In January I joined bartenders from Istanbul and Vienna to judge a Diplomático Rum competition in Budapest. One by one, enthusiastic Hungarian barkeeps took the spotlight, showing off concoctions starring the spirit—my favorite featured pineapple juice and Ethiopian cold-brew coffee—that they hoped would garner them a plane ticket to Venezuela for the April finals.
The Berlin International Spirits Competition has named Montanya Distillers’ Oro rum 2017 USA Rum of the Year. Montanya is a craft rum distillery out of Crested Butte, Colo. that uses old-world artisan traditions, combining science with art.
Rabbit Hole Distilling—the new bourbon and whiskey distillery bringing modernity to Louisville—and Proprietors LLC—the company behind many of the country’s top bars including Death & Co in NYC and The Walker Inn in LA—announce a first-of-its-kind partnership never before seen on this scale in the spirits community.
Buffalo Trace Distillery has experimented with a variety of grains in their latest Experimental Collection release, six grains in one bourbon to be exact. The latest release is named Organic Six Grain Whiskey.
Boardroom Spirits, an award-winning innovative announced the launch of FRESH Ginger, the latest addition to its line of naturally infused vodkas. FRESH Ginger’s aroma, color, and flavor is entirely derived from the natural ginger root, without artificial flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, or food coloring.
Louisville, Kentucky, is the city where bourbon has been proudly crafted according to tradition for generations. Rabbit Hole is where new traditions come to life. And once you go down the rabbit hole, there’s no going back.
Buffalo Trace Distillery was awarded five top awards at Whisky Magazine’s 2017 American World Whiskies Awards, including two Golds, one Silver and two Bronze.Two bourbons received Gold in the category of Kentucky Bourbon:Stagg Jr.
WhistlePig announced the launch of FarmStock, the company's much-anticipated estate release featuring whiskey distilled, aged, and bottled on its farm in Vermont. It is the culmination of the company's founding vision to create a truly farm-to-bottle distillery, housing nearly every aspect of the whiskey-making process in one place.
St. Patrick’s Day is just a week away, and this single day makes mouths water for unique, boozy beverages. This booze-infused coffee recipe from Red Diamond uses bourbon, but Irish whiskey can be substituted for an Irish coffee.
When a bartender whips up cocktails before the eyes of guests, it is not merely a utilitarian conduit to sliding over a Sazerac. Twisting the bar spoon and dropping in precise splashes of bitters are sensorial elements that are vital to the interactive drink-making ritual.
It is rare that I don’t spend an evening holed up at a wine bar exploring (mostly for the better, sometimes for the worse) bold whites, rosés, and reds from small, family-owned vineyards I never heard of, or relishing a bartender-made tipple—whether crowned with an egg white pre-dinner, or unapologetically dark and boozy just before bed.
An extra special, one-time bottling of Van Winkle bourbon will soon be released. Only 11 barrels comprise this very small batch bourbon, making the 710 bottles especially rare and even harder to find than the usual Van Winkle whiskeys.