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FEW Breakfast Gin

Start your day off right with some liquor in your breakfast drink. But not just any booze will complement your morning ritual. FEW Breakfast Gin takes 84 proof gin and instills it with an Earl Grey tea-based recipe. The Breakfast Gin opens invitingly with notes of coriander, lemon balm, and of course tea, boasts a palate of citrus and fresh juniper, and finishes off with a touch of sweetness and cinnamon. Perfect for use in a French 75 over breakfast or brunch, or sipped straight if one is looking for a bit more of a kick.

Learn more at Master of Malt – roughly $55

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Peanut Butter & Jam Old Fashioned

Some might say that bourbon and sugar go together like peanut butter and jelly. So add the latter into the mix with Peanut Butter & Jam Old Fashioned, a 36% ABV bourbon that’s sweetened with homemade raspberry syrup, salted with pink Himalayan rock salt, and infused with some form of peanut butter. The result is a delicious bourbon with unmistakeable notes of raspberry and a peanutty hint. Drink it straight or as part of a bourbon-friendly mix drink, preferably with a PB&J sandwich.

Find it at Firebox – roughly $58 [via]

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Deal: SpinChill Portable Drink Chiller

When we want a cold drink we want it fast. Issue is that mild store-bought beer takes awhile to cool down to acceptable drinking temperatures. Fortunately for the SpinChill Portable Drink Chiller, which drops the temperature of your liquid by 45 degrees in one minute. The pocket sized device cools down drinks by spinning them — smoothly, of course, to avoid foam and explosions — in ice to greatly increase convection and accelerate cooling, and this for 300 drinks per set of 4 AA batteries. It’s compatible with beer/soda cans, glass bottles, and wine bottles as well, chilling them in one, three, and five minutes, respectively.

Find it at the GearHungry Shop – $20

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The Original Whiskey Ball

Unless you down your drinks fast, logic favors ice spheres to ice cubes. The Original Whiskey Ball produces the former, transforming water into rounded chunks of ice that’ll cool down your booze while diluting them slower than traditional cubes with higher surface area. Each ball is easy to remove from the elastic silicone rubber molds, which are just as straightforward to clean afterwards before refilling.

Find it at the GearHungry Shop – $18 for two

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Tabletop Moonshine Still

Easy to use and compact enough to run on your kitchen counter, the Tabletop Moonshine Still is a solid way to get started distilling. Included is a 1/2 gallon still, piping, an ice bucket — all made of non-reactive Type 304 stainless steel as in premium cookware — as well as a packet of turbo yeast and instructions. It’s straightforward to set up, requires no running water or complicated cooling systems, and yields roughly 7 to 12 ounces of hard alcohol per batch of low strength alcohol solution.

Find it at Amazon – $250

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Drinking spirits is expensive. Instead of dropping bank on a bottle you’re not sure you absolutely love, try Flaviar, a service that curates 45 millilitres (1.5 ounces) of three to five fine spirits in a tasting box and ships it to your doorstep every month. Flaviar’s selection of spirits is far larger than your local liquor store, totalling thousands, and includes must-know brands like Jameson, Macallan, Lagavulin, and Yamazaki. Each sample includes tasting notes, and Flaviar’s smartphone app lets you browse their full database of 15,000 bottle profiles. And at $25 per month it’s far cheaper than trying individual drinks at your local bar.

Learn more at Flaviar – $25 per month

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Box Brew Kits Winemaking Kit

Tried your hand at brewing beer and want to expand your repertoire? Box Brew Kits’ Winemaking Kit takes the brand to making vino with a compact, easy-to-use kit that’ll have you sipping wine in four short weeks. Included are two 1-gallon primary and secondary glass fermenters, five cobalt blue 750 ml wine bottles, a hydrometer and test jar for measuring alcohol content, a mini corker, and all other necessary accessories, each stored neatly in its place in the rustic pine box. Six different ingredient kits — including Pinot Noir, Carbernet Sauvignon, Chilean Merlot, and more, each producing 1 gallon of wine — are offered alongside instructions to further simplify the task, lest you’d rather trample the grapes yourself.

Grab one at Box Brew Kits – $240

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label (Sponsored)

Carefully blended from several of Scotland’s rarest, most remarkable whiskies, Johnnie Walker Blue Label is an amalgamation of complexities, some acquired from distilleries long extinct. Hints of hazelnut, honey, sherry, oranges proceed the richly smoky yet sweet flavor, followed by undertones of dark chocolate and ginger. Drinks well neat, on ice, or alongside a tall glass of water, and pairs nicely with a equally fine cigar. It’s an award-winning whisky worth crossing off your bucket list, and a surprisingly smooth, pleasant one at that. And it makes an equally powerful way of expressing gratitude, for instance when you’re looking to repay a selfless stranger or two that helped you win a wager for a priceless Delahaye 135S racing car, as in the short The Wager 2 (after the jump), starring Jude Law, Giancarlo Giannini, and Zhao Wei.

Learn more at Johnnie Walker – $220

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Brewing beer is easy. Brewing beer that tastes good? A little harder. MiniBrew simplifies the process, handling the brewing, cooling, and fermenting steps by way of a simple, compact machine. Load MiniBrew with ingredients and water, fire up the app to tell it what to brew, and it handles the rest, mashing, boiling, cooling, yeast pitching, and automating primary and secondary fermentation with minimal intervention required from your part. The machine works with MiniBrew’s ingredient packs — which can be ordered straight from their app — and also brews a variety of beer styles, suiting virtually all tastes. A few short weeks later you’ve got 5 litres of fresh brew, conveniently packed away in a keg for freshness and easy transport.

Learn more at MiniBrew or preorder at Indiegogo – $2,250

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10 Gallon Moonshine Still

You may not live on Copperhead Road, but you can still enjoy the sweet nectar of the corn gods with the Whiskey Still Company’s 10 Gallon Moonshine Still. Each still pot is handcrafted in copper in the classic onion style and also brews whiskey, scotch, rum, bourbon, cognac, schnapps, tequila, and vodka if shine isn’t your thing. Intended for the experienced bootlegger who has perfected his crafted, Whiskey Still Company’s design takes a little longer to heat up, but finishes with 2 to 4 gallons of premium moonshine. Each kit includes the still bottom, onion top, condensing unit and thermometer. And unlike corn alcohol, it comes with a 90-day 100% satisfaction guarantee and a 2-year warranty, though you’re unlikely to need it since it’s meant to last a lifetime. Just don’t ask how to brew your poison. The revenuers require a Federal Distillers Permit, which admittedly takes a little fun out of the process.

Find it at Amazon – $670

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