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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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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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