Spirits

Kavalan introduced its first single malt to market fewer than 10 years ago, and in that short time the Taiwanese distiller has established itself as one of the world’s leading producers of fine...
The 17-year-old, limited-edition Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Bourbon ($150) is proof that barrel location is an important aspect of terroir. In 1996, Eddie Russell, son of Wild Turkey’s master...
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Pappy Van Winkle is one of the most sought-after and collectible American bourbons, with even its new releases regularly commanding four-figure sums on the secondary market. A fortunate few will get...
As the ancient story goes, Lambrusco migrated from the Apennine Mountains to the fields of Emilia-Romagna in Northeast Italy, where it took root primarily in three provinces: Modena, Parma, and...
This year marks the “lucky” seventh anniversary of the Universal Whisky Experience – the Nth , the nation’s premier rare whisky tasting event, which will once again be held at Wynn’s Encore Resort...
Back in 1876, when thoroughbred racing was indeed the Sport of Kings, a long-shot chestnut colt by the name of Tyrconnell is said to have shocked the whole of Ireland by winning one of the country’s...
There was a time—not long ago—when Irish whiskeys were an afterthought every day of the year…except one. It was only on or around St. Patrick’s Day that whiskey enthusiasts would set aside their...
Irish whiskey, all but given up for dead a decade ago, is today one of the fastest growing spirits in the United States. The result of the boom is that new distilleries are springing up all over...
Champagne Bollinger 2005 Vieilles Vignes Françaises. Few professionals today are as keenly attuned to the subtleties of the marketplace for rare wine as Scott Torrence, vice president and senior wine...
Photo by Colin Cooke/stockfood Bourbon gives way to rye as the connoisseur’s whiskey on the rise. Now that bourbon has had its day, it’s time for that distinctive American pour to move over and make...
Entrepreneur Andrew Troyer’s appreciation for superior craftsmanship launched his career selling exotic automobiles and brokering yachts in Florida. “Even at a very young age,” he recalls, “I had a...
The bright, colorful label of this limited-edition blended Scotch whisky is a prelude to the three-ringed complexity of the spirit within the bottle. Composed predominantly of aged batches of blended...
You have to take note of a rye whiskey that comes from a distillery in Utah. But then, High West, the first legal distillery in that state since 1870, is not your average distillery. Nor is the...
Thirteen might be a lucky number after all. Beginning this April, on the 13th of every month, a few fortunate guests will be able to experience one of the world’s finest spirits in one of the world’s...
California-based distillery Lost Spirits made waves a few years ago with a series of heavily peated single-malt whiskies, among the opening salvos in the American single-malt movement. But while...
The luxury ranch resort offers a variety of culinary weekend getaways for every taste Luxury ranch resort, The Resort at Paws Up , fills the sunny days and crisp nights of Spring with a collection of...
The Macallan’s limited release of a 40-year-old blended Scotch ($8,000) from its Sherry Oak line represents only the second time a non-vintage 40-year-old expression has been released in the entire...
Twenty years ago, rocker Sammy Hagar made what turned out to be a fortunate decision to put a house brand tequila on the menu at his popular cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. A decade later, he sold...
Shinji Fukuyo occupies a seat at the main table inside the pantheon of modern whisky making. As the chief blender for Suntory, he’s one of the central figures at a global giant that produces as many...
The margarita is one of the world’s most famous cocktails, and it lends itself to experimentation like no other. In a nod to National Margarita Day , we asked a few of America’s best bartenders to...
About an hour drive northwest of Cape Town, Bosjes (formerly called Bosjesman Valley farm) will open to the public next month, allowing oenophiles and nature lovers to venture inland from South...
The glacially inspired, blue-tinted faceted bottle and its matching mountain-shaped wooden cradle are not-so-subtle hints that this limited edition is a tribute to the Nordic ice realm, Niflheim, the...
On the subject of love, few could expound more eloquently than Publius Ovidius Naso, author of the Metamorphoses and the Amores , who is best known to the English-speaking world simply as Ovid. A...
The flowers have been ordered, the chocolates are on their way and the dinner reservations are booked. The only thing left to do is sit back, relax and toast to a romantic evening with these...
Over the past 10 years, pét-nats—those sometimes funky cousins of Champagne—have become a phenomenon on the wine scene. Unfiltered and cloudy, uninhibited and unpredictable, and bottled under a crown...
For eight years running, Glenmorangie has indulged its ardent supporters’ thirst for the new and different with limited release bottlings under the Private Edition banner. These sought-after whiskies...
If Cupid were to give a toast to St. Valentine, it would no doubt be made with sparkling wine, that most romantic of libations. Indeed, there are more corks popped on February 14th than at any other...
It may be known as Sin City, but Las Vegas is also one of the most romantic destinations in the country, if the city’s average of 115,000 wedding licenses a year are any indication. But couples don’t...
Just in time for the upcoming rye revolution, this much-heralded limited edition has been brought back for a short encore, for those who missed the initial release on April 16, 2016. A Double Gold...

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