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Forget the Landscape: Beer is the Real Reason to Visit New Zealand

Sure, New Zealand is home to some beautiful scenery. But have you tasted New Zealand beer yet? Here are more reasons to visit (and drink).
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Dive into World of Brazilian Cachaça with an Expert Mixologist

There's a lot more to cachaça than caipirinha cocktails. Take it from Tim Weigel, who is conducting extensive research into the Brazilian sugarcane spirit.

Big-Name Beer and Spirits Brand Invests in Marijuana Company

Constellation Brands, distributor of Corona Extra and Modelo, made a major investment in Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth Corp.
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Sippin’ in Sin City: 4 Best Beer Bars in Las Vegas

If a long weekend in the desert causes a thirst for beer, there are plentiful options to choose from. Here are some of the best beer bars in Las Vegas.
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Cooking with Classic Cocktails: How to Make an Alcohol Marinade for Your Meat

Sipping a well-craft cocktail is a beautiful experience, but there are other uses for these adult beverages, including an alcohol marinade.

Hanini is the Chocolatey Digestif from Malta That You Need to Try

The Mediterranean is full of unique spirits made with a variety of herbs and spices. Malta has a few, including the carob-flavored Hanini.
Big Dogs Brewing Co Tripel Dog Dare

Our Favorite Brews From the Great American Beer Festival

Great American Beer Festival attracts thousands of beer lovers to Denver each year and it’s a great place to see what’s hot in the industry.
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Mezcal Gin Mixes Two Classic Spirits Into One Tasty Elixir

Mezcal is a trendy spirit, gin is an old classic, so a Mexican company has combined them to make Mezcal Gin, an herbal and smoky fusion of the two liquors.
Gammel Dansk Bitter Dream

Gammel Dansk: The Bitter Spirit the Danes Love to Knock Back

Culturally significant liquors don’t need to be ancient to have weight, just take a look at Denmark’s Gammel Dansk which came about as recently as 1964.
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Great-Tasting Low Calorie Beers to Drink All Day on Labor Day

As much of America takes Labor Day off of work to enjoy family, food and the end of summer, there are a lot of low calorie beers to drink all day.
Vendome Copper & Brass, 8 Vendome Copper Brass Works 750 Gallon Pot Still

Vendome Copper & Brass Works Makes Stills that Make Some of Your Favorite Spirits

Since the early 1900s Vendome Copper & Brass Works has supplied the global distilling industry with custom stills and continues to grow today.
Casamigos Tequila bottles

Casamigos Tequila Sale Fetches $1 billion for George Clooney and Company

George Clooney's tequila brand Casamigos garners $1 billion in sale to Diageo as spirit corporations seek the next big brand.
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Chicago’s (Purposely) Repulsive Drinking Tradition: Malört

Some spirits require a bit of taste bud acclimation, and one of those spirits is Chicago’s Jeppson’s Malört, which revels in its terrible taste.
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Budget Whiskey Options from Buffalo Trace

In a world hyping expensive whiskies sometimes a budget whiskey is just as tasty. Buffalo Trace Distillery makes to superb budget whiskey options

Boston Beer Co-Founder Flourishes at Boston Harbor Distillery

Following years in the beer industry, Rhonda Kallman felt like it was time to switch to her first love, whiskey. So she started Boston Harbor Distillery.

Meet Gin’s Scandinavian Cousin: Aquavit

Like gin, aquavit is made with a bouquet of botanicals, but instead of juniper, the clear spirit uses caraway and dill as the predominant flavor.
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Buffalo Trace Experimental Program Tries 300-Year-Old Wood

This year, Buffalo Trace Experimental is trying out barrels made from 300-year-old oak woo to see if they can taste the difference.
Cooper Spirits Company Hochstadter’s Family Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey

Drink What The Family Drinks with The Cooper Spirits Company

Philadelphia-based Cooper Spirits Company is set to release a limited release of Hochstadter’s Family Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey.