Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest and greatest ship is The Prima. Here are the 5 best things that spirit lovers, whiskey enthusiasts, and cigar lovers will enjoy about the Norwegian Cruise Ship. From cocktails on tap to The Whiskey Bar along with sustainable cocktails to pair with cigars, this is the cruise line’s most luxurious offering to date. Here’s our cruise review of the ship…

Kings County Empire Rye Whiskey 2022 Allocation Released

Kings County Distillery of Brooklyn, New York releases their 2022 allocation of Empire Rye including two expressions of the rye whiskey. Both their perennial 102 proof, 80% rye 20% malt, along with a rare barrel strength rye 6-year-old-whiskey are available at the Brooklyn distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Blue Run’s First Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey: Emerald Rye

Blue Run Spirits makes their second release Blue Run Emerald Rye Whiskey. This is the Blue Run Rye Whiskey to be contract distilled by Blue Run Liquid Advisor Jim Rutledge at Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, and the first Blue Run Rye to be bottled at barrel proof.

WhistlePig PiggyBack Legends Series: Brothers Osborne Rye Whiskey Barrel

Brothers Osborne partners with WhistlePig Rye Whiskey of Vermont for a new whiskey collaboration and the 2022 release of their PiggyBack Legends Series. John and TJ Osborne selected this limited edition single barrel. Proceeds from the sales of each bottle benefit Rogers Behavioral Health and its foundation, Mission Possible Fund, raising funds to provide free mental health treatment to low-income patients.

Kentucky Peerless Releases Small Batch Double Oak Rye Whiskey

Kentucky Peerless launches their Small Batch Double Oak Rye Whiskey. The release will take place at the Peerless Louisville distillery on Friday, November 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m ET Peerless originally released their Double Oak Bourbon in 2021. This release marks their first-ever Small Batch Double Oak Rye Whiskey.

Buffalo Trace’s 2022 Antique Collection Whiskeys: Stagg Returns At 138.7 Proof!

Buffalo Trace Distillery of Frankfort, Kentucky releases its full lineup of the 2022 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC) this fall, including perennial favorite George T. Stagg that returns. Also for 2022 William Larue Weller Bourbon, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey, Sazerac Rye 18-Year-Old Whiskey, and Eagle Rare 17-Year-Old Bourbon. Last year, Buffalo Trace opted not to release its uncut, unfiltered 15-year-old George T. Stagg Bourbon because it did not meet the Distillery’s standards for the Stagg brand.

Kentucky Peerless Releases Rye Whiskey Finished In Absinthe Barrels for 2022

Kentucky Peerless of Louisville, Kentucky tells the third annual release of its Absinthe Barrel Finished Rye Whiskey. The release will take place at the Peerless Distilling Co. in Louisville, Kentucky. The finish pays homage to the Sazerac cocktail.

WhistlePig Rye Whiskey’s The Boss Hog IX: Siren’s Song

WhistlePig Rye Whiskey releases 2022 The Boss Hog IX: Siren’s Song Siren limited edition as twice-finished, well-aged Rye that slumbered in Vermont at the distillery in casks seasoned with Greek Fig Nectar and barrels suffused with homemade Tentura, based on a Greek liqueur recipe.

Blue Run’s First Micro-Batch Whiskey Release is Their Response To The “Somewhat Meaningless Term Small Batch”

Blue Run Spirits releases the first of limited biannual series of “micro-batch” whiskeys with six Kentucky Straight High Rye Bourbon Whiskey made by Jim Rutledge at Castle & Key Distillery, blended and hand-selected by Whiskey Director Shaylyn Gammon with what cofounder and CEO Mike Montgomery says is the brand’s response to the somewhat meaningless term ‘small batch.”

Teeling Whiskey 32-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey Purple Muscat Finish

Teeling Irish Whiskey Distillery of Dublin, Ireland releases a first-of-its-kind 32-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey finished in Portuguese Purple Muscat casks. Distilled in 1990, and matured in bourbon barrels for 28 years, only 283 bottles have been produced at an ABV 53.7%, it will be $3,499.99 a bottle in November 2022, exclusively in the U.S.