1. 5 of the Best 100% Merlots for Fall

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    5 of the Best 100% Merlots for Fall

    The Much-Maligned Merlot is Having its Day!

    Remember when it was savaged in 2005 in the Academy Award-winning movie Sideways? Well, Merlot is enjoying a slow-burn comeback, although many connoisseurs have never deserted it.

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  2. The Strange History Behind Absinthe

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    It went from “the green fairy” to “the green devil” in the span of a century. The history of absinthe is a wild ride, with its meteoric rise throughout Europe before a devastating downfall. Today, some of the myths surrounding this libation have been dispelled. But absinthe still remains one of the most esoteric and perplexing spirits on any bar cart.

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  3. Best Single Malt Whiskies to Buy

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    Best Single Malt Whiskies to Buy

    Go to the liquor store and look at the shelf full of Scotch bottles. To the untrained eye, it’s just a lot of different colored bottles bearing names that are difficult to pronounce. It’s hard to know where to start. Maybe you know your go-to bottle. But what if you want to try something different?

    If you have these questions, then we have your answers. This article will give you a run-down of...

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  4. Cheat-Sheet: Enjoy Your Whiskey Properly

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    Elegantly Poured Whiskey

    Wondering how to enjoy whiskey properly? It's a real concern and a good question to ask yourself. (And to ask us!) There are definitely some answers you should know. Whiskey is made to be enjoyed. But you're correct: proper techniques and "rules," if you will, do exist. Today, we'll make sure you understand the wide and glorious scope of savoring every whiskey moment.

     

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  5. Prestige Reviews: Ardbeg Scotch Whiskey

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    Ardbeg Scotch Whiskey

    Most whiskies of Islay have a reputation for their medicinal and smoky taste. Ardbeg is no different. That smoky taste is derived from the peat, and this is considered a central characteristic of the Islay malts. This is ascribed to the water and to the peating levels of the barley. This is what causes that “medicinal” flavor most people ref...

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  6. Regional American Whiskey Styles: How Are They Different?

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    Regional American Whiskey Styles: How Are They Different?

    Craft distilleries have proven that high quality whiskey can be made by the independent-minded few. With the emergence and popularity of these distilleries across the nation, American whiskey is beginning to be defined not only by distillers but also by its regional styles.

    To help you traverse America’s growing whiskey diversity, we have compiled a list of American whiskey regional styles...

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  7. The Tantalizingly Odd Origins of Distillation

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    Old Singani, a French Still

    A Short History of Whiskey

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  8. Top Six Craft Distilleries to Buy From Online

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    Mezcal Distillery


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  9. What is American Single Malt Whiskey?

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    When you think of American whiskey, you probably think of bourbon or rye. But a new American whiskey is emerging on the scene: American Single Malt.

    American Single Malt whiskey is made the same way as other malted whiskeys, like Scotch and Irish whiskey. And it has grown in popularity over the last decade as more whiskey fanatics are seeking out new and unique offerings from independent...

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  10. Everything You Need to Know About Heirloom Rye

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    With 2021 well underway, there are a few whiskey trends that experts say whiskey enthusiasts should be on the lookout for. One of those trends is the emergence of heirloom rye whiskey.

    For those who love craft and independent distillers, heirloom rye...

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