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The 8 Best Irish Whiskies Under $50

The 8 Best Irish Whiskies Under $50

Scotland gets a lot of the credit when it comes to whisky making, but there’s another whiskey (with an “e”) powerhouse right next door: Ireland. Irish whiskey isn’t just for picklebacks. Whether you want something you can sip straight, on the rocks, shoot out of a shot glass, or mix into cocktails, there’s an Irish […]

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7 Japanese Whiskies You Should Buy Right Now

7 Japanese Whiskies You Should Buy Right Now

If the shortage of Japanese whisky in the world proves one thing, it’s that the spirit is more popular than ever. Japanese whisky (without the “e”), started in the early 1900s. It’s since gained respect in the whisky drinking community, and Japanese whiskies regularly top, or sit near the top, of yearly rankings. Style-wise, Japanese […]

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Seven Smoky Scotches to Drink by the Fireplace

Seven Smoky Scotches to Drink by the Fireplace

Nothing screams winter like cozying up next to a fireplace on a snowy night with a tumbler of smoky Scotch to sip on. The smoke factor in your snifter is determined by the level of peat (decomposed material from a water-heavy environment) used during the drying process of the barley grain. We’ve compiled a list of […]

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The 6 Best Whiskies for Your Hot Toddy

The 6 Best Whiskies for Your Hot Toddy

When the cold weather comes, so do the hot toddies. Few other drinks match the warming and cold-curing qualities like the combination of whiskey, tea, lemon, and honey. Drinking one is a given; the only question is, how are you going to make it? Whiskey is the strongest flavor in a hot toddy if you make […]

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The Secret to Picking a Good Scotch Whisky

The Secret to Picking a Good Scotch Whisky

Picking out a Scotch whisky from a wall of names you have no chance of correctly pronouncing can be intimidating. Names like Allt-a-bhainne, Auchentoshan, and Bruichladdich are sure to get you dirty looks from the Scotch enthusiast behind the counter and the people behind you in line. So you choose one the old fashioned way: blind pointing. […]

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10 Best Bottles to Gift Whisk(e)y Lovers

10 Best Bottles to Gift Whisk(e)y Lovers

We all have at least one whiskey lover in our lives who we consider our “easy” person to shop for — except when it comes to actually choosing the whiskey. With multiple subcategories (Scotch, bourbon, Irish whiskey, etc.) under the broad umbrella of “whiskey,” where does one even begin? We’ve compiled a list of some of […]

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Alcohol and Teething: An Oral History

Alcohol and Teething: An Oral History

Most new parents probably hear the same advice when their babies start teething. “Rub a little whiskey on her gums,” friends and family say with a wink. “You’ll both sleep better.” I took it as a joke (and it was probably meant that way), but offering liquor to fussy or teething babies has a more […]

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