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12/23/2013 05:41 pm ET Updated Feb 22, 2014

The Biggest Booze Stories of 2013

We hope you had a great year. Over the last 12 months, we've certainly been pretty busy, publishing dozens of articles and slideshows on a range of spirited topics. That's not to mention producing plenty of new segments for our How to Cocktail video series.

But before we start popping bottles of Champagne and making bubbly New Year's elixirs, we went through all of our 2013 content and picked our favorites. It was a tough choice, since there were many fine stories that we fondly remember working on, but we were finally able to narrow it down to the top 13.

From a guide to historic and kitschy tiki bars that are still open and a "long lost" cocktail for April Fool's Day to 10 awesome distilleries that all drinkers should visit once in their lifetimes, the list includes an array of pieces that you'll enjoy whether you've just discovered them for the first time or are reading them again.

So fix yourself a drink and check out these 13 articles and slideshows. Here's to 2014!