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Tech Thursday: The All New Apple Watch is Finally Here…

The Jim Beam Apple Watch, that is… How we all like to have our fun. This week, in conjunction with Apple’s latest keynote, Jim Beam joined in the fun by sharing its latest innovation: the Jim Beam Apple Watch. “It’s a slick, stylish accessory that conveniently packs a 1.5 oz. shot glass right on your wrist,…

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Rebel Yell Bourbon Launches 10 Year Single Barrel

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has introduced Rebel Yell Single Barrel, aged for a full 10-years and bottled one barrel at a time at 100 proof. This hand-bottled wheated bourbon will be available nationwide in limited quantity – 2,000 cases – in September, and 4,000 cases are planned for 2017. Rebel Yell Single Barrel…

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Laphroaig Lore Review

As autumn approaches, more importantly the cooler weather that tags along with it, certain varieties of whisky become more prominent on the bar. Said varieties tend to include characteristics of the cask strength and peated sort. Currently, the evenings are becoming cool and I find myself diving more into bottles such as this – Laphroaig’s…

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Shake Things Up This Week for Whisky Sour Day

With less than a month of summer left – I myself greatly look forward to autumn this time of year – take some time to enjoy a good end of the season cocktail this Thursday, August 25, for National Whisky Sour Day. With plenty of different takes on the whisky sour, you are bound to find a…

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Auchentoshan Launches the ‘New Malt Order’

Auchentoshan has announced its search to find fresh creative talent from behind the bar who can demonstrate they challenge the norms and do things differently to become part of the New Malt Order. Each year, the New Malt Order will unite 12 bartenders from cities around the world to collectively create a new limited edition…

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Edinburgh Single Malt Whisky Distillery Gets the Green Light

Single malt whisky distilling is a step closer to returning to Scotland’s capital after a 90 year absence after the City of Edinburgh Council approved an application to develop the Engine Shed building and site on St Leonard’s Lane into a single malt whisky distillery and visitor center. The Holyrood Park Distillery is a joint…

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Copperworks Unveils American Single Malt Whiskey

Copperworks Distilling Company, distiller of small-batch spirits on Seattle’s downtown waterfront, has announced August 27 for the unveiling of its much anticipated Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey. Copperworks Whiskey is a distinctive entrant to the newly emerging category of American Single Malt Whiskey. Copperworks Whiskey Release 001 is made from a high-quality craft beer brewed from 100…

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Glen Grant launches Three New Premium Selections

Glen Grant recently announced the launch of three new expressions – 12 Year Old, 12 Year Old Non Chill-Filtered and 18 Year Old single malt Scotch whiskies, which will join the existing range, to include The Major’s Reserve, 5 Year Old, and 10 Year Old, as well as a selection of limited edition bottles; each based…

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Laphroaig Announces New Cairdeas Madeira

Laphroaig (La-‘froyg) has announced the launch of the 2016 Cairdeas expression, Laphroaig Cairdeas Madeira. Released annually as a limited edition offering, Cairdeas is crafted by Laphroaig distillery manager, John Campbell, to celebrate friendship (“Cairdeas” means friendship in Gaelic), and honor the Friends Of Laphroaig community, an integral component of the Laphroaig family. Cairdeas Madeira features fully matured Laphroaig that is aged…

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Glenfarclas Announces 1986 Refill Sherry Butts V

J. & G. Grant have announced the arrival of the Glenfarclas 1986 Refill Sherry Butts V, which takes its place as the fifth limited edition bottling from the Family Collector Series. This expression represents the 5th generation of the Grant family and current chairman of the distillery, John L. S Grant. Previous Family Collector editions have…

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Introducing theUncommonGreen: Not Your Common Barware

As whisky drinkers, we all have our fair share of glassware in the cabinet – some of it fancy, some of it rather simple. How creative does it get, though? With theUncommonGreen, your barware is about to get a lot more attention. Founded in Boston, Massachusetts, a city I miss dearly, UncommonGreen is a modern-day design…

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The Balvenie’s David Stewart Awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II

Earlier this month, The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky’s Malt Master, David Stewart, was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of The British Empire (MBE) and presented with the MBE medal* on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen for services to the Scotch whisky industry at a ceremony in The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh,…

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Taste of Summer: Bourbon Cocktail Recipes

Spice up your 4th of July and summer with these Bourbon cocktail recipes from Baker’s, Basil Hayden’s, and Knob Creek Bourbon. Bring the big, full flavor of Knob Creek Bourbon to your weekend festivities and mix up some Knob Creek B&B Old Fashioned cocktails. With ingredients like blueberries and basil, this drink will be the festive and refreshing…

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Belle Meade Bourbon Announces Cognac Cask Finish

This month, Belle Meade Cognac Cask Finish joins the distillery’s Sherry Cask Finish as the second product in its “special finish line,” gaining distinction from spending some down-time in flavor-enhancing pedigreed barrels. If you have yet to try Belle Meade’s Sherry Cask Finish Bourbon, I recommend tracking down a bottle. “Like any other ingredient, the…

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Whiskey Fried: New York’s New Upscale Backyard BBQ Festival

The creators of the highly-acclaimed Bacon and Beer Classic are at it again! Cannonball Productions will introduce a new, all-inclusive food and beverage festival, Whiskey Fried, at Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday, July 9th. Classy meets greasy at this mid-summer extravaganza, which will pair 100+ whiskies and handcrafted cocktails with fried and Southern-inspired dishes from…

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Macallan Raises the Final Pillar with 65 Year Old

The Macallan is delighted to present the sixth and final masterpiece from their prestigious The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection in partnership with Lalique. The ‘Peerless Spirit’ decanter represents the concluding chapter in the story of The Macallan’s foundation stones, the elements that define the character of this extraordinary single malt. It also showcases the…

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George Dickel Releases Limited 17 Year Old

Beginning in June 2016, whisky aficionados living and traveling in the Volunteer State will have the opportunity to purchase this limited-time, Tennessee-only offering of George Dickel 17-Year-Old. Due to a limited supply that will be strictly allocated, bottles will only be available at George Dickel’s Cascade Hollow Distillery Visitor’s Center in Tullahoma and select retailers…