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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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Whiskey Cocktails: The Manhattan, Old-Fashioned, Sazerac and Mint Julep

When it's mixing time, American is the natural choice in whiskey. Not only does the notion get history's endorsement-the cocktail was born in the...more

Posted: August 9, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Macallan’s Latest Fine & Rare Finds New Outlet

Having troubles scouting examples of The Macallan Fine & Rare Collection? The hyper-aged, super-scarce single malts from Speyside that you pay for in...more

Posted: July 12, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Low Gap Whiskey’s French Connection

Whiskey is a waiting game, but sometimes good things come early. That was the case with the Low Gap Single Barrel No. 1, a craft distillate made in...more

Posted: June 28, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Hillrock Debuts Two Whiskeys

If Upstate New York's Hillrock Estate Distillery is following a "We're No. 2, so we try harder" strategy ala the old Avis car rental promotions, the...more

Posted: June 7, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Pike Creek Flows to the United States

Pike Creek, a Canadian whisky formerly regulated to distribution in the Great White North, is opening up a new frontier, coming to America as a...more

Posted: May 17, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Echoes of the Past in Michter's New Sour Mash

The first question about the Michter's Original Sour Mash Whiskey that is reaching distribution in most major U.S. markets may be: What exactly is...more

Posted: March 29, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Pairing Cigars with Irish Whiskey for Saint Patrick's Day

In the search for pairing the perfect whiskey with your premium cigar, knowledge remains your best ally. With St. Patrick's Day quickly...more

Posted: March 15, 2013    By CA Staff


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Powers Shows Off its Roots

Looking for a nice whiskey to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with? Consider one that itself celebrates the long Irish tradition of making whiskey:...more

Posted: March 8, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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First Taste—Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey

Louisville Distilling Company, the small-batch maker with the acclaimed master distiller Lincoln Henderson, is joining the corps of whiskey companies...more

Posted: March 1, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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