Quality, value, luxury and scarcity are related, but which ones matter most depends on who’s buying.
If you don’t know the name Alberta Distillers, you’ve probably sampled their award-winning whisky. Here’s the secret behind their success.
The storied Tennessee whiskey distillery has been sitting on a big secret since 2013—and it’s finally coming to light.
From port to tequila, rhum agricole to armagnac, wine and spirits barrels layer flavor onto bourbon and offer great opportunity to geek out.
Far from the insipid blends of the past, these newcomers use straight whiskey and serious craft to deliver a diverse array of flavors.
Altar Spirits Founder Caley Shoemaker Draws on Corporate Experience at a Startup Craft Distillery (VinePair)
The former head distiller at Hanger 1 Vodka has an exciting new venture in Santa Fe—and big plans.
In the right hands, a second new charred oak barrel can elevate and transform a workaday whiskey into something extraordinary.
Go beyond the categories of bourbon and rye to try these new all-American whiskeys.
Lost Irish celebrates everyone who wanders—and the pubs that serve as informal Irish embassies.
A scotch science experiment gone very, very right.
Scotland’s neighbor to the southwest, Wales, has its own whisky tradition that’s worth getting to know.
With over 200 years of history and currently in the midst of a global expansion, Acker is a nearly $200 million player, led by its auction business.
The pandemic has rocked the spirits world more deeply than at any other time since Prohibition—and the latest issue may be the most serious yet.
These scientists want you to love whole wheat.
If you love a whiskey lover, nothing says “You’re precious to me” more than an extra-special bottle.
If you needed another reason to get together with friends over really great scotch, this is it.
Miami’s El Salón has removed liquor branding from its bar in favor of a concise selection of house-blended spirits.
New year, new bourbon. Here’s a who’s who of distilleries you should know about before they take off.
Bottle and material shortages are forcing liquor brands to come up with creative solutions to just keep product on store shelves.
Irish whiskey is surging, and one old, underappreciated brand is set to define its next generation.
Outlander star Sam Heughan partnered with El Tequileño for The Sassenach Select—but it took some convincing.
In spurning commercial options for DIY malt, distillers gain more control over flavor.
Why Small Producers Are Slow Proofing Their Whiskey, and What It Means for the Final Product (VinePair)
Borrowing a technique from Cognac creates softer, more integrated flavors in bourbon, rye, and American single malt.
These alternatives offer alcohol-free options for those taking a break from drinking.
Several states have recently passed laws allowing distilleries to ship spirits directly to your home. Will the rest follow?
Native smoke sources like hickory, cherry wood, mesquite, and even American peat are punching up flavor in bourbon and rye.
Once upon a time, 8-year-old whiskey was as old as you could get. So how did we get to 50-year-old age statements?
Patrón and other tequila brands are using ex-sherry, Scotch and red wine barrels to great and new effect.
Are you a private citizen with some last-season George T. Stagg to offload? In the Bluegrass State, you can do so legally—and retailers are adapting accordingly.
Glenmorangie Unveils The Lighthouse Innovation Distillery for Mad Scientist-Level Whisky-Making (Men’s Journal)
Legendary master distiller Bill Lumsden reveals his plans for Scotland’s newest forward-thinking distillery.
The whiff of earthy smoke more commonly found in scotch is now wafting through American whiskey.
Maestro Dobel Reveals World’s First Pechuga Tequila, a Savory Spirit Distilled With Turkey (Men’s Journal)
Vegans and vegetarians, look away: This meaty spirit is not for you.
Over a century since its inception, the bottled-in-bond label has found renewed life as a symbol of authenticity.
Sour mashing is the dominant method of making bourbon—but it’s not the only way.
They don’t get the spotlight like Macallan or Balvenie, but these whiskies still deserve a place in your glass.
A decade ago, Scotch whisky prices got so ridiculous that many drinkers turned to bourbon. Now the price for many bourbons is so high, scotch is looking like a relative bargain.
Behold, the release dates for all your favorite rare and limited-edition whiskeys, including Buffalo Trace, Booker’s and Pappy.
Once almost extinct, this uniquely Irish style now has more options than ever before. It’s a must-try for every whiskey fan, starting with these 10 bottles.
Jokichi Takamine’s application of Japanese techniques to American distilling nearly changed the industry forever. More than a century later, he’s finally getting his due.
Get an insider’s look at the colossal inner workings of mega distilleries, from Kentucky and Canada to Scotland and Ireland.
Koji whisky is one of the country’s most distinctive, and overlooked, products. Can it break through in the modern era?
Nebraska-based Soldier Valley Spirits will produce the country singer’s whiskey, Lee Greenwood Signature bourbon.
IJW has been quietly laying down barrels for years, and now its plans are coming to light.
Where a whisky is made doesn’t necessarily impact how it tastes. In fact, it’s usually irrelevant.
Costco, Trader Joe’s, Total Wine, and Walmart have their own private-label scotch and bourbon. I investigated whether these whiskies are worth your money.
Top-quality single malt distilleries are carving out a unique and flavorful niche.
These producers are deliberately challenging, breaking apart, and remaking ideas about whisky—and whisky itself.
Steeped in a history of making wine, cognac, and perfume, the Gallic nation turns its attention to distilling grain.