Vices

Vices

Good Cigar Co Pack

There’s a well-curated, home-delivered service for just about everything nowadays, so we’re barely surprised to discover Good Cigar Co’s Good Cigar Pack. Intended for newcomers and cigar aficionados looking to discover new cigars alike, each humidity-sealed pack comes with everything you need, including two carefully chosen cigars, a cutter, a box of matches, and detailed tasting notes to help you better understand what it is you’re smoking (and…

GET IT: $25

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Stratus Decant Cabernet Franc

Wine bottle design is quite conservative to say the least. Stratus’ Decant Cabernet Franc comes in a bottle that’s instead seemingly deconstructed, or chopped up, by industrial designer Karim Rashid to create a unique looking form that also traps sediment during pouring — practical, considering Stratus’ first ever unfiltered wine inside. The wine’s sedimented nature also results in rich flavors that boast hints of raspberry jam, oak, anise, and cardamom, all of…

GET IT: $95

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The Hangover Drink

It’s not the first remedy that promises to cure your hangover, nor will it be the last. But The Hangover Drink is actually pretty convincing, in a preliminary, potential sort of way (hit up PubMed for a successful study of injectable dihydromyricetin on drunk rats) that may be worth a shot if you absolutely need to be productive after a night of bingeing. Each compact 100ml glass bottle packs a…

GET IT: $TBA

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Budweiser Prohibition Brew

Originating during the era after which it’s named, Budweiser’s Prohibition Brew — which has no alcohol to comply with prohibition — was perhaps solace enough for habituated beer drinkers during those thirteen dry years, or at least when they weren’t weren’t drinking hooch. It’s brewed almost identically to standard Bud and contains all of the same key ingredients, hops, yeast, filtered water, and even goes through the same aging…

GET IT: $TBA

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Libation Station

You don’t need a ton of counter space to stash your ever growing spirit collection. Sean Woolsey Studio’s Libation Station mounted to a wall will take care of that. This circular shelving system is built of powder-coated high-grade aluminum and offers four high compartments for taller bottles, several slots for wine bottles and/or glasses, and a oil-finished slide-out walnut drawer on which to prepare drinks. Compact it may be but…

GET IT: $1,250

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The Macallan x Urwerk Flask

Seeing Urwerk in the name was enough to know this was no ordinary flask. The Swiss watchmaker and the 193 year old Scotch whisky distillery’s collaborative piece, The Macallan x Urwerk Flask, is limited to 500 pieces and boasts over 150 parts to most flasks’ two or three. Its machined aluminum shell encases two titanium tanks to carry two whiskies simultaneously, switching and locking the mouthpiece to one or the other…

GET IT: $2,460

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Mucha Liga Tequila

Best. Decanters. Ever. Mucha Liga Tequila is personified by their distinctive bottling. But there’s more to this libation than just clever marketing. Three distinct Tequilas make Mucha Liga the source for fresh, fiery and fearless agave. Bravo is an unaged, clear tequila in its purest form taking flavor from blue agave for a natural, fresh and light experience to be enjoyed neat. Canibal ups the ante with a tequila…

GET IT: $43+

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Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Bourbon

You may like whiskey. You may love whiskey, but to true connoisseurs of mash delight, the pinnacle of Kentucky’s bourbon offering is Pappy’s Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Bourbon. This limited edition 100 proof elixir comes from eleven barrels of bourbon originally distilled in 1989. Only 710 handmade glass decanters packaged in boxes made from the staves of the oak barrels, which originally aged the spirit,…

GET IT: $1,800

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Jack Daniel’s Coffee

It won’t get you tipsy but Jack Daniel’s Coffee will get you up and at ’em in the morning with a hint of whiskey taste. This blend of medium-roasted Arabica gourmet coffee goes through an infusion process with actual Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. While no alcohol actually reaches your mug after brewing (none was left in the beans, anyway, though nothing’s stopping you from spiking the coffee itself with a bit…

GET IT: $22

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Snask & PangPang Shower Beer

They’re certainly not the first to come up with the idea of drinking in the shower, but Snask & PangPang’s collaborative Shower Beer is the first such drink specifically conceived for enjoyment during this private time. It’s of the pale ale variety, sweet and strong, and comes in a 18 cl bottle (about 6 ounces) that goes down in just a few sips — likely before any shower water dilutes…

GET IT: $TBA

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Isle of Harris Gin

When you think of the Scottish Isles and libations, gin doesn’t necessarily come to mind. Harris Distillery’s Isle of Harris Gin is changing that. Just as the peaty nuance of a fine single malt can transport the imbiber to a seaside in the North Atlantic, so too can the gin distilled to reward the drinker with maritime pleasures. Isle of Harris utilizes hand-harvested sugar kelp to marry the…

GET IT: ~$43

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Fizzics Waytap Draft Beer Dispenser

Draft beer isn’t impossible to pour at home, it’s just that typical systems are more complex and expensive than the average beer lover would like. Now there’s another, simpler option with the Fizzics Waytap Draft Beer Dispenser, which recreates the taste and texture of draft beer without taking up much space or pulling beer from a keg. Instead, the tap fits over a standard/tall can or a bottle…

