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How a Spirits Bottle Becomes Iconic

Some of the world's most famous spirits brands are known not only for what's inside their bottles, but for the ...
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How Our Favorite Drinkers Do Thanksgiving

From cranberry-spiked Whiskey Sours to liqueurs of all types, a few of our favorite people share their Thanksgiving ...
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What’s Next for Barrel-Aged Gin?

Blurring the line between dark and light spirits, today’s top barrel-aged gins are rested in casks formerly used for ...
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House Rules: Drinking with “The Dude”

The idea of drinking to one's favorite films has spawned an online community dedicated to movie-based drinking games. ...
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October’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and ...
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How Do Bartenders Select Their Spirits?

Amidst today's ever-expanding spirits landscape, how do bartenders go about selecting that one perfect brand for each ...
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PUNCH Turns Three: Our Favorite Stories from the Last Year

In honor of our third birthday, here's a look back at our favorite stories from the last twelve months.
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Bringing It Back Bar: How to Use Old Tom Gin

In "Bringing It Back Bar," we shine a light on overlooked bottles and devise recipes to take them from back bar to ...
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Spirit Guide: Getting to Know West Coast Gin

Welcome to "Spirit Guide," in which Wayne Curtis demystifies the ever-shifting spirits landscape one bottle at a ...
Last Word Cocktail

How the Last Word Became a Cult Classic

What is it about the Last Word—that equal-parts cocktail driven by gin and green Chartreuse—that has spawned such ...
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September’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and ...
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Sh*t We Found on eBay: The 1960s Radio Flask

Welcome to "Shit We Found on eBay," wherein we plumb the depths of the consumer-to-consumer marketplace to find the ...