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Introducing Pierre Ferrand Reserve Double Cask Cognac

Introducing Pierre Ferrand Reserve Double Cask Cognac

Good news for cognac drinkers, and especially for fans of all things Maison Ferrand. The company has just released Pierre Ferrand Reserve Double Cask Cognac. This expression is a permanent addition to the portfolio–which also includes one of our go-tos, Pierre Ferrand 1840–and the first Pierre Ferrand cognac to be…read more →

Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin Review

Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin Review

Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin is precisely what it sounds like: Bluecoat Gin finished in charred American oak barrels. The finish gives it a light gold color. On the nose it’s heavy with juniper, as well as bubblegum and a spicy, incense-like oak aroma. The strongest and most immediate tasting notes…read more →

Ancho Reyes Verde Review

Ancho Reyes Verde Review

You might know Ancho Reyes. It’s the sweet and spicy poblano chile liqueur that’s a natural companion to agave spirits. Ancho Reyes Verde is similar, in that it’s made from those same poblano chiles. But where the former uses sun-dried peppers (known as ancho chiles), the verde version uses early-harvest…read more →

Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey Is Here

Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey Is Here

Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey is hitting shelves nationwide as a new limited-release from the brand best known for its bourbon. Basil Hayden’s Bourbon uses twice as much rye as traditional bourbons, and sports a trademark spicy finish, so this is a natural product extension–especially as more and more brands, including…read more →

Sober Company: Shingo Gokan’s New Foray into Shanghai

Sober Company: Shingo Gokan’s New Foray into Shanghai

In many circles, Shanghai, China’s capital for… well, just about everything, isn’t yet considered one of the top international locations for food and drink. There’s Paris, New York, Tokyo and Los Angeles. But Shanghai, despite earning a few spots in last year’s Michelin Guide, hasn’t quite made the cut yet.…read more →

WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Whiskey Review

A few weeks back, we wrote about WhistlePig FarmStock Rye, the brand’s first release to include whiskey distilled, aged and bottled on its Vermont farm. Now, we’ve got a bottle in hand… WhistlePig FarmStock is composed of three whiskeys, and together, they make for a tasty trio. The mashbill goes…read more →

Vivacity Turkish Coffee Liqueur Review

Vivacity Turkish Coffee Liqueur Review

Leave it to the Pacific Northwest to roll out a Turkish coffee liqueur. The bottle in question (pictured at left) comes from Oregon’s Vivacity Spirits, which touts itself as one of the few female-owned distilleries in the nation. First, a shout-out to the branding. The label features a vintage-looking Istanbul…read more →

Thirst Boston 2017 Is Almost Here

Thirst Boston 2017 Is Almost Here

New England, we hope you’re parched. Because Thirst Boston is returning to its namesake city for a fourth time, running from April 28th-30th. Its schedule of seminars is now online, and some of this year’s more interesting events include a hands-on lesson in Japanese ice carving from Suntory Brand Ambassador…read more →

Glenfiddich Project XX Scotch Whisky Review

Glenfiddich Project XX Scotch Whisky Review

Glenfiddich Project XX is part of the Glenfiddich Experimental Series, which inspires unusual and unexpected whiskies. Newly launched in the U.S., Project XX (pronounced “twenty”) is the result of a collaboration between Glenfiddich’s Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, and 20 whisky experts from 16 countries around the world. Each selected a…read more →

Putnam New England Rye Whiskey Review

Putnam New England Rye Whiskey Review

Putnam New England Rye Whiskey comes courtesy of Boston Harbor Distillery, which set up shop in said harbor in 2015. Fitting for its location, the brand is steeped in history. It’s located inside a brick building first built in 1859, and the many businesses it hosted over the years have…read more →

The Lost Distillery Company Benachie Whisky Review

The Lost Distillery Company Benachie Whisky Review

The Lost Distillery Company is doing something decidedly different: using single malts to create blends that evoke the whiskies once made by long-vanished Scottish producers. You can see our Towiemore Whiskey review for a more thorough introduction to the brand. The Lost Distillery Company’s Benachie blend attempts to recall the…read more →

Lost Distillery Towiemore Classic Selection Whisky Review

Lost Distillery Towiemore Classic Selection Whisky Review

What black magic can bring a scotch back from the dead? If we’re to believe the methods of The Lost Distillery Company, such spirit summoning doesn’t require magic at all. All it needs is meticulous research and some expert advice. Co-founders Brian Woods and Scott Watson established The Lost Distillery…read more →

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and soon the streets will run green with beer and the hordes of people drinking it. But there is a better way. Namely, to drink better drinks, like these St. Patrick’s Day cocktails sporting Irish whiskeys, Irish creams, Guinness and absolutely zero green beer.…read more →

Tubi 60 Review

Tubi 60 Review

So, what the hell is Tubi 60? That’s the question I asked myself as I unboxed a mysterious bottle filled with a cloudy, amber-colored liquid, complete with a plain label that pictured a dove flying off with some sort of fruit. The combination of the homely bottle and unfiltered-looking spirit…read more →

LEAF Organic Vodka Review

LEAF Organic Vodka Review

Organic. Non-GMO. I’ve long grown accustomed to seeing those words in the bread aisle. But at the liquor store? Not so much. Both words feature prominently on the bottling of LEAF Organic Vodka, a relatively new offering from the makers of Khortytsa Vodka. The brand currently sells two different varieties,…read more →

Chicago Cocktail Bar, the Aviary, Is Heading to NYC

Chicago Cocktail Bar, the Aviary, Is Heading to NYC

When I visited the Aviary in Chicago in the summer of 2015, I drank a rum Manhattan that was smoked inside a made-to-order plastic bag. I was served a drink inside a treasure chest. I used a slingshot to break open an ice sphere, which contained an Old Fashioned. It…read more →

Drinking Phoenix: Cocktailing at Tratto and Bar Bianco

Drinking Phoenix: Cocktailing at Tratto and Bar Bianco

Arizona is a place that’s made for cocktails. The weather is right all year long for any variety of tipples, from margaritas and citrus-heavy drinks in the summer to vermouth and Chartreuse-tinged libations in the winter, there’s a cocktail for every season in the Grand Canyon State. Its no wonder,…read more →

The Macallan x URWERK Flask Is a Damn Nice Flask

The Macallan x URWERK Flask Is a Damn Nice Flask

We love a good flask. As far as discreetly transporting booze goes, there’s nothing better. But while some of our flasks are workhorses meant to be kept hidden in suit jacket pockets, away from the prying eyes of brides and clergymen, others demand to be seen. One such example: The…read more →