Drink Your Whiskey from a Can With Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye
Aug30

Drink Your Whiskey from a Can With Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye

Innovation is everywhere in the world of whiskey, but its dispensing vessels and strategies don’t change too frequently. Bottles from the store, and personal flasks you load up yourself when you’re on the move. But now we have a breakthrough on our hands, thanks to Hochtadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye — whiskey in a can. She’s beautiful, isn’t she? Rock and Rye is a pre-Prohibition, saloon-era...

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Say Hello to Ñusta, Macchu Pisco’s Luxury Pisco Release
Dec31

Say Hello to Ñusta, Macchu Pisco’s Luxury Pisco Release

Macchu Pisco unveiled a new premium pisco this year, Ñusta, calling it the world’s first luxury pisco. Only 100 bottles were released, each made from a whopping 30 pounds of grapes. At a recent dinner held at Bourbon Steak, Macchu Pisco founder and distiller Melanie Asher showcased the stunning expression. Ñusta, which translates to Inca Princess in the ancient Quechua language, is a mosto verde pisco, and is also a puro made...

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Close-Up on the Crown Royal Controversy: Should Crown Royal Northern Harvest Really be ‘Whisky of the Year’?
Dec23

Close-Up on the Crown Royal Controversy: Should Crown Royal Northern Harvest Really be ‘Whisky of the Year’?

The whiskey world erupted earlier this year when Jim Murray named Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye his 2016 World Whisky of the Year. The resulting uproar created waves of controversy as people reacted to the news, reacted to the reactions, and continued on from there. So what’s the real story here, and should Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye actually be the Whisky of the Year? Two important points should be made right away...

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New Whisky: Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish Release Party & Review
Dec20

New Whisky: Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish Release Party & Review

Sampling the New Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish: Bowmore has taken full advantage of its place in the Beam Suntory portfolio to unveil a brand new, ultra-premium release, Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish. This unique expression has been finished in Mizunara oak casks obtained from Suntory, making it the first Islay single malt Scotch to ever be finished in the prized Japanese oak. To unveil such a special whisky, Bowmore hosted a quite...

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Best Whiskey Books to Give as Holiday Gifts This Year
Nov24

Best Whiskey Books to Give as Holiday Gifts This Year

Whiskey Books Make Great Holiday Gifts for Whiskey Lovers Looking to get the whiskey lover in your life a good gift this year? While a bottle of something special is generally never turned down by prospective recipients, you have other options, too. And after all, if you’re supposed to teach someone to fish so they can do it themselves, then shouldn’t you really be helping them learn how to pick out their own bottles,...

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