Most big coffee manufacturers can’t trace their beans to their farmers. Nobletree Coffee takes a farm-to-cup approach by sourcing exclusively from family-owned crops. The result is an award-winning line of 100% Arabica coffees: sustainably farmed, milled, exported, then small-batch roasted in Brooklyn.
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Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Proof’s specialty rye whiskeys are infused with natural ingredients for a big and bold taste. Flavors include an eye-opening Arabica coffee, a sweet honeysuckle wildflower, a zesty ginger root, along with pecan, mint, and pineapple. Sold in 750ml bottles and great for making cocktails.
The producer of America’s highest-rated Single Malt, Westward, introduces an elegant ode to Oregon’s premier grape varietal. Finished for two years in Pinot Noir barrels from Willamette Valley wineries, Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask Whiskey joins their Single Malt and Single Malt Stout Cask on the top shelf.
Ever try to get a tablespoon to fit into the top of an olive jar? Cocktail Kingdom solves the common bartender complaint thanks to Jim Meehan, author of Meehan’s Bartender Manual. Meehan’s Mixology Measuring Spoons offer a narrower, arrow-shaped motif – plus Imperial and Metric measurements – on six stainless spoons.
One of the world’s finest gins comes from Germany, not London. Rated a near-perfect 99 by Distiller.com, Monkey 47 Dry Gin is a delicious juniper concoction with prominent herbal, fruity, and peppery notes, and a sweet finish. The 47 in the name comes from the 47 botanicals used and the 47% ABV.
Refreshingly light, the classic gin and tonic cocktail is popular worldwide. For an upgraded G&T with an exotic twist, Tanqueray Rangpur is a smooth distilled gin with a distinctive citrus taste. Named after a rare lime from India, aromatic Tanqueray Rangpur is also subtly enhanced with mandarin flavors from the Far East.
Five Drinks Co makes bar-quality cocktails, then packages them in aluminum cans for a quick and easy drink fix. They feature mixologist-developed recipes and incorporate high-quality spirits and natural ingredients. With 9% to 11% ABV, they also pack much more punch than today’s popular spiked seltzers.
Iconic diner Waffle House teamed up with Oconee Brewing to create a beer inspired by their 24-hour-a-day breakfasts. The 6.5% ABV red ale has been infused with the salty, smoky flavors of real bacon, and makes a great accompaniment to morning meals. Available exclusively from the Greensboro, GA brewery starting on 12.18.2020.
Raise a glass to the great women of whisky. Jane Walker is a limited-edition Scotch whisky from Master Blender Emma Walker in honor of Cardhu, a 200-year-old Speyside distillery that flourished under the leadership of whisky pioneer Elizabeth Cumming. The blended malt is aged ten years, featuring notes of white peaches.
Dante NYC offers this 8-bottle series of pre-mixed cocktails. The 8oz. bottles include not just gin-based Negroinis but ones that incorporate mezcal, bourbon, and tequila, balanced out with complex flavors like chocolate bitters, pineapple shrub, and cold brew coffee, among others. Each bottle serves three drinks.
Vermouth is an unsung hero, vital to the bartender arsenal when they need the good stuff like 1757 Vermouth di Torino Rosso for top-shelf Negronis and Americanos. Nearly 300 years of experience go into 1757, the plum-red aperitif that salutes Casa Cinzano’s founding year. Rated 94 by Wine Spectator for its mature aromatics.
Distilled in Mexico from agave, mezcal is characterized by its smoky flavor – not always desired by tequila fans. The subtle smoke of triple-distilled Vamonos Riendo Mezcal has wider appeal, using mature, high-altitude Espadín and Tobalá which concentrates flavors in the heart of the plant. Each sale benefits Oaxaca charities.
Pinhook is a new portfolio of American whiskeys, each as distinctive as the winning racehorse on the label. The Kentucky distillery’s 2020 Straight Rye – cheekily called Rye’d On – took Double-Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Available through BevMo, and online at Caskers, Drizly, and Seelbach’s.
