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Whoop & Holler Whisky

Whoop & Holler Whisky

Orphan Barrel’s exquisitely smooth 84-proof whisky has spent 28 years aging in oak, building a complex and layered character which reminds us of autumn, with a big, woody body, notes of candy corn, pepper, clove, and zesty citrus peel.

Whiskey Barrel Celebration Box

Whiskey Barrel Celebration Box
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Heritage Handcrafted makes handsome commemorative boxes from reclaimed whiskey barrels. Each box preserves its characteristic interior char, and has a cedar-lined cigar humidor insert, 4 shot glasses, and space for a bottle. Boxes can be personalized too.

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Original Grain x Jim Beam Black

Original Grain x Jim Beam Black
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A very special wood watch from Original Grain, made using reclaimed oak from Jim Beam bourbon barrels, accented by copper. Comes in a custom wood box, with a flask, an Italian leather band, and tools for removing links and changing bands. Limited to 500 pieces.

Jim Beam Double Oak

Jim Beam Double Oak

A tasty new bourbon with surprising complexity for its age, offering extra layers of caramel, spice, oak, and just the right amount of sweetness. It’s moved from its first charred oak barrel to a second after four years, resulting in an eminently drinkable whiskey.

Deal: Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit

Deal: Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit
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The Gentleman and Scholar old fashioned cocktail kit is the perfect gift for whiskey or brandy lover in your life. Includes two double old fashioned glassses, two bitters, a stainless steel muddler, an ice sphere mold, and a cocktail garnishing tool.

Ceramic Whiskey Tumblers

Ceramic Whiskey Tumblers
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This duo of vitrified stoneware tumblers are perfect for sipping bourbon, scotch, or other spirits, and look great doing it. Each one is hand-thrown by Mazama’s Portland clay studio, and is food, microwave, and dishwasher safe.

How Bourbon Barrels are Made

How Bourbon Barrels are Made

A look behind the scenes at Louisville, Kentucky’s Kelvin Cooperage. The family-owned plant handmakes new oak barrels for aging bourbon and wines. The barrels may only be used once for bourbons, but will live on for many years providing a home for other spirits.

Pappy & Company Maple Syrup

Pappy & Company Maple Syrup
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A very special syrup, made with the help of a very special whiskey. Pappy & Company’s 100% pure maple syrup is tapped at Bissell Maple Farm in Ohio, then aged for 6 months in Pappy Van Winkle 15-year oak bourbon barrels. Yum.

How Tennessee Whisky Is Made

How Tennessee Whisky Is Made

We recently had the privilege of visiting George Dickel Tennessee Whisky’s famous Cascade Hollow Distillery, and went behind the scenes to see how grains, water, and yeast are transformed into wonderful whiskies for us to enjoy. Here, we share our tour in photos.

George Dickel 17-Year Whisky

George Dickel 17-Year Whisky

While searching at Dickel’s Tennessee distillery for barrels of 9-year-old whisky, distiller Allisa Henley stumbled across a cache of barrels filled with this nectar of the gods. It’s rich, sweet, with tons of vanilla and oak. For now, you’ll need to visit Cascade Hollow if you want one.

Jack Daniels Maple Bourbon Candle

Jack Daniels Maple Bourbon Candle
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While you could spill some whiskey on your floor if you like the way it smells, a much better and less sticky solution would be to go for this recycled glass candle that’s scented like whiskey with a touch of maple. Burns for appx. 70 hours. Save 10% in The Awesomer Shop.

Bulleit 10-Year Bourbon

Bulleit 10-Year Bourbon

Bulleit’s limited release whiskey offers a wonderful depth of character while remaining buttery smooth and impeccably drinkable. Layers of fruit, vanilla, and just a hint of smoke on the finish make this one a staple in The Awesomer liquor cabinet.

Blue Label Lunar New Year

Blue Label Lunar New Year
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Johnnie Walker celebrates the Year of the Monkey with a very special limited-edition of its premium Blue Label scotch whisky packaged in an artful blue and gold bottle, symbolic of the Chinese Zodiac.

