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7 Excursions for Guys Who Crave Adventure

Jun 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sometimes guys just need to be guys, and a number of vacations offer ample opportunity to partake in activities that seem well-suited to the rougher-around-the-edges sex. We've searched around the globe to find some of the most enriching and men-approved vacations available today. And, while we're certain gents will find these excursions interesting, it doesn’t mean women wouldn’t have fun on these outings, we’re just all for bromance vacations.

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A River Cruise for the Sake of Whisky

Mar 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If there was ever a river cruise that was calling my name, European Waterways’ Whisky Trail excursion would be it. Taking place along Caledonian Canal aboard the Scottish Highlander, the six-night trip will make stops at three historic distilleries in Scotland.

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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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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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Treat Your Whisky Right With the $5,000 TUMI and Johnnie Walker Tasting Case

Oct 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

TUMI and Johnnie Walker Blue Label have teamed up for the holidays to offer a limited-edition tasting kit. Called the TUMI x Johnnie Walker Blue Label Tasting Case and restricted to only 65, the case is inspired by the very first rare casks that were chosen to create the whisky brand. The leather carry case is laser-etched with the luggage brand's logo and custom-made to fit a 750ml Blue Label bottle that you can choose to have engraved. 

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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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Chivas and Globe-Trotter Made a Classy Collection Just for Gentlemen

Sep 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

What does the modern gentleman need, more than anything, when he travels? (Aside from a reserve of pomade and his best traveling sharkskin laptop sleeve, that is.) He needs the perfect vintage-inspired carry-on case that will not only make him feel like 007, but will also perfectly hold his bottle of Chivas Regal Scotch whisky. 

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Royal Salute Offers Epic $33K Tribute to Honour Whisky Tasting Event in London

Aug 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Some whiskies are so coveted and so rare that they get entire events orchestrated around a mere tasting. On November 14, such an occasion from Royal Salute in London is taking place where the crowned guest is the Tribute to Honour. If you consider yourself a true connoisseur, you may already know that there are only 21 of these bejeweled bottles in the world, and two of them will be at The Ultimate Tribute. 

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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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100-Year-Old Expression: Shackleton Whisky Might Just Be One of the Most Celebrated Replica Spirits

Mar 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

The 1914-1916 Endurance voyage made Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton one of the most famous and beloved explorers in history. But it was the Nimrod Expedition a few years earlier that would inspire Shackleton Whisky, one of the most sought after replica whiskies ever created. Collectors, spirit aficionados, history buffs and modern-day explorers are all keen to take a sip of this storied Scotch.

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Join the San Francisco World Spirits Competition by Mixing These Whisky Recipes at Home

Mar 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition reflected a serious industry boom in the realms of American Craft Whiskey, Gin and Single Malt Scotch, so naturally we can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us. Now that the 2015 competition has officially started (it runs through to March 22), we think it’s a good time for us novices to practice our own mixing skills right along with the pros, and what better way to do that than with whisky? 

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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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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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