Food and Beverage
22 Jul
True American Spirit(s) distilled in Massachusetts

Gone are the days of a good rum coming from some white-sanded Caribbean island. Now is the time when the cane juice comes straight from the original 13 colonies. Massachusetts-made Privateer Rum is kind of on the Plymouth Rock tip, priding itself as being a “true American rum”.  The claim is that the changing seasons [...]


With the current trends in artisanship and sustainability involved in every level of food appreciation — in addition to a world’s worth of innovative menus out there — the term “foodie” is an ever-expanding concept. In Gestalten’s A Delicious Life: New Food Entrepreneurs book, new movements in terms of dishes, ideas, recipes and the people and places behind [...]


16 Jul
Something to drink to; something to drink from

What’s better than the world where we live in than the world we live in after a shot of quality liquor? Utilitarian designer Alexander Wang takes BYOB to a new level with this set of shot glasses, each being comprised of four gold-colored glasses that fit neatly, like your Macallan neat, into a soft, faux snakeskin [...]


No longer limited to the boroughs of Edinburgh, the Bramble Bar‘s famed Affinity Cocktail is a pre-bottled concoction of quality Scotch whisky accented with Byrrh and Noilly Prat vermouths. The barrel-aged and bottle-aged spirit comes ready mixed and ready to be served — best when chilled, naturally. It’s basically a modern, Scottish twist on the Manhattan. Order from the [...]


Who doesn’t want an edible human skull hand-made to order? Now that would be a delicacy — a fine, bone-grind of a cannibal’s dessert. Made from a mould that was hand cast from a real human skull, never you mind what crime scene made such a thing possible in the first place. Become your own personal [...]


Whether you’re digging up chanterelles from the forest or psilocybins from a cow puck, you’re going to need the right hunting gear lest those mushrooms go for the getaway. Built with a curved steel blade for convenient harvesting, tweezers for plucking in-between thorns, a boar-hair brush for dirt removal and a nylon sheath, for $33 you [...]


23 Jun
Worthy of turning ordinary tasting notes into a rum diary

From stocks that range in age from 16 to 23 years, Paraíso Fucundo X.A. rum is the finest stock in the Bacardi cellars. 80 proof with a Cognac-cask finish, Paraíso proudly claims to be worthy of rivaling any scotch — a dubious statement, but a possible one for those who favor sugar cane spirits. The flavor is [...]


Dewar’s already knows what a real Father’s Day for a drinking man is all about. They have done Father’s Day before, if you recall. This year, instead of just making your dad some pancakes or buying him a tie (unless it’s a Le Noeud Papillon “La Belle Dame” Bow Tie, naturally) set up your Distinguished [...]

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