The new Johnnie Walker scent-infused fabric won’t reeeaaallly get you sauced, it kind of just smells like it. Textile & Design experts (read: alcoholic mad scientists) at Heriott Watt University in Scotland have figured out that the real goal in life is how to keep the smell of booze in your clothes, and not how to get it […]


Our love of the fine scotch from The Balvenie distillery knows no bounds, so word of their latest release is always welcome. In this case the spirit is called Tun 1509. Handcrafted by renowned Malt Master David Stewart, Tun 1509 was carefully hand-selected from 42 of Balvenie’s finest casks – 35 traditional American oak barrels and seven European oak sherry butts – which […]


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 […]


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 […]


If you like your whisky rocks a hell of a lot more than whisky water, it’s high time your highball go the way of the Whisky Wedge. By pouring your whisky through a hole in the included moldable/freezable silicon slip, the traditional ice cube becomes obsolete as the wedge shape is extra slow to warm, […]


No longer limited to the boroughs of Edinburgh, the Bramble Bar‘s famed Affinity Cocktail is a pre-bottled concoction of quality Scotch whisky accented with Byrrh and Noilly Prat vermouths. The barrel-aged and bottle-aged spirit comes ready mixed and ready to be served — best when chilled, naturally. It’s basically a modern, Scottish twist on the Manhattan. Order from the […]


23 Jun
Worthy of turning ordinary tasting notes into a rum diary

From stocks that range in age from 16 to 23 years, Paraíso Fucundo X.A. rum is the finest stock in the Bacardi cellars. 80 proof with a Cognac-cask finish, Paraíso proudly claims to be worthy of rivaling any scotch — a dubious statement, but a possible one for those who favor sugar cane spirits. The flavor is […]


Dewar’s already knows what a real Father’s Day for a drinking man is all about. They have done Father’s Day before, if you recall. This year, instead of just making your dad some pancakes or buying him a tie (unless it’s a Le Noeud Papillon “La Belle Dame” Bow Tie, naturally) set up your Distinguished […]

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