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Hand-thrown and decorated by skilled artisans at the MMclay Studio in San Francisco, California, these glazed clay whiskey cups are the perfect vessel for your favorite libation. Their unique coloring & markings make them truly unique and if you want to, you can use them for juice, water, and whatever else might wet your whistle.
Instead of the stock box of chocolates for your Valentine, Lord Jones has something a bit more healthy. Their Limited Edition CBD Gumdrops are handmade in small batches with natural fruit flavors and hemp-derived CBD extract. Before you get the giggles, keep in mind these are non-psychoactive treats. They contain broad spectrum CBD extract derived from select hemp cultivated in the USA but alas, contain no THC.
Metal gods Metallica have teamed up with San Diego-based mega-microbrewer Stone Brewing to release a signature pilsner inspired by thundering drums & shred-heavy riffage. Stone founder and the band worked together on every step in the process of creating the new “Enter Night” Pilsner. The beer, with special branded packaging will be available nationwide this spring.
The holidays are the perfect excuse to start popping those special bottles of wine. And here’s a corkscrew worthy of the task: the Oeno Motion Corkscrew by L’Atelier du Vin. This handsome tool effortlessly removed corks in one simple motion and features a matte black and natural walnut wood handle.
Located very near the record-breaking destruction of California’s recent Camp Fire, Sierra Nevada Brewing has crafted a fundraiser beer to support fire relief efforts in the area. Their Resilience Butte County Proud IPA was brewed on Giving Tuesday & Sierra is giving 100% of the proceeds from the beer to the Camp Fire Relief Fund. They’ve also recruited over 1000 breweries nationwide to brew it, too. Buy some, drink some and you’ll be doing a bit of good for the tens of thousands effected by this disaster.
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Getting a Christmas ornament as a gift is usually right up there with that sweater from your aunt. Not this year. Smirnoff figured it out. They filled their festive holiday baubles with vodka. Each of the 6 different designs is filled with 750 milliliters of the brand’s triple-distilled No. 21 vodka. The ideal elixir for quality time with the family. Celebrate responsibly, LOL. Available wherever Smirnoff is sold.
As the new & final season of Game Of Thrones approaches, hardcore fans will have a great way to deal with the pain of losing their favorite series. Game Of Thrones just launched 8 Scotch Whiskys to bid us all farewell. Each whisky was specially create by a renowned Scottish distiller, including Talisker, Cardhu, Royal Lochnagar, Clynelish, and more.
The Twelve Nights Of Wine from Vinebox is an advent calendar of carefully curated wines delivered to your door in small, by-the-glass size bottles. It’s a mix of reds and whites plus specially selected seasonal wines. Vinebox has also hidden “Golden Bottles” in the mix and if you’re lucky enough to get one, Vinebox will send you wine for a full year.
The Balvenie Bar Cart, designed by Mats Christensen, is the perfect vehicle and showcase for your favorite whiskeys. Made from reclaimed barrels, with a rustic wood exterior and charred interior, the cart celebrates the craft of distillery and blurs the line between furniture and art.
This is the season for Pumpkin Spice but who expected it to come in the form of a Pumpkin Spice Pancake Stout from IHOP? That’s right. The sketchy roadside breakfast place you only ever hit at 2 a.m. IHOP partnered up with New York’s Keegan Ales to offer this seasonal special on tap in select locations in the tri-state area but unfortunately it won’t be featured in the restaurants.
The luggage innovators at Away partnered up with champion b-baller & wine aficionado Dwyane Wade to create a whole line of luggage, including the Away x Dwyane Wade Wine Case, a rolling, hard-sided suitcase that will safely and stylishly transport up to 6 bottles of wine. It features 4 smooth-rolling wheels, a retractable handle, and a TSA-approved lock.
When it comes to merchandising, Metallica has pretty much done it all and most often, they do it right. That appears to be the case with their latest project: Blackened American Whiskey. The legendary group teamed up master distiller David Pickerell to create a unique, metal-inspired whiskey truly worthy of their name. It’s a blend of rye and bourbon whiskeys that finishes aging in a fire-blackened brandy barrel for a smooth, flavorful finish.
Shaken is the official James Bond cocktail book. Written by 007 creator Ian Fleming, it contains excerpts from his original novels paired with 10 classic cocktail recipes plus 40 more unique drinks created by the mixologists at London’s award-winning bar, Swift.
NorCal-based Verve Coffee Roasters teamed up with Dripkit to create a ready-to-brew single-serve pourover for an epic cup anywhere you roam. Each Verve x Dripkit contains 15 grams of freshly roasted coffee in a perfectly packaged, single-serve pourover brewer. Just add hot water and you’ve got premium quality coffee in two minutes flat, wherever your adventures take you. Choose from their Duramina or Seabright roasts.
Combining the tenderness and texture of prosciutto, the lean protein of jerky, and the beef flavor of steak tartare, Biltong is jerky unlike any other. Its origins are in South Africa but a trio of ultra-athlete bros, having become instantly addicted to it there, brought it back to the states. Today their Kalahari Biltong is made right here in the USA using the finest ingredients. It comes in three flavors, all of them Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy Free, & Paleo.
Bowie said Bob Dylan had a voice “like sand and glue” but maybe it was whiskey all along. The elusive Dylan is now launching his own brand of whiskey. To create Heaven’s Door Spirits, he teamed up with entrepreneur Marc Bushala to produce the Tennessee whiskey at a distillery located in an old church. His Bootleg Whiskey will be available soon but don’t expect to see Dylan out promoting it. He didn’t even show up to accept his Nobel Prize.
Right on cue for Cinco de Mayo, Corona and Sugarfina teamed up to create beer-flavored gummy candies. They’re a little bit sweet and a little bit tangy but also alcohol-free and they come in flavors like “But First, Cerveza” & “Here For a Good Lime.”
Rabbit’s Compact Bar Tools give you 6 bar-keeper essentials all stored in a pocketable hard-case. The tools are made of stainless steel and feature a flat design, which keeps them neatly nested in their case. The set includes a strainer, citrus zester, bottle opener, stirring stick, jigger, and bar knife.
Designed to work with the PicoBrew Model C homebrewing system, the PicoStill enables you to distill pilot batches of spirits safely and more precisely, can be used to capture the essence of hops and other oils and add unique flavors and aromas to a variety of food and beverages. It fits perfectly over the Pico C Keg and features polished copper and clear glass construction.
With a design highlighted by stylishly fluted borosilicate glass, the Dearborn Glassware collection was created by master glassblowers in the Czech Republic. The glass content makes this collection dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe, as well as durable. Choose from Collins glasses, champagne flutes, a carafe, highball glasses & more.