...the list goes on; but few items are contentious as the simple matter of adding wat... Read More

Cheers to St. Patrick's Day With These 11 Themed Cocktails

Mar 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As far as holidays go, St. Patrick's Day is a pretty strange one to celebrate for most. After all, do any of us even know anything about St. Patrick (the patron saint of Ireland) or why we're celebrating him? While you may not care why you're hanging shamrock garlands, binge drinking green Guinness and proudly telling a weary bartender you're actually 1/3 Irish on your mother's side, you should at least know a few things about March 17 — even if the information is only used to impress your friends. Tell you what, I'll even share some pretty great St. Patrick's Day-inspired cocktail recipes after the miniature history lesson so you can mix up your own party at home.... Read More

Louis XIII to Launch Rare Cask 42,6 Cognac for $23,000

Mar 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Louis XIII, one of the world’s most luxurious cognac brands, is launching a special limited edition bottling from a single “Rare Cask”, marking it as only the second time in the brand’s 140-year history that such an offering has been made available. Louis XIII, from the famed house of Rémy Martin, is a unique blend of over 1,200 eaux-de-vie sourced exclusively from Grande Champagne, the most prestigious “cru” in the Cognac region. The precious spirit is aged for up to a century in casks known as “tierçons”, an extraordinary example of which was discovered by Louis XIII’s cellar master and earmarked for this unparalleled edition.... Read More

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