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Get to Know the Judges

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The Lot 40 Cocktails You Have to Try in Detroit

By Ten bars in your city are serving handcrafted cocktails that are perfect for winter and show off the distinctive flavor profile of Lot 40 100% Pot Still Rye.

The Lot 40 Cocktails You Have to Try in Chicago

By Seven bars in your city are serving handcrafted cocktails that are perfect for winter and show off the distinctive flavor profile of Lot 40 100% Pot Still Rye.

Try These Single Malts Before Everyone’s Talking About Them

By Unless you’ve been judging a whisky competition, this is probably the first you’re hearing about Aberlour. But its range of single malts, along with the reaction each bottle receives, speaks for itself. Just look at how Aberlour performed at the 2016 International Whisky Competition. It was named the Distillery of the Year and earned a […]

Make a Better Version of Your Favorite Vodka Cocktail

By You can’t make a good vodka cocktail without a pure base. And it’s tough to get anything more pure than VDKA 6100. It’s made from New Zealand spring water and seasonal whey. It’s also free of sugar, lactose, gluten and additives of every kind. In other words, it’s the perfect start to any vodka cocktail. […]

6 Ways the World Has Changed in the Last 6 Years

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What Goes Well with Age?

By It took the better part of a decade to perfect Templeton Rye 6 Year.

The Longer You Age Rye Whiskey, The More You Can Expect

By A lot of distillers try to impress using the science that goes into a bottle of rye—from the specific type of wood used for barrels to the precise temperature the malt is heated to. All of that technology matters. But nothing is more important than time. When you give rye whiskey more time to age, […]

Take On National Rum Day Like the Pro You Are

By National Rum Day seems pretty simple for bartenders: Just knock a dollar off rum drinks and expect a few more customers than your average Tuesday.

The 2017 Herradura Cocktail Competition

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There’s a New Bartender of the Year | Partner Tip

By Congratulations to the 2016 Bartender of the Year, Abigail Gullo

The 2017 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition

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The 2017 Heaven Hill Bartender of the Year Cocktail Competition

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Celebrate Memorial Day with America’s Rum

By Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy Bayou Rum. Bringing a bottle of America’s rum to a backyard barbecue is enough to make you the guest of honor. But this year, Bayou Rum wants to do even more to make it a memorable time of year. So they’re kicking off a special sweepstakes, […]

A New Master of the Manhattan Has Been Crowned | Partner Tip

By After regional competitions and a trip to the Woodford Reserve Distillery, it was finally time to choose a new Master of the Manhattan. The six finalists convened at Catch in Manhattan—where else?—for the final stage of the competition. The finalists included Austin Carson, Andrew Olsen, Kimber Weissert, Ryan Puckett, Jonathan Howard and Jason Seele. Coming […]

The 2016 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition

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The 2016 Chivas Masters Global Cocktail Competition

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The 2016 Beefeater Cocktail Competition

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In Louisville, 33 Bartenders Get Schooled on Bourbon | Partner Tip

By With the hope of finding the ultimate Manhattan, the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience draws competitors from across the country. After selecting the regional winners, all 33 bartenders arrived in Louisville for a two-day experience with Woodford Reserve. The national judges, Julie Reiner and Jacques Bezuidenhout, welcomed everyone at Rye on Market Street. Over Manhattans (of […]

Get Into the Manhattan Experience While You Can | Partner Tip

By Hey, Manhattan master: What are you waiting for? If you think you make a mean version of this classic cocktail, put your skills to the test and enter the Manhattan Experience now sponsored by Woodford Reserve. Advertisement For the competition, entrants must make two cocktails: your version of a classic Manhattan, made with Woodford Reserve […]

The Manhattan Experience Returns | Partner Tip

By For bar professionals, the mark of an expert is not the ability to throw together a garish, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink concoction. Nope, it’s the ability to make a perfect classic cocktail, over and over and over again. If you think you’re the master of the Manhattan, Liquor.com invites you to enter the Manhattan Experience sponsored by Woodford […]

Enter the 2016 Manhattan Experience | Partner Tip

By If you love Manhattans and the bartenders who make them, it’s time to listen up. The Manhattan Experience, sponsored by Woodford Reserve, is a cocktail competition like no other. Liquor.com is on the hunt for the bartender who makes the very best Manhattans in the country—and the prizes are so very sweet. Advertisement Entrants must […]

