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The Many Varieties of Whiskey Chart

Left bewildered by the seemingly boundless whiskey choices in today’s liquor stores and bars? Let Pop Chart Lab demystify this spirit with their latest chart, The Many Varieties of Whiskey. Covering all major producers including American, Canadian, Irish, and Scotch whisk(e)ys, this diagram is godsend for the more visual, breaking down each category into types, brands, and particular products. Every print is stamped onto 100 lb. archival paper, signed…

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Wineist Monthly Wine Tasting Kits

Short of planning a wine tasting night, our experimentation with wines of the world usually consists of one cheap bottle arduously consumed over supper at a BYOW, leaving us none more cultured in the long term (and especially not over the ensuing hours). Wineist aims to change that, and without spending a fortune or doing things you’ll later regret. Wineist’s monthly wine tasting kits are mailed to your…

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Skypak Wine & Whiskey Bar

Skypak is a German company that designs highly functional airplane trolleys. But they’re actually not for use on aircraft: instead, Skypak is dedicated to overhauling standard airplane trolleys into modern, edgy items that will seriously upgrade any room, no matter the interior design. Skypak’s La Barrique Collection sees them adapted into coolers or storage space for wine, beer, whiskey, or your poison of choice. Each unit is handcrafted…

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Leather Bike Growler Carrier

Stocking up on local craft beer while on a bike just feels right, though trying to lug one gallon of brew in a growler isn’t easier said than done – rather, it’s impossible. At least, without the proper gear. Meriwether Montana’s Leather Bike Growler Carrier effortlessly bears your growler beneath your saddle, wrapping it in vegetable tanned leather and metal hardware. Strap it on using the two buckles, slip…

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Vintage Beer: A Taster’s Guide

If you love beer – really love the nuances, the regional character, even the sound of the cap extraction making way for your lips, Patrick Dawson’s Vintage Beer: A Taster’s Guide to Brews That Improve Over Time is a tome you’ll want to revisit time after time. Just as wine improves over time under the right conditions, so too will high alcoholic content brews, conditioned beers that are bottled…

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Whiskey Barrel Coffee

Sure, we enjoy the occasional cup of hazelnut or French vanilla flavored coffee, but that’s mainly because we were unaware of the existence of Whiskey-flavored coffee. These green coffee beans start off aging in authentic bourbon barrels before small batch roasting in a  vintage European air roaster for a taste that embodies the essence of fine whiskey . Bean variants include dark roast, light roast, and decaf, each…

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1001 Hookah

We’re not exactly the authority on the matter, but every Hookah we’ve ever come across has had a distinct antiquated (but charming) aspect to it. The 1001 Hookah embodies a new spin on the design of this classic, opting instead for modern materials and a minimalistic twist. Sculpting parts from brash, anodized aluminum, and crystal clear glass, 1001 exudes a natural aesthetic appeal coupled with functionality in its…

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Reclaimed Tequila Barrel Ice Chest

Throw big get-togethers on the regular? As long as they’re rarely dry, chances are that investing in a Reclaimed Tequila Barrel Ice Chest would be a wise move. This downright massive booze-cooling drum started its life as a 60 gallon French Oak wine barrel before retirement and conversion, making it the perfect receptacle given its alcoholic roots. Each barrel holds up to 100 pounds of combined bottles and…

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GarageMonk Homebrew Beer Labels

Using generic amber bottles bottles for your hobby brewed beer gets confusing, and quick. Fortunately a few of GarageMonk’s Homebrew Beer Labels can keep things nice and organized. These bold vinyl labels are handcrafted in California and easily endure repeated wash cycles as your bottles are hand or machine washed for reuse. And if their large variety of shapes and colors weren’t enough to help you remember what’s…

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Mud Flask Seat Mounted Flask Holder

Biking with empty pockets feels great, and we’re not about to weigh down our shorts with a hefty flask. Feel the same way? You’ll be ecstatic to learn about this simple fix: Ahearne’s Mud Flask Seat Mounted Holder. Find a place for this tubular stainless steel cage under your ride’s saddle and securely slide in any standard 6- or 8-ounce flask, out of sight and out of mind……

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Monsieur Robotic Bartender

Move over Mr. Boston, there’s a new kid in town, Monsieur, the artificially intelligent robotic bartender. Forget searching for drink recipes; instead, sample drink options customized around a theme or to your own taste with intelligent suggestions. Twelve unique profiles, each with 25 cocktails, let Monsieur pour out up to 150 drinks before refilling, meaning this personal bartender can just as well service you and a couple of…

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Twig Rustic Beer Tote

If MacGyver ever needed a beer tote, this would be it. Fashioned from reclaimed tropical hardwood, thick wire and an apple stick, this one of kind Frick & Frack original is perfect for missions where carrying four glass bottles is paramount. It’s perfect for your home brewed beer or hard cider, and the wood is sealed and ready for the cool condensation from your freshly refrigerated brew. At…

