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    May 30, 2014

    Ardbeg Auriverdes Scotch Whiskey Release Party at Blackbird Ordinary This Sunday

    Foosball competitions, soccer players and rivers of whiskey as thick as a Scottish accent are abound this Sunday evening at Blackbird Ordinary, which is hosting Ardbeg Day, the annual celebration of the single malt Scotch whiskey from the Isle of Islay. The day commemorating the World Cup is the cul ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Happy Hours, Heat, and Scotch

    If you're still a wee bit hung over from Memorial Day weekend, we've got the cure: More partying. Come on, you're not in Kansas. This is Miami and things are happening this weekend. In case you needed an excuse to get out and enjoy life, it's Friday, the Miami Heat play the Pacers, and we've compil ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    Ancho Reyes Chile Liquor Debuts in Miami March 10

    Ancho Reyes Chile Liquor, a distinctly different type of spirits, will be making its debut in the Miami market for the first time on March 10, according to William Grant and Sons Distillers, the Scottish distillery responsible for brands such as Sailor Jerry rum, Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisk ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    Ron Burgundy Scotch Now Available in Miami

    It sounds like an elusive legendary creature -- much like a unicorn or a griffin. Maybe that's because it's named after the legend of modern mythology: Ron Burgundy. But Ron Burgundy Great Odin's Raven Special Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky (or, as the famous anchorman himself likes to call it: Scot ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Johnnie Walker Teaches New Times How To Make Bitters

    Growing up in a Nicaraguan household, my first introduction to hard liquor came from my dad's bottle of Johnnie Walker Red. Nicas love hanging out with Johnnie. He's a smooth cat who's been the master at concocting aromatic, amber spirits since the 1800s. At the tender age of 13, I became a full-fle ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Macallan's Teaches Scotch 101

    When people get serious about Scotch, they get The Macallan. After all, the brand has been brewing the golden-hued spirit for almost 200 years. Their Scotland distillery creates a whole host of options -- from their 10-year-old Fine Oak to their Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars collection (a bottle o ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    For Father's Day: Thor, Whisky of the Gods

    If you're looking to spend about $200 on a special gift for dad on Father's Day (June 17) -- one that he can wring quite a bit of pleasure from -- this just might be it: Thor, a new 16 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Highland Park's Valhalla Collection."We wanted to create an exciting new ra ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Jim Marshall, Founder of Marshall Amps, Dead at 88

    Jim Marshall, the English inventor of the famed Marshall amplifier favored by guitar-oriented rock artists, also known and the "Father of Loud", died yesterday in his Buckinghamshire home. He was 88.Marshall started developing his amplifiers in 1960, answering the call from customers such as Pete To ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    The Balvenie Road Trip: Two Guys, One Car, Lots of Scotch

    ​Generally, brand ambassadors at spirits companies have pretty good jobs -- going to bars and events and talking up whatever brand of booze you're representing (and giving out free samples along the way). But last year, Balvenie brand ambassadors Nicholas Pollacchi and Andrew Weir received a new a ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    George Espie: Whisky's Master of Wood

    ​George Espie is the Macallan master of wood, which means (A) he is a Scotch fanatic and (B) he probably gets picked on a lot during recess on the corporate playground. What his title really means is he is responsible for managing the Macallan "Wood Policy" and delivering all cask requirements to ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Wine and Spirits You Should Drink Now!

    ​Manhattans are classic, and mojitos are perfect for beating the summer heat. Remember apple martinis? Those were tasty, but definitely a trend. What drinking trends can you expect in the coming year? Here's a list of what everyone will be imbibing:

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    August 9, 2011

    Richard Paterson's Scotch Drinking Tips: A Master Blender Speaks

    Laine DossMaster Blender Richard Paterson has a million dollar nose.​​Third generation master blender Richard Paterson's nose is so important to his job as master Scotch whiskey blender, that the noggin is insured for $1.6 million.Paterson, who works for Whyte & Mackay (the namesake founders ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Last Night: Pastry Porn and Scotch at Michael's Genuine

    Photos by Paula Niño​​​Last night, in honor of National Scotch Day, Short Order headed over to Michael's Genuine Food & Drink for some seriously old scotch and a tasting of pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith's latest creations.The Macallan brand ambassador Randolph Adams was our host for the even ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Official Halloween Blended Whisky: The Black Grouse

    Lee KleinNice gift to find under the Halloween tree!The black grouse is the newest addition to  The Famous Grouse whiskey family. It is touted as having the richest, smoothest flavor of any blended Scotch. Jim Murray's Whisky Bible (whisky bible?)  describes it as "so gentle, with waves of ... More >>

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    March 15, 2009

    Organic hipness

    When Banana Republican is not out trolling the streets of Miami in search of corrupt politicians, inept bureaucrats, scoundrels, outlaws and other riff-raff that deserve exposing, I like to check out the hipster scene. I'll roll up a nice fat banana peel, pour a little Macallan's malt scotch whiske ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Last Night: The Ritz Carlton's Wine Room and Scotch Bar

    New Times was graciously invited to an evening of pampering and boozing last night courtesy of the Ritz-Cartlon Fort Lauderdale's (semi) new and much improved wine bar. And it went.... well, how do you think it went? We were pampered. We were boozed. It was an all around lovely evening, and I would ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007

    Wanted: Diplomats for Drinking

    Lightweights need not apply Traveling the world, knocking back copious amounts of alcoholic beverages, and pocketing $200,000 in the process -- doesn't sound much like hard work, does it? But for one pair of lucky bastards this could soon become a full-time job -- well, for a year, anyway. ... More >>