Cool Hunting Video: Hodinkee’s Ben Clymer

We talk with Ben Clymer about horological culture and some of his favorite timepieces

In our latest video as part of The Macallan Rare Cask Rare Discoveries Series, we sit down with Ben Clymer, founder and Editor in Chief of Hodinkee, the most popular online magazine about watches. An obsessive collector, the banker-turned-entrepreneur/journalist shares the source for his passion about timepieces and shows us some of the most meaningful and rare items in his collection.

Grateful Dead: Family Dog at the Great Highway

Our look at the special releases and limited editions stemming from the vinyl-focused biannual holiday

On April 18, 1970, the Grateful Dead took a break from incessant touring and returned to their stomping ground of San Francisco to play an all-acoustic show at local promoter Chet Williams’ small venue, known as Family Dog at the Great Highway (FDGH). The show was thought to go unrecorded, until this May, when Carolyn Garcia—a Merry Prankster better known as Mountain Girl—discovered she had …

Nas: Halftime

Our look at the special releases and limited editions stemming from the vinyl-focused biannual holiday

Before Nas became the legendary MC that he is today, the inimitable rapper went by the slightly harsher (if not more lyrically correct) moniker, Nasty Nas. In ’92 the young up-and-comer was tapped to contribute his song “Halftime” to the soundtrack of the Oliver Stone-directed film, “Zebrahead,” and his first single was born. As the story goes, his successful debut led to a record deal …