GET IT: $130

Vices

Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka

The first question you’ll ask yourself after discovering Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka is probably something along the lines of how is this even made? Well first the milk is separated into curds and whey, the former turned to cheese (Black Cow will sell you cheddar, too) and the latter converted into beer via a particular yeast that transforms lactose into ethanol. This beer is then distilled, treated (using proprietary…

GET IT: $29

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Coravin Model One & Two

The original Coravin allowed you to tap into a bottle of wine without actually opening it, sparing its contents of oxidation if not drunk quickly. The new Coravin Model One does the same thing but at a lower price point. It’s made of ABS and synthetic rubber but otherwise uses the same Teflon-coated stainless steel needle to get through the cork and pour out wine. The Coravin Model Two on the…

GET IT: $195+

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Crafthouse Cocktail Smoking Kit

Add a modicum of smokiness to your drink with the Crafthouse Cocktail Smoking Kit. This set – created by a world-champion bartender – includes a smoke box and Polyscience smoking gun set along with two sample flavor wood chips to get started experimenting with your cocktails and liquors like whisky. The glass-and-stainless-steel box is made large to also fit taller glasses, though you can also load it with food that…

GET IT: $200

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2016 Whisky Advent Calendar

The holidays are nearly upon us, and soon advent calendars start counting down the days. But instead of sugary treats like chocolate, Drinks by the Dram’s got a bunch of Whisky Advent Calendars — amongst other non-whisky options — for the upcoming holiday season that hide one ounce of a different spirit behind each door to really get festive. Since last year the collection has grown dramatically, offering the classic 2016 Whisky Advent Calendar alongside calendars…

GET IT: $103+

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Alkemista Alcohol Infusion Vessel

Create your own spirits without the fear of going blind or dying. Alkemista merges cocktail mixing and tea infusing into one beautifully designed product. It allows you to create custom infused spirits to elevate your cocktails to the next level by using fresh fruits, spices and herbs. The ultra-fine removable filter allows for capturing the flavors of fresh ingredients while eliminating the risk of unwanted particles making their way…

GET IT: $45

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Living Edge Wine Library

An impressive wine collection deserves just as impressive a storage solution. The Living Edge Wine Library is just that, laid out as wide and tall as need be — optionally so tall as to require the addition of a rollable ladder to access the highest-up bottles. Its bottle holders are made of laser-cut iron corten installed in one of a variety of finishes, including woods like oak or just more lacquered corten, and…

GET IT: $TBA

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Pax 3 Vaporizer

Both the original Pax and its first predecessor set the bar for loose leaf vaporizers. The Pax 3 is even better at vaporizing loose leaf, heating up to ready in just 15 seconds, and it’s also their first to work with extract as well thanks to a concentrate insert that slips into the back, held magnetically like its normal loose leaf cover. Vapor still only touches medical-grade materials the whole way along and…

GET IT: $275

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Defonce Cannabis-Infused Chocolate

Looking to eat instead of smoke? Unless you’ve been AFK for the past year you’re probably familiar with the large amount of edible options far tastier and more predictable than baking brownies. Défoncé’s Cannabis-Infused Chocolate is another to add to the list, and one that’s crafted by experienced chocolatiers who put as much care into the chocolate as they do the marijuana-fueled experience. Each one of their bars is made with high quality Fair Trade…

GET IT: $20

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True Syrup

If you take crafting your cocktails seriously enough to warrant quality spirits, don’t skimp on garnish and accessory ingredients. True Syrup makes it their mission to not only avoid chemicals and subpar ingredients but to make their syrups the pre-prohibition way. Their Tonic Syrup swaps out high fructose corn syrup and lab-derived quinine with cane sugar and Peruvian cinchona bark, integrating well with gin, vodka, or whiskey and mixing with club soda if a recipe calls for tonic water….

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Barrell Bourbon

Just like all brandy is not cognac, not all whiskeys (whiskys) can be bourbon. For bourbon, you need Kentucky. Bourbon is the sweet whiskey because of the requisite 51% corn content. In fact all facets of production are regulated, making any bourbon an experience and not a “shot”, “slug”, or any other such euphemism. And bourbon has no additives or color added: the only thing you’ll find in…

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Catalyst Fermentation System

Homebrewing your own beer from start to finish is an unwieldy process. Craft A Brew’s Catalyst Fermentation System doesn’t change the essential steps but does eliminate and simplify the ones that come after the actual brewing, including separating sediment after primary (and secondary, if applicable) fermentation, priming, and even bottling. It does this thanks to a 6.5 gallon crystal clear conical Tritan tank with a silicone gasket-sealed cap that sits atop a stand and boasts…

Books

The 420 Gourmet

Eating cannabis instead of smoking it doesn’t need to limit you to brownies. JeffThe420Chef’s The 420 Gourmet: The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine takes the author’s extensive experience in cooking cannabis edibles — initially started to help a close friend’s mother with side effects from her cancer treatment — and wraps it up in a 320 page hardcover. On top of helping you select principal strains and dosages to use for desired…