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Yellow Spot Review: Another Great Irish Pot Still Whiskey

Just about a year after the long sought-after Green Spot Irish Whiskey landed in the US, Pernod Ricard has announced the arrival of Yellow Spot—the 12 year version of its younger, greener, sibling. And it will be a very welcome … Continue reading


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East Meets West (Whisky) At Craigie On Main

This is part one of a two-part series. For more about Nikka Whisky and Westland Distillery (and reviews) check out part two, coming soon. Also, don’t miss the Sicilian Emerald cocktail recipe below. Yum! Unlike beer and wine, whisky doesn’t … Continue reading


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Canadian Whisky: A Primer, Plus Five Whiskies Reviewed

As a Bostonian, the last place I wanted to go for vacation in January was Alberta, Canada. Going from cold to colder is not my idea of fun and relaxation. But, despite my trepidation and initial perceptions, I must admit … Continue reading


Year in Review: 10 Great Drink Moments From 2014

2014 was another year full of great travel, drinks and interviews here at DrinkInsider.com. As I do every year about this time, I’m retracing some of my favorite drink moments (and posts) from the past 12 months. So, without further ado, … Continue reading


10 Great Gifts For People That Like To Drink

Welcome to DrinkInsider’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! For my fourth annual guide to giving during the holidays, I’m diversifying the lineup to include a variety of gifts—all under $100—for the drink lover in your life. Whether you’re looking for something … Continue reading


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Bourbon’s Virginia Home: A Visit To A. Smith Bowman Distillery

One of the most common misconceptions I hear about Bourbon is that it has to be produced in Kentucky. Bourbon doesn’t have to be produced in Kentucky—it just so happens that the vast majority of the best Bourbon is produced … Continue reading


Talking Laphroaig’s 200th and Cairdeas Amontillado with Master Distiller John Campbell

Laphroaig’s Distillery Master, John Campbell, has had a pretty full plate as of late. In addition to the release of a number of new whiskies in the past few months — including this year’s Cairdeas and a new entry-level spirit … Continue reading


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Art Of The Single Barrel: The Balvenie 25-Year Traditional Oak-Aged Whisky

When I was getting into Scotch, The Balvenie 15-Year Single Barrel quickly became my first go-to whisky. Of course, it was a lot cheaper then than it is in today’s booming Scotch market; but even now, at about $90 a … Continue reading


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Get Your Whisk(e)y Drinking Hats On, Boston: Three Can’t Miss Fall Events

We all know that fall is Christmas for whiskey lovers when it comes to new releases. But, in Boston, it’s also about the events. In the next month, there are a number of big whiskey events happening as well as … Continue reading


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The Transformation of Lunch Car 773: Historic Landmark Becomes A Haven For BBQ And Whiskey

The Rosebud has been a part of Davis Square in Somerville, MA since 1941. The diner car was installed the same year that Citizen Kane was released, and the year that the US entered WWII. Yes, the Rosebud had already … Continue reading


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