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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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This VR Film Immerses You in the Consequences of Drunk Driving

This VR Film Immerses You in the Consequences of Drunk Driving

Twenty-seven people die every day from drunk driving crashes in America. With that statistic in mind, you wouldn’t expect alcohol companies, which produce the substance that makes driving so dangerous, to create and promote a virtual reality video warning of the dangers of consumption. Yet that’s exactly what Diageo, the company that owns brands like Johnnie Walker, Captain […]

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Science Says You Should Drink Whiskey

Science Says You Should Drink Whiskey

If you love whiskey, you know that there’s a lot going on in the glass. Depending on what you’re drinking, you can pick up notes of caramel and vanilla. Sometimes your drink is sweet, other times it’s spicy or smoky. But do you know why you pick up those flavors? Science. That’s why you need […]

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