The Best Way to Age Bourbon May be Putting it Out to Sea

Bourbon is to Kentucky as rum is to the Caribbean, so why is this distiller doing letting barrels of the stuff age on a ship bound for the Panama canal? If you ask Jefferson's Bourbon, they're just harnessing the motion of the ocean in pursuit of better booze. It's chemistry! Read More >>

The Best Whiskey Stone According to Science

Cold whiskey is great, but ice tends to melt and muddle the flavour. Whiskey stones are generally supposed to be the best of both worlds, but what kind of whiskey stone should you use? Cool Material decided to run some tests and find out. Read More >>

The Complex Relationships Between Bourbons, Visualised

As any good drinker knows, there's a an awful lot to know about Bourbon. But if you're sometimes confused about the providence of your tipple, then this family tree should help. Read More >>

How Bourbon Gets Its Beautiful Flavour

If there's one thing the Gizmodo crew agrees on, it's bourbon. Sweet liquid gold. It's pretty much the classic American spirit, and it's experiencing a massive boom at the moment. American Whiskey producers are going to great lengths to keep up with demands. So we thought it was high time we took a look at how this delicate and beautiful creature is made. (Play the sexy music.) Read More >>

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The Bone Luge: Gross, Weird, But More Than Just a Gimmick

There's a weird growing trend among American boozers: sucking down shots through beef marrow bones. Yes, the Bone Luge sounds macabre, savage, disgusting, and fratty, but don't let the name fool you. It's a high-end (read: expensive) affair, but all the pomp isn't just for show. It's actually, you know, good. Read More >>

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How To Rapidly Flavour any Booze Using Whip-Its

Infusing liquor is the secret to a lot of great cocktails. You can add rosemary to rum. You can add beef to rye whiskey. The possibilities are endless, but one thing is constant. It takes a long time. Days—even weeks—sealed in a jar. Read More >>

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How To Make Smooth Whiskey Even Smoother

Bourbon and rye are absolutely wonderful just as they are, but variety is the spice of life. What if you could take a delicious whiskey and make it even smoother? Attenuate that high-proof alcohol bite? It's easier—and even more delicious—than you think. Read More >>


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