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About a year ago, a Grey Goose TV commercial debuted that recounted the vodka brand’s early beginnings. It depicted various ways in which the French pushed back against François Thibault, the brand’s...
At this time of the year, many of us begrudgingly acknowledge that the days are growing shorter and colder. But there’s reason to celebrate the arrival of crisp autumn breezes and cool fall days—this...
If your love of whiskey is strong—strong enough to merit a trip to Las Vegas for the annual Universal Whisky Experience —there’s a good chance you know of Mahesh Patel. Patel founded the four-day...
Augie Kersting, the sommelier at Meadowood in St. Helena, Calif., is quite fond of a joke that’s popular among wine professionals. “How do you spell sommelier ?” he asks. “R-I-E-S-L-I-N-G.” The joke...
We’re just going to shoot from the hip on this one: We don’t want to see Halloween displays in stores until the first day of October. But we’re not opposed to seeing jack-o’-lanterns on our beer...
It used to be that barrel-aged gin wasn’t a novelty or a niche segment of the market; instead, it was the norm. During the first half of the 19th century, all gins were aged out of necessity—wooden...
Spirits and coffee have long enjoyed a collaborative relationship—for as long as liquor has existed, coffee has been there to revive the body after late nights and overindulgences. The creator of the...
When it comes to sweat-inducing spirits, tequila may very well be king. Sure, there are chili-infused liqueurs and countless flavored vodkas and white rums (some of which attempt to bring the heat),...
Back in the day, it was known as hooch or corn squeezin’s or mountain dew. Regardless of what it was called, moonshine—as most people know it—has come a long way. Today, thanks to a loosening of...
By the time Frank Sinatra cooed his rendition of “My Way,” the three-martini power lunch had taken hold in many of the country’s top cities. The all-liquid lunch lost some of its luster in the...
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...

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