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The Best Tasting Budget Bourbons By Kayleigh Kulp There's almost nothing more American to drink than bourbon. For one thing, bourbon must be made and aged in the United States to be labeled as such, from at least 51 percent corn. The remainder...
Top Rye Whiskeys For Easy Drinking Like bourbon, its sweeter counterpart, rye is a quintessentially American type of whiskey. Although there are Canadian ryes, they can be quite different from those made in the United States. (They even spell "whiskey" differently...
The Finest Blended Scotch Whiskies on the Market Care for a Sheep Dip? How about a Dimple Pinch? No, these aren't dirty jokes or double entendres. They're the names of some of the finest blended Scotch whiskies that we have...
Single Malt Scotch Whiskies You'll Love Scotch drinkers like to keep things simple. Sure, you can make a fantastic whiskey cocktail, but most aficionados want to enjoy the smoky flavor unadorned — except perhaps for ice, water or a splash...
The Allure of Absinthe Paris, 1860, 5:00 pm, l’heure verte (the green hour). Thirty thousand cafés come to life as waiters trickle ice-water into glasses of emerald-green absinthe, causing the crystaline liquid to “louche” milky-white, and exude intoxicating aromas. Baudelaire sips...
Your Guide to Brazil's Favorite Spirit by Kayleigh Kulp Brazil's fiery personality is personified in cachaça (ka-SHA-sah), its native sugarcane spirit that serves as the main ingredient for the caipirinha, the country's national cocktail. Although cachaça is a type of rum dating...
At-home Tequila Cocktail Recipes The immense popularity of margaritas has made it the go-to tequila cocktail but there are several other ways to enjoy the refined blue agave flavor. The variety of tequilas available, from clear blancos ("whites") to dark brown añejos ("aged") to reposado ("rested"),...
Best Mezcals to Buy All tequila is mezcal, but not all mezcal is tequila. Tequila might be the most internationally recognized Mexican export, but its country cousin, mezcal, has been passed around at south-of-the-border gatherings for much longer. Mezcal can be made from several...
Great Budget Friendly Tequilas If you still think tequila is the hangover-inducing spirit of yesteryear, think again. Americans are consuming more tequila than ever before. In fact, after whiskey, it’s one of the fastest-growing spirits in popularity. Fortunately, you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy a high quality...
Finest Tequilas on the Market One of North America's first homegrown distilled spirits, tequila was initially produced by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, although long before that the Aztecs were making another fermented agave beverage, known as pulque in Mexico. Today, tequila is made exclusively from blue...