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Beefeater Launches Burrough’s Reserve Gin

Beefeater Launches Burrough’s Reserve Gin

This week Beefeater Gin announced the launch of Burrough’s Reserve, a new gin that’s rested in oak barrels before bottling. This is Beefeater’s first permanent addition to their product range since Beefeater 24 launched in 2008. Alhough, while Beefeater 24 is widely available, Burrough’s Reserve will only be released in…read more →

Tequila Herradura Releases Port Cask Finished Reposado

Tequila Herradura Releases Port Cask Finished Reposado

Some news today on the tequila front. Tequila Herradura just announced the release of Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2012, Port Cask Finish. This is the first in a series of small-batch tequilas that will feature one new release each year. This inaugural product is a reposado tequila that’s rested in…read more →

Isle of Jura 16 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review

Isle of Jura 16 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review

Author Mack McConnell is a contributing writer for Cocktail Enthusiast. He also runs a Scotch of the Month Club. I recently had the opportunity to taste Isle of Jura 16 Year Old, and I quite liked it. It’s a  great mixture of fruity and earthy notes with a distinct and…read more →

San Francisco World Spirits Competition Announces Winners

San Francisco World Spirits Competition Announces Winners

The annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition took place March 22-25, and the results were just announced. The competition is the oldest and largest spirits competition in the United States and one of the most recognized in the world. This year saw 1215 products entered for evaluation, with the largest…read more →

The World’s Weirdest Spirits

The World’s Weirdest Spirits

The world is full of weird booze. Much of it is fun to drink, while others totally miss the mark. Even within specific categories, like vodka, there are some odd options – think smoked salmon vodka, for instance. And of course, the many flavored vodkas include ridiculous bottles ranging from…read more →

Woodford Reserve Releases Maple Wood Finish Bourbon

Woodford Reserve has expanded its Master’s Collection to include the newly released Maple Wood Finish Bourbon, which marks the fifth limited release installment in the lineup.  This whiskey is the first bourbon to be finished in barrels made from sugar maple wood, a material that adds hints of maple, honey…read more →

Boozing in SE Asia

Boozing in SE Asia

I’m back at it after a few weeks of eating and drinking my way across Southeast Asia.  I was hoping to sample many curious liquors, but as the temperatures and humidity were oppressive, and ice safety was questionable at best, I mostly just drank a lot of local beers. That…read more →

Tasting Spirits with F. Paul Pacult

Tasting Spirits with F. Paul Pacult

F. Paul Pacult is the publisher of Spirit Journal and a recognized expert in the field.  The man tastes eight liquors every morning—when he says his palate is at its best—and has reviewed thousands of spirits in his illustrious, booze-soaked career.  And at Tales of the Cocktail on Thursday, Pacult…read more →

I Hate Vodka / I Love Vodka

I Hate Vodka / I Love Vodka

Vodka enjoys the rare distinction of being the most consumed liquor in the world, while simultaneously being the liquor most detested by cocktail bloggers and booze snobs.  There’s nothing inherently wrong with the stuff.  It’s like chicken – unexciting but unintimidating. Vodka’s lack of flavor makes it the perfect addition…read more →

Introducing Hennessy Black

Introducing Hennessy Black

Today Hennessy announced the nationwide release of Hennessy Black.  Already debuted in select cities in 2009, this lighter, more floral cognac is aimed at the young, mixed drink crowd, rather than Hennessy’s establishment of sippers. From Hennessy – Hennessy, the number one selling cognac in the world, today announced the…read more →

San Francisco World Spirits Competition Announces Winners

San Francisco World Spirits Competition Announces Winners

Recently 30 booze experts tasted 1,024 premium spirits for the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  Entries represented 58 countries and six continents.  Some winners are noted below. Premium Awards Distillery of the Year – Glenmorangie Distillery Importer of the Year – Moët Hennessy USA Best in Show, White – Trago…read more →

Christie’s Wine and Spirits Auction Results

Christie’s Wine and Spirits Auction Results

Recently I mentioned the wine and spirits auction at Christie’s, which included the prized Bowmore Trilogy and other rare whiskies.  The results are in, and the buyers of these fine spirits have racked up quite a bar tab. The Bowmore Trilogy led the way at more than $21,000, and a…read more →

Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old Japanese Whisky

Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old Japanese Whisky

In October Japan’s Suntory Limited launched its Hibiki 12-year-old whisky in the United States.  This is good news for U.S. drinkers. Hibiki 12 Year is a blend of more than 30 handcrafted malt whiskies from the Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries.  These malts are matched with grain whiskies of the same…read more →

Devotion Spirits Introduces Protein-Infused Vodka

Devotion Spirits Introduces Protein-Infused Vodka

Here’s some good news for protein deficient vodka drinkers.  Devotion Spirits has just launched a vodka that’s infused with protein.  From Devotion – Whether enjoyed on the rocks, mixed, stirred or shaken, Devotion Vodka provides for the smooth, delicious ultra-premium vodka taste discerning mixologists (professional or novice) are seeking. Those…read more →

Review: Don Q Grand Añejo Rum

Review: Don Q Grand Añejo Rum

For decades, the Don Q brand was only available in Puerto Rico. Luckily for American drinkers, Don Q established its USA headquarters in Dallas, TX in June 2009, making this rum readily available in the states. Don Q Grand Añejo, the jewel of the Don Q lineup, is a blend…read more →