23 Dec
Celebrating 50 years of Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm

We met Heiko while visiting the five-star Hotel A-Rosa on the island of Sylt in the North Sea. Dubbed the “Hamptons of Germany”, Sylt is populated with the type of old European money that makes the New York seacoast look downright nouveau riche. We learned he was not only an excellent mixologist, but also a classically trained spiritist with […]


5 May
No seriously, we're not shitting you.

Sometimes a product is so hard to believe it exists, it makes you question the very fabric of our society. They’re actually the products that inspired us to start this site — a simultaneous celebration and measured excoriation of consumerism in all its glory. From the gorgeously handcrafted to the vapidly inspired to the fallaciously […]


27 Apr
Scottish Highlands rarest whisky offering ever at $3,600 a bottle

Esteemed Scottish Highlands distillery Glenmorangie will soon release its rarest expression yet —  the Pride 1981. The most expensive single malt ever created by Glenmorangie, only 1,000 bottles will be tapped at a price of $3,600 a bottle (€2750.). Glenmorangie Master Distiller Dr. Bill Lumsden matured the whisky in the finest oak casks for 18 […]


1 Feb
Finished in rum casks for a slightly sweeter expression

I would really like to get my hands on The Balvenie’s latest release, a 14 year old whisky called Caribbean Cask. The single malt scotch is titled as such because after being aged in traditional whisky barrels for 14 years, it was transferred to rum barrels to finish. The Speyside distillery crafts some of the […]


3 Dec
Drop the tie and give Dad something he'd really appreciate

If you and I were friends, and you were wondering what to get me for the holidays, I would be ecstatic if you had the wisdom to secure me a membership in the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Unlike most scotch clubs that select some bottles (however limited or rare) from distilleries and ship them your […]


2 Dec
To be or not to be a true bourbon?

Angel’s Envy is a new bourbon set to launch in January, distinct in that each year the Kentucky distillery will alter the recipe and aging to create a unique batch of whiskey. The 10/10 edition debuting in January 2011 was aged in oak, but finished in vintage and ruby Port barrels — a practice that […]


23 Nov
Former Maker's Mark Master Distiller takes up residence in the VT

Sure they have maple syrup, some great ski resorts and one of the funnest small cities in America, but did you ever think you’d get a whiskey from Vermont? No you didn’t, but the WhistlePig Farm Distillery has arrived to show you the limit of your misconceptions. Under the careful watch of Master Distiller Dave […]


13 Sep
Pincer Shanghai Strength's 88.8% ABV

Scottish distiller Pincer has announced the creation of the world’s most powerful premium vodka, called Pincer Shanghai Strength. Produced specifically for the Chinese market, Shanghai Strength boasts a whopping 88.8% ABV, or about 178 proof — plenty of juice to knock you on a Lohanian tailspin. Why 88.8? Because “8” is a lucky number in […]