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Crown Royal Celebrates With Monarch 75th Anniversary

By all accounts the 1939 tour of Canada by King George VI and his consort Queen Elizabeth was a rousing, but grueling success. In the first visit by...more

Posted: June 20, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Whiskey-Making to Return to Dublin

With the recent off-the-chart sales of Irish whiskey, two brothers from a long heritage in distillation have decided it's time to return the craft to...more

Posted: April 25, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Monster Mashes Meet Cigar Sensations

Subscribers who have received their May/June issues of Cigar Aficionado may have already read the Good Life Guide Drinks piece celebrating American...more

Posted: April 7, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Maker's Mark Turns 60

It's tough to tell which is harder to fathom: that a) once no superpremium Bourbon market existed or b) the whisky that made that market-Maker's...more

Posted: March 28, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Cognac Makes a Whisky

Between Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States, it's easy to ignore the growing category of brown goods developing in other regions across...more

Posted: March 21, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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America's Whiskey

Bourbon, rye and Tennessee Whiskey are leading a golden age of American brown spirits.

Posted: March 14, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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A Canadian For Cigar Smokers

Wiser's Canadian whisky has always had a lot going for it. The perennial favorite among drinkers of our neighbor to the north has the category's...more

Posted: February 28, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Cutty Sark Navigates Its Naughty Past

Discussions of Cutty Sark whisky's connection to the underworld often begin with the 1990 mob film GoodFellas. In one infamous scene, the hapless...more

Posted: January 3, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Charbay's Beer and Whiskey Connection

Step number one in creating a whisk(e)y-whether you're in Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Kentucky or even California-is to make beer. The distilling,...more

Posted: November 1, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Rye Gets a Vermouth Finish

One of the great moments in cocktail history came sometime in the 1870s when some unknown alchemist poured vermouth into a shaker with rye whiskey to...more

Posted: October 4, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Whiskey for the Sportsman

We don't usually associate whiskey with hunting and fishing, but in the case of the Rod & Rifle duo of straight Bourbon and blended American whiskey...more

Posted: August 23, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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American History By The Glass

A look at how Bourbon, straight rye and Tennessee whiskeys are intertwined with American history

Posted: August 9, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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