Spirits

Distillers are blasting spirits into space, or anchoring them to the ocean floor, in their extreme quest for flavor. It could be a plot from a science fiction movie: Vials of experimental whisky...
This September, you and a guest can join an intimate group of whisky aficionados to taste one of the world’s rarest single malts during an extraordinary five-day, whisky-focused trip to Scotland ...
Most people hear the word cacha ç a and immediately think of caipirinhas. After all, it’s the only way most Americans have ever tried cachaça, Brazil’s national spirit. Cachaça is the third-biggest-...
A tiki revival is in full swing, resurrecting classic cocktails and creating complex, moDern drinks. The blank facade of Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco offers few clues that it is a pilgrimage site...
It could be argued that the great cocktail renaissance of the past decade has come in two distinct waves. The first was centered in Manhattan, with the opening of bars like Milk & Honey, Death...
Tequila Herradura is famous for not rushing spirits into the bottle. The Mexican distiller originated the reposado classification in 1974 and extra añejo in 1995. It even ages its blanco for 45 days...
The Macallan has been whisky collectors’ brand of choice for decades; the distillery has released so many rare and limited-edition bottlings that it’s hard to believe any treasures still remain. But...
The Benromach distillery was built on the outskirts of the ancient town of Forres in 1898, during one of the high points in Scotch whisky-making. Over the years, the distillery went through a...
Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, the renowned High West Distillery is offering whiskey enthusiasts membership in an exclusive new club. Since 2009, High West has grown into an...
Last year, Ballantine’s commissioned the first whisky glass engineered to be used in space, where the liquid would otherwise randomly float around as shapeless globules. The Ballantine’s Space Glass...
It’s not quite knighthood, but membership in the Bourbon Roundtable is a pretty big deal for a whiskey writer. Our King Arthur is Jim Beam’s master distiller Fred Noe, who convenes the roundtable—a...
Here are the top 20 fine wines for 2016 , according to master sommelier Ian Cauble . (In addition to starring in the documentary films Somm and Somm: Into the Bottle , Cauble is a cofounder of the e-...
Rosé wine, now at a high point of popularity after being shunned by wine snobs in past decades (you may have heard that the Hamptons ran out of rosé last summer), is the patio-and-rooftop chug of...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! Here are the best international white wines for 2016 . Selection Guidelines: Only wines released or made available for prerelease...
Whiskey—or whisky, depending upon where in the world it’s made—is red-hot right now. And limited-edition whiskeys are even hotter. You’ve no doubt read the stories about the frenzied quests for Pappy...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! Here are the best domestic red wines for 2016 . Selection Guidelines: Only wines released or made available for prerelease tasting...
A festive summer soiree could do worse than to evoke the carefree years of the Prohibition Era. These brown spirits , made in the style of the Jazz age, should provide a good starting point.
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! Here are the best international red wines for 2016 . Selection Guidelines: Only wines released or made available for prerelease...
Every proper party deserves to end with a delicious nightcap. These Jazz Age-style sips—from absinthe to violet liqueur—add a festive finish to the most glamorous of evenings.
Never have Americans been more glamorous than during the years between 1919 and 1933, when their sobriety was ordered by the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Edwardian...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! Here are the best new spirits for 2016 . Selection Guidelines: Only spirits released or made available for prerelease tasting from...
As we head into summer, the season’s coolest ingredient is shaping up to be the formerly humble cucumber , now making an appearance in a number of forms—and even states of matter—in some delicious...
In the heady post–Memorial Day weeks—when seersucker, linen, and white shoes make their annual reappearance—our thoughts may turn to frothy, fruity drinks. But let’s get real—there’s never a bad time...
There is a certain poignancy in sipping a great whisky that can never be created again. This 26-year-old is from distiller William Grant’s Ghosted series, sourced from distilleries that no longer...
In Las Vegas earlier this year, at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill in Caesars Palace, I committed a sin. Knowing the restaurant stocked fine tequilas, I ordered a Premium Margarita made with Partida Elegante...
To make this limited-edition Dominican rum, the Brugal family’s maestros roneros —masters of rum—each year select rums from 36 of the rarest casks among the 250,000 aging in Brugal’s Puerto Plata...
A tale of long-forgotten barrels discovered in the shadowy corners of an old brick warehouse adds a note of intrigue to any spirit, including this 21-year-old Kentucky bourbon. It was distilled in...
If ever there was a gin to inspire conversation, this is it: a superbly crafted spirit by Crispin Cain, a Mendocino, Calif., distiller who ages his wheat-based London dry gin for one year in ex-...
The rye revival is transforming what had become a rough-edged swig back into the complex whiskey it once was. And this past year, WhistlePig produced a bottle that soared past the world’s greatest...
Visitors to Bowmore’s No. 1 Vaults on the blustery Islay shores of Loch Indaal can feel the caress of the gentle saltwater spray that helps give this single malt its character. A precious few of...

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