Winter Storm, The Latest Experimental Release From Glenfiddich

The third in the brand's Experimental Series, a 21-year-old single malt finished in Canadian Ice Wine casks

The world of Scotch whisky moves at a seemingly glacial pace: the liquid requires over a decade to reach maturation, and even more years for those special casks that are set aside for older releases. After all, 21-year-old truly means that the whisky is 21 years old. Despite the slow-moving nature of the whisky industry, Speyside’s Glenfiddich has proven to be one of the most …

Inside Armand de Brignac Winery, France

The family-owned Cattier champagne house releases Ace of Spade's A2 Blanc de Noirs

The first sip of Armand de Brignac (colloquially known as Ace of Spades) is an unforgettable moment. Mine was in the hotel bar of the Plaza Athénée—a legendary Paris hotel. The waiter came to our table and slowly poured a glass of the Gold Brut, the brand’s flagship cuvée. Armand de Brignac bottles are mesmerizing; it’s easy to find yourself staring. And yet, what is …