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Live a Little and Throw Back a $350 Shot of Tequila on Mexico's Maroma Beach

Aug 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Tim Cotroneo

What is the most you would pay for a shot of tequila? If you were gazing out at Maroma Beach in Mexico, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, would this breathtaking view cause you to throw caution to the wind and pay top dollar? Freddy’s Tequila and Ceviche Bar at Maroma Resort and Spa is hoping for just that.... Read More

Breathe in Your Favorite Cocktails With Vaportini

Aug 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

If you consider yourself a cocktail connoisseur and are always looking for a new way to impress friends, get yourself a Vaportini. Instead of drinking alcohol like normal, the Vaportini uses a glass globe and a candle in a pint glass to create vapors that you inhale.... Read More

Celebrate Life With These Summer Tequila Sippers

Jul 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It’s Happy Hour somewhere in the world, right? While National Tequila Day is past and done, we don't really think you ever need an excuse to try out some new spirit recipes featuring the blue agave-sourced liquor. Besides, there's always a reason to celebrate — whether it be a friend's birthday or your newly invented Amanda Bynes drinking game — so here's a few top-shelf tequila drinks to get you started.... Read More

Harrods offers The Dalmore Paterson Collection for $1.5 Million

Jul 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

If the name “Dalmore” rings a bell, there are some good reasons for that. It may be just one of several dozen whisky distilleries in Scotland, but it just so happens to have some of the oldest stocks in the business. And when it bottles some of that stock and makes it available to the public, it's been known to fetch record prices.... Read More

Justice Snow's in Aspen Delivers Craft Cocktails and Seasonal Eats

Jun 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Hailing from Denver's TAG and Williams & Graham, maestro of mixology Joshua Peter Smith (J.P.) can shake up some marvelous spirit infusions. Partner that with choice cuisine locally sourced in Aspen, Colorado and we give you Justice Snow’s Restaurant + Bar. A brainchild of Michele Kiley and Marco Chingolani, the restaurant's 2012 opening brought deserved acclaim to their rustic 1920’s styled interior and impressive menu courtesy of Chef Jonathan Leichliter.... 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

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

Camus Cognac Celebrates 150 Years with $13,500 Limited Edition Decanter

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Camus, founded in France in 1863 and one of the the last independent, family-owned Cognac houses, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with a truly luxurious offering. The Cuvée 5.150 from the Camus “Masterpiece Collection” is the culmination of five generations of cognac blending mastery and 150 years of artistic craftsmanship.... Read More

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