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Booze of the World: All in with Ten High Bourbon

“A True Bourbon.” That was once the emphatic claim of Ten High, back when it was a cheap but honorable straight bourbon whiskey. Today it...

News from the Front

Humanity stands at a crossroads. I’m not talking about the madness in the Middle East­—we’ve been doing donuts at that particular intersection for millennia—I’m talking...

Tipping Points

A Blast from the Past Wealthy Americans adopted the practice of tipping as they traveled about Europe in the mid-19th Century. At the time, trans-Atlantic...

Drunkard of the Issue #64: Lydia Lunch

Lydia Lunch knocks a backhand of defiance into the face of the status quo like a shot of tequila spat into a gaping wound....

The United Altered States

“The United States of America” has always been a misnomer. “States of America,” yes. “United?” Well… In the sense that we’re all stuck together, that...
Wino Wisdom

Wino Wisdom: Issue 64

“It’s not day drinking if you’re still up from last night. It’s second-wave night drinking.” Unknown gent, who probably spent too much time in school,...

Plastered Propaganda Poster 64: Smash the Nanny State

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The Future of Boozing

Two decades ago, this magazine squinted into the hazy horizon and coughed up a slew of wild predictions about the future of drinking. So, how’d...

Postcards from Skid Row #64

Drinking in a Church Yard The idea is anonymity Or peace, As the dead only punch Their hands through the sod In the imagination Or the cheap seats I run...

The Ghost in the Machine

MDM: Before we start, let’s have a Papa Doble. EH: Good idea. You and master bartender Constantino Ribalaigua Vert conspired this cocktail, didn’t you? At La...

The Strange Case of PBR

Pabst Blue Ribbon is a beer of simple pleasures. It didn’t actually win a blue ribbon, but no one buys Pabst for its award-winning pedigree....

Community and Freedom

Social media is a benjo ditch, an open sewer where gondoliers named Zuckerberg, Musk and Gates spend the day steering fancy Venetian canoes. Every day,...

You Know You’re a Drunkard When… #64

Cenosillicaphobia is fear of an empty glass, and you’re getting damned angry at the snickering bartenders who find it amusing when you have a...

A Brave New Dawn

It is generally assumed that the drunk is an animal of the night. That we are to be found prowling the dark jungle of dives...

Oliver Reed: Profile in Drinking Courage

In the pantheon of history’s heroically great drinkers, there is a special place reserved for the British actor Oliver Reed. Reed’s alcohol consumption was truly...

In Praise of the Spritzer

As a woman, there’s not a cocktail on this Earth that I would feel any kind of shame for ordering. Blowjob shot? Hit me, I’m...

Columns and Regular Features

Booze-Soaked Fiction

Adventures with Alcohol

All the Pretty Pictures

How To Articles

Drunkards of the Issue

Inebriate Interviews

Clash of the Tightest

The Great Drunks

Historical Hooching