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Takamaka Distillery

Distilling rum in the Seychelles, a lush, tropical archipelago nation located northeast of Madagascar and about 1,000 miles off the Kenyan coast, comes with...

Why Is 40% the Default Strength for Spirits?

Most stories about spirit proof mention British Navy proof, because it’s such an amazing contrast to our present day reality and a nifty story....

The Problem with Cans

Don Poffenroth’s drift boat is gliding into the center of Clark Fork River, a tributary of the Columbia just below Montana’s soaring, broken-knuckle mountains....

Why Competition Wins Matter

Winning a spirits competition can be a game-changer. Blind tasting puts brand-new producers on equal footing with distilleries that have existed for generations, making...

Join the Cult: How Three Spirits Brands Turned Fans into Fanatics

Joe Luby’s wedding day was approaching. A die-hard outdoorsman, Luby and his friends were celebrating with a fishing trip in the sprawling shrublands of...