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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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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