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Christopher Osburn

Christopher Osburn


Christopher Osburn is a food and drinks writer located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. He's been writing professionally for almost twenty years. In that time, he has traveled all over the world from San Diego to Sydney in search of mouthwatering food, frosty beer, exciting cocktails, and complex whiskeys and other spirits. He has the pictures to prove it.

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A pint of stout at the bar

These are the 12 best stout options to unwind in winter with

These stouts currently on the market offer smooth flavors and silky textures perfectly designed to keep you warm and happy.
The Macallan

The Macallan releases a limited-edition single malt scotch perfect for holiday gatherings

The second release in the Macallan's ongoing series, A Night on Earth - The Journey, is a single malt scotch that celebrates special moments with loved ones.
Left Hand

Beer news: Left hand Brewing introduces Belgian White Nitro, the world’s first bottled wheat beer with nitrogen

This 4.8% ABV wheat beer is creamy, smooth, and loaded with flavors and aromas like yeast, orange peel, and coriander.

The Irish Whiskey Awards named this the best Irish whiskey of the year (and they should know)

If you like Irish whiskey, you'll love these award-winning options.

Gin gift guide: Everything your favorite drink enthusiast needs to craft the perfect cocktail

High-quality gin (and the tools and accessories needed to make that perfect gin & tonic) make the perfect gift.

Whiskey gift guide: Give the present everyone wants this year

When it comes to holiday gift giving, you can't go wrong with whiskey. Check out these whiskies that make great stocking stuffers.
Thanksgiving dinner table at home.

The best Christmas beers to drink this holiday season

Santa would appreciate one of the best holiday beers of 2023 a lot more than cookies. Here are some of our favorites for season.

Beer 101: What’s the difference between an ale and a lager?

Know your beer! We dive into the similarities and differences between ale and lager
Jägermeister in a bottle next to a glass of it

Drambuie, Jagermeister, Schnapps, and more – our after-dinner liqueur guide

Drambuie, Jagermeister, Schnapps — the list of liqueurs is seemingly endless, but we'll help you find the best ones.
Chattanooga Whiskey

This newly released ‘rare’ single barrel whiskey is a limited edition – and less than $50 per bottle

Limited edition single barrel whiskey fior less than $50

The best imperial stout beer to drink this winter

These are the best imperial stout beer options for anyone who loves strong, dark beer.
whiskey Glass

This $80 bottle of straight bourbon whiskey just won an award as the best spirit in the South

Old Dominick Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey just won an award as the best in the South - and it's only $80!
Wild Turkey

This new Wild Turkey bourbon is the brand’s highest-proof release ever (and its most expensive)

Wild Turkey is a household name in bourbon. Check out its most expensive, highest-proof offering.

Matthew McConaughey’s hit new tequila brand is selling out

This is everything you need to know about Matthew McCounaughey's new tequila brand.

The whisky regions of Scotland: Each has its own history and flavor profile

From salty malts to smoky expressions, learn all about Scotch whisky and the different Scotland regions they come from.
Boozy Bubbly Lemon French 75 Cocktail with Champagne

How to make a French 75, a great cocktail you’re (probably) overlooking

The French 75. Chances are, you're simply overlooking it. If that's you, we suggest giving it another look, because it's amazing.
Mai Tai

We’ve got a sensational Mai Tai recipe you won’t want to stop making

Our Mai Tai recipe is incredibly simple, easily repeatable, and perfect for almost any occasion
Bourbon barrels

The white oak tree is in danger, and so is bourbon — here’s what the industry is doing about it

We've got enough white oak to make bourbon whiskey barrels for the next decade or so, but after that, the pickings are slim. This is what you need to know.
Beer Pint

Bad news for beer lovers: A new study says climate change is ruining your favorite drink

Hops are a vital ingredient in a quality beer, but climate change is affecting our supply. Here's what to know.
Dark Rum

Bourbon fans: These 8 dark rums are great adds to your liquor cabinet (because they’re a lot like bourbon)

If you want to branch out from bourbon, but still want a complicated, sophisticated drink, try dark rum. Specifically, these dark rums.
Bib & Tucker old fashioned

This creative old-fashioned recipe has two bitters and a unique bourbon that give it a campfire feel

Want an old fashioned that's unique and familiar at the same time? We've got one you'll love.
glass of whiskey

Scotch whisky found in 800-year-old castle — believed to be the oldest Scotch in the world — will soon be for sale

Whiskey and whisky lovers alike would love to get their hands on the oldest Scotch whisky in existence, which will soon be up for auction.

The best bourbon options under $100: They taste just as good as the expensive stuff

A good bourbon doesn't have to be expensive. These are the best bourbons you can buy for under $100.
Pouring a glass of whiskey

10 wheated whiskey and wheat bourbon bottles to try if you can’t get your hands on any Pappy Van Winkle bourbon

Can't get your hands on any Pappy Van Winkle? Give one of these other options a try.

