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The Ardbeg whisky distillery sits on the south shore of Islay, along a stretch of coastline named the Kildalton coast. The name Kildalton is a tribute to the island’s 1200-year-old Kildalton Cross. The distillery’s name is derived from Scotch Gaelic, Ard Beag, for “small headland.” Along with its neighbors, Lagavulin and Laphroaig, it produces a…

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The trick to the perfect martini is using quality ingredients. So make sure you buy good gin, of course, but, more importantly, get quality vermouth. “Not the stuff that you get in the supermarket,” says mixologist and Men’s Journal contributor St. John Frizell. “Get the best vermouth that you can find, and make sure it’s fresh.”… Continue reading>>>

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Cheers! Raise a glass to the revolutionary new “Holiday Spirit” rum that puts the A and I into a Mai Tai. Virgin Holidays has unveiled the world’s first “data-distilled” drink created by Artificial Intelligence – a bespoke booze they say is “infused with real emotions from holidaymakers around the world’’. Sir Richard Branson ’s firm enlisted IBM’s Watson,…

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Campaigners slam ‘sanctimonious’ health experts after call for tobacco-style warnings. It’s enough to make Jared Brown spill his drink. The co-founder and master distiller behind Sipsmith, the micro-distillery in the vanguard of the craft gin movement in the UK, is contemplating the possibility of graphic warning photographs and plain packaging appearing on bottles of alcohol, akin to the restrictions…

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Radoune, c’est le nom d’un coin de pays parsemé de montagnes, lové entre Rivière-au-Renard et Gaspé. C’est aussi le nom d’un nouveau gin québécois, parfumé aux champignons forestiers récoltés dans cette magnifique région, qui ira rejoindre les autres spiritueux d’artisans d’ici sur les tablettes des SAQ Sélection à compter du 17 mars. Continue Reading>>>