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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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Store Your Best Spirits in an 8-Foot Missile, Because Why Not?

Jan 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Bomb Drinks Cabinet is one of the coolest designs we've seen in a while. At over eight feet tall, the cabinet weighs 600 pounds and was made from an actual R.A.F. MK1 Practice Cluster Bomb. Crafted by Fallen Furniture in Bath, England, the company always uses reclaimed aircraft parts (both military and civilian), making it pretty great for cocktail-loving history buffs.

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First Fully-Automated Home Brewing System Ready Might Just Make You An Expert Cicerone

Jan 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Home-brewery systems aren't hard to come by nowadays with brands like Brewbot making waves, but newcomer Brewie is hoping to be your final choice. Calling itself the world's first fully automated home brewing system, Brewie is designed to cater to both newcomers and experts through its design. Plus, unlike other products, this one can actually fit right on your kitchen counter.

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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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From Jack to Maker's: A Spirited Look at a Journey Along the American Whiskey Trail

Jan 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Buoyed by both a burgeoning craft cocktail culture and increased demand from abroad, the American whiskey industry is at an all-time high. Far from becoming faceless conglomerates, however, the whiskey distilleries of the South retain their rich character, time honored traditions, and dedication to making spirits that reflect the American way of life. To help promote and celebrate these enterprises, many of them entwined with the history of their hometowns.

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These 13 Inspired Cocktails Will Help Start 2015 With a Bang! Advil Not Included

Dec 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

New Year's Eve celebrations needs to have two important factors to be done right: kissing loved ones—or strangers (we don't judge)—and enjoying festive cocktails. We hope that you're keeping a recipe book for all of the drinks we've sent your way over the years, but if not, don't worry because here is a brand new batch for you to whip up to ring in 2015. 

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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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Sure You Drink It, But How Much Do You Really Know About Absolut Vodka?

Dec 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Absolut Vodka, the fifth largest spirit brand in the world, sells an incredible 11 million cases of vodka a year. But the really amazing part is that every single drop originates within a 75-mile radius of its distillery in Åhus, in southern Sweden. It’s a truly local operation on a global scale, the epitome of what lots of people are preaching these days about sustainability, purity, integrity, and local sourcing—not because it’s trendy, but because that’s how they’ve always done it.

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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

Tesseron Cognac's $1.5K Royal Blend is Just in Time for the Holidays

Dec 4, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Royal Blend from Tesseron Cognac has come just in time for the holidays. The limited release decanter holds a selection of 50 "distinct Grande Champagne blends from Ugni Blanc and Columbard grapes, all aged for more than two generations in the renowned Tesseron family's Paradis cellars."

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Short Path Distillery Wants to Change How You Think About Spirits

Dec 3, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Short Path Distillery is soon to be the newest purveyor of locally-made craft rum and gin in Everett, near Boston. Founded by three friends who want to change the way we all think about spirits, the distillery will be "combining old-world distilling techniques with a new-world, chemistry-based approach to spirit development."

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Trendy Virgin America Brings Craft Cocktails to Their Entire Fleet

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

While wine and liquor have been in the air for a while now, craft cocktails haven't really broken their way into the mainstream airlines yet. That is, until now. Austin Cocktails, a line of craft cocktails that come pre-bottled, are now available fleet-wide on Virgin America flights.

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It's Time You Scored a Bottle of Rémy Martin's Louis XIII Le Jeroboam Cognac

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The only thing better than a bottle of Louis XIII de Rémy Martin is a bottle of Louis XIII Le Jeroboam that comes in a locked gift box. Four times the capacity of the regular old Louis XIII, Louis XIII Le Jeroboam comes in an 11-pound blown crystal decanter that has been numbered and comes in limited quantities each year. 

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Meet Caskers, the Online Spirits Concierge Don Draper Would Drool Over

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Let's raise a toast to Caskers, a new online service that wants to change the way people drink by giving customers access to the finest craft spirits with its Concierge Service, Private Cask Program, and delivery clubs. Caskers founders Steven Abt and Moiz Ali introduced the first online High End Concierge Service to track down and deliver the (nearly) impossible-to-source bottles, and to match customer tastes with rare spirits and new discoveries. Now that’s our kind of personal shopper.

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