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Siberia, the Easy Way

Those of us who can remember the old days of the Soviet Union recall the notion of a trip to Siberia, brutal winters and endless sentences to slave...more

Posted: November 16, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Latest E.H. Taylor Whiskey In Stores Now

Buffalo Trace Distillery is honoring former owner E. H. Taylor Jr. with the sixth in a limited release named for the innovative distiller, a...more

Posted: November 9, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Dickel Steps in the Rye

The newest rye in the burgeoning market for spicy, brown goods is a bit of curveball: George Dickel Rye Whisky, a distiller better known for its...more

Posted: October 26, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Buy the Whole Barrel

Sure you can spend time and money hunting for trophy bottles of single malt at auction, but the biggest prize—literally—in the spirits is to buy...more

Posted: October 19, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Serendipity for Old Forester's Birthday Bourbon

On February 15, 2000, a mash-floor operator at the Brown-Forman distillery made a mistake. He put 2 percent barley malt too much in the day’s...more

Posted: October 12, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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A Sweet Cigar Pairing with Bacardi's Reserva Limited Rum

Ever had Bacardi Reserva Limitada Founder’s Blend? The answer is likely “no.” There was a time when you needed a connection to the Bacardi...more

Posted: October 5, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Highland Park Swings Thor's Hammer

When you have Scotland's northern most distillery (Highland Park) on a remote island (Orkney) that was once part of Norway, it's very tempting to...more

Posted: September 21, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Ale To The Chief

As election season begins in earnest, booze expert Jack Bettridge casts a sober glance on the drinking habits of our U.S....more

Posted: September 7, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Getting with Scotch and Cigars

When a gentleman with an untamed beard and a kilt who self-styles himself as a Wild Scotsman takes the trouble to attend the IPCPR convention to...more

Posted: August 31, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Coming Through with Rye

A little over a decade ago something was afoot. First a handful of expressive rye whiskeys—like Old Potrero and Sazerac—turned up. Then a new...more

Posted: August 24, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Jefferson's Releases Limited-Edition, Sea-Aged Bourbon

Think of Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey and a picture of racehorses grazing on rolling hills might come to mind, but few would conjure an image of...more

Posted: August 17, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Pairing Cigars with Cask-Strength Whisky

One of the latest trends in whisky has been a proliferation in the market of cask-strength spirits (those whiskies bottled straight out of the wood...more

Posted: August 10, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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