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East London Liquor Company
Gin has long been the classic London drink, and the spirit is making a comeback in the city’s cocktail scene. At the border of Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets, a new distillery and bar, East London Liquor Company, is bringing locally made gin back...
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Flavorful Small Batch Vermont Gins
Britain might be the first location that comes to mind when thinking about quality gin. Historically, the most predominant brands have hailed from there—as well as many of our favorites today. New England is better known for rolling green hills and...
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Caskers' Exclusive Whiskeys for Summer
Since its 2012 launch, Caskers has established itself as one of the premiere online destinations for rare spirits. The team behind the site applies their keen palates to exploration, tastings and selection—and the result is a marketplace of top quality...
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Cool Hunting Video: Betony Gin and Tonic
If you're looking for a specialty cocktail without the complication, make your way uptown to Betony in NYC. General Manager Eamon Rockey recently showed us how to make the restaurant's latest custom cocktail, the Betony G&T. This delicious take...
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Becherovka Herbal Liqueur
There's nothing new about Becherovka—and that's its great value. Since way back in 1807, the recipe has remained steadfast and true, continuing to define many late nights for locals and tourists alike in the Czech Republic and beyond. Becherovka...
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Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur
After a limited release in California and Texas at the end of December, Ancho Reyes immediately became a hot commodity—and near impossible to find. Now, thanks to William Grant & Sons, the high proof chili liqueur is rolling out across the US and...
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Fuego Blanco
Tequila often gets a bad rap for its association with shots, excessive partying and the resulting hangover. Dobel Tequila, multi-aged and distilled from 100% blue agave, is changing that. It's a premium sipper and the dynamics of this refined spirit...
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15 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
You'd be hard pressed to find a single malt that's as smooth, light and has just the right amount of peat with such complexity. Aged 15 years in American oak sherry casks for a citrus finish, it's rich for beginners and experts alike, and easily drinkable...
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Angel's Envy Rye Whiskey
When it comes to whiskey, experimentation should be done with caution. There's a reason the rules are in place, but great things can come from coloring outside the lines. Distiller Lincoln Henderson of Louisville Distilling Company has a masterful...
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Best of CH 2012: Booze + Snacks
We ate and drank the best of 2012 and plan to do the same in 2013. This is the heyday of the gourmand, with everyone everywhere experimenting with ingredients and looking to explore the final reaches of the food-obsessed revolution. Below you'll find...
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Slow Hand Organic Whiskey
Spirit and cocktails enthusiasts gathered downtown at LA's GreenBar Collective recently to sample their latest offering, Slow Hand White Whiskey. Made from three organic grains (oats, malt and spelt), this new variety is meant to drink immediately...
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The Glenrothes Extraordinary Cask
Berry Bros. & Rudd has unveiled 179 bottles of the aptly titled Glenrothes Extraordinary Cask, with 50 bottles imported to the US by Anchor Distilling Company. Bottled in a hand-blown lead crystal decanter created at Atlantis Crystal in Portugal...
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GreenBar Collective
Cocktail enthusiasts gave a collective cheer when word got out that GreenBar Collective—the LA-based brand known for its collection of top-notch organic licquors and sustainably-crafted spirits—was moving into bigger digs. With more space...
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Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao

 That electric blue liqueur that vacation-goers slurp from umbrella-topped hurricane glasses may be called curaçao, but the real stuff—the curaçao of the 19th century—is much more cigar parlor than poolside bar. Originally...
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Highland Park Thor
Taking inspiration in the distinctly Nordic heritage and unforgiving climate of the Orkney Islands where the celebrated Highland Park distillery stands, the recently launched Thor single malt scotch whisky is as powerful as the Norse god for...
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1512 Spirits: Signature Poitín
Resurrecting a rare Irish spirit in the Bay Area is no easy feat, and distiller Salvatore Cimino isn't the most likely candidate either. The third-generation distiller is of Sicilian descent, and decided to try creating the potato-based "poití...
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Root
It's not a new product, but for the first time Art in The Age of Mechanical Reproduction's signature liquor, Root, is available outside of creator Steve Grasse's home state of Pennsylvania. Art in The Age, which hosts a retail store in Philadelphia...
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Pemberton Distillery
On a recent trip to Whistler, we had the opportunity to sample the vodka from Pemberton Distillery, a fledgling outfit nestled in the Pemberton Valley of British Columbia. Within their unassuming walls, the distillery employs copper stills to create...
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Cool Hunting Capsule Video: Tony Conigliaro
Renowned as one of the pioneers of advanced mixology, London's Tony Conigliaro is an expert on flavors, aromas and ingredient pairings. Conigliaro creates his concoctions in a lab above his bar, 69 Colebrooke Row, using modern scientific tools to...
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The Macallan and Roja Dove Sensory Experience
Whisky is a complex spirit with a range of flavors; often, people have an experience with one variety and dismiss the whole spirit. The Macallan recognizes that introducing whisky to some people requires a bit of eduction, and happened upon an idea...
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Koval Distillery
Just a few blocks from Hollywood Beach in Andersonville is Koval, Chicago's first boutique distillery since the days of prohibition. Robert and Sonat Birnecker, the husband-and-wife team behind Koval, handcraft vodka, whiskey, brandy and liqueurs...
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Brugal 1888
If how quickly our bottle of Brugal's 1888 Ron Gran Reserva Familiar went is any indication, you'll keep this tipple within easy access at the front of the liquor cabinet. The perfectly-balanced 1888, one of the smoothest rums we've tasted, is the...
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Tequila Milagro
What once was passed over as fuel for Spring Break bacchanals, tequila's reputation has finally caught up with its history—as long and storied as most other spirits on your liquor shelf. When crafted by an expert distillery with 100% blue agave...
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Middle West Spirits
You may know that a few big brands (The Limited and Abercrombie & Fitch) call Columbus, Ohio home, but more recently small-batch operations (Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream and Homage) have been helping get the Midwest some of the recognition it deserves...
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