spirits

Booze

Sourcing High-End Booze For a Living Is Less Fun than it Sounds

"I could be in a vineyard with a small cognac maker, and if I asked the guy what the weather was, he wouldn’t answer.”
Eric Kingrea
10.9.18
Booze

How We Came to Live in an Era of Very Strange Booze Flavors

Tabasco-aged whiskey. Mushroom-blueberry cordial. Chai-spiked amaro. But why?
Tara Nurin
8.31.18
Ghosts

What It’s Like to Work at the Most Haunted Bar in America

Working for 13 years at Memphis bar Earnestine & Hazel's, Karen Brownlee has seen it all—from poltergeist jukeboxes to floating orbs to voices from the walls that know her by name.
Karen Brownlee
12.9.17
Booze

These Japanese Bars Infuse Their Booze with Snakes, Mushrooms, and Bugs

Japanese mixologists are reviving the ancient art of house-made spirits and infusions, some of which claim to help you look hotter, sleep better, or party without fear of a hangover.
Diana Hubbell
7.14.17
Booze

This Hawaiian Distillery Wants to Save the Islands' Sugarcane

KōHana Hawaiian Agricole Rum relies on heirloom cane that's on the brink of extinction.
Natalie B. Compton
6.9.17
Booze

Why Bartenders Secretly Love Costco Booze

"You can shower yourself in vodka for $20."
Natalie B. Compton
5.8.17
tequila

How the Jalisco Highlands Are Reshaping Tequila’s Reputation

Terroir is just as important to tequila as it is to wine, and agave that grows at a high elevation produces a smoother tequila with more tropical flavors.
Natalie B. Compton
4.10.17
mexico

The Art of Drinking Mezcal Made from Wild Agave

As its name suggests, wild agave isn't cultivated like the plants used to make most of the mezcal out there—and drinking mezcal made from it is a whole new experience.
Natalie B. Compton
3.7.17
Booze

Meet the Scientist in Charge of Jägermeister’s Secret Recipe

"No, the world will never run out of Jägermeister."
Barbara Woolsey
3.4.17
Booze

LA's Arts District Is Swimming in Craft Vodka

The neighborhood has bucked the nation’s whiskey trend, with a number of distilleries putting out premium vodka.
Natalie B. Compton
2.22.17
vodka

The Trick to Surviving a Polish Vodka Party

“You drink like a woman,” my host growled. That was actually a compliment. Polish women are among the greatest drinkers in the world.
Aaron Kase
1.26.17
spirits

Why Quebec's First Single Malt Isn't a Whisky... Yet

It’s important to keep in mind that Quebec’s liquor market is controlled by a state-run monopoly.
Nick Rose
1.11.17
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