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News & Features : News & Features

2014 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—Different Tobacco Varietals

The burgeoning importance on cigar tobacco varietals took center stage in a seminar led by Cigar Aficionado senior editor Greg Mottola in which he...more

Posted: November 12, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

September/October 2014 Issue : Good Life Guide

Bring on the Blends

Sample The General, from Compass Box, blind and you’ll be searching to identify the category of this spirit even while it has a name that suggests...more

Posted: October 31, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

News & Features : News & Features

Birthday Bourbon Makes Do With Perfection

"It was an on-the-spot, letter-perfect day." And that's what made it so weird. Chris Morris, master distiller of Brown-Forman, is talking about...more

Posted: October 24, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

The Good Life : Drinks

An Armagnac for Purists

Nicholas Palazzi is a man of singular tastes. A négociant of brandies who operates PM Spirits, he bottles only from single casks (mainly Cognac)...more

Posted: October 17, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

The Good Life : Drinks

Maker’s Mark Makes a Cask Strength

The good news is that Maker's Mark, a distillery known for its reticence to release new whiskies over its 60 years of existence, has a new...more

Posted: October 10, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

The Good Life : Drinks

Laphroaig's Cask of Amontillado

Those whose only exposure to the idea of Amontillado Sherry has come through reading Edgar Allan Poe's tale of revenge "The Cask of Amontillado" will...more

Posted: October 3, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

The Good Life : Drinks

Four Roses Shares the Wealth with New Limited Bourbon

This month's release of Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch offers fans of the Bourbon distiller a bump up in output from recent special...more

Posted: September 26, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

July/August 2014 Issue : Drinks

Lemon Squeezes

To paraphrase the old maxim, if life jacks up the price of limes make lemon drinks. This season, with a premium on the green citrus from Mexico,...more

Posted: September 12, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

The Good Life : Drinks

The Scotch That Must Not Speak Its Name

The importer Frederick Wildman & Sons is widening its spirits footprint with two new Scotch whiskies, each with curious names. One goes by the downy...more

Posted: September 5, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

The Good Life : Drinks

Elijah Craig Ages Gracefully

Heaven Hill is releasing another superaged single-barrel version of its Elijah Craig Bourbon line with a 23-year-old limited release, now shipping to...more

Posted: August 29, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

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