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Bruce Lee Didn't Drink, Fronts Johnnie Walker Blue Label Campaign

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  1 Comment

Unsurprisingly, many advertisements these days are created with a host of special effects from talking animals to blockbuster-caliber explosions. This week Johnnie Walker released the latest video for the "Keep Walking" campaign, an effort that has been ongoing for some time now, replete with an entirely CGI Bruce Lee on-screen.... Read More

The French Laundry Launches Spirits Program With The Macallan Fine & Rare Collection

Jun 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Thomas Keller’s legendary Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry just announced the launch of their new spirits program, which features the world famous single malt Scotch, The Macallan. Keller and the restaurant’s sommelier Dennis Kelly personally chose The Macallan as The French Laundry’s exclusive Scotch whisky and specifically hand-selected the newly released 1989 vintage as one of the nine rare expressions of The Macallan available at the restaurant.... 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

Kilchoman: The Little Whisky Farm Distillery That Could

May 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Whisky connoisseurs enamored of the peated style will be familiar with the usual suspects from Islay. The Hebridean isle is home to some of the best in the business, including Ardbeg, Bowmore, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. But excellent as their whiski... 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

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

Pininfarina Designs Special Edition Chivas Regal 18 Series

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Few items can arouse the senses quite like Italian design and Scotch whisky, and now the two have come together in an exclusive collaboration between Chivas Regal and Pininfarina. Chivas is known as one of the premier blended whiskies coming from Scotland, having been established over a hundred years ago back in 1909.... Read More

World's Oldest Bottle of Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Sells for $160,000

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  4 Comments

An anonymous U.S. buyer has just paid $160,000 for the No. 1 bottle of the ultra-rare Bowmore 1957, the oldest of the famed distillery’s single malt Scotch, at the Bowmore distillery on Islay in Scotland.... Read More

Japan's Legendary Nikka Whisky to be Launched in U.S.

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Whisky aficionados have something extra to celebrate this season: the San Francisco-based Anchor Distilling Company is bringing Japan’s legendary Nikka whisky to the U.S. for the very first time. Both Nikka’s Taketsuru Pure Malt 12-year-old, and the famed Yoichi Single Malt 15-year-old, honored as the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards in 2008, will now be available here.... Read More

Boozy Gifts to Bring the Host on the Holiday Party Circuit

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

As we whirl away on the holiday party circuit, we face the age-old dilemma: What's the perfect gift to bring as a guest, when every situation is different?... Read More

Beat Chilly Nights with Ten Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Nov 26, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Many of us are spending the holiday season scrambling to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones, scouring shops and websites until our frazzled nerves can't take any more. If you're feeling the holiday pressure, take some time for yourself and mix up one of these seasonal cocktails. From a warm Kilbeggan Ginger Toddy to a creamy Pumpkin Spice Latte, we have all you need for a quiet night in or the perfect holiday party!... Read More

Freemans Sporting Club Creates the Dewar's Scotch Whisky Travel Bag

Nov 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Freemans Sporting Club, the bastion of downtown NYC style for the rugged gentleman, has created a must-have accessory for the man who always wants his favorite Scotch on hand.... Read More

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