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The Uprising of Craft Vodka

Apr 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

From beer to whiskey, craft distilleries have been seriously capitalizing on millennial consumers and their desire for unique spirits that boast that cool hipster DIY feel. According to a recent release from the Aristocrat Group Corp. (ASCC), millennials represent the largest growing segment of the spirits market, which means big brands are now competing for their attention. 

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A New World Whisky of the Year?

Mar 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Emily Arden Wells

Ever since Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 was named the “World Whisky of the Year” in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015, it has become one of the most highly covetable whiskies on the planet. In the wake of the award, sales of Japanese whiskey exploded and new, non-age statement releases (such as Hibiki Harmony) were brought to market to help relieve some of the demand. 

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Now You Can Watch Nick Offerman Silently Drink Lagavulin By a Fire for an Hour

Dec 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Nick Offerman and Lagavulin are back and this time it’s for a mesmerizing 45-minute-long video in which the actor sits silently by a crackling fire, calmly sipping some 16-year-old single malt Scotch. The Yule Log video is the latest My Tales of Whisky collaboration between Offerman and the Irish distillery, and thanks to his Ron Swanson-like stoic manliness, it’s by far the best.

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These Shoes are Made for Drinking: Behind the Scenes With Basil Haydenís and Quoddy

Nov 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Most men of style are into all aspects of living well, and that includes fine spirits. The best of both worlds have come together in a cool new collaboration from two storied American stalwarts: the bourbon purveyor Basil Hayden’s and fine shoemaker Quoddy. The result is a limited-edition gift set being released just in time for the holidays via Huckberry, a curator and retailer of products that “inspire active, adventurous and stylish lives.”

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The Glenlivet Reveals Stunning Members-Only Nàdurra Drinks Trolley by Craftsman Sebastian Cox

Oct 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Founded in 1824, The Glenlivet is the oldest legal distillery in the Glenlivet parish. After spending years perfecting their single malt whisky, they are now offering a brand new expression, The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish. To coincide with the release, the distillery partnered with the London-based New Craftsmen and modern designer-craftsman Sebastian Cox to create a very special drinks trolley.

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Celebrate the Uprising of Rye Whiskey With These 9 Unique Cocktail Recipes

Oct 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Rye whiskey may have been fairly unpopular a few years ago, but it’s back in a big way. According to NBC News, supplier revenues have increased from $15 million in 2009 to well over to $106 million as of 2014. “The growth of rye whiskey has been phenomenal, given that as late as 2000, rye volumes were virtually nonexistent with only a handful of brands in the U.S. market,” says David Ozgo, chief economist at Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. 

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Titillate Your Palate With These 9 Delicious Rye Whisky Cocktail Recipes

Oct 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

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The Glenrothes Rolls Out the Casks for New Reserve Collection's American Debut

Sep 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The United Kingdom's Speyside region is home to half of the distilleries in Scotland—including Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet, Macallan and Cragganmore—and has the greatest concentration of fine malt whisky producers in the world. So what exactly is it about Speyside that makes its Scottish whiskies so superior?  

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Suntory Sends Whiskey Into Space for Boozy Study

Sep 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Lots of people think Suntory whiskies are out of this world and it looks like they were right. The Japanese distilling company will be sending six samples of its spirits into outer space aboard the International Space Station. There, the amber liquid will tempt orbiting astronauts for more than a year in a study on the effect that zero gravity has on product aging and human taste buds.

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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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You Better Bribe Santa for These 10 Hipster Foodie Subscriptions

Dec 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Waiting until December to do your holiday shopping is a bit of a nightmare, and even if you do it all online, there's a good chance the gifts won't make it to you in time to wrap and put under the tree. This is where subscription-style gifts are a no-brainer—and no, we don't mean magazines, Mom. Food and liquor is where it's at. There are tons of super cool companies out there that offer subscriptions services that will deliver items to your door that you otherwise may not experience. There's pretty much something for everyone, even that tough "man's man" in your life. 

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Macallan Partners With Fashion Icon Mario Testino For New $3K Masters of Photography

Dec 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Macallan recently revealed that fashion photographer Mario Testino is their fifth Master of Photography (previous incarnations have included Annie Leibovitz and Elliott Erwitt) and this time they did something a little different for their award-winning series. The famed spirits brand chose to bring its foundation stones, The Six Pillars, to life through Testino's vision and distinct style. 

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Nick Offerman Hilariously Schools Us On Fine Scotch Whisky in New Video Series

Dec 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Nick Offerman is pretty synonymous with his Parks and Recreation character Ron Swanson and if it weren't for Offerman's childlike giggle, people would have a hard time knowing where Nick ends and Ron begins. Not only do they both have an impressive mustache that renders men and women speechless, they both can build nearly anything from wood and enjoy a nice glass of fine single malt Scotch. If you've seen Parks and Recreation, you may have noticed that Swanson loves Lagavulin—he even visits the distille... Read More

The $300 Macallan Rare Cask Whisky Is Calling Out to You

Oct 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

The Macallan, known for their luxury range of single malt Scotch whisky, has just announced the addition of the new Rare Cask to their core range of expressions. Offering a "splendidly rich and resonant ruby hue," the whisky sits in handpicked, Spanish oak sherry seasoned casks until it is ready to be bottled in a sturdy glass decanter.

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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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