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  1. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s safe to say that love is in the air. And for Islay whisky lovers, that air is scented with the aromas of smoked peat. While there are six dozen Speyside...
  2. Park City, Utah, may be famous for its ski trails, but it’s also home of one of the most creative minds in U.S. whiskey. Back in 2007, David Perkins leveraged his biochemistry background along with...
  3. Unless you’re located in year-round boat-shoe environs like Florida or Southern California, winter is that brutal time of the year during which most outdoor activities lose their luster. Skiers,...
  4. Not too long ago, the only thing most people knew about aging beer was that if you waited too long to drink it, you’d end up with a skunky brew. In reality, fine beers can age in the bottle the same...
  5. It wasn’t long ago when the latest advancement in mass-produced razors was a disposable, three-bladed cartridge. Four blades soon followed, and now we have five blades, along with battery-powered...
  6. In France, the caves of Roquefort are a cheese lover’s holy land. It’s in these cold, damp, dark crevices that Roquefort cheese— a white-blue wheel of exultant, triumphant funk—develops its character...
  7. Being a New Yorker comes with certain unofficial obligations. It requires that we reminisce about the city “the way it used to be,” and that we lament the demise of the city as it currently exists...
  8. Port may well be one of the most celebrated after-dinner drinks, especially when accompanied by a fine cigar. Despite such attributes, this digestif is far more popular in Europe than in the United...
  9. When the weather gets frightful—as it typically does in most parts of the country around this time of the year—there is no better antidote than a classic hot toddy. Perfect for warding off the winter...
  10. Few foods are as comforting as carbonara. It is the flannel pajamas of Italian food. Its historical roots are a bit obscured at this point—most stories of food origins are one part fact, four parts...

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