Wine, Spirits & Cigars

If we tell you to think about quality scotch, it’s probably single malts—whiskies that come from a single distillery—that come to mind, right? If so, you’re not alone—but allow us to remind you of an...
There are whiskies with a hint of smoke, and then there are smoky whiskies —whiskies that’ll send the fire department to your home in search of whatever’s burning. Whiskies so smoky, they’re not...
The proliferation of marblehead parejos and flat-head, box-pressed cigars has created a renewed demand for a reliable, super-sharp punch cutter that will punch, surgically trim, and deftly pluck a...
July 27 has been deemed National Scotch Day (although, in our lives, every day is Scotch Day). To honor this most special of days, we’ve selected a dozen of the very best and most interesting new...
Hosted at Gamble Family Vineyards, WineaPAWlooza is produced by Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch…
Much more complex in flavor than the more commonly used simple syrup, honey carries its weight in a cocktail as a thickener, not to mention as an ingredient in its own right: The nectar’s sweet,...
Let’s put to rest the myth that summertime is exclusively for frozen drinks and chilled rosé. Seasonal drinking is fun—that first daiquiri or mojito after Memorial Day can be seen as a reward for...
The Dominican Republic produces the majority of the world’s premium cigars , far outpacing Nicaragua, Honduras, and Cuba. In fact, a great many Dominican cigars are made with tobaccos that were...
Guadalajara Tourism's Instagram contest celebrates everyone's favorite blue agave spirit...
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...
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 simple act of smoking a cigar becomes high entertainment in Las Vegas, home to some of the country’s most dramatic cigar lounges. The latest on the scene, the Montecristo Cigar Bar (...
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...
For decades, many Americans who professed to take their wine drinking seriously reacted with indignation or disgust on being presented a glass of rosé. This prejudice against pink wine probably harks...
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...
Red or white, rosé or sparkling, these wines bring out the best in the season’s memorable moments. Summer is a time for exploration and adventure, and the experiences will be all the sweeter with the...
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...
WineaPAWlooza 2016 teams up with acclaimed vintners, wineries, and vineyards in Napa and beyond...
The sale will include cult classics such as Pappy Van Winkle, Sine Qua Non and Screaming Eagle...
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...
In addition to being the largest passenger liner in history, the recently remodeled Queen Mary 2 now boasts one of the finest wine cellars at sea. Featuring 450 of the most sought-after wine labels,...
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...

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