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Elmer T. Lee Whiskey

Elmer T. Lee Whiskey

Another brilliant single barrel Kentucky whiskey from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Elmer T. Lee is smooth and fragrant, with notes of spiced vanilla, and a lightly honeyed note throughout. At 90 proof, it’s eminently drinkable, and you should always keep a bottle in your cabinet.

George T. Stagg Whiskey

George T. Stagg Whiskey

It may be difficult to find, but this uncut, unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is worth the effort. At 138 proof, it’s not for whiskey wussies, but the payoff is a spectacularly warm and chewy mouthfeel, with bold notes of chocolate, coffee and berries.

Scratch and Sniff Whiskey Guide

Scratch and Sniff Whiskey Guide
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Become a whisky connoisseur fast with The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whisky Know-it-All, a 24-page guide by master sommelier Richard Betts. The book includes a flavor profile chart and scratch-and-sniff scents to help identify flavor elements.

Deal: The Original Whiskey Ball (2pk.)

Deal: The Original Whiskey Ball (2pk.)

Step up your whiskey game with some spherical ice cubes. These silicon rubber ice molds create a 2.5″ ice ball that will help keep your drink chilled for a long time, and looks cool doing it. The set makes two ice spheres in about 4 hours.

The Macallan Rare Cask

The Macallan Rare Cask

A very special single malt scotch whisky, The Macallan Rare Cask is a drinkable essay in complexity. We love the wonderfully sweet and spicy balance of flavors like chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla, held together with a bold, yet incredibly smooth body of dried fruits.

The Famous Grouse + Owl’s Brew

The Famous Grouse + Owl’s Brew
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Scotch whisky maker The Famous Grouse partnered up with Owl’s Brew to create special teas to complement to their spirits. The Smoky Earl works beautifully with the peaty Black Grouse, while The Famous Mint Tea balances with the fruity notes of The Famous Grouse.

Studebaker Whiskey Cocktails

Studebaker Whiskey Cocktails
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Combining Canadian whiskey with premium ingredients, Studebaker’s old fashioneds and manhattans are shockingly good for pre-mixed cocktails. They’ll make you look like a pro bartender, and are more reasonably priced than buying the individual ingredients.

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Jim Beam Signature Craft Rye & Oat

Jim Beam Signature Craft Rye & Oat

The premium Signature Craft collection adds two new Kentucky bourbon variants for 2015 – a bold and spicy high rye, and a deliciously smooth and honeyed rolled oat, both aged for 11 years. Two more expressions are expected in September ’15.

Leather Whiskey Case

Leather Whiskey Case
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This bottle carrier from Walnut Studiolo is the perfect way to transport whiskey or wine, and a great gift for beverage aficionados. Handmade from vegetable-tanned leather and sustainably-harvested cedar. Includes 2 matching coasters.

Whiskey Bullets

Whiskey Bullets
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These bullet-shaped whiskey chillers are the only way we recommend mixing guns and booze. They’ll keep your drinks cool without watering them down, and you’ll look like a badass drinking from a glass full of bullets.

American Honey Sting

American Honey Sting

A sweet, spicy and smooth concoction made from Kentucky bourbon whiskey, pure honey and spicy ghost pepper. With a flavor reminiscent of a red hot candy, it makes for a great shot, or to compliment apple pie à la mode.

Jim Beam Kentucky Fire

Jim Beam Kentucky Fire

If you like cinnamon flavored whiskey but feel weird swallowing mouthwash, Jim Beam’s Kentucky Fire is your go-to beverage. It’s a smooth ride that’s built from the bourbon up, so it’s as much fun to sip as it is to enjoy as a shot.

Jim Beam Signature Craft Bourbon

Jim Beam Signature Craft Bourbon

Small batch bourbons coming this Fall: Quarter Cask is a young whiskey with caramel and vanilla notes, while the 11 year Harvest Red Wheat is lightly sweet, and Brown Rice hints at sweet potato and brown sugar. More variants in 2015.

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