From the Ashes: Hudson Double Charred Whiskey

After a significant distillery fire, a spicy and sweet limited edition libation

On September 24, 2012 Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, New York suffered a fire caused by leaking vapors off of one of the stills that ignited and exploded in the stillroom. The distillery was extremely fortunate: nobody was hurt, there was no serious damage to any of the expensive copper stills, and 100 ten­gallon casks of spirit survived the fire. The exterior of the freshly filled …

Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition

A highly structured, ultra-decadent cognac wrapped in a Baccarat decanter

Former cellar master George Clot said, “When you discover Louis XIII, you become a different man,” an adage that only scratches at the surface of the legacy of Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII cognac. Louis XIII was first created in 1874 by Emile Rémy Martin, and has since become a favorite spirit of royal courts and hip­-hop moguls alike, the ultimate symbols of sophisticated and luxurious …