Spirits

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Staying at Home During the Pandemic Edition

This Holiday Season will be unlike any we have previously experienced, and gift-giving will be too. After all, people feel the financial pinch and, many of us are spending more time in our homes than ever. Here are some of the items that might make meaningful and practical gifts this year. You might see something for you, too!



Watching Game of Thrones Complete with Fire Breathing Dragons, Bourbon, and Ice-Like Sculptures by Glassblower Ben

If you’re looking for a great set of bar glasses that not only stand out from others, or simply want to impress your friends who enjoy fancy spirits with a special gift, you should check out the handmade slated bar glass by Glassblower Ben. Currently available in a set of three ($120), the Handmade Slanted Bar Glass has become the envy of my friends when they come over. Based out of New Orleans, Glassblower Ben handcrafts each piece of glass himself, and each will hold approximately six ounces of your favorite beverage. Ben Dombey is a renowned glass blower who since…



Ardbeg Uigeadail: One Fantastic Scotch Whisky

Now that I’ve turned 30, I’m embracing the fact that my vodka days are long behind me. A few of my Twitter followers suggested that I brush up on my knowledge of fancy spirits, with one being the ever-present Scotch.


The Oak Bottle Will Age Your Beverage of Choice in Hours

It’s always a selling point when whisky, wine, or other spirits are aged in oak casks, and there’s a good reason for it: aging alcohol in oak makes it taste better (richer, deeper) than it would otherwise. Oak-aged spirits usually command a premium compared to other varieties, but now you can upgrade your own alcohol by using the Oak Bottle. The Oak Bottle is the first “for-home-use” barrel-aging vessel. Now anyone can take an average bottle of wine or whiskey to new heights, or bring out new flavors in their favorite wine or beer. Here’s something I didn’t know until I read…