Wine, Spirits & Cigars

On August 28, Bonhams Hong Kong will be dealing out a complete deck of Hanyu Ichiro’s Card Series Japanese whiskey —a set of 54 bottles that only three collectors in the world are known to have in...
Winemaking is a meticulous craft, but Quivira winemaker Hugh Chappelle and vineyard manager Ned Horton have taken their practices to new heights of precision in making Quivira’s new Black Boar...
In 2002, William S. Price III traded a flourishing business career for a life amidst the sun-drenched vineyards of Sonoma County, Calif. With the creation of Three Sticks Wines (an ode to his...
The Balvenie’s Scotch whisky wizard David Stewart has displayed his magic once more with the release of the Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 2 —a single malt crafted from 32 different casks. Stewart tapped...
William Grant & Sons’ Rare Cask Reserves Ghosted Reserve 26 Year Old is a singular blend of Scotch whisky that does not hail from the usual haunts.
Although the 2013 Meiomi Chardonnay ($22) is the first bottling of the varietal by Napa-based winemaker Joseph Wagner since he launched the label in 2002, its rich complexity is cultivated from a...
As if the fact that today is Sunday was not reason enough to celebrate, August 16 is also National Rum Day . The countrywide commemoration pays homage to the dark and stormy legacy of sugarcane’s...
If you have noticed some of your favorite bourbons are not as plentiful as they once were, know there is a reason for it. The rumors are true—there is a definite bourbon shortage in America. The...
With no aging, all tequilas come from the still as a clear blanco . However, as these agave distillates are barrel-matured to become reposados , añejos , or extra añejos , they take on ever-deepening...
Master distillers Jimmy Russell and his son Eddie have just announced one of their rarest bourbons, Wild Turkey Master’s Keep ($150). Aged 17 years, this limited edition is the oldest bourbon that...
The new Oban Little Bay is a welcome new single malt whisky from one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Oban has always been a single malt whisky in short supply, primarily due to its Western...
The holographic Quesada Cigars tobacco-leaf logo on the band is the first indication that this is no ordinary cigar. Likewise, the depth of coloring on the medium tan wrapper and the spicy-sweet...
“If I pour you a glass of Merlot, I guarantee that before you pick up the glass you’re tasting every Merlot you’ve ever had or even think you’ve had. Blind tasting frees you from that.” —Shayn...
The elegantly retro, diamond-faceted decanter of I.W. Harper 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon looks as if it has just been beamed into the 21st century from the 1920s, and with good reason: It...
Since its founding in 1843, the House of Krug has focused on making a nonvintage Champagne that embodies not only the very best wines from Champagne’s various regions, but one that includes wines...
Savored rather than shot, these tequila-based beverages give the spirit the respect it deserves…
Contrary to popular opinion, not all Havanas are stellar stogies. Here is how to make the most of the relaxed new rules.
Year after year, decade after decade, Stony Hill wines have stood the test of time and the changing palates of consumers to remain some of the most respected and highly-sought-after California wines...
Sommeliers have their own version of the desert-island question: If you could drink from only one region for the rest of your life, what would it be? For Ryan Stetins, wine director for the Ritz-...
These aged tequilas prove that the once derided spirit has come into its own…
Robb Report editor in chief is beyond impressed with Wally’s new bottle shop, restaurant, and bar…
The limited-edition distillation pays tribute to the Norse god Odin.
The spirit distinguishes itself by employing Japanese ingredients and techniques…
The cigar combines an Ecuadoran wrapper with Honduran and Dominican filler tobaccos.
A special barrel of Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon stunned the wine world when it sold for $260,000.
Only 250 cases of the Montecristo Grupo de Maestros Private Batch will be released.
FREE PREVIEW: The Masseto 2011 Toscana is among Robb Report’s 2015 Best of the Best selections.
FREE PREVIEW: The Mortlach 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is among Robb Report’s 2015 Best of the Best selections.
The special release contains a blend of Cognacs aged for up to 35 years.

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