Love it or hate it, the celebrity-backed tequila trend is here to stay, or so it seems. I wrote about this for Robb Report, with some perspective from its supporters and detractors, who say it might not be good for tequila in the long run. Read it here.
Here’s the first installment of my new whiskey of the week column for Spy.com, highlighting the new Old Forester 117 Series High Angels’ Share. Read all about it here.
Another week, another roundup – some of the best whiskey around the world to buy now, my latest for Departures – read here.
There’s a whole world of cask-finished American whiskey to check out. I spoke to the folks at Coalition Whiskey and Sagamore Spirit about the process and rounded up some bottles to check out now for Robb Report – read here.
St. Patrick’s Day approaches, so of course that’s got people thinking about Irish whiskey. The category continues to grow rapidly, with distilleries new and old putting out new bottles. I wrote about some of the best of these for Esquire – read it here.
There’s a whole world of Tennessee whiskey out there to try beyond Jack Daniel’s. I spoke with master distiller Chris Fletcher and the Nelsons of Nelson’s Green Brier for Robb Report about what defines the category, and listed some bottles to try now. Read here.
Just updated my best gin list for Esquire, check it out here, maybe while drinking an ice cold martini.
Yes, many bottles of Japanese whisky are too expensive and difficult to find nowadays. But there are some new releases that you can actually find and afford. I wrote about them for Departures – read it here.
Pop star Bruno Mars just launched the newest expression in his SelvaRey Rum lineup, the premium Owner’s Reserve. Read my interview with him for Departures here.
Winter is an excellent time to explore the world of smoky whiskey, from single malt scotch to American single malts to some unusual bourbon and rye. Read my latest for Departures here.