Spirits

In 1906, a powerful earthquake ruptured almost 300 miles of the San Andreas Fault and left much of San Francisco in ruins. In a stroke of good fortune for whiskey drinkers, the A.P. Hotaling and Co.’...
The age-old dilemma of at-home, by-the-glass drinking may finally be solved. A new wine appliance called Plum ( plum.wine ) aims to up the ante of needle preservation with an automatic system that...
Half a century after its inception, Christie’s wine department is toasting the occasion with Finest Wines and Spirits: The 5 0th Anniversary Sale . Taking place at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City...
For Ardbeg, the mid-1990s was the best of times and it was the worst of times. Located on the alternately windswept and fog-shrouded southeastern coast of Islay, this Scottish distillery produced...
For many of us, the most unbearable fate is to be forgotten. For a bottle of fine wine, however, few destinies afford a more favorable outcome than to remain undisturbed in their place of birth...
A spirit distilled from rebellion, rye whiskey helped lubricate the United States’ struggle for independence from Great Britain, a legacy both celebrated and brought full circle with the WhistlePig’s...
“Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.” – Al Capone On January 17, 1920, the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, enforced by the Volstead Act, began the government’s mandated...
Colorful Prohibition-era bootlegging origin stories abound in the modern craft spirits industry, and ought to be taken with a grain of salt (or perhaps, fittingly, a grain of rye or wheat). A good...
If stunning scenery and ample outdoor activity options aren’t reason enough to visit Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park in central Scotland, perhaps we can interest you in some whisky. The...
With the release of its latest expression, Double Cask 12 Years Old, the Macallan has proffered hope to scotch purists who’ve been in a tizzy of late over the recent rise of No Age Statement (NAS)...
If you are trying to guess what to get that person who prefers to stay home , here are 10 ideas from the home itself (a penthouse in Miami) to a 4K TV, and even a personal bar. We also include a...
Grand bottles—and a worthy place to store them—are the gifts any wine or spirits connoisseur would be thrilled to unwrap . Whether for tasting or collecting (or even touring), the curated selections...
Although the holidays are a time to come together and appreciate the simple things in life, the rest of the year can feel like a whirlwind of back-to-back meetings, connecting flights, and late...
Representing one of the oldest Macallan whiskies ever commercially bottled, the “Peerless Spirit” 65-Year-Old ($35,000) is the sixth release of the Macallan in the Lalique Six Pillars series. It is...
Straddling the chasm between the Dark Ages of the cocktail and the renaissance to come, maverick writer Dan Dunn makes a leap toward the light, Negroni in hand. Sixteen years ago, a magazine editor...
Photography by Lew Robertson Styling by Alicia Buszczak Food styling by Karen Gillingham Special thanks to Gearys of Beverly Hills Connoisseurs are relishing sweet wines in a new way by pairing them...
Photography by Cordero Studios Special thanks to Gearys of Beverly Hills Pair the perfect cigars with premier whiskies, cognac & even gin. As a host, one of the most frequently asked questions...
Blessed be the bearded men in kilts who magically turned malted barley and water into liquid gold, for theirs is a wondrous alchemy that has enchanted grateful tipplers for time immemorial. The magic...
Black Friday might be your cause célèbre or give you cause to quaff potent beverages—in this case, black beverages. Heck, consider them a Gotham-inspired fashion statement, after all, prominent in...
With a new generation of bottled cocktails, precisely crafted & barrel‑aged drinks are just a twist away. The boom in batched cocktails has had a side benefit for the home bartender: Leading...
Thanksgiving is a celebration of a bountiful harvest, and food always tastes better with well-paired wines. So I have chosen six of my favorite bottles for your family (and for my own) to enjoy with...
Styling by Alicia Buszczak Cocktail styling by Karen Gillingham Special thanks to Gearys of Beverly Hills When the London bartender and mixologist Tony Conigliaro bottled his first Manhattan a decade...
Just in time for the holidays, British designer Timothy Oulton has created a masterpiece for the most epic of merrymaking moments. The Ultimate Bar Cabinet is no ordinary spirit store; wrapped in...
Styling by Alicia Buszczak Cocktail styling by Karen Gillingham Special thanks to Gearys of Beverly Hills Recreate cocktails at home from the craftiest trend on the spirits scene.
Styling by Alicia Buszczak Special thanks to Gearys of Beverly Hills The newest libations bring both passion & pleasure to the party. In the words of the immortal Oscar Wilde, “An inordinate...
In its November issue , Robb Report published a piece titled “ The Death of Fine Dining ,” claiming that “fine dining…is something no one cares about anymore.” In the same article, chef Eric Ripert...
With all due respect to JFK and Millard Fillmore, President Barak Obama just might qualify as one of our hippest leaders to ever hold the office. He sealed the deal at the White House Super Bowl...
For a brand that’s already released a $450,000 collection of its finest and rarest whiskies, raising the bar can’t be easy. Thankfully, the Dalmore’s master distiller, the legendary Richard Paterson...
Ian Fleming’s suave superspy may be a work of fiction, but his personal tastes are very much drawn from the realm of fact. Most recently, he drives an Aston Martin (though Lotus, Sunbeam, and even...
Now that the first pitch of the World Series’ decisive game seven has just been thrown, die-hard devotees of the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are painfully aware that in a few short hours, the...

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