Drinkhacker Reads – 11.01.2012

Drinkhacker Reads – 11.01.2012

The Drinks Business presents a slide show featuring some of history’s biggest despots and their beverages of choice. Who knew Gaddafi had a thing for Johnnie Walker Black Label? [The Drinks Business]

In other slideshow news, Becky Paskin over at The Spirits Business covers the top ten spirit launches for the month of October.  Hits include the Diageo Special Releases, the Balvenie Triple Cask (coming April 2013), and Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie flavored vodka. [The Spirits Business]

Esquire posts its photo essay of WhiskyFest held in NYC city held this past weekend. [Esquire]

The ice-obsessed Camper English of Alcademics posts an excellent video on the importance of ice within a drink, courtesy of Chicago’s excellent bar, The Aviary. [Alcademics]

Canadian Business reviews the upcoming Johnnie Walker blends Platinum and Gold Label Reserve. We’ve attached the movie they speak of in the article for your viewing pleasure.  [Canadian Business]

And finally the News Tribune reports of a massive auction happening today courtesy of Washington’s State Liquor Control Board. Over 15,000 cases of alcohol and related products will be on sale at the auction, this list of which can be found in this PDF. [The News Tribune]

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Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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