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You need only tune in for a few minutes of the Tour de France to understand that the event is all about speed. As you watch the world’s best cyclists powering up the French Alps and tearing through...
Ah, to savor the fruits of the best French vintners. To revel in the perfection poured from a bottle of Château Latour 1961, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tache 1978, or Château Lafite 1959. If you...
Meet Cognac, the often-misunderstood monarch of after-dinner libations. At its core, Cognac is a region-specific brandy—a spirit made from the distillation of wine, which is then aged in oak barrels...
When Nikka Whisky debuted in the United States in 2012, the brand was largely unknown outside of Japan, but it was hardly new. For eight decades, Nikka has crafted distinctive whiskeys that stand...
Ian Fleming died 50 years ago next month, but in 1953 he penned a novel that not only created a world-famous fictional character—a character that millions of men have since aspired to be—but also a...
If you’re familiar with Ian Fleming’s introductory James Bond novel, Casino Royale , and the 2006 film with the same name, you already know that the director Martin Campbell took a few creative...
There’s a good chance that at some point this Fourth of July, you’ll be reminded of our colonial forebears and the challenges that they faced while fighting for our independence. If your thoughts...
Upon entering the Multnomah Whiskey Library in Portland, Ore., and settling into one of the many leather-upholstered armchairs, a guest will be introduced to a highly knowledgeable server who will...
A little more than half a year ago, we unveiled Robb Vices and promised you a steady stream of exciting content. We described this new digital publication as a guide to all things exceptional in the...
From Our Partners The Hennessy Prestige range represents the pinnacle of luxury in the Cognac category. The newest Prestige offering, Hennessy Paradis Impérial, is made from a blend of more than 100...
At fine establishments like Milk and Honey in London and New York, or Rickhouse in San Francisco, cocktail culture is serious business.
An earnest cocktail includes four essential parts—the liquid, the glass, the garnish, and the ice—and a well-trained bartender understands that the details of each are what separate a standard...
By definition, an ice cube is just a unit of frozen water; but to a bartender, a distiller, or a spirits aficionado it can be a sacrilege—the enemy of all that is good and sacred about liquor.
Treeless and surrounded by icy cold rivers and glacial lakes dotted with massive icebergs and ice floes, the Ungava Peninsula on the northern tip of Quebec is just as it sounds—frozen tundra.
On July 10, 1969, at a Scottish distillery in Speyside, a cask of single-malt whisky—No. 11485—was laid down.
If you’re at all familiar with cachaça, it’s likely because of the caipirinha, cachaça’s signature cocktail, which is as much about lime juice and sugar as it is about the spirit.
In November 1986, Alex Ferguson was appointed the manager of Manchester United—one of England’s Premier League professional soccer teams— position that he held for the next 25 years.
Ahh, beach season, the perfect time of year for a festive tiki glass filled with crushed ice, fruit juices, and scotch. Wait, what? We know what you’re thinking: The Robb Vices team has finally done...
We’ve never much enjoyed traditional tasting notes. Sure, they have their place, and when done right, they can be helpful. Too often, however, they feel as if the writer is simply showing off, using...
With June just around the corner, there’s no denying that a season of languid, sun-filled, and social weekend afternoons is upon us. Furthermore, the summer travel season has official begun, which...
Absinthe was never the most popular spirit on the bar; the high-proof alchemy of macerated or distilled herbs has always been an acquired taste. Unlike many finely crafted spirits, absinthe is not...
T. A. “Ted” Breaux almost single-handedly brought absinthe back from the dead. Through his analysis of vintage examples, Breaux disproved the myths that the spirit was harmful, and he was...
Some spirits are best consumed neat. Others are better appreciated when chilled or served on the rocks. Some benefit from a splash of soda or shine when integrated into a classic cocktail. And then...
While the most popular—and the most finessed—method of enjoying absinthe requires a slotted silver spoon, a sugar cube, and a slow drip of distilled water, the once-controversial spirit can be...
Karie Hall knows her regulars. As the vice president and general manager of Las Vegas’s new Cromwell boutique hotel , she does more than anticipate a regular client’s expectations—she exceeds them. “...
Sure, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offer unique bourbon experiences, and for good reason—the two cities serve as endpoints of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail . And while you can likely see and...
The folks over at Casamigos Tequila —and by “folks,” we really mean the spirits’ founders, George Clooney and Rande Gerber—created a short promotional video (which you can see here ) that introduces...
As someone who works in the spirits industry, I regularly hear the same statement from numerous aficionados and experts: Tequila simply cannot age; putting it in wood casks is blasphemy. There’s...
Over the last few years, premium mezcals have found their way into a bevy of craft cocktails as well as home bars. To some, this cousin to tequila offers a stronger presence and a more playful spirit...
If the prospect of packing up an entire wine cellar, bringing it aboard an all-suite luxury cruise ship, and setting sail for some far-flung, sun-soaked destination tickles your fancy, we recommend...

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