Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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...
If whisky and cognac are the aristocrats of the spirits world, then gin is the working-class tipple. Relatively inexpensive, requiring little or no aging time, employed as a mixer in cocktails rather...
On October 30, 1974, two of the most celebrated professional pugilists in history squared off in Central Africa for what many have called the greatest boxing match of the 20th Century: the Rumble in...
As the rosé renaissance reaches new heights, one of the world’s venerable authorities on glassware presents an exquisitely fresh way to enjoy the warm-weather wine. Launched just in time for spring...
In the world of Scotch whisky, single malts—whiskies distilled and aged at a single distillery—command the lion’s share of attention. Until the 1960s, however, single malts were created exclusively...
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...
Gourmet cuisine, classic California wines, and Cuban cigars all come together for three memorable days from May 4 to 6, 2017, at the second annual weekend gathering for luxury lifestyle aficionados,...
The Champagne-house heir and classically trained artist reflects on risk and conviction. The business of making fine wine is inherently risky. There is the unpredictability of weather to consider, of...
Contemporary, friendly, welcoming and high-tech... As pioneers in wine tourism in Burgundy, the Brocard family – the biggest vineyard owners in Chablis – have just completely renovated their historic...
“It’s nice to be free,” says legendary barman Dale DeGroff , founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail. He’s talking about whiskey. Or rather, the folks who make whiskey here in America. Of the...
When spirits industry pioneer Ron Cooper started exporting Del Maguey mezcal to the United States in 1995, virtually all anyone outside of Oaxaca knew about the mysterious elixir was that it had a...
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Hochstadter’s was a popular purveyor of spirits that included Irish whiskey and an Indonesian rum, Batavia Arrack. Indeed, things were going quite...
This newest entry, Nikka Coffey Malt Japanese Whisky ($75), from the distillery founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky, utilizes a pair of column-shaped stills invented...
A set of rare the Macallan whiskies housed in limited-edition Lalique crystal decanters sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on April 2 for $993,000—a new world record for any lot of whisky sold at auction...
Aficionados know that a fine sipping rum is as complex and rewarding as a great aged whisky or cognac. The larger spirits audience is beginning to figure this out as well; American sales of super-...
For collectors of Japanese whisky, the 0 is a holy grail, one of the rarest and most sought-after whiskies ever made. Aged for 52 years and limited to 41 bottles, it sold for a record $118,500 when...
David Ravandi, owner and master distiller of 123 Spirits, has described his portfolio as “tequila for wine drinkers.” He founded the brand in 2010 specifically with oenophiles in mind, and believes...
On the heels of last year’s successful rollouts of Champisco and Whiskachaça, industry trailblazer Universal Exports (a subsidiary of the Nakatomi Trading Co.) continues to blur the lines separating...
The latest version of this classic Highland single malt, Aberfeldy 16 -Year-Old ($90), offers a much more mature taste profile than the popular 12-year-old but is not as heavy as the much scarcer 21-...
In this era of lively food and wine events packed with activities for wine enthusiasts of every level, Sonoma Valley decided that one important element was missing from the year’s repertory: a grand...
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...
Neophytes to fine wine often find themselves intimidated by the pretension so commonly paired with the product and, like characters in the fable of the emperor’s new clothes, abandon their personal...
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...

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