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Kranz Tray + 12 Slim Glasses

Unsurprisingly, an evening of beer tasting often results in running out of glasses from which to sample. This Kranz Tray with 12 slim glasses can lend a helping hand, lest you and your guests prefer to drink from the likes of coffee mugs. German-inspired, this round galvanized tray with handle features slots for 8 of the included 12 slim glasses, and holds 4 more on the inner platform,…

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Stag Horn Whiskey Flight

Your conquests thus far probably include far more spirits than game by weight, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a trophy or two to your man cave. Sir Jack’s Stag Horn Whiskey Flight is made from genuine stag antlers and serves a nobler purpose than that of wall-mounted trophies, holding four tapered 6-ounce lead-free whiskey glasses for you and company. Of course, each antler is distinctive in…

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Ploom modelTwo

The Nespresso to your smoking experience, Ploom’s elegantly designed modelTwo provides an unconventional way of consuming tobacco. Load in one of Ploom’s flavorful tobacco pods (with flavors ranging from honey/cognac, cinnamon/mint, peach, and more), then fire up the device with the push of its only button. About 30 seconds later, the indicator ring signals that it’s ready to enjoy, outputting a rich, flavorful vapor that’s probably not as…

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UV Sriracha Vodka

UV’s already colorful line of flavoured vodka products just expanded in a big way. We’re already loading sriracha onto pretty much everything we eat, and now we’ve got a way to get it into our beverages too with their Sriracha-flavored Vodka. Infused with a flavorful blend of chili peppers, garlic and vegetables, this delectable 30% vodka lends itself perfectly to making bolder drinks like Bloody Marys and Cheladas,…

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Grasshopper Vaporizer

What makes a good portable vaporizer? We’ll start with it being discreet, and the Grasshopper comes out ahead of the pack in that respect. This stainless steel device is built to look just like a pen down to the click button up top, but packs a powerful 30-Watt fast heating element that warms up in seconds and handles just about any loose leaf packed into it. It’s also…

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Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit

Half the fun in cooking – or doing anything yourself, really – is reaping what you sow, so it’s no surprise that we’re all over Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Beer Making Kits. Each box arrives at your door with everything needed to brew a gallon of your own beer, including a glass fermenter, chambered airlock, thermometer, grain, hops, yeast, and more. Just add a few common kitchen accessories (strainer,…

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Firefly Vaporizer

We’d vaporize our loose leaf tobacco over smoking it any day, and we’ve got another solid contender with which to do it in Firefly. Equipped with an instant convection heater that rapidly pre-heats air up to 400°F (200°C), Firefly vaporizes your material only when you hold down the power button, preserving and then extracting flavors as soon as you’re ready to inhale.  Else, it features stainless steel along the…

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Brass Cigar Stand & Ashtray

Still relying on cut-open soda cans to ash your cigars? First, start recycling, and second, upgrade to something that’s both more functional and elegant. Metal Shop’s Brass Cigar Stand & Ashtray is just that – a solid, machined brass cigar stand that won’t fall over and spread ash everywhere at the slightest breeze, given that it weighs in at a hefty 3 pounds. It’s also got a lacquer…

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The Rockstar Whisky Bar

Give your whisky (or other hard liquor of choice) a fitting home with Buster & Punch’s Rockstar Whisky Bar. This stunning bar is painstakingly handcrafted using either Blackened Ash or solid American Black Walnut, fitted with a quilted silk or leather back panel, a brass light fixture surrounded by a snake’s heat cage, and sports brass hardware all around, including two top-mounted handles for accessing its precious contents….

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World’s Strongest Beer

We love kicking back after a hard day of work and enjoying a brew or three, but this one’s better shared with a few friends. Introducing Snake Venom, whose brewing process starts off not unlike your standard beer – it’s made with a variety of malts, including peat smoked and chocolate varieties – though fermentation takes place with both ale and champagne yeast for higher alcohol content. It…

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Quench Cocktail Spinner

Churn out drinks in a hurry with Quench Product’s Cocktail Spinner. Quench’s large 20 ounce device foregoes the need to actively shake cocktails using a shaker, instead relying on a pump-action spinning mixer to get the ingredients well acquainted with one another (and, optionally, chilled if using ice). After a few seconds of spinning, push down the pump and twist to lock it in place, then pour out…

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The Sub Heineken Edition

Your Keurig handles your morning caffeine fix, and soon Krups’ Sub will start vying for a place on your countertop to help kick back and sip on a [very] cold one after work. This anodized aluminum keg-like device chills your beer, in convenient but proprietary Torp form, down to 2°C (35.6°F), several degrees colder than most refrigerator’s can muster, for optimal enjoyment. The Sub also features a satisfying pull…