The Macallan Edition No. 5 Available at THE CASK & BARREL

For all single malt and specifically Macallan fans, The Macallan Edition No. 5. is out and you can order yours already from THE CASK & BARREL. There's an exclusive unveiling taking place as well on Sept 17. The Macallan Edition No. 5 is a homage to the diversity and complexity of the natural colors of The Macallan whiskies. Inspired by a coming together of whisky-making mastery and color expertise and insight, this Macallan single malt…

Athyr: The First Lebanese Single Malt Whisky

We have a first Lebanese single malt whisky and it's looking pretty awesome. Athyr is made with Lebanese malted barley and aged in new Lebanese oak. The first batch will be bottled at 56.1% cask strength un-chill filtered and un-colored. Only 150 bottles will be released. The name Athyr أثير is an Arabic word which reflects the other-worldly premium qualities of this first Lebanese single malt whisky". I already dropped them a message on their…
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Wata: A Lebanese Cider

1 month ago
I always thought it was weird that cider is not that popular in Lebanon, knowing that apples account for 1/4 of the total fruit production of the country. Wata is the first Lebanese cider I ...
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Make The Call: A Fantastical Visual Metaphor Bringing Macallan’s First Ever Campaign to Life

6 months ago
There’s a good reason The Macallan is the most sought-after whisky for collectors and one of the best-selling distilleries in the world. Whether it’s its history and sense of prestige, the exceptional oak casks or ...
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Secreterre Vodka: The First Locally Produced Vodka

6 months ago
Batroun-based microbrewery and distillery Colonel has launched this week its vodka, the first to be produced in Lebanon. The vodka’s name is “Secreterre“, and will be distilled in the same distillery Colonel uses for gin, ...
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Almaza vs Beirut Beer vs Al Rayess

9 months ago
Al Rayess beer joined the latest Beirut Beer vs. Almaza battle and hit back at Beirut Beer in an epic way. As you all know, Almaza was celebrating its 85th anniversary alongside Lebanon’s 75-years of ...
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Two Lebanese Gins Worth Trying

10 months ago
For all gin fans in Lebanon, there are currently two Lebanese gins in the market, The Three Brothers Gin and Jun Lebanese Gin. 3Brothers gin was created by a group of Lebanese bartenders after years ...
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There’s a New Beer in Town: Elmir Craft Beer

10 months ago
I came across an ad on Facebook for a new craft beer called Elmir. I remember seeing it at The Garden show back in May but didn’t taste it. Apparently it’s out now but I’m ...
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Meet the Five Craft Beers Now Available in Lebanon

1 year ago
Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, know that I enjoy a drink every now and then, especially when the drink is something special, not just your random club drink. ...
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Malts Masterclass with Diageo at Whisky Live

1 year ago
I was eager to check out the second edition of Whisky Live Beirut last month, and what got me even more excited was an invitation to one of its most interesting masterlcasses this year: Malts ...
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