In the spirit of full-flavored old-world rums, Hotaling & Co. has added Denizen Vatted Dark Rum to its tasty line-up. The floral blended rum is blended in the old vatted style originally made for the British Navy in the 18th century. Distilled from antique stills, 80% is produced in Guyana, with 20% unaged rhum agricole from Martinique.
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Katrin von Niederhäusern and her friend Janine recently visited New Orleans, and while there, they decided to recreate the scene from The Simpsons where Homer goes on an eating and drinking binge around the Crescent City. Somebody needs to start offering this as an official tour.
Mezcal’s come a long way from that junk with a worm in it. Conceived by bohemian artists, Gem & Bolt is a clear 100% Espadin Agave with Damiana herbs for a euphoric “mood-boost.” Produced in Oaxaca, it’s slow roasted and fermented with wild yeasts, and is fair trade and sustainable. Delivered by Reserve Bar and Drizly.
Ryan Reynolds asks a simple question and offers a simple answer: “How far would I go for my company? The answer is yes.” Watch in awe as the actor and renaissance man takes on whatever it takes to ensure Aviation Gin is the best damned gin he can make. The cameo at the end is priceless.
Coke is a pretty good drink mixer already, but we really like the idea of these bartender-crafted mixers, which add hints of flavors like smoke, wood, spices, and herbs. For the moment, they’re only coming the UK, but we’re hoping to see them stateside at some point.
This party kit combines two of America’s favorite pastimes – guns and booze. The set comes with two gun-shaped spirit decanters, eight shot glasses, a belt holster, and a padded metal carrying case that’s sure to get you stopped by the TSA if you travel with it.
The Pretentious Beer & Glass Company creates some of the most awesome handblown drinkware we’ve ever seen. They make a wide variety of unique glasses for beer and cocktails, water carafes, and even a glass which blends two beers. Available as singles or in sets.
Next time your serve up a cocktail, drop a tiny human skull in, then let it gradually melt like the Nazis in Raiders of the Lost Ark. This two-part silicone tray lets you make four 2″ x 2.36″ skulls at a time, and is great not only for water, but for fruit juice, jello, or candy skulls.
Keurig takes its pod technology from making coffee to making cocktails, cider, and sangria. The Drinkworks uses pods that contain all of the ingredients, then chills them to the right temperature and adds the right amount of fizz where appropriate. Currently in limited release.
Do you like to entertain and serve cocktails? Batch Bottles make it easy to make perfect libations every time. Simply gather the ingredients marked on the glass bottle, fill them to the indicated level, and serve. Available in 20 classic recipes, each serving 6 to 8 drinks.
Johnnie Walker’s limited edition Scotch whisky was inspired by Game of Thrones’ icy zombies. The White Walker “has notes of caramelized sugar and vanilla, fresh red berries with a touch of orchard fruit and features single malts from Cardhu and Clynelish.” Best served chilled.
Brewjacket’s Beermkr makes brewing craft beer easier than cooking. Order a beer kit, put the ingredients in, turn the machine on and wait. After a week you have a gallon of fresh beer that you can store in the included dispenser. You can order premade kits or create your own.
This delivery service ships wine directly to your door, customized for your preferences. Winc asks you a few questions to build your taste profile. You’re then sent a selection of wines that you rate, and your ratings help to improve your next delivery. Save $22 on your first order.
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