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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Three Margaritas for National Margarita Day

Three Margaritas for National Margarita Day

February 22 marks National Margarita Day. And while we never need an excuse to drink margaritas, we’re also not going to turn one down. That leads us to the margarita recipes below. They creatively stray from the classic three-part recipe of tequila, Cointreau and lime, but any (or all) would…read more →

The Macallan Releases 1991 Fine & Rare Vintage

The Macallan Releases 1991 Fine & Rare Vintage

The Macallan’s got something new up its sleeve. It’s a limited-release, vintage-dated single malt whisky expression called The Macallan 1991 Fine & Rare–a good name for such a spirit. Back on the fateful day of March 28, 1991, a cask was filled. Fast forward two and a half decades, and…read more →

Absolut Releases New Flavored Vodka, Absolut Lime

Absolut Releases New Flavored Vodka, Absolut Lime

Today Absolut added a new flavor to its portfolio: Absolut Lime. The Pernod Ricard-owned company already sports the number one selling lemon- and orange-flavored vodkas in the U.S., so Absolut Lime feels like a natural extension. Nearly 30 years ago, Absolut introduced Absolut Citron, a key component to the Cosmopolitan…read more →

Jack Daniel’s 150th Anniversary Tennessee Whiskey Review

Jack Daniel’s 150th Anniversary Tennessee Whiskey Review

In celebration of its 150th anniversary, the Jack Daniel Distillery has released a new limited-edition Tennessee whiskey. In making the whiskey, Master Distiller Jeff Arnett wanted to create a distinctive taste profile that combined traditional methods with modern day craftsmanship. So the coopers slow-toasted the barrels to bring out the…read more →

The Dead Rabbit Is the Best Bar in the World

The Dead Rabbit Is the Best Bar in the World

The annual list of the 50 best bars in the world was just released, and Manhattan bar, The Dead Rabbit, has taken top honors. New York and London cleaned up, with the two cities accounting for nine of the top 10 spots. And though winners hail from Beirut, Hong Kong,…read more →

David Wondrich and Cocktail Kingdom Made You a Punch Set

David Wondrich and Cocktail Kingdom Made You a Punch Set

When you’re devising a new punch set, it’s wise to enlist the man who literally wrote the book on punch. So that’s what Cocktail Kingdom did, in partnering with author and cocktail historian, David Wondrich. The result is the David Wondrich Classic Collection, a selection of barware inspired by traditional…read more →

Highlights from Tales of the Cocktail 2016

Highlights from Tales of the Cocktail 2016

Another Tales of the Cocktail is in the books, and with it, another productive week spent in New Orleans attending seminars, tasting spirits, meeting distillers and enjoying enough revelry to make us feel fortunate this only happens once per year. It was a good run, and now that our collective…read more →

All the Winners at the 2016 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

All the Winners at the 2016 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

The 10th Annual Spirited Awards capped off another great Tales of the Cocktail, as an impressive panel of industry experts crowned winners in categories spanning bars, bartenders, new products and cocktail writing. London and San Francisco put up particularly strong showings, taking the awards for World’s Best Cocktail Bar and…read more →