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Tuesday, November 25th
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Canada Hops on the Craft Bandwagon

Learning from the Small-Batch Bourbon Boom

Forty Creek’s John K. Hall tells the tale of how American bourbon showed Canadian whiskey the way from counterfeit hooch to finely crafted whiskey.

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Have Your Pappy and Your Dickel Too

10 Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky

The rise of craft American whiskey now extends beyond the bourbon belt. Here’s the shortlist of major players nationwide.

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GETTING TO KNOW THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Stay: Hotel Hugo SoHo

Peering over the Hudson River from between two iconically New York red brick buildings, the brand new Hotel Hugo SoHo features a mix of modern urban escape and industrial warmth. This new kid on the block is an excellent place to call home for a brief stay in New York City.

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Don't Leave Home Without It

10 Flasks Perfect for Any (Family) Gathering

From the Archives: Use a flask wisely and you’ll have a great hint of lawless confidence; the look of wonder in your buddies’ eyes as you swig your just-so-uncouth booze will be all the sweeter. (Smokier, if it’s Balvenie 18.) These ones deserve a place in your coat pocket.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: November 25, 2014

Today in Gear: Band & Olufsen headphones, velvet slippers, old-school football jerseys and more.

Monday, November 24th
The Bourbon Trail
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A ROAMING JOURNEY OF AMERICA'S SPIRIT

5 Days On The Kentucky Bourbon Trail: Day 5

By HENRY PHILLIPS

Watching the bourbon boom unfold from our HQ in New York, we’ve had a lot of questions. How can a spirit go from the hand of every white collar on Wall Street to a “low-class” spirit, then have another renaissance with bottles worth over $5,000, all in a few decades? And more immediately: Who drinks the stuff? How do they drink it? Why? And why are some of them so goddamn pretentious about it? We figured the best way to get to the bottom of this was to head to the Bluegrass State with a few cameras, some notebooks and clean livers for five days of Kentucky scenery, friendly locals and distillery tours.

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Private barrel selection at Woodford Reserve and the drive back to Louisville

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Travelogue: Day Five

In day five of our Kentucky Bourbon Trail adventure, we soak in the last rays of Kentucky sun, watch a group pick their own single barrel of Woodford Reserve, and more.

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A Video Tour of the Process from 12 Bourbon Distilleries

How Bourbon is Made

We toured 12 distilleries in a five-day blitz, asking everyone we met to walk us through the bourbon-making process. Here, you’ll find all of the steps that go into making America’s unique take on whiskey.

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Single barrel bourbon explained

Hand Selecting Barrels with Chris Morris of Woodford Reserve

“For liquor stores, whiskey bars, restaurants — having a private barrel label is basically their way of saying ‘This is how we like our whiskey.’” Tom Fischer, the founder of BourbonBlog and a frequent judge at many spirits and cocktail competitions, told me over the phone after we got back from Kentucky. “So it allows them to put that bottle on a shelf and say, you know, ‘This is something we went to Kentucky and we picked up. This is how we like our whiskey, but it may not always be how you like it.’”

We shadowed Seattle-based Duke’s Chowder House as they selected their own personal barrel of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.

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What's the right way to enjoy America's Whiskey?

How Kentuckians Drink Their Bourbon

Is there a proper way to drink Bourbon? We asked experts in the industry to weigh in.

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This Week's News on Wheels

This Week in Motoring: November 24, 2014

This Week in Motoring: AWD F-Types, the Mustang 350 returns, a Lexus goes topless, Mr. Le Mans retires and more.

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The Good Kind of Coach Class

Viewfinder: Behind the Scenes at Morgan Motor Company

A behind-the-scenes look at the Morgan Motor company, which is hand-building its cars just as it did nearly 100 years ago.

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Feast, and be Thankful

Your Guide to a Better Thanksgiving

Think hard enough about your last Thanksgiving and there might just be a couple — or maybe a lot — of moments where things were really great. Maybe it was that *cough* perfect turkey (or capon), maybe it was the impromptu talent show put on by the kids table, or arguing about “Who invaded Spain in the 8th century?” during the annual Trivial Pursuit game. However trite it may sound, it’s these moments that make everything else worth it. So to everyone suffering through extended-family prodding or poultry that’s less than savory: hang in there and be glad you avoided the urge to walk past your gate and hop a plane to Kauai. Here’s your guide to the entire holiday.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: November 24, 2014

Today in Gear: Rx wood-frame eyewear, apps for the polyamorous, Italian leather camera bags and more.

Sunday, November 23rd
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THE WEEK'S BEST WRITING

In Case You Missed It: November 16 – 23

Our best articles from the last few weeks. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: how to make The Old Fashioned and two other bourbon cocktails, volatile soccer fans, the Toyota TRD Pro, Pappy Van Winkle & much more bourbon.