This sidecar drink recipe has only 3 ingredients (so get yourself some good tequila!)

The sidecar drink is a timeless classic. Only three ingredients, it stands out when you have great tequila
Tequila with lemons

Tequila aging terms, demystified: Everything you want (and need) to know

There are so many different types of tequila. These are the aging terms you should know to pick out the right bottle.

Smooth, oaky reposado tequila options perfect for fall sipping

Tequila can be a great liquor choice for fall. These respado tequilas have hints of caramel, vanilla, or cocoa, perfect for cool fall nights.
Barrell Craft Spirits

Barrell Craft Spirits debuts first 100-proof bourbon, designed to be an accessible, ‘all-occasion’ whiskey

While Barrell Craft typically sells cask-strength bourbon, its newer offering has a much lower ABV.

10 single malt scotch bottles: The rested and sherry-matured version

Here are the best sherry-finished and matured single malt Scotch whiskies you can buy.
Eagle Rare 25

Buffalo Trace releases its oldest Eagle Rare bourbon yet

Do you like Buffalo Trace bourbon? Eagle Rare just released its oldest bourbon ever.
Whiskey in a glass on a wooden table

Know your liquor: All the bourbon terms you’ve never understood, finally explained

Learning about bourbon can be confusing, especially if you're not familiar with the lingo. This is what you need to know.
Stouts on a wall

Everything you ever wanted to know about bourbon barrel-aged stout beer

What is a barrel-aged stout? This is everything you've ever wanted to know.
Mijenta Tequila

This tequila from the highlands of Jalisco is the first certified b-corp tequila ever

Looking for tequila done right? This brand is the first certified b-corp tequila on earth
The Macallan Colour Collection

The Macallan Colour Collection is a traveling scotch collector’s dream come true

Macallan's new Colour Collection includes five single-malt Scotch whiskies.
Beer tap

Halloween-themed beer: Trust us, you need these 8 beers in your life

Halloween-themed beer might not be something you've thought about, but these 8 beers are incredible.

This tart twist on the Aperol spritz will be your favorite new cocktail — and we’ve got an amazing recipe

The aperol spritz is a classic drink, but rhubarb will elevate your spritz recipes.
Beer pint

This beer is made with recycled wastewater (and the company says you won’t be able to tell)

Climate change is making us think of how best to use nature's resources — which is why Devil's Canyon made a beer with recycled wastewater.
Union Horse Bottled in Bond Bourbon

Union Horse Distilling Co. unveils limited-edition, small-batch, bottled-in-bond bourbon whiskey

This bottled-in-bond bourbon will be a new seasonal release.
Tequila Mandala

MLB playoffs: The Dodgers have been eliminated, so they can’t celebrate with this team-favorite tequila

Though the Dodgers have been swept by the Diamondbacks in the MLB playoffs, the team's favorite tequila is still here.
Four glasses of freshly made Margarita cocktail decorated with limes on wooden table with shaker and limes.

Our margarita recipe is the only one you’ll ever need, we promise

Margaritas are a classic cocktail, and this margarita recipe will wow every time.

10 classic bourbon bottles and brands that will never go out of style

10 classic bourbon brands you should have on your home bar cart
Two glasses of Aperol spritz

Our Aperol spritz recipe is as close to perfect as you’ll find

Need a simple, great, repeatable Aperol spritz recipe? This one's for you, then!

10 fantastic single malt Scotch whiskies to warm you this fall

Fall is a season of reasonably warm days and chilly evenings. It’s also the perfect time of year to enjoy a warming dram.

Buffalo Trace brings back old-timey whiskey brands not seen since Prohibition

Buffalo Trace's Prohibition Collection is a must-have for whiskey enthusiasts
Bud Light

The Bud Light boycott movement comes for Taylor Swift, NFL’s Travis Kelce — this is why

The Bud Light boycott is coming after Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift
Cigar City Brewing Good Gourd Pumpkin Ale

Pumpkin beer is everyone’s fall obsession, but these ales actually taste good

The Manual's roundup of the best pumpkin beers of 2023 includes wild ales, imperial porters, and other pie-inspired concoctions from top craft breweries.

This screwdriver drink recipe is simple, elegant, and downright delicious

Looking for an incredible (and simple) screwdriver recipe? Look no further - ours is incredible
Absinthe in glass next to a bottle with a black background

Absinthe is mysterious and luscious – an expert tells us which bottles you should buy

Absinthe is mysterious and luscious — an expert tells us which bottles you should buy and add to your liquor cabinet.
old fashioned recipe with foraged items tincup spring 8

Foraging gets tipsy: How to make an old fashioned and 5 more cocktails with easily foraged items

Want to make an old fashioned in what may be the most old fashioned way ever? Try foraging for your ingredients!

Coca-Cola used A.I. to create its next big drink because that’s ‘what the future tastes like’

Coca-Cola, long famous for its century-old recipe, is utilizing A.I. to create its next big drink