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Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month with Russell’s Reserve

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The calendar has turned to September, which sadly means that the summer is more or less over. While we know that might make you sad, there’s plenty to be excited…

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Bondi Harvest: Don’t Let Cooking Intimidate You

Think creating savory meals like a chef is too challenging? Australian chef Guy Turland says think again. He says the goal of his Bondi Harvest cooking show, which airs on YouTube, is to take away the...
intimidation of cooking. In the videos, he prepares meals in his apartment on Bondi Beach. He also spends time sitting...

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Swill: A Primer on Pulque

Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a...
cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of...

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Grab a six-pack of Union Wine Company’s canned pinot

The Underwood cans are the next evolution in taking the fussiness out of wine, reminding you to drink, enjoy, and keep your pinkies down.

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Wray & Nephew Rum

Did you know that Jamaican Independence Day was on August 6th? It’s all right if you didn’t because it snuck up on us too. But just because you missed the holiday, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy...
one of its finest traditions—a glass of Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum. Wray & Nephew was established...

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Talking Old Tom Gin with Tanqueray’s Master Distiller

A few weeks ago, we descended into the cellar of NYC’s iconic 21 Club to celebrate the launch of Tanqueray’s newest spirit, Old Tom Gin. Over a delicious dinner in the historic subterranean...
room (it was a bona fide speakeasy during Prohibition), Master Distiller Tom Nichol told the tale of how Old Tom came about and...

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Savor the Flavor: Whiskey Bars Take Over the Nation

Whiskey has long been a favorite spirit stateside but never has the drink been as popular as it is today. Myriad states lay claim to at least one distillery and bourbon and American whiskey sales have...
skyrocketed to $2.4 billion. Much of the whiskey dominance can be attributed to the influx of whiskey bars around...

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Clyde May’s Alabama Whiskey

As we’ve covered extensively, distilling whiskey and moonshine is no longer a regional trade. Sure, there’s nothing like a traditional Kentucky (or even Tennessee) bourbon, but in recent years, brands...
of high-grade brown spirits have popped up all over the country. That’s why it should be no surprise that Clyde May’s is putting Alabama Whiskey...

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Modelo’s Michelada in a Can

There’s something about a michelada that makes it the perfect summertime drink. Maybe it’s that wonderful flavor that happens when mixing beer with lime juice, hot sauce, salt, and depending on how...
it’s made, a host of other ingredients. It’s savory, satisfying, cool and light. That’s why we couldn’t tell you how excited we were...

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Swill: Meet Mezcal, Tequila’s Grungy Cousin

Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a...
cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of...

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Filipino Food 101 at New York’s Pig & Khao

It’s tough being a chef in New York City. It’s even tougher being a female chef who is trying to bring Filipino food to a metropolis filled with dining options. However, that is what Leah Cohen is...
doing at Pig & Khao, her Lower East Side restaurant, with great success. Chef Cohen, a Top Chef...

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Gin and Juice: 3 Bombay Sapphire Cocktails

Gin is no longer that staid, old man’s spirit that it used to be. This summer, the Juniper berry-based classic has taken a whole string of new identities in a number of various cocktails. The Manual...
met with the folks at Bombay Sapphire, who shared three cocktails with us: the Sapphire Peppered Peach Tea Collins,...

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Alcoholic Milkshakes at Ted’s Montana

We are officially in the dog days of summer and it’s hard to stay cool. Depending on where you live, you can’t go to the beach everyday; and it’s hard to fit in pool time when you’re clocking in...
long hours at the office. Knocking back a few beers is tough, especially when your favorite...

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