Inside Manhattan’s Milestone Great Jones Distilling Co

The first legal whiskey distillery in the borough since Prohibition is an architectural triumph with a must-visit restaurant

We first stepped into Manhattan’s 28,000-square-foot Great Jones Distilling Co at 686 Broadway in Noho when it opened back in August 2021. The highly anticipated distillery, restaurant, tasting room, speakeasy, immersive art experience and more had already begun to debut some of its many splendors—including a delectable straight bourbon that ranks among the best. Now, a handful of months later, Great Jones Distilling Co is …

The Origins of Alfred Giraud French Malt Whisky

A historic cognac family flexes their expertise for an elegant new tipple

The spirit of Alfred Giraud French Malt Whisky can be pinned to the historical figure with whom it shares a name, an acclaimed cognac cellar master who retired in 1954 (who was also a French solider and prisoner of war during WWI). Though Alfred’s story is a profound one, the quality of the whisky the brand produces is due to the diligence of his great-grandson …

Castle & Key’s Historic Kentucky Distillery

113 acres and 22 reclaimed buildings under the watch of a Master Distiller with a vision for the future of high-end spirits

For more than 40 years, 113 acres of land just outside of Frankfort, Kentucky—and the distillery thereupon, built by legendary distiller Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor—sat idle until the founders of Castle & Key tapped into its potential for two reasons. First, they had a vision of premium spirits crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Second, they recognized that the site—with 22 crumbling, vegetation-covered buildings—could return to its original mission …