Sam Slaughter

Sam Slaughter

Sam Slaughter is the Spirits Editor and also the author of When You Cross That Line and God in Neon. He has written for a variety of places including Bloomberg, InsideHook, and Thirsty. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in over fifty other publications. He's had everything from 75-year-old Scotch to North Korean brandy and he once drank whiskey out of a muskrat skull.
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Food & Drink

2 New Irish Whiskeys to Try this Holiday Season

Need a little more Irish whiskey in your life? Check out these recent releases.
Food & Drink

A Beginner’s Guide to Canadian Whisky

There's no one better person to tech you about Canadian whisky than the guy who wrote literally the book on it.
Food & Drink

Could the Blizten Be the Most Ingenious Drink Cooler Ever?

Blitzen is a unique cooler, which attaches to the top of your car, quickly chills your hooch on the drive home from the store.
Food & Drink

Have a Little Money Left Over This Year? Treat Yourself with Casa Noble Selección del Fundador Volume II

Selección del Fundador is the holiday gift you need to gift yourself. Granted, it comes with a $1,500 price tag.
Food & Drink

When Whiskey and Food Come Together, Everybody Wins

Check out what makes Whiskey Feast such an enjoyable event!
Travel

Don’t Want to Go Home? This Bar Lets You Order a Crash Pad

Closing time: You don't have to go home, but you can stay here in a crash pad.
Food & Drink

You’ll Want to Put This Bourbon Brown Butter Coleslaw on Everything

Chef Matt Bolus from Gertie's at The 404 Kitchen in Nashville serves up the best coleslaw. Ever. And we got his recipe.
Food & Drink

Never Waste a Bottle of Wine Again with a Coravin

Coravin is a pricey, but useful, wine opener that saves opened bottles from spoiling.
Culture

Shut Up and Give Me Murder: How True Crime Podcasts Successfully Blend Comedy and Murder

The team behind Crime in Sports and Small Town Murder, two hilarious true crime podcasts, show us how it's done.
Food & Drink

This New Gin Claims It Won’t Give You a Hangover

V.E.S. Gin is new from down under and might just be the hero we need.
Food & Drink

The Manual’s 2017 Holiday Whisk(e)y Guide

The single best whisk(e)y gift guide on the planet. No matter what the man in your life likes about the brown stuff, we've got something for him.
Food & Drink

Need Bourbon? This Jim Beam Smart Decanter Will Pour It for You (for Six Months)

Meet JIM, a smart decanter from Jim Beam that lives to serve a sole purpose: pouring bourbon.
Food & Drink

Bowmore Releases Vintner’s Trilogy, Marrying the Best of Wine and Whisky

One of the oldest Scotch whisky companies has released the Vintner's Trilogy, tripling our excitement for drinking whisky.
Food & Drink

It’s a Miracle! Popular Holiday Pop-Up Bar Goes Global

The famous holiday pop-up bar, Miracle, is back and bigger than ever. The Christmas cheer will be available in over 50 cities for 2017.
Food & Drink

Gifts for the Wine Lover in Your Life

What you need to get for the wine lover in your life this holiday season.
Food & Drink

The Easy Thing to Do is Check out Jim Beam’s Little Book

Eighth generation distiller Freddie Noe has released his first whiskey: Little Book
Food & Drink

Budweiser Moves Forward with Plans to Brew Beer in Space

One small step for barley, one giant leap for beer-kind.
Food & Drink

Expand Your White Wine Palate with Unfiltered Chardonnay

Find out why you should be adding Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay to your next wine shopping trip.
Food & Drink

Clearly Tasty: Hornitos Releases Cristalino, Its Newest Tequila Expression

Cristalino may look like an unaged tequila, but it is anything but.
Food & Drink

Shotsgiving: An Entire Thanksgiving Meal in Shots

Thanksgiving supper — now with more shots! Welcome back to Shotsgiving, an event where you and your family can drink your dinner.
Food & Drink

Tiki Cocktails to Make You Forget It’s Getting Cold AF

If summer has to go away, then we’ll just bring it right back in a glass.
Food & Drink

The Ultimate Bar and Barware Gift Guide

From books to infusions, there's a piece of barware for every bartender on your list.
Food & Drink

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Wines to Bring to Dinner

No matter which of these Thanksgiving wines you bring to the table, it’ll be a winner, winner turkey dinner.