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Highlands distiller Knockdhu adds some smoke to its AnCnoc single malts

Distiller pays homage to its heritage with a series of limited edition peaty expressions By Alan J. Wax A distillery in Scotland’s Highlands region, an area largely known for its floral, sweetish, fruity single-malt whiskies, now is offering something for those … Continue reading

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Saranac’s new Single Malt brew will appeal to whiskey and beer aficionados

Scottish ale aged in single-malt Scotch whiskey barrels. By Alan J. Wax A recently released beer from the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. could be a beer for Scotch whiskey aficionados or, perhaps, a Scotch for beer drinkers. The beer, called … Continue reading

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Whisky expert Jim Murray picks Bourbon-style, single-malt Scotch as 2014 World Whisky of The Year

The well-respected English whiskey expert Jim Murray has picked a single-malt Scotch whiskey distilled as Scotch but matured in the style of American bourbon, as World Whiskey of the Year in the just published 2014 edition of his “Whisky Bible.” … Continue reading

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1 month, 3 NYC area beer festivals

Get those pretzel necklaces ready. It’s festival time in New York. Three beer festivals are scheduled to take place in and around New York City over the next few weeks. First up, is the International Great Beer Expo at Belmont … Continue reading

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Gov. Cuomo says MTA will expand Taste NY, offering beer, wine, and foods at Grand Central Terminal

The Metropolitan Transit Authority plans to add a Taste NY store in Grand Central Terminal, the Midtown Manhattan transportation, tourist and shopping hub.  The store will sell food and beverages produced in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. Cuomo has … Continue reading

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Finding rare Scotch whiskies among Edinburgh’s tourist traps

A trip to Scotland would not be complete without a whisky stop. However, my itinerary was far too short during a recent journey for a stopover at one of the country’s many distilleries. One possible alternative: a visit to the … Continue reading

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Passover spirits: San Francisco treats from No. 209 Distillery

For those who keep kosher for the Jewish holiday of Passover, a California distillery offers a gin and a vodka that meet religious requirements.  They’re definitely worth a shot. Why is No. 209 Distillery different from all other distilleries? Because … Continue reading

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Thanks for an amazing first year

As Corkscapsandtaps.com marks its first anniversary beer has become the topic of choice. What a year it’s been! Corks, Caps and Taps was launched just a year ago. In that time I’ve written 81 posts —  this will be No. 82 … Continue reading

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James Beard Foundation lists wine, beer and spirits pro award semifinalists

Who’s the top wine, spirits or beer professional in the country? You’ll find them among The James Beard Foundation’s 2013 list of semifinalists for its annual award, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage … Continue reading

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Jan. 25, a fine night for Scotch whisky and haggis to mark Bobby Burns Day

Every Jan. 25, Scots celebrate the life of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. Whether in Scotland or elsewhere in the world, they take the time for a wee dram of whisky as they carry out the long-standing tradition of reciting … Continue reading

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