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5 Whiskey Sour Recipes for National Whiskey Sour Day

5 Whiskey Sour Recipes for National Whiskey Sour Day

August 25 is National Whiskey Sour Day, so that seems like a fine occasion for rounding up a five-pack of whiskey sours. The traditional cocktail is comprised of either three or four ingredients, depending who you ask. Those would be whiskey, lemon, sugar and an optional egg white. We like…read more →

Jim Beam Double Oak Review

Jim Beam Double Oak Review

Jim Beam Double Oak is a new release that, as the name implies, is aged twice. Four year old Jim Beam bourbon is taken out of its charred American white oak barrel, the standard wood for maturing bourbons, and then moved to another charred oak barrel for an undisclosed amount…read more →

William Wolf Coffee Whiskey Review

William Wolf Coffee Whiskey Review

Coffee and whiskey are both liquids with a knack for making life a little more tolerable. So it seems only natural that they’d join forces at one point. Whether in your glass as separate entities, or as a bottled alliance. In this case, as William Wolf Coffee Whisky. William Wolf…read more →

Lagavulin 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review

Lagavulin 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review

Lagavulin turns 200 this year—but it’s never been younger, thanks to the release of Lagavulin 8 Year Old. This whisky stands out from its elder brothers not just in age statement, but also in price and color. Lagavulin 8 is a delicate light gold that almost appears clear from certain…read more →

Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky Review

Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky Review

Canadian whisky is often colloquially referred to as “rye.” And though historically the grain makeups included rye and flavors included some corresponding spice, those rye percentages were never very high. In fact, they were typically much lower than their American counterparts. And these days, with plenty of American bottles sporting…read more →

Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Bourbon Review

Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Bourbon Review

2001 marks the year that Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe passed the Knob Creek torch to his son, Fred. So this limited edition Knob Creek was started by the father, finished by the son, and aged for 14 years, which is five years longer than the standard Knob Creek. Knob…read more →

Booker’s Rye Whiskey Review

Booker’s Rye Whiskey Review

Named for the late master distiller Booker Noe, Booker’s Bourbon is one of the biggest, boldest bourbons around. So last month, when Beam introduced Booker’s Rye Whiskey, we took note. This new whiskey is a very limited edition expression that’s bottled in Booker’s signature uncut and unfiltered style. Booker’s Rye…read more →

Knappogue Castle Unveils a New Look, Cocktails Ensue

Knappogue Castle Unveils a New Look, Cocktails Ensue

Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey got a new look. And to celebrate, they flew in a couple heavyweight bartenders from across these great states to Pouring Ribbons in New York’s East Village just for the occasion. The visiting dignitaries: Jackson Cannon from Eastern Standard and The Hawthorne in Boston…read more →

Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky Review

Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky Review

Nikka Coffey Malt is not just a poorly translated spelling of “coffee.” (It’s a common question–you’d be surprised.) Instead, it refers to Aeneas Coffey, whose 1930s continuous-still design significantly impacted distilling, and whose eponymous work can be found at Nikka Whisky Company’s Miyagikyo distillery in Sendai, Japan. Nikka Coffey Malt…read more →

Syndicate 58/6 Blended Scotch Whisky Review

Syndicate 58/6 Blended Scotch Whisky Review

Syndicate 58/6 sounds more like the name of a secret society than a whisky. Turns out, it’s both. The name refers to both an exclusive English club of scotch enthusiasts that draws members of Parliament, and a blended scotch whisky founded in 1966. Today we’ll be focusing on the latter.…read more →

Laphroaig Lore Whisky Review

Laphroaig Lore Whisky Review

Laphroaig makes rich, full-flavored whiskies that envelop the drinker in a sea of peat smoke. There’s no arguing that fact. So when the brand unleashes a new offering they’re calling their “richest single malt whisky expression ever,” well, you should probably take note. Laphroaig Lore is drawn from a selection…read more →

Ardbeg Dark Cove Whisky Review

Ardbeg Dark Cove Whisky Review

Say the word “Ardbeg” aloud and a phantom taste will visit the palate of everyone within earshot: specifically, a heavy, intense Islay peat. Ardbeg’s latest offering, Ardbeg Dark Cove, clearly isn’t apologizing for peat. In fact, it’s looking to dial things up to 11. The limited edition release (just 1100…read more →