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Tennessee Whiskey Trail Features 25 Distilleries Across the State

Tennessee Whiskey Trail Features 25 Distilleries Across the State

Tennessee whiskey fans, rejoice: the Tennessee Distillers Guild has just announced the official launch of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, a 25-stop distillery tour across the state. There’s been nothing keeping an enterprising drinker from visiting these distilleries, but now, the whiskey makers are banding together in a joint effort to…read more →

Highland Park Valkyrie Scotch Whisky Review

Highland Park Valkyrie Scotch Whisky Review

“Severed heads.” “Servants of Odin.” “Ghostly Armies.” Did these phrases come from the liner notes of a Viking metal album? No, they actually appear on the box holding Highland Park’s Valkyrie Single Malt Scotch, the first of three new Viking Legend releases from the Scottish distiller. Highland Park is located…read more →

Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila Review

Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila Review

Tres Agaves Tequila Blanco comes from Mexico’s Tequila Valley which, unsurprisingly, has a rich tradition of making good tequila. This specific spirit pours clear in the glass, with agave and lime peel on the nose. It begins soft, light and cool on the palate, with notes of charcoal followed by…read more →

Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha… In a Can

Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha… In a Can

Brazil’s most popular cocktail is the Caipirinha, a delightful combination of cachaça, sugar and muddled lime. It’s easy enough to make, provided you’re at home or behind a bar. But when you’re heading to the beach, a picnic or attending some other socially-acceptable occasion for drinking (Little League game?), it’s not…read more →

Jura 10 Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

Jura 10 Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

Once described by George Orwell as “most un-get-at-able,” the Isle of Jura is a remote place in a country that prizes remoteness. The isle, which sits only a few miles from Scotland, has just 200 residents, one road, one pub, and importantly for our purposes, one distillery. The Jura distillery…read more →

Don Papa Rum Arrives in the U.S.

Don Papa Rum Arrives in the U.S.

Don Papa Rum, the popular rum from The Philippines, has finally arrived stateside. After launching in 2011, Don Papa found favor in its home country, eventually expanding throughout Asia and then to Europe. Now, Americans can get their first taste of the richly-flavored rum. Don Papa Rum is handcrafted on…read more →

Roaming Man Tennessee Rye Whiskey Review

Roaming Man Tennessee Rye Whiskey Review

Sugarlands Distilling Co, located in the mountain town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is primarily known for its colorful range of flavored and unflavored moonshines. But Sugarlands has stealthily been at work producing a rye whiskey that is distilled, aged, and barreled on the property. That rye whiskey is Roaming Man, and…read more →

Wild Roots Marionberry Infused Vodka Review

Wild Roots Marionberry Infused Vodka Review

Wild Roots Spirits hails from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and uses the abundance of local fruit to make naturally infused vodkas. They currently offer six spirits: Apple & Cinnamon Infused Vodka, Raspberry Infused Vodka, Marionberry Infused Vodka, Pear Infused Vodka, Cranberry Infused Vodka and Dark Sweet Cherry Infused Vodka. The base…read more →

The Tyrconnell 16 Year Irish Whiskey Review

The Tyrconnell 16 Year Irish Whiskey Review

The Tyrconnell, an Irish whiskey that takes its name from a racing horse, has been at it since 1876. A scant 140 years later, they decided to release a limited edition 16 year. Like the classic Tyrconnell, a single malt that features no age statement, Tyrconnell 16 is made in…read more →

The Best Beers for Cocktail Drinkers

The Best Beers for Cocktail Drinkers

This post was produced by our friends at Hop Culture, the independent voice for craft beer. In my years as a bartender, I’ve seen plenty of regulars fall into a bar rut. There’s a certain comfort to ordering the same thing you always get, in knowing that your gin and…read more →

The Devil’s Pepper Cocktail Recipe

The Devil’s Pepper Cocktail Recipe

Cocktail Enthusiast has teamed up with the fine people at Cocktails & Classics, the LOGO TV show that combines good drinks with cult classic films. Each week, Michael Urie and friends will take a close look at campy, quotable movies like Clue, Showgirls and Hairspray while drinking CE-provided cocktails. For…read more →

Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey Review

Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey Review

Last month we heralded the arrival of Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey, the first such offering from the popular bourbon maker. Now, we’ve got a bottle in hand and are taking it for a spin. Basil Hayden’s Rye is actually a blend of two whiskeys. The first is a four-year-old traditional…read more →

Kentucky Derby Cocktail Recipes

Kentucky Derby Cocktail Recipes

The Kentucky Derby is known for two things: mint juleps and big hats. There’s also a horse race, but that’s secondary to the cocktails and hats. Regardless, millions of people will be watching, so that’s cause for some celebratory drinks. The race itself only lasts two minutes, so like most…read more →

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with These Tequila Cocktails

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with These Tequila Cocktails

May 5. Cinco de Mayo. The time when we all come together to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla… by drinking tequila, eating guacamole and wearing large hats. So to that end–or the tequila part, at least–here are a handful of Cinco de…read more →

Martell VS Single Distillery Cognac Review

Martell VS Single Distillery Cognac Review

The House of Martell, that three-hundred-year-old veteran of the cognac industry, has a new offering drawn from a single distillation source: the aptly named Martell VS Single Distillery. This new cognac pours a rich, reddish-brown in the glass and has sour cherry and stone fruit on the nose. It’s a…read more →

Cráneo Mezcal Review

Cráneo Mezcal Review

Cráneo is an organic mezcal produced by 123 Spirits, the makers of the 123 Organic Tequila line. It exists outside the main line, acting as a sort of sister product to the tequila. And last week, I had the opportunity to taste it at their distribution center in Everett, Massachusetts.…read more →

C Carrot Spirit Review

C Carrot Spirit Review

Easter may have passed, but that doesn’t negate the need for a liquor made from 100% carrots. C Carrot Spirit comes from Boardroom Spirits, a Lansdale, Pennsylvania-based distiller making unique spirits based on Hungarian-style fruit brandies. We’ve previously reviewed their B Beet Spirit. C pours clear in the glass, and…read more →

The Sun Also Sets Recipe

The Sun Also Sets Recipe

Cocktail Enthusiast has teamed up with the fine people at Cocktails & Classics, the LOGO TV show that combines good drinks with cult classic films. Each week, Michael Urie and friends will take a close look at campy, quotable movies like Clue, Showgirls and Soapdish while drinking CE-provided cocktails. For…read more →

Talking Ketel One Vodka and Nolet’s Gin with Carl Nolet, Jr.

Talking Ketel One Vodka and Nolet’s Gin with Carl Nolet, Jr.

Ketel One is an anagram? That’s just one of the things we learned while sitting down with Carl Nolet Jr. over Bloody Marys at last month’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. Nolet Spirits, which produces Ketel One Vodka, traces its origins back to 1691: Carl represents the 11th generation of Nolets to…read more →

The Versayse Cocktail Recipe

The Versayse Cocktail Recipe

Cocktail Enthusiast has teamed up with the fine people at Cocktails & Classics, the LOGO TV show that combines good drinks with cult classic films. Each week, Michael Urie and friends will take a close look at campy, quotable movies like Clue, Showgirls and Hairspray while drinking CE-provided cocktails. For…read more →