Get a Taste of the World’s Best Whisky | Partner Tip

By Oh Canada! This year, the neighbors to the North have reason to celebrate. Crown Royal’s Northern Harvest Rye, made from rye grown in Canada, was just named the 2016 World Whisky of the Year. Advertisement It’s a blended rye whisky—the company’s first—that’s so special renowned whisky writer Jim Murray called it “a masterpiece,” praising its […]

China’s National Liquor Has Landed in the U.S. | Partner Tip

By It’s the only spirit served to distinguished guests at official government banquets in China. Now you can also serve that same spirit to your finest guests at your own bar. Introducing Moutai, the legendary baijiu from the People’s Republic of China. Advertisement Baijiu is beginning to make in-roads in bars across the United States. The […]

Ring in the Holidays with RumChata | Partner Tip

By If you’re looking to liven up your holiday beverages, look no further than RumChata. The luscious blend of Caribbean rum, real dairy cream, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla mixes perfectly with the season’s cold weather drinks, like hot chocolate, egg nog and coffee. You can also make extraordinary holiday cocktails with RumChata, like the Tennessee Tux, […]

How To: Running the Best Bar | Partner Tip

By You know there’s more to running a bar than just making good drinks. Bevspot knows it too. That’s why they’ve created tools to help beverage professionals work smarter and have shared the secrets to operating a successful bar in their free ebook guide to bar management. Advertisement Loaded with tips and tricks for managing an […]

Bartenders, Show Us Your Art | Partner Tip

By Auchentoshan® celebrates art—the art of making the smoothest triple-distilled single malt whisky. The art of pouring a perfect drink. And the art that bartenders around the world make when they’re not behind the bar. Art of Auchentoshan® celebrates the creativity of bartenders and invites you to share your original art.* In association with the Portland […]

The Liqueur That Wants to be Your New Pumpkin Pie | Partner Tip

By Thanksgiving is all about traditions: the giant bird; the post-dinner football; the thick wedges of pie with ice cream. Introduce another tradition to your holiday feast this year: RumChata. Advertisement RumChata, a cream liqueur that mixes Caribbean rum and dairy cream from Wisconsin, is flavored with fall’s favorite spice, cinnamon, laced with vanilla, sweetened with […]

All the Greatest Hits From the First Year of Bar Shift | Partner Tip

By The best way to celebrate a successful first year of Bar Shifts? Relive the greatest hits. By now, you’ve heard about Liquor.com’s exclusive experience sponsored by Bacardí. This year, the jet-setting Bar Shift program sent over a dozen bartenders to faraway cities to work a shift at a top drinking destination. Advertisement The goal? To […]

A Look Back at the First Year of Bar Shift | Partner Tip

By This year, Bar Shift sent bartenders packing. The jet-setting Liquor.com program organized nine bar swaps between bartenders from different cities. Professional drinks slingers left their bars to work a shift at a top drinking destination far from home: in New York and Miami, New Orleans, Mexico City and many other points between. Advertisement To kick […]

Thirsty Like Anthony Bourdain? | Partner Tip

By The Balvenie 2015 Rare Craft Collection was selected by none other than Anthony Bourdain. Want to spend an evening drinking single barrel whisky and meeting the makers at the forefront of the craft movement? Advertisement Reserve your spot now for the Balvenie 2015 Rare Craft Collection, curated by Anthony Bourdain. This free event, held in […]

What You Missed at the Bar Shift Reunion | Partner Tip

By Now that this year’s final Bar Shift is over, it’s time to take a look back at the program’s greatest hits. One of the top moments? The Bar Shift bartender reunion held in New Orleans during Tales of the Cocktail. Back in July, the seasoned host and guest bartenders from past Bar Shifts met up […]

Want to Drink and Think Like Anthony Bourdain? | Partner Tip

By What do an artist-driven Detroit letterpress shop, a North Carolina–based metalsmith and single barrel whisky have in common? Come to the Balvenie 2015 Rare Craft Collection, curated by Anthony Bourdain, to find out. This free event, held in Houston on November 3rd, 4th and 5th, is an exclusive opportunity to meet the makers who are […]

