Word of Mouth: Edinburgh Bars

Traversing the new and Old Town for whisky, ales and more

Whisky and Edinburgh are intertwined like a Celtic knot, with the amber liquid a bloodline for this small city born on the curve of a dead volcano. It’s not just scotch, of course; gin, ales and other potables are so prevalent it would be myopic to limit Edinburgh’s appeal strictly to the brown stuff. But they are spirit and provenance—Edinburgh defines the creation of blended …

Greenport’s Charming Beachside Sound View Hotel

Thoughtfully refurbished, this North Fork destination isn't just for summer getaways

While many tend to associate the East End of Long Island with summertime, rosé and maybe clichés, there are plenty of reasons to head that way—even during the colder months. One of those reasons is Sound View. Located on the laid-back North Fork, and spread out over a quarter-mile of beach on Route 48, this thoughtfully refurbished hotel offers undeniable charm. First opened in 1953, …