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The Exceptional: Small-Batch Scotch Whiskies
It's a bold move to name your brand "exceptional." The first definition tends to mean not typical; the second, outstanding. When creating The Exceptional, Donald Sutcliffe touches upon both. It's rather unusual to make small-batch blended Scotch with...
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Getting Crafty with Shaker & Spoon
A boozy subscription box without the booze? Before you run away, hear Shaker & Spoon founders, book designer Anna Gorovoy and animator Mike Milyavsky, out. By removing the most readily available and physically heaviest ingredient—liquor—their package...
DESIGN
Denver + Liely's Perfect Gin Glass
There's no denying we are in the midst of a global gin renaissance (despite the hilarious claims that gin drinkers are more likely to be psychopaths). With that in mind, Australian design duo Denver + Liely—who previously turned their talents...
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The Macallan Double Cask
It's safe to say that The Macallan (Sherry Oak) 12 is one of the best bets when purchasing an unpeated single malt. The cost per value stands higher than just about any other Scotch on the market. Why then, would The Macallan release an additional...
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In the Heart of Cognac, Hennessy
When was the last time you had cognac? We ask this because, as with many other brown spirits, cognac consumption is on the rise in America. Perhaps it was in a classic cocktail—a Sidecar or a Sazerac or even an Alexander. Maybe one was savoring it...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture Though the museum was originally proposed a century ago, Washington DC's Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture finally opened its doors this...
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September Scotch: What Old-Rare Means to Usquaebach
Before we even touch upon what Usquaebach is, we must address its rather tricky-to-pronounce name—which should be read as "OOS-KE-BAH." Stepping back to the 1500s, the Gaelic words "uisge beatha" translated to "water of life," which meant whisky. Poet...
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Introducing Ancho Reyes Verde
A few years ago Ancho Reyes hit the market and became an instant cult classic—a game-changing spicy liqueur that drinks beautifully on its own, and goes along swimmingly with other spirits including its cousins, tequila and mezcal. With much anticipation...
CULTURE
Our Back to School Reading List
Whether you're voracious readers or simply image-seeking page flippers, the following eight books reflect some of the most interesting that have crossed our path recently. As students head off to school, we can all jump on the book-reading band wagon...
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Five Elevated Gin Cocktails
If you're already over the G&T and don't really fancy the gin martini, these five cocktails might just be for you. These are no average mixed drinks, but are drawn from the imagination of the bartending teams at two of New York's most acclaimed hotels...
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Favorite Cocktails for Summer Sipping
Summer is the season of day drinking, whether you're stuck in a hot city in the northern hemisphere, taking a weekend at the beach, or escaping the cold in the south and heading to a tropical oasis. On a hot day (or night) there's nothing quite as...
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Vermut
Not only is the design of the bottle gorgeous, the vermouth inside is delicious. If you're only drinking vermouth in cocktails, this is the best way to venture further: try it on ice, with a little soda, or (as it's traditionally consumed in Spain...
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Stillhouse Moonshine
Bottling moonshine and distributing it undermines the very meaning of the word—it's your grandfather's sitting-in-his-backyard-lawn-chair drink, not something made in a factory and sold in stores. But we just could not resist the stainless steel...
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House Beer's Premium Lager Expands East
The founders of House Beer aren't trying to be anything but producers of a tasty, premium lager. The brand, which launched back in 2013, has made a presence in LA where its group of founders reside. Now, however, they're pushing eastward and a...
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Interview: Pallet Magazine
A high-quality quarterly for “people who like to think and drink,” the recently launched print publication Pallet is decidedly not a craft beer journal. Instead, Australian co-founders Nadia Saccardo and Rick Bannister use the subject as a jumping...
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Not Your Father's Ginger Ale
With Superbowl Sunday taking place this weekend, you might already be thinking about what snacks and drinks to serve. Between the ice bucket of canned light stuff and six-packs of choice craft beer brewed in North Carolina or Colorado, there's...
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