Video: How delicious bourbon whiskey is made

I drink bourbon because it's good for you. And because it's delicious. And because it has alcohol. And because it's lovingly made by people who love bourbon just as much as me. Gear Patrol took a tour of 12 bourbon distilleries in 5 days to show how the best bourbon makers make their bourbon. » 12/03/14 11:50pm 12/03/14 11:50pm

Bourbon Chocolate Bunnies: Make Your Easter Basket Boozy

Easter egg hunts were fine and good when you were a kid and sugar was the only rush you needed. But it's time to set the Peeps aside. It's time to get drunk the Easter way. » 4/20/14 8:00pm 4/20/14 8:00pm

The Best Way to Age Bourbon May Be Putting It Out to Sea

Bourbon is to Kentucky as rum is to the Caribbean, so what the heck is this distiller doing letting barrels of the stuff age on a ship bound for the Panama canal? If you ask Jefferson's Bourbon, they're just harnessing the motion of the ocean in pursuit of better booze. It's chemistry! » 3/12/14 5:20pm 3/12/14 5:20pm

The Best Whiskey Stone According to Science

Whiskey purists would cut their own tastebuds off before allowing ice anywhere near their drink. Cold whiskey is great, but ice tends to melt and muddle the flavor. Whiskey stones are generally supposed to be the best of both worlds, but what kind of whiskey stone should you use? Cool Material decided to run some… » 3/11/14 6:20pm 3/11/14 6:20pm

The Complex Relationships Between Bourbons, Visualized

As any good drinker knows, there's a an awful lot to know about Bourbon. But if you're sometimes confused about the providence of your tipple, then this family tree should help. » 11/18/13 5:50am 11/18/13 5:50am

How Bourbon Gets Its Beautiful Flavor

If there's one thing the Gizmodo crew agrees on, it's bourbon. Sweet liquid gold. It's pretty much the classic American spirit, and it's experiencing a massive boom at the moment. Whiskey producers are going to great lengths to keep up with demands. So we thought it was high time we took a look at how this delicate… » 11/08/13 5:02pm 11/08/13 5:02pm

The Book of Bourbon: How the World's Best Whiskey Got Its Start

Just as gin in Britain and vodka in Russia, America's most renowned for its whiskey. This delicious amber liquor once helped turn the tide of the Civil War, it survived Prohibition, and is now once again finding its way into the tumblers of a thirsty public. In his new book, Drink More Whiskey, Daniel Yaffe explores… » 10/10/13 6:00pm 10/10/13 6:00pm

Why Maker's Mark Watering Down Its Whiskey Doesn't Matter One Bit…

This week, ubiquitous middle-shelf bourbon Maker's Mark announced that it would be watering down its whiskey from 90 proof to 84 proof in order to meet demand. Not surprisingly, everybody freaked out. That's dumb. Here's why. » 2/15/13 5:00pm 2/15/13 5:00pm

The Bone Luge: Gross, Weird, But More Than Just a Gimmick

There's a growing trend among North American boozers: sucking down shots through beef marrow bones. Yes, the Bone Luge sounds macabre, savage, disgusting, and fratty, but don't let the name fool you. It's a high-end (read: expensive) affair, but all the pomp isn't just for show. It's actually, you know, good. » 2/08/13 5:00pm 2/08/13 5:00pm

How To Rapidly Flavor any Booze Using Whip-Its

Infusing liquor is the secret to a lot of great cocktails. You can add rosemary to rum. You can add beef to rye whiskey. The possibilities are endless, but one thing is constant. It takes a long time. Days—even weeks—sealed in a jar. » 10/26/12 5:00pm 10/26/12 5:00pm

How To Make Smooth Whiskey Even Smoother

Bourbon and rye are absolutely wonderful just as they are, but variety is the spice of life. What if you could take a delicious whiskey and make it even smoother? Attenuate that high-proof alcohol bite? It's easier—and even more delicious—than you think. » 6/01/12 5:00pm 6/01/12 5:00pm

The Angry Ginger: A Cocktail Tribute to Matt Buchanan

Creating your first craft cocktail takes a lot of trial and error, a bit of science, and a dose of creativity. Today, you're going to meet The Angry Ginger, Gizmodo's first (but certainly not our last) attempt and creating an original cocktail. We think you'll like the results. » 2/17/12 5:00pm 2/17/12 5:00pm

Iron Man Cologne Bottle Disturbs Me

A minute ago in Gizmodo's bullpen: Me: "Diesel Iron Man cologne. I want Tony Stark's cologne." Jason: "That's just bourbon." Kat: "I would rather have Robert Downey Jr's sweat as a cologne." [LAT] » 3/30/10 6:40pm 3/30/10 6:40pm