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From the Ashes: Hudson Double Charred Whiskey
by Emily Arden Wells On September 24, 2012 Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, New York suffered a fire caused by leaking vapors off of one of the stills that ignited and exploded in the stillroom. The distillery was extremely fortunate: nobody...
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Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition
by Emily Arden Wells Former cellar master George Clot said, “When you discover Louis XIII, you become a different man,” an adage that only scratches at the surface of the legacy of Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII cognac. Louis XIII was first created in...
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American Born Moonshine
There's something rugged and pioneering about the history of moonshine. Whether it's Appalachian myths and the human spirit, the Whiskey Rebellion post-War of Independence, or a prominent surge during American Prohibition when it took on greater...
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Tullamore D.E.W.'s Limited Edition Celebratory Phoenix Whiskey
While in Ireland for the opening of Tullamore D.E.W.'s brand new distillery, we had the opportunity to try their latest limited edition expression: the Celebratory Phoenix Single Batch. Crafted in honor of the distillery opening and made in an edition...
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100 Proof Black Dirt Apple Jack
Anyone who's been to Normandy, France or has a solid interest in spirits knows the wonders of Calvados, the high-proof apple brandy that really packs a punch. However, apple brandy happens to be an American tradition, as well. It's known as Apple...
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Socially Conscious Snow Leopard Vodka
For consumers who don't have time to try all of the many different vodkas on the market, it's tough to know the liquor's true nuances and build brand allegiance. With the newly released Snow Leopard Vodka, however, there's an added value to every...
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Beefeater Gin's Master Distiller Desmond Payne on Creating Burrough's Reserve
On a recent trip to London, we caught up with our friend Desmond Payne, Beefeater Gin's Master Distiller of 20 years (check out our video with him). With 45 years of gin-making under his belt, he’s one of the industry’s most accomplished distillers...
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Highland Park's Rich New Expression, Dark Origins
Aside from being one of the most reliable single malt makers out there, Highland Park also regularly bolsters their core expression offerings with new releases of masterful scotch whisky. Their latest, Dark Origins, is no different—though it is a...
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Massachusetts-Made Privateer Rum
The Caribbean is undoubtedly best known for rum-making, but the spirit has long-standing roots in New England as well. In fact, the founder of Privateer Rum, which produces smooth, small-batch rum in two equally impressive versions, is an ancestor...
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Hella Bitter's Craft Your Own Bitters Kit
Almost two years ago we tried out Hella Bitter's all-natural craft bitters and found them to be a refreshing, premium alternative to mass-produced and (at the time) better known products. What began as a hobby for the Hella Bitters team ultimately...
DESIGN
Rafael Grampá’s Dark Noir Premieres at MADE
Advertorial content: For the debut of Brazilian illustrator Rafael Grampá’s 3D animated short with #NextFrame, Absolut toasted the artist’s success with a private screening of the film, "Dark Noir." Fittingly, the premiere took place at the brand...
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Alquimie: Edition Two
As a companion to their engaging website, which explores drinks of all kinds found around the world, Australia's Alquimie has released the second edition of their quarterly print publication. Like their equally impressive inaugural edition, the latest...
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Interview: Rafael Grampá
Advertorial content: In the world of comic books, it's nearly impossible for an outsider to rise out of anonymity. However, that's just what Brazilian cartoonist Rafael Grampá did in 2008 when he debuted his original series “Mesmo Delivery” in the...
CULTURE
ArtBo + 43SNA: Material Focus
While our first look at the works found among Colombia's ArtBo and 43SNA art fairs explored the underlying focus on a collective humanity among South American artists and galleries, our next look studies some of the interesting uses of material. From...
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The Sub and The Torp: Heineken Innovations
Always ahead in the differentiation game, beer giant Heineken recently unveiled a new way to attract the ever-growing craft beer connoisseur—a home draft beer machine designed in part by celebrated industrial designer Marc Newson. As home brewing...
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Hudson Whiskey's Maple Cask Rye
This is no liqueur, or a syrupy sweet, gooey-thick blend of whiskey and maple products. With a heady nose of rye, a full spiced taste and a maple inflection that's far more than grace notes, Hudson Whiskey's small-batch, handmade Maple Cask Rye...
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The Lucy June Cocktail
Rum doesn't tend to be first on most people's lists when approaching the cocktail scene. Its history lends itself to associations with summer parties and wild nights. In fact, high-end rum has only found a home behind bars over the past few years...
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Hochstadter's Slow & Low
It comes as a surprise to us that any prepackaged cocktail could strike the authenticity of its namesake. But Hochstadter's Slow & Low—a ready-made rye Old Fashioned—does just that. While not the best Old Fashioned we've ever tasted, Hochstadter...
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East London Microbreweries
by Andrea DiCenzo Sweeping through cities in the United States, Australia, Italy, France and more recently, the United Kingdom, the craft beer revolution is now on a worldwide stage. And in keeping with the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of...
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Cecil & Merl Cherry Bitters
Launched in 2012, the company name Cecil & Merl honors the two "sweet-tooth" patriarchs of the founders'—Deborah Williamson and Bryan Calvert—families. Together, Williamson and Calvert began their business with rustic cheesecakes—lemon ricotta...
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Our Perfect Vesper, In the Gloaming
Sponsored content: For the summer season, a Vesper cocktail—kin to the classic martini—provides enough potent refreshment to keep the dog days away. Born of the imagination that brought James Bond into the world, the Vesper pairs vodka with gin...
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A Single Hop by the Committee on Opprobriations
Craft beer’s surge in popularity coincides with a movement toward locavorism and a greater general interest in the ingredients in the products we consume. Most people now know that beer contains four major ingredients: water, grain, yeast and hops...
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Reinventing the Bottle
Sometimes a simple tweak to the classic wine bottle is all it takes to turn a chilled glass of white into an all-out warm weather celebration. Dressing up all kinds of leisure activities—from watching the playoffs on TV to attending baby or wedding...
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Small Sake
For many Westerners, remembering one's favorite brand of sake can be difficult due to linguistic differences. Removing that complication marks one of the core ideas behind Small Sake, a new drink from Hong Kong-based Swede, Pontus Karlsson. Karlsson...
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