Six “When Will Winter End” Cocktails

Concoctions with extraordinary stories to tide us all over until spring

We are almost there. Those of us who have endured months of gray skies, erratic temperatures and unfriendly precipitation can perk up over the fact that we’re now midway through February—sometimes considered the most demeaning of months in the Northern Hemisphere. In the meantime, savoring some truly unexpected cocktails, responsibly, certainly helps to pass the time. The following six all come with a good story, …

Teeling’s 34-Year-Old Vintage Reserve Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The oldest single malt to be bottled in Ireland

When Jack Teeling founded the Teeling Whiskey Company in 2012, his mission was to revive a family trademark. His family has been involved in the Irish whiskey world since 1782, doing everything from operating small, craft distilleries (and opening larger ones) to digging out the Powers’ mash tun. Teeling, as a brand, shuttered in 1976, as distilleries in Ireland were consolidated. More than a decade …

In Denver for Stranahan’s Snowflake 2017 Rocky Mountain Single Malt Whiskey Release

Why people queue for days in the cold to get their hands on this limited edition expression

On Saturday 2 December 2017, at 8AM, the doors to Stranahan’s distillery in Denver, Colorado opened to the public for one of the whiskey world’s most exciting annual events. Guests began queuing as early as Wednesday. Tents and sleeping bags wove around the facility, across a parking lot and down the road. This was the release of the 20th iteration of Stranahan’s Snowflake, a limited …

Bowmore 1966 50 Years Old Islay Single Malt Whisky

A $30,000 bottle, from the Vault Legends Collection, that's actually worth its price tag

When one sips a single malt Scotch that’s 50 or more years old, a common immediate reaction can be “Wow, I can’t believe I tried that” rather than, “My goodness, that tastes superb!” With Bowmore‘s latest, the 50 Years Old from 1966—a new addition, and the rarest, to their Vault Legends Collection—it is actually and uncommonly both. 50 years in, a Scotch normally adopts so …

Jameson’s The Blender’s Dog Irish Whiskey Reaches the US

It's butterscotch notes all the way in this second release from the brand's Whiskey Makers series

One can gage from its name that The Blenders Dog is an homage expression from Jameson. That said, it’s not an ode to a pawed pet. Rather, this second expression to be released from the Whiskey Makers Series, goes out to the brand’s Head Blender Billy Leighton and his frequently used tool, the dog. A dog is a dipper that blenders use to remove samples …