West Meets East at Bacardi Bar Shift | Partner Tip

By Forget East Coast–West Coast rivalry: It was all smiles over cocktails at Upper East Side bar Seamstress on Monday, September 21, when Vince Toscano of San Francisco’s Rye shook signature Bacardí cocktails alongside friend and host Pam Wiznitzer for the final installment of Bar Shift. Advertisement Check out the evening’s highlight reel below, where you […]

What Happens When SF Cocktail Craft Heads Uptown | Partner Tip

By Did you miss out on the final round of Bar Shift? The program held its last hurrah of the year on Monday, September 21. For one night only, Vince Toscano of San Francisco’s Rye took over the Upper East Side’s Seamstress, where he shook signature Bacardi cocktails alongside his friend and host, Pam Wiznitzer. The […]

Woodford Reserve: The Flavor Wheel | Partner Tip

By Sometimes it’s tough to tell exactly what type of deliciousness you’re consuming in a fine bourbon. Sure, Woodford Reserve is beautifully complex and perfectly balanced—not to mention that iconic bottle. But what precisely are you tasting? Advertisement The master distiller in Kentucky might say it’s one of two hundred flavors. He’d point to five elements […]

Woodford Reserve: Process | Partner Tip

By It’s sort of astonishing that four simple ingredients—corn, rye, yeast and barley—can mingle with crystal-clear Kentucky water to create a sophisticated sip like Woodford Reserve bourbon. Perhaps it’s the fact that—in addition to comprising 72-percent corn and 10-percent malted barley—Woodford packs a full 18-percent rye into its grain recipe. This is incredibly high by industry […]

No Tricks, Here’s How to Treat Your Guests on Halloween Night | Partner Tip

By Halloween’s just a handful of days away. Is your bar prepped for the holiday? Your customers will soon be heavily costumed and craving party-ready drinks to go with their Halloween festivities. The best way to cater to those requests? Stock a bottle of RumChata behind your bar. Advertisement Inspired by the classic flavors of horchata, […]

Woodford Reserve in Classic Cocktails | Partner Tip

By As the weather shifts from sultry summer to crisp autumn, few classic cocktails are so satisfying as a well-built Old Fashioned. Clean, with sweetness and bitterness in equal measure and fleeting notes of citrus thanks to a sliver of orange, the Old Fashioned is a delightful drink with which to welcome sweater weather. Advertisement Good […]

WOODFORD RESERVE: The Distillery and its Heritage | Partner Tip

By In 1776, Elijah Pepper launched his family business, selling “Old ‘Pepper’ Whisky” to thirsty Americans, and buying a splendid estate in Kentucky where he could distill it. Today, Woodford Reserve Bourbon is crafted in small batches right on the same historic site. Advertisement Louisville native Chris Morris is Woodford Reserve’s master distiller, carefully surveying the […]

Bartenders: Don’t Miss the Last Bar Shift of the Year | Partner Tip

By Have you been following the Bar Shift Program from BACARDÍ® USA and Liquor.com as it crisscrosses the country? If you haven’t witnessed one of these game-changing events, this is your last chance this year. Mark your calendars for September 21, when Vincent Toscano from San Francisco’s Rye will step behind the stick at Seamstress in […]

Meet the Incredible Man Behind A Revolutionary Tequila | Partner Tip

By Do you ever consider the makers behind your favorite spirits? Those responsible for the artful liquid inside the bottle often have fascinating stories. Don Julio González was no exception. Advertisement A man of unfaltering courage and integrity, Don Julio González set out to change the face of tequila forever by breaking with the traditions of […]

A Bourbon With History In Its Veins | Partner Tip

By In 1776, Elijah Pepper launched his family business, selling “Old ‘Pepper’ Whisky” to thirsty Americans, and buying a splendid estate in Kentucky where he could distill it. Today, Woodford Reserve Bourbon is crafted in small batches right on the same historic site. Advertisement Louisville native Chris Morris is Woodford Reserve’s master distiller, carefully surveying the […]

Ever Wonder How Bourbon is Made? | Partner Tip

By It’s sort of astonishing that four simple ingredients—corn, rye, yeast and barley—can mingle with crystal-clear Kentucky water to create a sophisticated sip like Woodford Reserve bourbon. Perhaps it’s the fact that—in addition to comprising 72-percent corn and 10-percent malted barley—Woodford packs a full 18-percent rye into its grain recipe. This is incredibly high by industry […]

Bar Shift: Two San Francisco Bartenders Rocked One of Mexico City’s Best Bars | Partner Tip

