Spotlight Q&A: History and Heritage

Recently I spoke to Mike Keyes, the North American Region president at Brown-Forman who’s been with the company for 24 years. We talked about Brown-Forman’s tradition of whiskey-making, its recent infrastructure investments and what...

Trip Report: Visiting Serralles in Ponce

Earlier this year, I traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with sixth-generation rum maker Roberto Serrallés, vice president of business development at Destilería Serrallés. We met at the company’s rum distillery in Ponce, located...

November Book Reviews

OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS By Mark Bailey Algonquin Books, September 2014 $19.95 Did you know that silent film actress Mary Pickford — known as America’s sweetheart — used to stash liquor in hydrogen peroxide bottles during Prohibition?...

Newcastle Introduces Scotch Ale

WHITE PLAINS, NY – For centuries, the United Kingdom has stood for togetherness, collaboration and union. After all, making the whole better than its parts is a specialty of the British. Take some of...

Guinness The 1759

Guinness has introduced a new limited edition ultra-premium amber ale, Guinness The 1759. The new ale combines Guinness yeast with beer malt and peated whisky malt, and is the first beer from Guinness to...

West Cork Irish Whiskey

West Cork Irish Whiskey was recently introduced by M.S. Walker, available in Original Classic Blend and 10-year Single Malt. Both bottled at 80 proof, the blend is aged in Bourbon casks, while the single...

Juxtapoz Wine

Delicato Family Vineyards has announced the launch of Juxtapoz, a new red wine blend from the California North Coast. The label features the design of Spanish artist Gabriel Moreno and the wine was crafted...

Hine Bonneuil 2005

Hine Vintage Cognacs and importer Anchor Distilling have introduced a limited edition Grande Champagne Cognac, Domaines Hine Bonneuil 2005. The expression is the first in a collection of single grand cru, single harvest Cognacs....

Grand Macnish Black Edition

M.S. Walker has added a new expression to its Grand Macnish Scotch whisky collection. Grand Macnish Black Edition combines peat smoke, sweet honeyed oak and a smooth, length finish, according to the company. The...

General Beauregard Dixie Vodka

General Beauregard Dixie is a new American handcrafted vodka produced in Charleston, SC. The vodka is six times distilled from 100% American corn and is gluten-free. It’s available as a straight vodka or in...

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