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Finding The Heart of the Cobra in Vietnam

As we sped down Cầu Chương Dương highway just outside Hanoi, Vietnam, I stared blankly out the taxi window and thought about Nag and Nagina, the cobra villains in Kipling’s short story “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi”.



Start spreading the news: Old Blue Eyes turns 100 years old this month and the crowned whiskey king, Jack Daniels, releases “Sinatra Century” as a birthday present for his most famed supporter. more

Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM Spirits Within

It’s 6:13 a.m. on Dec. 23 and a combination of terror, regret and anxiety just jolted you out of your much-needed holiday slumber. Like the fever of an approaching flu, the realization washes over you that you agreed ... more

Dec 23, 2015 12:14 PM Spirits Within

In the bourbon world, autumn’s arrival means another highly anticipated release from the Parker’s Heritage Collection. Now in its ninth year, this series continues its impressive streak with “Kentucky’s Straight Malt Whiskey.” more

Oct 28, 2015 3:57 PM Spirits Within

The last “Spirits Within” column spotlighted Patron, a brand which toasts the high life. So for this week’s column, we’re turning our attention to the hard workers, the true backbone of not only this country, but the whole world. more

Aug 26, 2015 12:22 PM Spirits Within

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