The Last Drop 1870 + 1970 Centenario “Old Colheita” Tawny Port Duo

Two rare fortified wines from the same estate, separated by 100 years

There’s no exaggeration when The Last Drop Distillers Limited refer to themselves as “the world’s most exclusive spirits company.” For a decade now, the distributor—which actually does not distill—has sought out, discovered, bottled and shared some of the rarest tipples in history. Founded by spirits experts (and friends) James Espey and Tom Jago—who have since partnered with their daughters Beanie Espey and Rebecca Jago—The Last …

Buffalo’s Lakeward Spirits Craft Distillery

Repurposing the 115-year-old Barrel Factory for a spirituous operation

Buffalo continues to reclaim the grandeur of its past in ways both accessible and exciting—a benefit to its residents and an invitation to those drawn to the western New York city and its surrounding region. No example carries quite as many moving parts as The Barrel Factory, a 115-year-old factory of brick and wood in the historic Old First Ward neighborhood. Much can be said …

Teeling’s 34-Year-Old Vintage Reserve Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The oldest single malt to be bottled in Ireland

When Jack Teeling founded the Teeling Whiskey Company in 2012, his mission was to revive a family trademark. His family has been involved in the Irish whiskey world since 1782, doing everything from operating small, craft distilleries (and opening larger ones) to digging out the Powers’ mash tun. Teeling, as a brand, shuttered in 1976, as distilleries in Ireland were consolidated. More than a decade …

Moët Hennessy Launches Online Retail Site, Clos19

Champagne, wine and spirits just a few clicks away

It’s been quite the digitally savvy year for LVMH. Only a few months ago they debuted 24 Sèvres, the internet sibling to their iconic brick-and-mortar destination Le Bon Marché. Now, another pillar of the chic conglomerate has an online home. Clos19, just launched in the US, brings together the organization’s prestigious portfolio of champagne, wine and spirits. It’s powered by Thirstie—the e-commerce service behind the …

The Sweet Spiciness of Rémy Martin Carte Blanche Merpins

Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau's hand-selected 27-year-old limited edition cognac

For the second time in the cognac brand’s history, Rémy Martin has granted their Cellar Master permission to release a limited edition liquid that represents the values of the house. Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau, operating in the role since 2014, discovered for himself what fills all 9650 bottles (2000 of which are in or en route to the US) and it’s known as Carte Blanche …