17 Nov
Dreaming of a blanco tequila Christmas

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. […]


7 Sep
Los Angeles surf & psych-rock built for coastal living

Los Angeles-based Allah-Las are just days away from releasing their debut self titled album on Innovative Leisure, home to fellow LA-based artist Hanni El Khatib (who we’ve interviewed HERE) and Nick Waterhouse — who also happened to produce Allah-Las’ album. The quartet encompasses everything you’d hope to hear from a Los Angeles-based band as they […]


2 Aug
A really quick & boozy way to make your date dry heave

The mariposa gusano, or worm, added by American bottlers of such fine Mexican swill as cheap mezcal has become a modern legend, regardless of the fact that it began as nothing more than a sales gimmick in the 1940s. Now, thanks to some gringos over in England, the grandest member of the Oligochaeta family — […]


28 Jul
Alien abductions, sex tents & getting out-partied by Steven Stills

Anthrax acolyte, resident New York hooligan and Official Editor of All Things Metal, the nefarious Matt Hanrahan gives us the low down on Van Halen’s other exiled singer’s bio… As anyone who knows me knows, I am a die-hard fan of the Mighty Van Halen. I have seen the band live with Roth and Hagar […]


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 Jan
Messy kisses, Holden Caulfield, honky tonks and hugs

The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI, vol VII, vol. VIII vol IX, vol X , vol XI and vol XII) I was recently home in the great state of Texas. As I write this I’m realizing that Texas is so supremely awesome, it should always be written in all […]


23 Sep
100% blue agave tequilas from the Jalisco Highlands

Espolon Tequila returns stateside after several years of market absence, and the comeback is welcomed. Brewed at the Saint Nicolas Distillery, what many consider the Best Factory in Mexico, the tequila comes in both blanco and reposado expressions. Made from 100% blue agave in the treasured soil of the Jalisco Highlands, Espolon boasts a longer […]


13 Aug
Disposable Flasks for the quick getaway

It’s no secret we love our booze here. Whether it’s a $90,000 Macallan Viscount Linley Case of scotch or simply a cheap ankle booze concealer, it’s important that we drink plenty and drink well. It is in this mindset that we bring you these Disposable Flasks, which you can pretty much bring anywhere your liver […]