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Summer Cooler: Three Floyds Zombie Dust

Summer Cooler: Three Floyds Zombie Dust

It’s that time of the year. The temperature’s heating up and you need something to cool down. Cold beer comes to mind. On that note, let’s introduce the first installment of Summer Cooler, where we recommend beers — from IPAs and saisons to sours and wits — that you’ll want…read more →

Auchentoshan American Oak Scotch Whisky Review

Auchentoshan American Oak Scotch Whisky Review

Auchentoshan American Oak is a new addition to the Auchentoshan Scotch Whisky portfolio. This expression is a triple distilled single malt that’s been aged in first fill American oak barrels that previously held bourbon. With each filling, less and less wood character is transferred to the whisky, so in this…read more →

Masataka Taketsuru and Nikka Japanese Whisky

Masataka Taketsuru and Nikka Japanese Whisky

We’ve spent time detailing the origins of Suntory, the beverage giant that pioneered Japanese whisky and introduced it to the Western world. Now let’s look at a figurehead whose passion was not profitability, but the perfection of his individual craft and the effect it had on the world around him. I’m speaking of Masataka Taketsuru…read more →

Rhum Clement Select Barrel Rhum Agricole Review

Rhum Clement Select Barrel Rhum Agricole Review

Rhum agricole is the French term for a style of rum that’s distilled from fresh-pressed sugar cane juice, rather than molasses, which is a byproduct of refining sugar. And perhaps no place in the world is better suited to producing rhum agricole than Martinique, a hospitable home for sugar cane…read more →

Yamazaki 18 Year Japanese Whisky Review

Yamazaki 18 Year Japanese Whisky Review

Pouring the hot water into whisky, the fragrance suddenly rises in the light of a cold white morning. Lines from a poem by Japanese naturalist Bokusui Wakayama, reflecting on his oyuwari–a drink akin to a hot toddy–as he enjoyed it one cold winter morning. It struck me… read more →

Review: Son Tinh Vietnamese Liqueurs

Review: Son Tinh Vietnamese Liqueurs

Awhile back, we received an intriguing wooden crate from Vietnam. One that was nailed shut, required a crow bar to open and, much to our delight, contained six liqueurs that were heretofore unknown to us. Turns out, Son Tinh is producing 12 products ranging from clear spirits to herbal and…read more →