Interview: Mike Beary of Zocalito
Like its fungal brethren fetching five figures at auction, the world’s rarest chillies don’t look like much to behold. But should you get the privilege of tasting one, you’re likely to become a rapid devotee. To learn more about the rare negro chilhuacle...
Star Wars Death Star Ice Cube Mold
Chill your whisky or other beverage with this slow-melting ice cube, shaped like the Death Star.
If you're looking to ice your spirits without watering them down, this silicon mold produces a diagonal, ski-slope like slice of ice that simply won't over-dilute a drink. It's ideal for chilling whiskey and letting it open over time as ice slowly...
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...
Habanero Hot Sauce
Packed in an unassuming bottle, Secret Aardvark's habanero hot sauce is quietly becoming an essential staple among hot sauce fanatics. Created by a two-person operation in Portland and sold at farmers markets, this Caribbean/Tex-Mex hybrid can now...
Used in the olden days to calm teething babies, whiskey-soaked toothpicks are making a comeback. While we may have made up the historical anecdote, these three varieties of sophisticated picks are certainly great for anxious adults. The trio is made...
Rare Presenter Set and Four Rare Glasses
The Rare Presenter, by gentner design, elevates the whisky experience through the art of presentation. The handle allows the intricate tray to be carried with only one hand and prevents spillage from the Fferrone glasses. Each Presenter is handcrafted...
Dewar's Limited Edition 15 Year Old
On our recent Scotland trip to visit the distilleries producing the single malt master notes of Dewar's Blended Scotch Whisky, we were tipped off to their new limited release Dewar's 15 Year Old. Today, the spirit becomes available stateside, and...
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...
Tullamore D.E.W.'s New State-of-the-Art Distillery
Back in 1954, the distillery for Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey shuttered its doors in midland Ireland's town of Tullamore. Production didn't cease, but rather shifted to the famed Midleton Distillery, home of many other Irish whiskies. When the...
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...
"Necessity is the mother of invention," sums up Cynthia Rowley on her gold- or silver-plated stainless steel flask bangle; a stylish and subtle solution for keeping your spirit of choice on hand.
Westland Distillery's American Single Malt Whiskey
If you're looking to venture away from Scotland for a reliable, rich, single malt, you might not think of America's Pacific Northwest as the go-to source. And yet Westland Distillery, housed in Seattle, has produced a truly tasty expression distilled...
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...
Mouth's Independent Spirits and Wine Shop
Independent food continues to be on the rise. Small-batch producers of everything from pickles to popcorn are are finding a wide audience across the world; and in doing so, turning the corporate food industrial complex on its head. At the forefront...