Hawaii's Kō Hana Agricole Rum
In the middle of an aquaponics farm on Hawaii's island of Oahu, Manuele Distillers produce a very unique spirit: Kō Hana Agricole Rum. Here, farmers grow 34 different types of heirloom sugarcane plants that were meticulously collected over a three...
PIERRE FERRAND DOUBLE CASK RESERVE
Pierre Ferrand's Exemplary Double Cask Reserve Cognac
Imaginative isn't the first word that comes to mind when sipping most cognac. In fact, it's fairly far afield from the traditional descriptors. And yet Alexandre Gabriel, proprietor of Maison Ferrand, continues to demonstrate a knack for unleashing...
Monty's Deli Opens in London
With humble beginnings as a bustling market stall on Druid Street, East London's Monty's Deli—thanks to a successful Kickstarter that helped raise more than £50,000—has just opened its doors as a brick-and-mortar restaurant. With the additional...
CREATIVE TIME SPRING GALA
CITY POINT BROOKLYN
Five Cocktails From The Creative Time Spring Gala 2017
New York City public art non-profit Creative Time convened this week for their annual spring gala. The organization, forever growing in acclaim for their ambitious large-scale commissions, honored the work of Opening Ceremony founders Humberto Leon...
VOLCAN DE MI TIERRA
Introducing Volcan De Mi Tierra Tequila
For two and a half years Moët Hennessy has been secretly developing their first-ever tequila. An organization that counts some of the world's most prestigious alcohol brands in its roster—Ruinart, Glenmorangie, Belvedere and more—could have easily...
Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists
After years developing and sharing a sensory collaboration unlike any other, author and artist Julia Sherman has reshaped her famed Salad for President blog into book form. "Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists" incorporates a little...
Sigur Rós + Lord Jones Edible Cannabis Gumdrops
Many of us have turned to the Icelandic band Sigur Rós for soothing, soaring sensations in their over two decades worth of music. Similarly, many also reach to cannabis products for that same all-encompassing calmness. Thanks to California's Lord...
The Perfect Spring and Summer Martini
A mention of the word martini calls to mind so many personal experiences and associations that the cocktail really means something different to just about every consumer. Whether you're a vodka or gin drinker, or if you like it citrus-dominant...
CH OMAKASE 2016
CH Omakase 2016: Blue Bottle Perfectly Ground Coffee
We did not suppress our surprise when Blue Bottle Coffee announced the release of Perfectly Ground—a late 2016 debut of precisely ground, hermetically sealed coffee packages. It was an unexpected move from a brand known for immediacy, vibrance...
THE DECEMBER DRIPPER
WRECKING BALL ROASTERS
The December Dripper
Nicholas Cho and Youngmin Lee's December Dripper, launching on Kickstarter today, aims to revolutionize coffee brewing through a new adjustable brew flow. Together, Lee and Cho have over 35 years of combined professional coffee experience. The...
BLUE LION CHICOREE
Tamworth Distilling’s Blue Lion Chicorée Liqueur
by Emily Bihl Chicory may be well known throughout the country as the secret ingredient in “New Orleans-style coffee," but even in the Crescent City it’s hard to find the flavor unattached to its coffee companion. In fact, even the denizens...
Four Glen Grant Scotch Cocktails For All Seasons
Last year was a big one for Speyside single malt Scotch brand Glen Grant. They introduced 12 and 18 Year Old expressions—both of which went on to great acclaim (with the latter taking the Scotch Whisky of the Year award from revered critic Jim Murray...
ART BASEL HONG KONG
POP UP BARS
JOAO VASCO PAIVA
HONG KONG ART WEEK 2017
Three Cocktails from Hong Kong Art Week's "Room Service"
Now in its fifth year, Art Basel's Hong Kong installment has already impacted Asian artists' exposure globally, all while bolstering the sale of Western works in new markets. As Art Basel Hong Kong now triggers simultaneous showcases, activations and...
Six Next-Level Hot Toddy Recipes
While we can't (scientifically) attest to the famed Hot Toddy being a cold remedy, we can stand behind its warm deliciousness. Traditionally composed of whisky, hot water, honey and lemon (or spices), this simple hot cocktail has been around for a...
ST PATRICKS DAY
Bushmills' Red Bush Irish Whiskey
As we've noted for years now, the state of Irish whiskey remains strong. Typically lighter and sweeter than its Scottish peers, Irish whiskey's an easy entry point to the brown spirits world, but allows for plenty of room to investigate nuance...
GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
Interview: Massimo Bottura
Chef Massimo Bottura, owner of three-Michelin star Osteria Francescana, in Modena, Italy is a master and an artist who speaks like a poet. Given their shared hometown, Maserati partnered with Bottura to look at cars through the lens of food and brought...
California Dreaming with Tank Garage Winery
On the shelf, there's little way to judge wine except by its label, and Calistoga, California-based Tank Garage Winery does an impressive job of conveying its uniqueness via image alone. A photo from a 1950s college chemistry lab denotes their...
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
SOUTH AMERICAN CHOCOLATE
BEAN TO BAR
SINGLE ORIGIN CHOCOLATE
K+M Extravirgin Chocolate Bars
Neither chocolate nor olive oil may be what immediately come to mind when considering the name Thomas Keller—the globally famous chef with three Michelin stars for his NYC restaurant Per Se. And yet, after yesterday's launch of K+M Extravirgin...
Four Creyente Mezcal Cocktail Recipes from Cosme
It's safe to say that the popularity of mezcal owes a lot to the bartenders who began to use the agave spirit in signature cocktail creations early on. It make sense, then, that for the US debut of newcomer Creyente Mezcal they would seek out a destination...
Seedlip, The Non-Alcoholic Spirit
It almost seems unnecessary to say, but there are many alternatives to drinking alcohol. None, however, offer what Seedlip does. Producer in copper stills just like a premium alcohol, Seedlip is a non-alcoholic spirit quite reminiscent of gin...
NEW YORK CITY
Three Signature Cocktails from West Village Icon, Chumley's
For some of us who rushed to Chumley's for its reopening last year, the experience felt much like a great dream. When the venue closed a decade ago, New Yorkers lost a legendary watering hole. Before its closure, generations of individuals had been...
UPPER WEST SIDE
Comfort Food, Vintage Beers + Classy Cocktails at NYC's Maison Pickle
Beyond the already bustling environs and glowing, highly-organized decor, Maison Pickle succeeds at elevating American cuisine to great heights. The restaurant, which opened this past weekend on Manhattan's Upper West Side, is in no way to the...
ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS
Remixing Music + D'USSÉ Cognac Cocktails with Producer 9th Wonder
One should never turn down an invitation to NYC's Electric Lady Studios, the legendary music recording facility built by Jimi Hendrix—where in the last few years David Bowie's Blackstar and Frank Ocean's Blonde were mixed, adding to a long list...
Fernet-Branca + Forbidden Root's "Fernetic" Beer
As breweries have grown more exploratory, many curious products have hit the shelves in recent years—some poor, some excellent and the bulk somewhere in-between. With the announcement of Fernetic, however, one can't help but be excited. Here, Chicago...
NYC's New Subterranean Bar, The Lø
Chances are most food- and drink-oriented New Yorkers will recognize the address 19 Kenmare. Until recently it held Ken & Cook on its top floor and, for a while, nightlife destination Lil' Charlie's existed below. Prior to that, Travertine occupied...