We Tried This Whiskey-Enhancing Stick of Wood So You Don't Have To

Whiskey is in my blood. Not literally—well maybe a little right now—but since my dad's side of the family is from Scotland and I grew up in Tennessee, I like to take the spirit seriously. So when I heard of a gadget that would make cheap whiskey taste top shelf, I was pretty excited. Until I tried it. » 10/17/14 5:00pm 10/17/14 5:00pm

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

How the Perfect Man/Machine Balance Creates Some of the Best Booze in…

In a 5,000-square foot barn by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the New York Distilling Company is working on some whiskey. One thousand of the barn's square feet belong to a bar, The Shanty, and the remaining 4,000 is a cavernous distillery. Most days, it's a one-man show, with Bill Potter overseeing tanks,… » 10/19/12 5:05pm 10/19/12 5:05pm

Seven Insane Ways To Get Drunk Without Drinking

Some people really enjoy the feeling of being drunk, but hate having to do all that pesky drinking. Maybe they don't want the calories. Maybe they don't like the taste. Maybe they're in a hurry, and the normal metabolic process is a waste of time. Regardless, the lengths to which some will go to get their swerve on… » 7/06/12 5:00pm 7/06/12 5:00pm

The 49 Bits of Booze Jargon Every Drinker Needs To Know

Jargon is technology. Language was created for communication, and sharing a set of slang makes it all the more efficient. A drink order to a bartender needs to be a particularly quick and clear statement. If not, you're going to look like a novice, and you're not going to get the drink you want. And the booze snobs… » 6/15/12 5:00pm 6/15/12 5:00pm