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Lost Distillery Towiemore Classic Selection Whisky Review

Lost Distillery Towiemore Classic Selection Whisky Review

What black magic can bring a scotch back from the dead? If we’re to believe the methods of The Lost Distillery Company, such spirit summoning doesn’t require magic at all. All it needs is meticulous research and some expert advice. Co-founders Brian Woods and Scott Watson established The Lost Distillery…read more →

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and soon the streets will run green with beer and the hordes of people drinking it. But there is a better way. Namely, to drink better drinks, like these St. Patrick’s Day cocktails sporting Irish whiskeys, Irish creams, Guinness and absolutely zero green beer.…read more →

Tubi 60 Review

Tubi 60 Review

So, what the hell is Tubi 60? That’s the question I asked myself as I unboxed a mysterious bottle filled with a cloudy, amber-colored liquid, complete with a plain label that pictured a dove flying off with some sort of fruit. The combination of the homely bottle and unfiltered-looking spirit…read more →

LEAF Organic Vodka Review

LEAF Organic Vodka Review

Organic. Non-GMO. I’ve long grown accustomed to seeing those words in the bread aisle. But at the liquor store? Not so much. Both words feature prominently on the bottling of LEAF Organic Vodka, a relatively new offering from the makers of Khortytsa Vodka. The brand currently sells two different varieties,…read more →

Chicago Cocktail Bar, the Aviary, Is Heading to NYC

Chicago Cocktail Bar, the Aviary, Is Heading to NYC

When I visited the Aviary in Chicago in the summer of 2015, I drank a rum Manhattan that was smoked inside a made-to-order plastic bag. I was served a drink inside a treasure chest. I used a slingshot to break open an ice sphere, which contained an Old Fashioned. It…read more →

Drinking Phoenix: Cocktailing at Tratto and Bar Bianco

Drinking Phoenix: Cocktailing at Tratto and Bar Bianco

Arizona is a place that’s made for cocktails. The weather is right all year long for any variety of tipples, from margaritas and citrus-heavy drinks in the summer to vermouth and Chartreuse-tinged libations in the winter, there’s a cocktail for every season in the Grand Canyon State. Its no wonder,…read more →

The Macallan x URWERK Flask Is a Damn Nice Flask

The Macallan x URWERK Flask Is a Damn Nice Flask

We love a good flask. As far as discreetly transporting booze goes, there’s nothing better. But while some of our flasks are workhorses meant to be kept hidden in suit jacket pockets, away from the prying eyes of brides and clergymen, others demand to be seen. One such example: The…read more →

Zephyr Gin Review

Zephyr Gin Review

“Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries.” You can attribute that to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and chalk it up as one of the stranger insults we’ve heard. But apparently, some people find the smell of elderberries offensive–though to be fair, in this case,…read more →

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 →

Miss Scarlet Cocktail Recipe

Miss Scarlet Cocktail Recipe

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