September Scotch: The Balvenie Rare Marriages Range

The new Balvenie Twenty-Five Single Malt Scotch Whisky joins an illustrious roster now available in the US

Autumn is by no means the only time to savor single malt scotch whiskey, and yet the seasonal changes that occur each September tend to initiate a shift from vivacious summertime spirits to sturdier tipples for many. As such, we’re now on year seven of our September Scotch series and our first story is dedicated to a triad from the ever-impressive Speyside scotch producer The Balvenie. Though …

Oaxacan Culture, Heritage and Ancestral Wisdom Imbue Agua Mágica

An ultra-premium mezcal born from a chance encounter

Just over two years ago, a chance encounter at a gas station in Mitla (located about an hour from Oaxaca de Juárez) between Rogelio Juan Hernandez and Rafael Shin led to the creation of Agua Mágica, an ultra-premium mezcal underpinned by tradition and Oaxacan culture. The bright, smooth, gently smoky elixir is perfect for sipping, and its entire process is imbued with folklore, poetry, romance, ancestral …

Psilocybin Drastically Reduces Drinking in Individuals Dealing With Alcohol Use Disorder

While psychedelics have been used in trials and treatment for alcohol disorders during the 1940s and ’50s, a recent study has revealed that psilocybin (the ingredient found in magic mushrooms) coupled with psychotherapy can reduce heavy drinking by 83% in just eight months. The study (published in JAMA Psychiatry) comes as part of the largest clinical trial of its kind at NYU Langone Center for …