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Diplomatico Planas Rum Review

Diplomatico Planas Rum Review

There’s something about dodging snow drifts for a week straight that puts you in a rum drinking mood. Perhaps it’s the tropical environs evoked by a sip of the distilled molasses beverage: or more likely, it’s just a nice way to take the edge off during the February blues. Last…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 →

Whisky Japan: The Essential Guide to the World’s Most Exotic Whisky

Whisky Japan: The Essential Guide to the World’s Most Exotic Whisky

When it comes to American whiskey, Irish whiskey, or Scotch, scribes have had centuries to tell their tales. But Japanese whisky, which was all but unknown to Western drinkers before the 21st century, presents a yawning information gap in desperate need of demystification. Fortunately, English writer Dominic Roskrow has stepped…read more →

Diplomatico Mantuano Rum Review

Diplomatico Mantuano Rum Review

As far as names for new rum expressions go, “A local nobleman” is one to beat. That’s the English translation of “Mantuano,” the title given to one of the two new rums launching this month as part of Diplomático’s new Tradition Range. Mantuano’s bottle bears the snazzy image of Venezuelan…read more →

Blue Nectar Añejo Founder’s Blend Tequila Review

Blue Nectar Añejo Founder’s Blend Tequila Review

If you want to attach the word “founder,” to a bottle, you want it to look stately. Blue Nectar Tequila certainly hit that mark when it came to designing the vessel for Founder’s Blend, the añejo tequila sitting at the top of their lineup. The squat glass rectangle features a…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 →

Flor de Caña Centanario 25 Rum Review

Flor de Caña Centanario 25 Rum Review

Flor de Caña Centanario 25 is the top of the line rum from the Nicaragua-based distillery. They’ve been in the game for more than 125 years, and have learned a thing or two about making rum during that time. Centenario 25 is the culmination of that experience. Like all Flor…read more →

BroVo Project Amaro No. 14 Review

BroVo Project Amaro No. 14 Review

Usually when you’re talking amari, you’re talking about recipes handed down over the course of generations by Italians. Seattle-based BroVo’s line of amari is almost the polar opposite. The liqueur-centric distillery had been working on a rhubarb spirit. When they couldn’t quite get it right, they decided to turn it…read more →

3 Fresh Juice Cocktails for Healthier Drinking

3 Fresh Juice Cocktails for Healthier Drinking

Three weeks into the new year, and we’re still in detox mode. But, you know, a reasonable detox that involves plenty of good drinks–just smarter ones. We’re talking healthy cocktails that utilize fresh, vitamin-packed fruits, vegetables and roots like carrots, beets and turmeric. That way we can start our morning…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 →

Highland Park Fire Edition Scotch Whisky Review

Highland Park Fire Edition Scotch Whisky Review

When I was six years old, I checked a book on Norse mythology out of my local library and made my mom read the entire book to me. This episode is burned into my mind because of the trauma it caused: once my mom completed the chapter on Ragnarok, the…read more →