The Single Malts at the Heart of Dewar’s Blended Whisky

A look inside three distinct distilleries that define the iconic brand

There’s a reason why Dewar’s is most likely your father’s, and grandfather’s, whisky. It’s more than their heritage (which dates back to 1846) and it extends well beyond their groundbreaking commercial done with the Edison Illuminating Company back in 1898—the first live-motion advertisement to be made. Really, it’s about the blend. They successfully combine over 40 single malts, mostly obtained from competitors’ distilleries (a method …

VL92 Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit

A vibrant Dutch tipple conveniently and handsomely packaged

More than just curious paper packaging (though it is lovely, thanks to design agency Rare Fruits Council), VL92‘s Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit is a smart option for the ever-famous cocktail—and those who want to quickly whip it up. With the recipe incorporated onto the bag design, anyone can easily perfect this classic concoction. The kit includes Fentimans tonic as their preferred partner, and the …

The Flowing Bowl and Other Vintage Cocktail Books

Four exceptional reprints that showcase how we used to imbibe

Currently, there is a classic cocktail revival occurring; bartenders are once again revered as artists and flavors become the palette for one’s palate. But what are these classic cocktails being revived? Where do their roots begin? How did those before us knock them back? Turns out, there are a few books out there with the answers. Between 1862 and the 1930s, the world looked to …