Bourbon

Let’s put to rest the myth that summertime is exclusively for frozen drinks and chilled rosé. Seasonal drinking is fun—that first daiquiri or mojito after Memorial Day can be seen as a reward for...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! Here are the best new spirits for 2016 . Selection Guidelines: Only spirits released or made available for prerelease tasting from...
In the heady post–Memorial Day weeks—when seersucker, linen, and white shoes make their annual reappearance—our thoughts may turn to frothy, fruity drinks. But let’s get real—there’s never a bad time...
A tale of long-forgotten barrels discovered in the shadowy corners of an old brick warehouse adds a note of intrigue to any spirit, including this 21-year-old Kentucky bourbon. It was distilled in...
In addition to making generous use of the newly invented drinking straw, the 19th-century cobbler is credited with introducing the modern-day cocktail shaker. Previously, most bartenders used the...
Louisville, Kentucky born-and-raised Trey Zoeller co-founded Jefferson’s Bourbon in 1997 along with his father, Chet, a bourbon historian. As if that heritage weren’t enough to anoint him official...
If a drinker’s only experience with the sour or its close cousin, the fix, were a cocktail made with sweet-and-sour mix instead of the traditional lemon and sugar, it would be easy to understand why...
Alex Guarnaschelli, the executive chef of the Midtown NYC restaurant Butter , is no stranger to festive atmospheres—the last incarnation of her restaurant was known as the place to get your party on...
The rumors are true: There is a bourbon shortage in America , which explains the lack of certain in-demand bottles—think Pappy Van Winkle , Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel , and W.L. Weller...
The New York City cocktail bar Pouring Ribbons , renowned for its creative cocktails and gracious hospitality, decided last autumn to entirely do away with the typical seasonal drinks menu in favor...
Originally published in the November issue of Robb Report as “ Cowboy Up ” A sophisticated barrel-proof bourbon emerges from deep in the heart of Texas. As its rich reddish hue suggests, Garrison...
The Basil Hayden’s + Quoddy limited edition gift set brings to life what each brand is known for: American craftsmanship and style.
If you have noticed some of your favorite bourbons are not as plentiful as they once were, know there is a reason for it. The rumors are true—there is a definite bourbon shortage in America. The...
The elegantly retro, diamond-faceted decanter of I.W. Harper 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon looks as if it has just been beamed into the 21st century from the 1920s, and with good reason: It...
The annual Universal Whisky Experience in Las Vegas has become a celebrated gathering for aficionados of rare spirits to discover some of the most exclusive whiskeys in the world.
Scotch whisky was originally called uisge beatha, a Scottish Gaelic phrase meaning “water of life.”
Imbibing Friday-evening cocktails (especially after a week of deadlines) has become a cherished editorial practice here at the Robb Report headquarters in Malibu, Calif. And for the last couple...
Whisky barrels pressed into service to celebrate a festive occasion. James broyhill ii represents the fourth generation of a family that has been making furniture since the early 20th century. As the...
It is well known that Kentucky’s master distillers are fiercely independent, each claiming that his bourbon is the best. But when hardship strikes one of their own, they band together like long-lost...
In 1860, while delivering some of his then-famous whiskey from Louisville, Ky., to New Orleans, Augustus Bulleit mysteriously vanished. Though his disappearance has never been explained, one theory...
A little more than two decades ago, there was no such thing as small-batch bourbon. And yet, it existed all the same. The problem was that no one had yet coined a term that adequately described all...
Bourbon is often enjoyed before dinner, while port is typically thought of as a digestif. But the small, family-owned A. Smith Bowman distillery in Fredericksburg, Va., has found a way to combine...
It’s as if the peaty smoke from Islay, that windswept island off the west coast of Scotland, had drifted over an American distillery. The result is Campfire Whiskey ($62), a sweet American bourbon...
Although it was originally produced as a straight bourbon, during the 20th century Four Roses became known as a blended whiskey. But today, thankfully for connoisseurs, Four Roses has returned to its...
Although we tend to think of bourbon as robust and Cognac as more refined, these two brown spirits share many traits. Their production is heavily regulated; both are aged in oak barrels; and each has...
Not only is Woodford Reserve the oldest distillery in Kentucky—with a history dating to 1797—it is unique in that it triple pot-distills its bourbon (most American whiskeys are double distilled) and...
Bourbon and Cognac are two classic digestifs, so it would only make sense for Heaven Hill ’s fifth release of Parker’s Heritage Collection, limited bottlings that showcase sixth-generation master...
Acclaimed craft bourbon distillery Woodford Reserve continues its tradition of turning out innovative, limited-edition spirits with its sixth Master’s Collection release. Called the Rare Rye...