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At the age of 20, Richard Hennessy, the son of an Irish Lord, departed from his ancestral home for France in 1724 to fight in the French Army of King Louis XV. He sustained injuries in the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745, in which the French were victorious. Richard then…

Few spirits are as shrouded in myth and mystery as much as Tequila—and for good reason. This spicy and instantly recognizable Mexican spirit has been around for centuries, which is plenty of time for a few good tall tales to surface. “Technically, all tequila is a type of Mezcal, but…

Thailand has long been known for its beautiful beaches, Buddhist temples, welcoming people, outstanding natural environment and world-renowned cuisine. Not so well known is the regional image it is cultivating as a wine destination. Thai winemaking can be traced back nearly half a century when His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej…

For hundreds of years, whisky has been distilled in Scotland with the earliest documented record dating as long ago as 1494. While whisky is made only in Scotland, it is enjoyed all around the world to the point that many countries treasure this beverage even higher than their own national…