15 Jul
Get drunk while staying sharp on your toes... kinda...

Coffee and liquor are both necessities for most people, at least here at the LIAS secret compound, but together? Not so much. That may change with the XO Café by Patron. The tequila allows one to drink it straight up, on the rocks or blended in a cocktail, but that’s not all. Desserts and a […]


5 Jul
Czech staple arrives on the other side of the Atlantic

Though Czech people have had the Becherovka Original Liqueur for over 200 years, we’re only now receiving our first taste of the unique spirit. Pale yellow in color, the liqueur quickly goes from sweet to bitter and powerful in seconds. Flavored with anise seed, cinnamon, and approximately 32 other natural ingredients, the herbal bitters can […]


1 Jul
An exclusive single malt whisky by the scotch distillery

Glenfiddich got its name from the Gaellic term meaning ‘Valley of the Deer’, so it’s little surprise the Scottish distillery emblazons one of the elegant animals on each of its green bottles. That same richness of tradition transfers to their newest exclusive single malt whisky range, the Age of Discovery. Brian Kinsman, Malt Master for […]


28 Jun
Finnish distillery distinguishes itself with eco-friendly packaging

Teerenpeli, a Finland-based distillery, originally started brewing Gold Medal-winning beer in the town of Lahti. Then in 2008 they began selling their five-year single malt whisky, and the rest is Finnish boozing history. Earlier this year, Teerenpeli launched their 8-year-old single malt whisky in eco-friendly packaging, carefully designed by the Design Foundation Finland and the […]


24 Jun
City-themed vodka highlights San Francisco’s history and culture

Known for their limited edition city-themed vodkas, Absolut has recently introduced their fifth in the series dedicated to the City by the Bay, San Francisco. Absolut’s SF Limited Edition Vodka is infused with grape, papaya and dragon fruit, which we assume is a nod to their wine markets and Asian and Hispanic population. Setting itself […]


21 Jun
Glasgow's lone distillery updates with new Triple Distilled scotch

Glasgow’s only distillery Auchentoshan has recently introduced Valinch, their newest edition of single malt whisky. A cask strength edition of their classic scotch (rated at a highly potent 115-proof), Auchentoshan’s Valinch is named after the pipette used to draw whisky straight from the cask. The Lowland distillery’s spirit is triple distilled — Auchentoshan being the […]


16 Jun
Talk about 91 proof mud flaps, my girls got 'em

Is there a way to even glance at this Oregon-based bourbon-style whiskey and not think of Spinal Tap’s biggest hit? You know there’s some Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins fans at Big Bottom Whiskey — an independent bottler that works with multiple distilleries to source their products. Two of their products include their New […]


13 Jun
Grab one of the 1,824 award-winning limited edition bottles

Joining the ranks of the award-winning, travel retail-only Macallan 1824 Collection is the Macallan Limited Edition MMXI. The MMXI single malt whisky is bottled at 48.2% ABV and has been aged in sherry oak casks. Some of the casks were “first fill”, creating fruity characteristics with hints of toffee apple, nutmeg, caramelized ginger and spice […]