BrüMate’s drink flasks feature a look inspired by vintage WWII gasoline “jerry” cans. They hold 8 oz. of your drink of choice and are cast from stainless steel with a special food-safe coating to eliminate any metallic aftertaste. They’re available in numerous colors, including some cool camouflage patterns.
Like most countries, you need a license in the UK to sell liquor in a bar, restaurant, or other location. But there’s a loophole in their law that seems to permit unlicensed sales aboard vehicles in transit. So Tom Scott and Matt Grey set up a working bar aboard a small hovercraft to deliver drinks to patrons in the countryside.
United Sodas of America offers a 12-pack of their soft drinks that looks like a Pantone color swatch book. Each of their delicious sodas is made with natural flavors, organically-sweetened, and has only 30 calories. With flavors like orange nectarine, pear elderflower, and toasted coconut, this ain’t your daddy’s soda pop.
This corn whiskey blend introduces natural coffee flavor into the mix. The regular brew is fragrant and nutty, while the dark roast has delicious caramel notes. It’s sweet enough to sip over ice and also tastes great in a cup of unsweetened coffee for a warm-up with a kick any time of day. Find it online at Sip Whiskey or Del Mesa Liquor.
Enhance the taste of your favorite spirits and wines with this craft cocktail infuser. Simply fill with fruits, veggies, candies, or spices, and attach it securely to your bottled beverage. Flip it over to fill with liquid, and let the ingredients infuse over time before pouring. Flavors start to meld in as little as five minutes.
Keep your drinks within reach with one of these outdoor metal holders from Newch Creative Welds. The YardStick comes in 1-drink, 2-drink, and 4-drink variants, each with a 3-foot-tall stake for the beach or grass, along with a built-in bottle opener. They also make versions with a metal stand for use on patios or decks.
Park City, Utah’s High West Distillery makes some of our favorite bourbon and rye. Now they’ve turned their attention to pre-mixed Manhattans and Old Fashioneds, which spent time in rye whiskey barrels for added depth and flavor. Each 750ml bottle pours 12 cocktails, lasts for 3 years on the shelf, and 30 days once opened.
Warm up cool October days with one of Brutaliteas’ tasty fall tea blends. Flavors include Chaiday the 13th, Children of the Candy Corn, Malloween, Night of the Living Red Apple, and Polterspice, each incorporating deliciously autumnal flavor elements like cinnamon, clove, ginger, apple, chocolate, and Halloween candy.
Whether you’re home-distilling spirits or just want to add some dimension to store-bought drinks, these coils of charred oak are a great way to add flavor and depth. They’re small enough to drop through the neck of a 750ml bottle, and their spiral design maximizes surface area for the best flavor. Sold in packs of one, two, or four.
Junipero Gin’s juniper-berry-blue bottle hints at the botanicals inside: juniper, coriander, cubeb, grains of paradise, lemon peel, orange peel, orris root, cassia bark, cardamom, orange peel, aniseed, and angelica root. Junipero pioneered the American craft gin movement, distilling in small copper pots at 98.6 unfiltered proof.
Whether or not you golf, nothing beats a cocktail at the 19th hole. The Pebble Beach Whiskey Wedge Rocks Glass by Corkcicle perfectly chills your favorite spirit without diluting its flavor. Just put the etched rocks glass and clever silicone ice form in the freezer to make a slow-melting wedge that leans on one side of the glass.
Keep your beer bottles and cans frosty cold for hours with these cooler shells that wrap around your beverages. They feature double-wall vacuum insulation and a stainless steel body. A removable cap holds bottles securely in place, while cans fit snugly on their own. As a bonus, its cap doubles as a bottle opener.
With wildfires ravaging the US West, Colorado’s Wild Barn Coffee is donating 100% of their profits on National Coffee Day, 9.29.20, to the GlobalGiving CA Wildfire Relief Fund. Wild Barn’s organic Nitro Cold Brew is spiked with two antioxidant superfoods: goji berries and cacao nibs. Sold in 6- and 12-packs.
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