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Chill Bill: Ambassador of Fun

By Randy Mastronicola Vodka, fun and Bill Murray—it’s easy to see the connection there, but why Slovenia Vodka? Bill told us recently, “When I drink Slovenia Vodka, I feel like I just had a facial. It literally opens up my eyes and spreads my eyelids farther apart, leaving me with enhanced vision and increased wisdom.” Slovenia Vodka has received accolades, and is recognized as a legitimate player in [...]

An Interview with Jon and Jesse Bon Jovi: Rockin' the Wine World

By Randy Mastronicola JON BON JOVI is one of the most popular and enduring rock musicians of the last thirty-plus years. A legitimate best-selling rock n’ roll hit maker who, along with bandmates Richie Sambora, Tico Torres, David Bryan, et al., has sold more than 120 million records worldwide, performed over 2,700 concerts in 50 some odd countries, and played in front of 34 million fans. Jon was [...]

The Whiskey and Wisdom of Bob Dylan

By Randy Mastronicola Bob Dylan is a musical icon. He is one of the most influential and groundbreaking artists in recorded music history. What most people do not know is that he is also a metalwork artist with his own brand of whiskey. The Bob Dylan musical dossier is, of course, legendary. He was an essential guiding spirit of the musical zeitgeist and countercultural movement of the 1960’s. The [...]

Charissa Thompson: FOX NFL Kickoff Host Leads the Pack

By Randy Mastronicola, Portraits by Ian Bailey CHARISSA HAS BEEN IN THE PUBLIC eye for twelve years and she has become one of the most recognizable television hosts and broadcasters on the sports and entertainment landscape today. The road was not always smooth but in many ways—it was. Charissa’s career path has given her the opportunity to cover a lot of terrain. She was raised in Seattle, Washington. [...]

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Botanicals Spotlight: Nolet's Silver Gin Leads the Way with Signature Botanicals

By Randy Mastronicola THE TREND IN HEALTHY LIVING has taken over every consumer category. NOLET’S has been at the forefront of the botanicals movement as an industry leader for a number of years. While it might seem unlikely that alcohol could ever be considered a “health food,” adding plants known for their taste as well as for their beneficial properties has accomplished just that. The most often seen botanical spirit is gin. [...]

Dos Hombres

MSRP: $60 | ABV: 42% Dos Hombres Mezcal is the collaboration between Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston along with the renowned Mezcalier, Gregorio Velasco Luis. The spirit is crafted with espadin agave, hand-selected from the hillsides of a small village in Oaxaca. The mezcal was developed with velvety notes of fruit, agave and features a woody, apple quality. The fine finish is smooth and smoky sweet. Rating: [...]

Ron Barcelo: Imperial Premium Blend 30 Aniversario

MSRP: $125 | ABV: 43% The 30 is distilled in the Dominican Republic from the fermented juice of freshly cut estate-grown sugar cane. It has exceptional flavor, robustness and complexity. This Limited Edition (only 600 bottles are allocated annually to the United States) is a keeper. The rich, enveloping aromas of dried fruits, vanilla and caramel are sublime. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe [...]

Alec Bradley: Gatekeeper

Robusto 5 x 50 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan Tasting Notes: The Gatekeeper is informed with a natural sweetness offset by black pepper, cedar and nuts throughout most of the smoke. There’s a surprisingly creamy leather finish that takes it to another level. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

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