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Just How Important Is Sherry to Scotch Whisky?

For decades, aging in sherry barrels was central to the flavor profile of Scotch—until the supply suddenly dried up.
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Inside Miami’s Iconic Little Havana Bar, Ball & Chain

The 82-year-old Calle Ocho mainstay has lived several lives before taking on its current form in 2014. Lizzie Munro ...
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The Charm of a Bar That Offers Nothing Special At All

In “Deep Dive,” we send writers back to their college haunts. This round: Jamie Feldmar on the charms of the ...
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Mix Tapes: Behind the Soundtrack at New Orleans’ Cure

The allure of a bar is never based solely on its drinks. Here, a glimpse of the eclectic atmospherics at New Orleans' ...
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The Next Generation of Closed-Loop Cocktails

Pioneers within the bar world are considering food waste, energy conservation and sustainability to make ...
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Let Me Tell You the Rules: Lessons from Harry’s Bar

Famed for being the birthplace of the Bellini, Harry’s Bar in Venice has developed an ethos all its own.
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Searching for the New Australia in Shiraz Country

Just what should Barossa and McLaren Vale’s wines offer the world? In the second part of a journey through the New ...
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Designing a Bar at the Edge of Space and Time

Welcome to "In the Details,” a series on the unique features that give some of America's most interesting bars their ...
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Behind the Backbar at Houston’s The Pastry War

In "Anatomy of a Backbar" we get to know the world's most notable spirits programs in five bottles. This round, The ...
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January’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, wherein we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and nightlife. This month, ...
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Inside New York’s Premier Ice Sculpting Studio

At Okamoto Studio, a typical day can include fashioning custom ice cubes for cocktail bars—or using a chainsaw to ...
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Can Orlando Become a Cocktail Capital?

Hanson's Shoe Repair, a speakeasy housed inside Orlando's oldest building, was among the city's first true cocktail ...