Recipe: Be My Clementine

Across this amber-waved grain filled nation of ours, waiting rooms of doctors offices and clinics are reaching maximum capacity, as physicians deal with the massive cold and flu outbreak. As a potential antidote, the folks at the Tommy Bahama restaurant chain have concocted this citrus-filled cocktail to make sure you get your daily dose of…

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Review: Dalwhinnie 25 Years Old Limited Edition 2012

Last released in the special edition Classic Malts series as a 20 year old in 2007, this central Highlands whisky (from one of the highest distilleries in Scotland) strikes again as a well-aged 25 year old in its fourth edition. Aged in a rejuvenated American oak hogshead. Quite light, golden color. Nutty, lightly herbal on…

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Book Review: Lapham’s Quarterly: Intoxication

For nearly three decades, essayist and author Lewis Lapham steered the good ship Harper’s as its editor-in-chief and figurehead. He stepped down from the masthead five years ago, and went on to establish a journal of history and ideas, Lapham’s Quarterly, tackling contemporary topics and placing them in a historical context. He calls on voices…

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Review: Port Ellen 32 Years Old Limited Edition 2012

Islay’s Port Ellen, shut down in 1983, is one of the most collectable and prized whiskys on the market today, particularly if you’re a pan of peated Scotch. This 12th release for the Classic Malts series is a whopping 32 years old, distilled in 1979 and bottled at cask strength. Wow, this is a stunner…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 01.21.2013 – Inauguration, Beck’s Sapphire, and Two-Fifty Buck Chuck

Continuing on with the Inauguration celebration happenings in Washington D.C., NPR profiles D.C. bartender Jim Hewes, who has served Presidents since the Ford Administration. The article also serves up a couple of snappy recipes inspired by former Presidents. [NPR] In a move that screams of indulgence and potential over marketing, Beck’s beer has opened up…

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Review: Lagavulin 12 Years Old Limited Edition 2012

Diageo’s Classic Malts Selection is an annual line of very rare and exotic single malt whiskys, all bottled at cask strength, and the 2013 releases are just now starting to arrive. Today we start our look at these releases — eight total, seven available in the U.S. — with one reviewed each day. First out…

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2013 Inauguration Day Cocktails (Including Obama’s Favorite)

Whether you’re celebrating the re-election of President Obama, or need something to numb the pain of another 4 years of his administration, these Campari-concocted cocktails offer something up for a diverse array of palates. The Americano 1 oz. Campari 1 oz. Cinzano Rosso Vermouth Splash of Club Soda Pour Campari and Cinzano Rosso Vermouth over…

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Review: The Arran Malt 12 Years Old Cask Strength

Arran, from Scotland’s Isle of Arran, normally releases overproof whisky as a matter of course — its 10 and 14 year old expressions are both 92 proof — but now it’s releasing for the first time in the U.S. a cask strength version of its 12 year old single malt. This malt is typical of…

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