Maverick Drinks is ready for you to hit the books, and the sauce, once again. If you remember from your earlier  alcoholic academic studies, Masters of Malt’s Reference Series offered three bottles — each with the same but increasingly older whisky, marked with detailed notes, so that the drinking experience may be a learning one too. The series of malted […]


If you’re looking to enjoy your Christmas countdown the way you best know how, except this time you’d like to avoid the drive down to a questionable cantina in Tijuana for your traditional tequila shots, then the Masters of Malt have got the perfect advent calendar for you — the Drinks of the Dram 2014 Tequila Advent Calendar. […]


This year, do your holiday right and cash in that cookie — leave a shot of whisky out for Santa Claus with your 2014 Advent Whisky Calendar. Drinks by the Dram has made the advent-calendar game into a man’s sport. Now, when you open up each of the 24 days that count down until Christmas, you will […]


Aged in the smaller casks that once held some of Spain’s finest sherries means whisky that is dark, brute, dark, bold, dark, dark and dark. Also, just to clarify, it’s very dark. The Darkness! is a series from Scotland’s finest, be it the 21-year-old Ardberg finished in the casks of Oloroso sherry or the Macallan […]


The Reference Series is the next level of sophisticated drinking. This series of malted whiskey blends sets out for a bottle-paced experiential immersion into the long life of a whiskey, with each blend being bottled (and marked as such) at different points in the aging process. The taster’s experience is thus a deliberate sensorial study in whiskey […]


4 Mar
Taste buds be warned, this is a devilishly good 114-proof whisky

Dip your finger into the amber liquid (don’t be shy, you’re adventurous, right?), drop it onto your palm and rub. Now bury your face into your hands and smell the sweet, yet burnt almond notes emanating off your hands. The sensation almost makes you want to repeat again, until you realize that the Ardbeg Corryvreckan […]


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 […]


Suntory Limited’s 50-Year Old Yamazaki is the highest-priced single malt whisky in Japan. Crafted from Japanese malted barley at the Yamazaki distillery in the early 1950s, the key malt that forms the base spirit for this ultra-rare whisky was prepared with Yamazaki’s signature water, fermented, and then distilled in first edition Japanese pot stills. The […]

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