How to buy an entire cask of Indian whisky from Paul John and Piccadily Distilleries
Plus, what is a cask whisky program, how does it work, cost of booking a whole cask of whisky, and suggestions for what to do with the hundreds of bottles of whisky after it has matured.
Star power: 5 celebrity-backed alcohol brands you should know about
From George Clooney to Ryan Reynolds, everyone wants a slice of the spirits game.
Procera Gin and 4 more spirits to sample this summer
Coconut and cashew feni, a rum made in Aurangabad, a Japanese whisky, a gin with botanicals like Somalian acacia honey and mace from Zanzibar, and a tequila made with Blue agave from Jalisco.
MC Recommends: Onitsuka Tiger Acromount, Suntory World Whisky Ao, Longines Pilot Majetek
Recommended this week, Onitsuka Tiger's Acromount which just dropped in India; a premium blended whisky by Suntory with a taste of all five major whisky making regions; an ode to a WWII era pilot's watch by Longines, an upcoming book on India's memorable Test series win in Australia in 2021, and Japan's Final's newest noise-cancelling earphones.
India’s top bartenders recommend 7 new drinks for your home bar
Their picks: Normindia Gin, Saelto Mezcal Blanco, Mezcal Creyente, Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin, Teremana tequila, Quaffine coffee liqueur, and Del Maguey Mezcal.
Kraken Black and 6 more spiced rums to try, and how to drink them
Infused with spices like green cardamom, star anise, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla, these rums can be sipped on their own or had with mixers like ginger ale or tonic water.
Six interesting single malts not made in Scotland
From Tel Aviv to Santa Fe, here’s what the world has been distilling.
MC Recommends: A boutique property on Karnataka's Maravanthe Beach and Bowmore 1965 at the Mumbai duty-free
This week in MC Recommends, a boutique hotel on a non-touristy beach in south India, Bowmore whisky at the Mumbai duty-free, a calligraphy pen with an 18-karat hand-sculpted nib, Breitling's homage to the Boeing 747, and APL McLaren HySpeed shoes.
Malayali Beer's Chandramohan Nallur: 'Being a Malayali is an emotion'
Malayali rice beer was launched in November 2022, with its logo riffing off of Kathakali headgear and the Raybans worn by Malayalam actor Mohanlal from the hit 1990s film Spadikam.
Three great wines with an Indian connection at Mumbai's Les Bouchons
Mumbai’s latest wine retail outlet, which also doubles up as an experience centre, stocks over 1,000 wines.
MC Recommends: A boutique stay in Jaipur, and Dave Broom's latest whisky book
This week in MC Recommends: Villa Palladio in Jaipur; a story of Scotch whisky, told through stories of the land, culture, and craft that birthed it; a luxury watch that riffs off Porsche's 911 Dakar; the smell of Delhi winters bottled by a home-grown perfume maker; and a mountain bike with RockShox suspension and SRAM Eagle drivetrain.
Foursquare Mark XX 'Isonomy' rum and 5 more spirits to buy on your travels abroad
A highly subjective list of best liquors to buy when you are out and about.
Glowworms, rubber tubes, and the Nile: A most unusual adventure in New Zealand
Expect a 25,000-year-old cave system, stalactites and stalagmites in spectacular and torturous shapes, and glowworm colonies.
MC Recommends: David Quammen's book on Covid, new Hamilton Khakhi Field 'Murph' watch, Paul John Christmas Edition 2022
Hot this week: The resized Khakhi Field ‘Murph’ watch, HOSA Goa, science writer David Quammen's book on Covid-19, Paul John Christmas Edition 2022, and Hypelev levitating sneaker display by Everknown.
Big Bang E World Cup watch: For confirmed football and Hublot fans
The outer edge of the Big Bang E’s dial has a scale that is divided into five sections. These represent the first and second halves, additional time allowed in each half, and half time.
GianChand, the Indian single malt that fascinates whiskey guru Jim Murray
Devans Modern Breweries, which turned 60 recently, was set up by Dewan Gian Chand. Its first whisky is priced at Rs 4,490 in Delhi, and has also been launched in Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh.
MC Recommends: A 19 year old Ardbeg, Bono’s Surrender and a pop-up at Noon
Hot this week: A refrigerator that's expensive but looks so damn right, the whisky Ardbeg fans have been waiting for, Ladakhi food at Noon, cool tool watches from Unimatic, and U2's Bono's new book.
Make space for these four new spirits from Amrut, Greater Than, Piccadily Distilleries in your home bar
From a floral fruity whisky inspired by blue kurinji flowers to gin which had made-in-Kashmir bats steeped in it for weeks, four interesting tipples to update your home bar.
MC Recommends: A triple distilled Amrut whisky and a stay option for the mindful traveller
Luxury is thoughtful things and experiences that add up to bring you joy. This week: An art deco show in Mumbai, a German dive watch, Amrut Trivarga, holiday villas designed by a sustainable architect, and a whisky and food pairing experience.
Diwali party prep: Paul John gin, Glenfiddich 21 YO and 3 more spirits to restock your home bar
A Greek brandy, Paul John’s new gin, and a grand old Glenfiddich — there’s a lot to look forward to this Diwali.
MC Recommends: Timex Marlin, Arc-52 by Bowmore and Aston Martin, and Samara Joy's 'Linger Awhile'
Luxury is a million different things done just right. This week in MC Recommends: An album that evokes smoky jazz bars; a restaurant residency that will bring a new master chef to Pune every six months; a VFM timepiece with a 40-hour power reserve; a 52-year-old whisky in an arc-shaped bottle designed by Aston Martin; and Booker shortlisted author Shehan Karunatilaka's latest book.
Stranger & Sons gin maker: Wanted to make sure any brand we launch would take cocktail culture ahead in India
Third Eye Distillery co-founder Rahul Mehra on the genesis of Short Story, building a portfolio of imported brands, and taking cocktail culture ahead in India.
How Mumbai lawyer Kabir Rachure put mind over matter to race across America
The only Indian to complete the ultra-endurance RAAM twice speaks about how he prepared for the race, the roadblocks, and what’s next.
5 interesting watches from Geneva Watch Days 2022
Started in 2020, bang in the middle of the pandemic, the decentralised Geneva Watch Days is now an integral part of the annual luxury watch calendar. Here’s a look at some of the more interesting launches this year.
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