Food and Beverage
28 Jul
A red hibiscus & dragon wormwood tweak on tradition

Corsair Distillery describes their hooch as “hand-crafted small-batch ultra-premium booze for badasses,” which basically means that we not only like their style, but we’ve got our cups held out for the pour. While the distillery has an interesting mix of spirits available, there is something a little notable about the liquor-ishy whollup of a good [...]


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 [...]

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