By For the first time ever, Bar Shift went international last week. On Monday, August 17, two—that’s right, two—San Francisco bartenders, Caitlin Laman and John Codd, traveled to Mexico City to work a guest shift at the Mexican capital’s celebrated bar Limantour.   Advertisement One of the two had been to Mexico recently; the other hadn’t […]

Bartenders: Meet Summer’s New Favorite Mule | Partner Tip

By Bartenders know that the frosty Mule is one of summer’s standout cocktails. The Mule is a classic for a reason. Hailing from Schiedam Holland, the home of Ketel One, The Ketel One Dutch Mule is the cocktail your guests are begging for during the dogs days of summer. Advertisement The exceptional spirit of Ketel One […]

Bar Shift: What Happens When LA Cocktail Craft Comes to Brooklyn | Partner Tip

By Did you miss the latest Brooklyn-based round of Bar Shift? On Monday, August 10, Yael Vengroff of Los Angeles’ Spare Room headed east to take a shift behind the stick at Brooklyn’s iconic Clover Club, shaking signature Dewar’s cocktails with venerated host—and Clover Club owner—Julie Reiner. Already an industry fixture at age 27, Vengroff has […]

Bartenders: Don’t Miss San Francisco’s Mexico City Takeover | Partner Tip

By Mexico City bartenders: Want to see two of San Francisco’s top bartenders working at Limantour? On August 17, the Bar Shift Program from BACARDÍ® USA and Liquor.com, will be bringing San Francisco’s finest to your front door. For one night only, Caitlin Laman from Trick Dog and John Codd from Gaspar Brasserie will work a […]

Bartenders: Meet the New Rye Made with Some of the World’s Finest Grain | Partner Tip

By As a bartender, you most likely know that Canada produces some of the best rye grain in the world. The question is, where does that fine grain end up? Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is the answer. Advertisement Considered the standard of excellence for Canadian whisky, Crown Royal boasts more than 75 years of whisky-blending […]

Bartenders: Last Call to RSVP for Your LA Peer’s NYC Appearance | Partner Tip

By Looking for the industry night destination on Monday? You’ll want to make a beeline for Clover Club, because the legendary bar is hosting the latest round of Bar Shift, the program from BACARDÍ® USA and Liquor.com. Advertisement For one night only, Bar Shift is bringing Yael Vengrofffrom Los Angeles’ Spare Room to work a shift at […]

Bartenders: Watch Your San Francisco Peers Take a Shift in Mexico | Partner Tip

By Ever wish you could transport yourself to a bar south of the border? Well, get ready to hit the road. On August 17, the Bar Shift Program from BACARDÍ® USA and Liquor.com, will be granting that wish for two lucky bartenders. For one night only, Caitlin Laman from San Francisco’s Trick Dog and John Codd from […]

Bartenders: Do You Have What It Takes to Be Bartender of the Year? | Partner Tip

By This year, one bartender will rise to the top and claim the ultimate professional title. Do you think you have what it takes? Heaven Hill and Liquor.com challenge you to enter the Bartender of the Year competition for a chance to win $15,000. This nationwide competition runs now through October 1 and will test your […]

Watch Cognac and Modern Art Intersect | Partner Tip

By On rare occasions, a spirit can be artful both inside and out. In Hennessy’s new Deluxe Limited Edition set, the world’s number one selling cognac meets the work of A-list artist Ryan McGinness. Limited to just 3,000 units worldwide, the Deluxe Limited Edition set includes two Hennessy V.S bottles with the artist’s exclusive label designs, […]

Behind the Scenes at the Bar Shift Reunion in NOLA | Partner Tip

By Have you been following Bar Shift’s journey around the country? Liquor.com’s program, sponsored by BACARDÍ® USA, sends one professional drinks slinger to a far away city to work a shift at a top drinking destination. Advertisement Last Wednesday, the seasoned host and guest bartenders from past Bar Shifts met in New Orleans for a well-deserved […]

Bartenders: Don’t Miss Your LA Peer Hopping Behind a NYC Bar | Partner Tip

By Ever dream about stepping behind an iconic bar in a far away city? Well, you can watch that exact thing happen on August 10. Because, as part of the Bar Shift Program from Dewar’s and Liquor.com, that’s the day Yael Vengroff from Los Angeles’ Spare Room will work a shift at Julie Reiner’s famed Clover […]
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