Posted on Feb 15, 2012 08:00:30 PM

MKULTRA was a covert, illegal project of the CIA from the early 1950′s until the late 1960′s which involved the use of sexual and verbal abuse, sensory deprivation, various forms of torture, hypnosis, and isolation, as well as the surreptitious use of drugs and chemicals to alter brain function and manipulate mental states.

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 04:31:55 AM

Named after this nearby bay, Kilchoman’s Machir Bay is, as they’re calling it, their first general release. The idea is there will be a yearly Machir Bay release, though the expression will evolve year to year as more mature malts are added to the vatting.

Posted on Jul 06, 2012 04:08:48 PM

Mount Gay Rum introduces its latest rum: Eclipse Black, a deep, dark and naturally spiced spirit, a rum of great structure and surpassing aromatic intensity. Offering a rich, robust expression of Mount Gay's signature style, its luminous colour and exceptional character guarantee a powerful sensorial adventure.

Posted on Mar 22, 2012 04:09:34 PM

Single malt Scotch whisky brand Glenfiddich has handed its global consumer PR account to Porter Novelli following a competitive review. The business, estimated at around £100K, was previously handled by GolinHarris, who declined to repitch in the recent review.

Posted on Jul 22, 2012 06:20:08 PM

Bunnahabhain always seems to bottle something special for the Islay Festival of Malt and Music and this one, bottled for the 2006 Feis Ile, is no exception.

Posted on Aug 18, 2012 04:20:42 AM

This 17yo didn’t go down too well with me when i first tried it, i thought it was too much like the old style Laddie which i didn’t particularly like but it grew on me rapidly. From 100% Fresh American Oak this was bottled at 46% in 2005.

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 12:56:14 PM

Recently EPC, EP Carrillo Cigar company announced that they would be releasing the EPC INCH. Fans of Ernesto Carrillo’s La Gloria Cubana Serie R knew it was only a matter of time before Ernesto brought out the big guns he is known for.

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 12:58:18 PM

The Flor de A. Allones No. 7 comes draped in a silky smooth chestnut wrapper. The Ecuadorian Sumatra leaf is well oiled with very small veins and lends its natural earthy sweetness to the cigar. The cap is thin but evenly mounted and crisp. The length is perfectly plump and adeptly rolled.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 12:55:51 PM

Topper Cigars are a brand based in Connecticut with a long history in the cigar business. Now in its fourth generation, the company is still using the tobacco that hails from the Connecticut River Valley. The Topper Brand has been around since 1896. Chris Topper runs the day to day operations of this century-old company.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 06:52:32 PM

Fun and education in Port Jeff on a Friday night: over 8 great single malt Scotches – great food – great company and a great view of Port Jeff harbor from the Sail Loft room. What more could you ask for?

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 12:18:00 PM

Barenjager Honey Liqueur, the original honey liqueur, is proud to announce the brand's first-ever line extension. Barenjager Honey & Bourbon is a delicious blend of premium honey liqueur and Kentucky bourbon whiskey, made with generous amounts of pure honey and all natural ingredients

Posted on Jan 22, 2012 04:00:05 AM

Chinnock Cellars Private ReserveNote: With all IPCPR 2011 samples, these are being included with our IPCPR Series.  That being said, there are still some samples that have not been assessed. When it comes to pairing wines and spirits with cigars, I admit I am far from an expert on it.

Posted on Feb 03, 2012 12:00:00 AM

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new agency its digital and social media marketing. Digital agency Crayon came out top in a competitive pitch to handle the Grant’s whisky brand globally, reports marketing site

Posted on Mar 03, 2012 12:55:43 PM

The Short Run 2012 is an amalgam of the best elements of the NWC and the Core Maduro. The wrapper is the same golden hued Ecuadorian Connecticut beauty that drapes the NWC.

Posted on May 16, 2012 11:37:18 AM

British drinks group Diageo (DGE.L) is weeks away from buying a minority stake in the owner of the world's no. 1 tequila brand, Jose Cuervo, a business valued at $3 billion-plus, with talks focusing on whether the Beckmann family will take shares or cash.

Posted on Apr 03, 2012 06:52:42 PM

The BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd, owners of the BenRiach and GlenDronach award-winning single malt whisky brands, is proud to announce that it has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification.

Posted on May 04, 2012 11:07:42 AM

The online price comparison website for whiskies, Whisky Marketplace, has expanded its international reach to go live in 20 countries by the end of the month. This second stage of development comes ahead of its planned schedule, after its launch in November 2011.

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM

The Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd. were set up in Glasgow in 1938 with the plan to bottle and blend whisky for export to America following the Prohibition period there.

Posted on May 09, 2012 12:34:36 PM

Iron Hill Brewery came away from last weekend's biannual Brewers Association World Beer Cup in San Diego in fine shape, as did Philly's Dock Street, Harrisburg's Troegs, and Milton, Del.'s Dogfish Head.

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 12:55:29 PM

The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a nice buttery taste complimented by cocoa, which was the same that I detected back in 2008. The 2nd third stayed pretty much the same with small hints of nuts.

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 11:50:45 AM

Exclusiv Vodka, distilled from wheat, is 80 proof and was recently awarded a Double Gold Medal in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It's easy to understand why as it has a great clean taste that goes down smooth, whether chilled or at room temperature.

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 06:21:29 PM

The BAFTAs and Oscars are behind us, the Drinks Retail Awards have come and gone (ahem), and we’ve even given out our own tranche of virtual statuettes – now is the season of the gong.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 10:25:06 AM

This Caribbean nation is renowned around the world for its pungent Cohibas, Montecristos and Romeo y Julietas, but on the island, stogie-lovers are increasingly being told to take it outside.

Posted on Feb 08, 2012 05:23:11 PM

Colour: straw. Nose: interesting, it’s not so much one of these recent indie Littemills (many are great!), rather something akin to the last official 12, with some cardboard, dust, butter and beer at first nosing.

Posted on Jul 14, 2012 12:55:48 PM

"The name was chosen to honor Cuba, which has always been referred to as the flower of the Antilles," said vice president of sales José Ortega.