Rise of Fernet: How the Italian Liqueur Became a Dive Bar Darling

Fernet is a bitter liqueur that’s become a go-to for imbibers tired of fancy cocktails. Here’s why. Little Tokyo, Los Angeles—dusk. A line forms at the door of a second-floor bar located atop an anime shop. A tattoo-covered procession stretches through the courtyard, past the Korean-style soft serve joint with the fish-shaped waffle cones, past … Read more

5 New Bourbon Brands to Try Now

Whiskey fans never tire of searching for the next fleet of great new bourbon brands. These fresh arrivals are your next big sips. If it seems like there’s a new whiskey release every month, that’s because there actually is. Longstanding brands and distilleries continue to expand their lineups with new additions and limited-edition annual releases, … Read more

GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 11: One of the Best New Scotch Releases

In Scotch-making, many a liquid is matured in sherry butts—large, 500-liter casks, which were formerly filled with the famed fortified wine of Spain. Along the way, these malts tend to extract a nutty richness, with flavors of dark chocolate and fruit, leather, and even touches of tobacco. If the whisky is especially expressive of these … Read more