WhistlePig Rye Whiskey’s The Boss Hog 六 Edition: The Samurai Scientist

Vermont's ultra-premium tipple gets finished in Japanese umeshu barrels

Inspired by Japanese-American biochemist Takamine Jōkichi, WhistlePig‘s The Boss Hog 六 Edition: The Samurai Scientist finds the award-winning brand’s straight rye whiskey finished in select Japanese umeshu barrels. For the limited release 120.5 proof liquor, WhistlePig partnered with Kitaya brewery on Japan’s Kyushu island. Kitaya produces sake, shōchū and umeshu, which is a flavorful liqueur made by steeping unripened ume fruits in sugar and alcohol. WhistlePig is …

Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Wine and Booze

A little bit of everything to make an at-home bar truly remarkable

It’s been a good year for wine and spirits. A slew of new or limited edition releases demonstrated the sheer amount of creativity and craftsmanship infusing the industry. It was almost impossible to narrow down a selection of our favorites, but some have been highlighted below and even more live in our Wine and Booze 2016 gift guide, within the BUY section of CH. In …

Colorado’s Woody Creek Distillers

Visiting the independently owned, award-winning distillery just outside of Aspen

Only last week a panel of expert judges convened for the annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition—arguably the most prestigious and analytical booze assembling in the States. While the complete results won’t be formally announced until 4 April, it’s already known that Colorado’s independently owned Woody Creek Distillers (located just a 20-minute drive from downtown Aspen) won double gold for one of their newer releases: …