Spirits

Mezcal is sometimes referred to as “Mexico’s other spirit,” since it is not as well-known as tequila and its occasionally sweet or spicy and always smoky flavors can be off-putting to the uninitiated...
Hotel Arts Barcelona is launching a variety of culinary promotions for late summer and fall, adding to the five-star property’s exceptional culinary offerings and experiences. The first in a string...
The iconic Halekulani hotel will host a one-of-a-kind interactive cocktail pairing experience with the “Best Barman in the World,” Colin Field of the Ritz Paris..
The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, located on Banderas Bay on Mexico’s west coast, is now offering what it calls the Ultimate Tequila Tour , a special day trip that gives four guests a behind-the-...
The Last Drop 50 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky ($4,000) is composed of 82 different whiskies—70 single malts and 12 grain whiskies—many from distilleries that no longer exist...
Until fairly recently, there were only three categories of tequila: blanco, which is unaged; reposado, barrel aged from two to 11 months; and añejo, barrel aged for one year or longer.
A relative newcomer to the world of fine scotch, whisky maker John Glaser’s 14-year-old Compass Box Whisky Co . has turned out an impressive, diverse array of small-batch whiskies.
Two days of tequila tastings with a tequilero to guide you, special dinner set up with candles and torches, a suite for three nights, and more
Mezcal is sometimes treated like tequila’s evil twin. For many drinkers, mezcal is not as refined as many aged tequilas and is rougher in composure, sentiments derived from its strong, sour, and...
Say “single malt,” and usually the next word to roll off the tongue is “scotch.” However, single malts can be made almost anywhere, with Ireland, Japan, and the United States being three of the most...
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.
As anyone who loves single-malt whisky knows, even the most readily available drams—such as Macallan 18 Year Old and Lagavulin 16 Year Old—have seen dramatic increases in prices.
The search for artisanal mezcal begins and ends in Oaxaca.
Vermouth is perhaps the most misinterpreted beverage in the United States. In its present form, the fortified wine has been around since the mid 18th century, when it was created in Turin, Italy, as...
Too often when a bartender is asked which bourbons his or her bar carries, the list invariably includes Jack Daniel’s sour-mash Tennessee whiskey.
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America announces The Whisky Extravaganza in Houston on April 2, 2014, and Dallas on April 3, 2014. The Whisky Extravaganza provides attendees an unusually wide...
From April 2 through 5, collectors, connoisseurs, and other serious sippers of single-malt scotch and related spirits will be able to sample some of the world’s rarest ultra-premium whiskies (most...
Scotch whisky was originally called uisge beatha, a Scottish Gaelic phrase meaning “water of life.”
It stands to reason that Johnnie Walker’s master blender, Jim Beveridge would have quite a challenge if he wanted to select just three of these casks from which to make a superpremium, super-refined...
David Stewart, the longest-reigning malt master in Scotland, has been with the Balvenie for over 50 years, so he knows the Speyside distillery like few others.
Since its founding in 1888 by Don Andrés Brugal Montaner, Brugal has been making some of the world’s finest rums.
As the head of distilling and whisky creation for Glenmorangie , Bill Lumsden has been responsible for some extraordinary single malts finished in barrels that previously held something other than...
The owners of vineyards sometimes exhibit personalities every bit as faceted as their wines. Katherine Crofton Cebrian Pringle was such a person. This figure of 20th-century San Francisco society...
Bonhams Whisky, Cognac & Rare Spirits sale on April 30 will feature extraordinarily rare cognacs, including one of the oldest authenticated vintages known to exist: a 1762 Gautier (est. $20,000-...
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...
Since producing the world’s first commercially available absinthe in the early 19th century, Pernod has become practically synonymous with the green-colored spirit. In the United States, the high-...
The Mondavi family’s winemaking legacy began in 1943, when Rosa and Cesare Mondavi purchased the Charles Krug winery. There, three generations of their descendants, under the leadership of the...
One of the most festive sounds in the world is the pop of a Champagne cork. It signals the start of a celebration, a prelude to laughter, and most of all, the beginning of a new year. And this...
Eagle-eyed observers traveling through duty-free shops around the world recently may have noticed an eye-catching gold metallic bottle displayed among the other Johnnie Walker Scotch brands. This was...
Grey Goose and Baccarat crystal are packing the tools for the perfect martini in a sleek aluminum carrying case for the holidays. The limited-edition series of 25 martini-mixing kits ($475) is...

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