FrontRunners: A Good Mixer

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    Spirits are likely to run high in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the fifth annual Tales of the Cocktail (www.talesofthecocktail.com), a festival that will take place from July 18 through 22. The event will include culinary and bar competitions, street parties, and walking tours of bars and restaurants. Some 50 seminars will explore an array of distillates and such topics as wine-based cocktails and the future of mixology.

    Photo by Mark French
    Hanyu Ichiro’s Card Series is a full deck of single malts from a famous but shuttered distillery…
    This delectable pinot from Central California has a touch of sweetness and an acidic finish…
    The world’s longest-serving malt master has masterfully combined some of the Balvenie’s top stocks…
    A blend of 26-year-old Scotch whisky from two bygone distilleries keeps their legacy alive…
    Fifth-generation winemaker Joseph Wagner crafts a Burgundian beauty from three California counties…
    Fight through the bourbon shortage with these overproof whiskeys…
    Even though the spirit contains tequilas up to 49 months old, it is completely translucent…
    The whiskey was aged for 17 years in three different environments…
    The new Scotch comes from one of Scotland’s oldest and smallest distilleries…
    Photo by Thomas M. Barwick INC
    “If I pour you a glass of Merlot, I guarantee that before you pick up the glass you’re tasting...