Tag Archives: Single malt whisky

• Charcoal and Squid Ink Newest Unlikely Cocktail Ingredients

Charcoal and Squid Ink Newest Unlikely Cocktail Ingredients

It (charcoal) apparently has health benefits. Charcoal isn’t just for your grill anymore. According to the Drinks Business, it is now a popular ingredient in the cocktail world. Charcoal adds “dramatic colour, bitter, smoky flavour and granular texture to food and drinks.” Bartenders are stirring charcoal powder into drinks featuring ingredients like rum, lime, whiskey, chamomile syrup, […]

• Say what?! Health-conscious nightclub & bar trends coming up

Say what?! Health-conscious nightclub & bar trends coming up

The nightclub and bar industry might be an unlikely place to find entrepreneurs catering to health-conscious consumers — but when any opportunity knocks, someone usually tries to capitalize. Amid the ocean of alcohol at last week’s Nightclub and Bar Convention and Trade Show, a handful of merchandisers promoted their products as being, perhaps not what […]

• Lost Spirits Disruptive Technology: Spirits Age 20 Yrs in 6 Days

Lost Spirits Disruptive Technology: Spirits Age 20 Yrs in 6 Days

SALINAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California-based Lost Spirits LLC today announced it has built a new type of chemical reactor capable of making aged spirits with a near identical chemical signature to 20 year old barrel aged products. The new reactors are compact, portable, and will be deployed to 5 distilleries in a beta-test this […]

• Macallan M Imperiale Whisky Sold for $628,000 at Auction

Macallan M Imperiale Whisky Sold for $628,000 at Auction

The good-to-the-last-drop award should certainly go to The Macallan award-winning single malt whisky – just recently Guinness World Records awarded the famous whisky the accolade of “most expensive whisky sold at auction,” for the second time when the The Macallan M Imperiale 6-litre Lalique fine crystal decanter sold at Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong for […]

• Invest all your money in booze and fags, suggests study

Invest all your money in booze and fags, suggests study

If you’ve ever thought about investing, and are lacking in scruples, then put all your money on fags and booze. That’s the suggestion of one study that found ethically-minded investors have historically avoided buying shares in the alcohol and cigarette industry because, ultimately, it fuels user addiction. But those who’ve kicked their conscience to the kerb have enjoyed high […]

• Whiskey-Swilling Women Are Killing Vodka Sales

Whiskey-Swilling Women Are Killing Vodka Sales

Move over, vodka. Whiskey is having better luck with the ladies these days. Sales of vodka have dropped in the last two years after a decade of dominance, according to a Wednesday report in The Wall Street Journal. Women, long the target consumer for such brands as Smirnoff and Absolut, are abandoning vodka in favor […]

• Anthony Bourdain Partners With The Balvenie Single Malt

Anthony Bourdain Partners With The Balvenie Single Malt

Author, Chef and TV host joins Scottish distiller’s long-standing celebration of craftsmanship. The Balvenie, the world’s most handcrafted single malt Scotch whisky, and chef, author and raconteur Anthony Bourdain are proud to announce a multifaceted collaboration that will bring attention to some of America’s finest craftspeople. The partnership will be three-fold and will see Bourdain […]

• 11 Best Whiskies for Burns Night Coming Up January 25

Mark Burns Night in suitable style: with a dram of one of these whiskies, all hailing from the British Isles – with one exception for renegade celebrators. 1. Lagaluvin 16-year-old single malt: £48.50, 70cl, waitrosecellar.com The pride of Islay, Lagaluvin’s standard single malt is a consistent winner of high scores in the whisky ratings world, […]

• Flavoured Whiskey Outpaces Flavoured Vodka

Flavoured Whiskey Outpaces Flavoured Vodka

Imported flavoured vodkas are losing market share in the US amid growing demand for flavoured whiskey and homegrown brands, according to recent analysis. According to Rabobank’s Spirits Quarterly Q1 2015, flavoured whiskeys, or whiskey-based liqueurs, was the “hottest growth segment in the US spirits market” in the first three quarters of 2014, while volumes of imported […]

• The Most Sought-After Bottles Of Liquor In 2014

The Most Sought-After Bottles Of Liquor In 2014

In 2013, whiskey overtook vodka as the number-one spirit in America, so it’s no surprise that the most sought-after spirits of 2014 were whiskeys too. These are bottles you might not easily find on the shelves of your local liquor stores. Many spirit enthusiasts turn to Caskers, an online marketplace offering a variety of artisanal […]

• Ex-Balcones Chief to Make Brandy, Whisky at New Distillery

Ex-Balcones Chief to Make Brandy, Whisky at New Distillery

Chip Tate is wasting no time getting back into the artisan spirits game after a bitter breakup with the whisky company he founded. And this time, he’s determined to play the game his way. After severing ties with Balcones Distilling Co. under a buyout settlement in December, Tate is preparing this year to build a […]

• How (not) to Drink the World’s Best Whisky

How (not) to Drink the World’s Best Whisky

The first thing you notice is the smell: rich, deep, and mysterious. And somehow, both fresh and musty at the same time. It’s a scent that immediately piques your curiosity. CNN’s On the Road Japan team visited Japan’s oldest whisky distillery just outside Kyoto to learn more about a spirit that’s just been named the […]

• Nick Offerman wrote a musical ode to whisky

Nick Offerman wrote a musical ode to whisky

In case you haven’t heard, Nick Offerman is a man’s man. Through the slow melding of his own personality with that of his Parks And Recreation character Ron Swanson, Offerman conjures up archetypes of push broom mustaches, woodworking, emotional restraint, and whisky. Fans of Offerman, Swanson, and Scotch whisky will enjoy his tribute to the […]

• Like tequila? Like Scotch? Then this bottle is for you

Like tequila? Like Scotch? Then this bottle is for you

The bottle: Tequila Herradura Scotch Cask Finish Reposado, $89.99 The back story: We all know about when Harry met Sally. But how about when tequila met Scotch? If the latter doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because it’s not. Tequila Herradura, a respected maker of Mexico’s signature spirit, believes it has come out with the first-ever version […]

• All Whisky Lovers! Whisky Live 2014 in LA this Friday!

All Whisky Lovers! Whisky Live 2014 in LA this Friday!

Whisky Live LA, now in its sixth year, will take place once again in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Encompassing the magic of Hollywood and the grandeur/energy of LA and located between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, it is the perfect setting for the premier whisky event on the west coast. Easy access from downtown, […]