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Give The Gift Of America: Bourbons For The Holidays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

A bottle of our country's native spirit, bourbon, is the perfect gift for a dinner host, of course, and a much-appreciated holiday present.

Which Eggnogs Are Worthy of a Little Yuletide Cheer?

Tracy Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Tracy Howard

Like clockwork, every November our cravings set us in search of rich, creamy (and sometimes boozy) eggnog. With the busyness of the holidays, there is...

Building the Perfect Bourbon at Buffalo Trace

Max Watman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Max Watman

Spirit production is steeped in lore and folk wisdom. Buffalo Trace is mapping the craft, attempting to replace leaps of faith with fact, luck with design.

What Do Rémy Martin Cognac And Mad Men Have In Common? Who Cares, It's Mad Men!

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Tony Sachs

I keep thinking Mad Men, and the resultant mania it inspires, will jump the shark any day now, once again leaving my all-things-retro obsession withou...

Yo-Ho-Ho And A Snifter Of Rum: Sipping Rums To Enjoy Without Paper Umbrellas

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Tony Sachs

Say the word rum, and the image that will pop into most people's heads -- well, the ones who don't instantly conjure up a pirate going "arrrrgghhh" --...

When the Leaves Turn Brown, So Does the Booze: Three New Whiskeys for Autumn

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Tony Sachs

This year, in addition to all the old favorites that have gotten us through many a previous autumn chill, there are three new whiskeys on the market that will cast a warm glow on your taste buds.

Spirits Tastings From High-End To High-Tech, Courtesy Of Glenfiddich And Wild Turkey

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Tony Sachs

In the interest of those who think the suggested retail price of $16,000 is a perfectly reasonable sum to spend on a bottle of whisky, here are my impressions of Glenfiddich 50.

Bourbon Cocktails Fit for a Kentuckian

Claire Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Claire Thomas

On today's episode of Kitchy TV, Whitney Adams mixes me the strongest bourbon dranks a non-Kentuckian can handle. Yum!

Bourbon and Brine

Max Watman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Max Watman

The pickleback is an odd trend for the cocktail world. There is no mixing, there are no housemade tinctures, no rarified ingredients. There isn't even any ice.

The Spirit Of America: Rye Whiskeys For The Fourth Of July, And Every Other Day

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Tony Sachs

With July 4th at hand, it's time to pay tribute to those uniquely American inventions that have made this country great. Baseball. Jazz. Blue jeans...

Kentucky Derby Food & Drink: How To Eat Like A Horse (RECIPES, TIPS, PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Here's HuffPost Food's guide to what you might want to eat and drink on Derby Day 2010. Traditions and variations abound on Derby Day food, so this is...

A Bourbon Picking Guide For Derby Day, And Every Day

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.04.2012 | Food
Tony Sachs

I don't know much about horses or funny hats, but my liver and I do know a thing or two about bourbon. For those who don't know or who never thought to ask, here's a quick primer.

RECIPE: Mint Juleps by the Batch

Max Watman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Max Watman

Mint juleps are delicious drinks, and people drink them quickly. Even the host of the party needs some time to handicap the race, call in some bets, and watch the post parade. The solution is to batch them.

The Ultimate Mint Julep Recipe

Meathead | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Bourbon is the quintessential American whiskey and the drink of choice of many Southerners. If the recipe for mint juleps looks familiar, you would not be far wrong noticing its similarity to the Mojito.

The New Spirits Of Summer: Spinoff Brands Debut From Beefeater & Maker's Mark

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Tony Sachs

I always greet the arrival of a new spirit from a venerable old distillery with a mixture of anticipation and dread. Will the spinoff live up to the reputation of the original?

The Barrel Giveth, and the Barrel Taketh Away

Max Watman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Max Watman

I'd have thought that that anyone with a subscription to Malt Advocate was going to want the unadulterated cereal grain flavors that are the framework of the spirit they adore.

Maker's Mark 46 Bourbon: Distillery's First New Product In Five Decades

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

From The Associated Press: LORETTO, Ky. — It seemed like any other day at the Maker's Mark Distillery, as workers dunked tops of whiskey bott...

Artisnal Spirits:

AP | By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Moonshine In Williamsburg: Liquor Goes Locavore

Grub Street New York | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

David Haskell and Colin Spoelman are planning to start making and selling double-distilled whiskey, bourbon, and (oh yes!) moonshine, right in East Wi...

Pirates Free 29 Hostages From Two Ships

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Pirates freed 20 hostages aboard a Turkish freighter commandeered off the Somali coast, as nine captives on a French boat were released ...

Jason Linkins

Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead: An Unconventional Crappy Hour | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here in Denver, Colorado, we are all just Americans in search of a more perfect union. Specifically between ourselves and the taxicabs we called for ...

Taverngate: Hillary's Foreign "Whisky"

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Down here in Lynchburg, we've been following the Whiskeygate story with interest, and we're just puzzled as to why Sen. Clinton is drinking a Canadian brand instead of a good American whiskey.