Royal Salute Scotch Whisky’s Liquid Developments

Global ambassadors Malcolm Borwick and Barnabé Fillion guide us through two new expressions

Through a combination of tactile experiences, Royal Salute‘s new whisky is brought to life in rarified and unique ways that tell the history of the house, and also allude to its future. Recently, we joined members of the Royal Salute team in Jodhpur, India, for the launch of two new permanent portfolio expressions: The Malt Blend and The Lost Blend. There, we met with both …

First, Then: Elevated Beer and Shot Combinations

The pairing doesn't have to be a battle between the poor and the poorer

Dive bars and specials go hand in hand. Yet, even some of the newest, most carefully conceptualized bars offer specials to appease the common drinker’s insatiable desire for the sweet release of liquor and the habitual task of sipping a beer. While most bars offer adjunct lagers and well liquors, the Boilermaker—as the combination is untraceably named—doesn’t have to be a pair of the poor …

El Tesoro Tequila’s Farm and Distillery, Arandas

Exploring the Jalisco region's agave treasures with Master Distiller Carlos Camarena

“Historically, these plants can provide people with shelter, food, spirits, of course— tools with their needles to sow. Everything!” Carlos Camarena tells us, standing on the red clay earth amid a field of agaves. He goes on to explain how the succulent’s dried leaves are still used in the region for roofing and building walls, its quioxotes (long pistols) for fences, and fibers used for …