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The BenRiach Distillery Debuts Four Limited-Release Single Malt Whisky Batches

Apr 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The 100-year-old BenRiach Distillery has remained one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets, known only to whisky connoisseurs who came across its unique blend produced in the Heart of Speyside. But that’s so 1898. Fast forward to 2014, the year BenRiach opened its cask vaults to introduce four new limited releases to the U.S. market: The BenRiach Horizons 12 Year Old Triple Distilled, The BenRiach Solstice 2nd Edition 17-Year-Old, The BenRiach Septendecim 17-Year-Old Peated Single Malt, and The BenRiach Authenticus 25-Year-Old Peated Single Malt. The secret is out, and the awards have started rolling in.

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Campari Adds Forty Creek Canadian Whisky to Growing Portfolio

Apr 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Like many other industries, the liquor trade is rapidly conglomerating into large corporate groups. Names like Diageo, United Spirits Limited, Pernord Ricard, Suntory/Beam and Bacardi account for the lion's share of sales, but right behind them is Gruppo Campari. 

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Glenglassaugh Releases Torfa Peated Single Malt Whisky

Apr 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Whisky connoisseurs know that if they're looking for a smokey, peated malt, they need to look to Islay. The Scottish isle is known around the world for its peated whiskies, home as it is to such distilleries as Laphroaig, Ardbeg and Lagavulin. 

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Buffalo Trace Distillery Mourns and Celebrates

Aug 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Bourbon aficionados know Buffalo Trace as one of the preeminent distilleries in America. It's the only one in the world, in fact, to have been named Distillery of the Year by Whisky and Malt Advocate and Wine Enthusiast magazines.... 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

The Greater Boston Beverage Society Shakes It Up at House of Blues on November 13

Nov 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

On Sunday, November 13, The Greater Boston Beverage Society will host "Shakin’ It Up!" at House of Blues from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will be a carnival of the cocktail featuring live music and comedy, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails galore and The Left Bank vs. Right Bank Bartender Competition, a battle to determine which side of the river is home to the Boston-area’s best bartenders.... Read More

Enrique Iglesias Euphoria Tour Teams Up with Atlantico Rum

Sep 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Enrique Iglesias is no stranger to successful collaborations, having worked with superstars Akon, Usher, and Pitbull on his recent studio album, Euphoria, but now he is taking his Latin good looks to liquor stores. Iglesias announced earlier this month a sponsorship with Atlantico Rum that will make him the franchise face of the distiller.... Read More

Craft at 7000 Feet | Arizona High Spirits Distillery of Flagstaff

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

"This is the spirit of the Southwest Highlands," distillery owner Dana Kanzler proudly proclaims. We are on the downwind side of the smoke chamber, as gentle, aromatic smoke from local mesquite wafts upward to the overhead air vents. Dried mesquite-smoked barley is milled into grist, one of the first steps in the process of distilling Arizona High Spirits Single Malt Whisky here at the distillery in Flagstaff. Kanzler continues, "Our products are hand crafted every step of the way – like a cobbler makes shoes. We employ only three people."... Read More

Charbay Winery & Distillery of St. Helena, California

Jul 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The drive up winding Spring Mountain Road above St. Helena to Charbay Winery & Distillery is the first hint to visitors that they’re in for a real treat.... Read More

Chivas Regal Master Whisky Tasting Class at the Cannes Film Festival

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge

Chivas Brothers' Global Brand Ambassador, Max Warner, recently sat down with JustLuxe to guide us through a Master Whisky Tasting class at Chivas House during the Cannes Film Festival.... Read More

Auchentoshan 1998 Vintage Sherry Cask

May 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

The cachet of this vintage Auchentoshan (ock-un-tosh-un) lies in the influence of its aging in fino sherry barrels, made of European oak. Fino ("refined" in Spanish) sherry is considered the freshest, driest and lightest of traditional sherries - a far cry from the heavier, more robust oloroso sherry influences found in many other single malts.... Read More

The Dalmore Rivers Collection Raises Funds for Iconic “Big Four”

Jan 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

Food & Spirits: Casting a fly on one of Scotland’s “Big Four” salmon rivers is the holy grail of fishing. It's the equivalent of playing 18 holes on the Auld Course at St. Andrews, or sipping a single malt straight from the cask at a Scottish distillery.... Read More

Stills in Style: Scotland’s Not Just Bagpipes

Dec 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

Luxury Vacations: Reveling in food served at its source is one of the sublime joys of life - trout cooked over a campfire next to a favorite river, a lobster boiled on a fishing pier in Maine, or a tomato sandwich made minutes after picking a perfect beefsteak from the garden. Joys of life! The same is true about enjoying single malt Scotch whisky at its birthplace, a Scottish distillery.... Read More

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