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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

Nightcaps for Fall | From Jack Daniel's Frank Sinatra to Courvoisier Gold

Nov 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

A New Zealand import, an iconic Old Hollywood branding partnership, and a rye whiskey with a Top Chef spokesman are all among this season’s slew of liquor launches. If you’re looking for a new favorite nightcap just in time for fall, see which of these new-to-market spirits tempt your palate.... Read More

Old Pulteney Releases Limited Edition 40-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

There's a good 70 or more whisky distilleries in Scotland alone. That means there's a huge selection of scotches on the market, particularly when you consider that most distilleries offer more than one expression of its malt. The flip side of that variety can leave a connoisseur bewildered with choices. That's where respected whisky reviewers come in to play. One of the foremost is Jim Murray, who publishes the Whisky Bible every year. 

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Bowmore 1957 | Oldest Islay Whisky Ever Made and Possibly Most Expensive

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Whiskies are made all around the world. There are the traditional distilling states, of course, like Ireland, Canada and Kentucky, and there are distilleries emerging from Japan, India and other locations across the globe. However, no country has more distilleries than Scotland. There are so many, in fact, that scotch distilleries have had to be categorized by region: Highland, Lowland, Campbeltown, Speyside and Island. Even among the flavorful whiskies of the Scottish islands, one island stands out as its own distinct whisky-producing region.

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Isle of Jura Distillery Launches the Standing Stone 30 Single Malt Whisky

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Lovers of peaty whiskies are well acquainted with the Scottish island known as Islay, but in between Islay (pronounced “eye-lah”) and the Scottish mainland sits the Isle of Jura. While Islay has eight distilleries scattered over its land, Jura has but one that bears its name.... Read More

Photographer Annie Leibovitz Photographs Whisky on a Different Level

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  2 Comments

Most people, when they think whisky, think of cowboys or dapper old gentlemen. The luxury liquor brand Macallan recently came out with a campaign to display whisky through the eyes of a woman. Not just any woman though, but the eyes of one of the world's best photographers, Annie Leibovitz. Leibovitz’s four iconic images featuring Scottish actor Kevin McKidd served as inspiration for the flavors of the whisky housed in the 1,000 limited edition bottles that the pictures cover.... Read More

Macallan and Lalique Set World Record with $460,000 Bottle of Whisky at Sotheby’s

Sep 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

This is, without a doubt, a golden age for scotch lovers, with more distilleries producing finer malts than ever before. The Macallan is surely high up on that list, decorated and favored as it is among critics and consumers alike. But with that level of excellence comes soaring prices, as this latest world record reflects.... Read More

World's Largest Bottle of Whisky Record Set By The Famous Grouse

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Most records involving whisky revolve around either the age of a specific malt or the price it has fetched at auction. But this latest bit of news takes on a larger dimension. In Scotland last week The Famous Grouse set a new world record by filling the largest bottle of whisky in the world.... Read More

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