It all started with uisge beatha, or “water of life.” The Scottish are known for their affinity for a fine Scotch, a tradition that dates back to the first distillation in Scotland in 1494. Since then, establishments have popped up across the nation, specifically in the five regions of Scotland: the Lowlands, the Highlands, Speyside, Campbeltown, and Islay.
Home to more than three dozen different distilleries, these regions have pumped out incredible brands that dominate liquor shelves across Scotland and the United States. If you’re in need of a new bottle to add to your collection of alcoholic beverages, our recommendations lie within these five affluent brands, all distilled in the heart of the United Kingdom’s whiskey capital.
On October 16th, 1817, eight barrels of Guinness beer arrived in South Carolina. Those eight barrels contained the first Guinness brew to ever be shipped to America.
In honor of the 200th anniversary of that momentous event, Guinness is releasing an “Anniversary Export Stout.”
Brewed in Ireland, the “200th Anniversary Stout” takes a formula inspired by that first Guinness brew that was shipped stateside. This “reinterpretation” of a historic brew is brewed with Black Patent Malts and Golding Hops.
Taking your health seriously is something that most people love to do. Having a healthy body is the cornerstone for having a healthy mind, and one of the best ways to complement your healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and plenty of exercise is by detoxifying your body. While staying healthy is important, it is also good to have a good social life, and sometimes that can mean partaking in activities such as having some drinks with friends that might make you feel a bit uneasy the following morning. Created by a team passionate about remedying the balance between a healthy social life and a healthy body, Morning Recovery was born.
Rooted in ancient China, rum has become a vital part of the modern liquor cabinet and a staple of social events. It’s a smooth go-to drink on those long, tiresome days; the perfect addition to more flavorful mixes; and sometimes even difficult to pick the right one.
Trying to shop for the best rum is like purchasing anything else – you’ll be met with a variety of brands, flavors, and ages. Some are incredibly expensive, others are subpar, which leaves many wondering: “How do you know which rums are the best?”
The next time you find yourself in that predicament, keep this list of the 12 best rums around the world in the back of your mind!
For those who know what it means to have genuine, good whiskey, any brand will not do. It is why Redbreast has strived for as long as they have to create the perfect whiskey, one that is full bodied and smooth with a crisp bite at the end that reminds you of its potency. The Redbreast Single Spot Still Irish Whiskey is a balanced single pot still Irish whiskey. It offers a warmth to it that cannot be duplicated as well as a smooth texture that rolls across the palate and slips down the throat with a comfortable motion. It offers rich, sweet flavors that delight the senses with a spicy kick at the end of the drink to offer it a well-rounded taste and general experience.
Smooth, sometimes with a hint of sweet or spice, there’s nothing better than a glass of bourbon to end a day with. Of course, how good that final drink of the day is depends on which classic American whiskey is filling your glass. Some of us drink to alleviate us from the worries of the day, but nothing can kill that more than a shot of overpriced or imitation bourbon that doesn’t do the 20th century American drink any justice. Just because a whiskey is pricey doesn’t mean it’s going to go down smooth and have a nice flavor. In fact, sticking to this mindset is a good way to end a day on a disappointing note.
Nothing ends a day better than a cold glass of whiskey. Well, maybe two cold glasses… or three or, well, you get the point. When you’re winding down for the evening or just need a break from the monotony of daily life, it’s always good to have a good bottle of scotch whiskey to turn to; but how much should you be paying for that bottle?
Zombies are something that have been around in lore for quite some time but are now taking the main horror stage in the form of TV shows, video games and movies. Now, with the Zombie Dust Beer, the world of the undead has leeched into the industry of craft beer as well, crossing over to create a delicious beer straight out of Indiana in the city of Munster.
Not everything has to be an expensive brew flown in from some mysterious mill in Russia. Sometimes it’s okay to kicked back with a cheap beer delivered from good ‘ole St. Louis, MO. Don’t let anybody tell you you’re not allowed to enjoy one of those staple beers that people usually throw shade at, especially if it’s something you can tolerate and it’s light on the wallet.
Picture it: it’s been a long day at work, your feet are aching and your throat is scratchy. All you can think to do is kick back with a refreshing cold one, so you head to your fridge, pop it open, and find yourself faced with a dilemma: Bottle or Can?