The 20 Best Bourbons for Every Budget

The 20 Best Bourbons for Every Budget

In 2017, Kentucky’s bourbon production reached 1.7 million barrels, the highest it’s been since 1972. There are currently more bourbon barrels residing in Kentucky than there are human inhabitants. Of course, even though 95 percent of America’s bourbon production takes place in Kentucky, the oak-aged, distilled-corn spirit can legally be produced anywhere in America. Small-batch […]

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The Best and Worst Super Bowl Booze Ads, Ranked

The Best and Worst Super Bowl Booze Ads, Ranked

Super Bowl LIII came and went, but the most interesting part, the advertisements, are here to stay. Particularly interesting are the ads from alcohol brands, which aired nationally or in various local markets to promote some of the world’s biggest booze campaigns. From corn syrup shade, to sad robots, to a 1901 athletic champion racing […]

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The Tiny Scottish Island Where Arguments Are Settled With Cheese and Whisky

The Tiny Scottish Island Where Arguments Are Settled With Cheese and Whisky

Loch Leven is one of more than 30,000 lochs (lakes) in Scotland. In many ways, it’s completely unremarkable. It isn’t the largest loch in the country — that distinction goes to Loch Lomond. Nor is it thought to be home to mythical monsters, like Loch Ness. Loch Leven does, however, provide a unique and distinctly […]

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Vie’s Julius White Has Big Plans for the Chartreuse in His Home Bar

Vie’s Julius White Has Big Plans for the Chartreuse in His Home Bar

Few white-tablecloth restaurants double as cocktail destinations — or local hangouts. Vie, a Michelin-starred institution in Western Springs, Ill., does both. Just ask Julius White, Vie’s bar manager and assistant general manager. He has worked alongside Paul Virant, the James Beard Award-nominated chef at Vie, for nearly three years. The restaurant regularly appears on best […]

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36 Gifts and Gadgets For Anyone Who Loves Drinks

36 Gifts and Gadgets For Anyone Who Loves Drinks

What do you get the drinks lover who has the tendency to buy themselves that special release beer or cult-favorite bottle of bourbon when you’re not looking? We recommend getting them things to amplify their favorite drinks. From specialty glassware to bottle thermometers, these are our top gifts and gadgets for people who love wine, […]

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12 Valentine’s Day Gifts To Shake Up Some Romance For Cocktail and Spirit Lovers

12 Valentine’s Day Gifts To Shake Up Some Romance For Cocktail and Spirit Lovers

Upgrade the home bar of that special someone in your life (even if it’s just you) with these awesome cocktail and spirits essentials. Once they’re fully stocked, they can make you a nice cocktail as an extra thanks. Here’s our top picks. The Essential Cocktail Set Ask any professional bartender what tools they can always […]

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Rosé-Infused Vodka Is Here to Cure Your Winter Blues

Rosé-Infused Vodka Is Here to Cure Your Winter Blues

In the midst of a polar vortex that’s devastating a third of the nation, Svedka has good news for lovers of summer water: Svedka Rosé is launching this month. The rosé-flavored vodka, made with actual rosé wine (5 percent rosé, 95 percent vodka), has a slightly lower alcohol content of 60 proof (30 percent ABV), hinting […]

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The U.K. is Stockpiling Hennessy, Champagne in Advance of Brexit

The U.K. is Stockpiling Hennessy, Champagne in Advance of Brexit

Brexit is imminent, with just two months remaining before the U.K. intends to officially separate from the E.U. But the two parties have yet to agree on official terms. Should they fail to do so, the U.K. could find itself in a “doomsday” scenario, with critical shortages of medical supplies, fresh fruit and vegetables, and […]

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