The Orphan Barrel is a distillery straight outta Tullahoma, Tennessee. And they are dedicated to the practice of shaping good whiskies, then releasing them, until they’re all drunked up and done. Now three batches deep into their policy of one-of-a-kind batches of booze, the next passing edition to welcome to your gullet is moving to Kentucky. […]

Koval, a small distillery out of Chicago that’s been in the whisky biz since the 1800’s, knows how to keep things kosher — quite literally— when it comes to organic, fine-grain whiskies. While Koval makes a wide array of spirits, their millet whisky is a little something special in that it is an unusual, and thus notable, […]

13 Mar
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Browning’s model 1911

No, this isn’t a vestigial prop from some bad Underworld sequel, it’s a real functional double-barred .45 caliber pistol from Italian firearms maker Arsenal Firearms. Invented to celebrate the 100th anniversary of John Moses Browning’s seminal model 1911 pistol, this deranged handgun is exactly what you’re looking for when a single bullet isn’t enough to […]

14 Oct
Newest limited edition bottle of whisky from JW

Johnnie Walker is set to release a limited edition Scotch called the Double Black, which is a more heavily wooded and smoke-infused version of its classic Black Label. The new 80 proof blend includes peated whisky and whisky aged in heavy-char barrels, which lends it a more pronounced woodsy taste than the regular Black Label’s […]

Sometimes a product is so hard to believe it exists, it makes you question the very fabric of our society. They’re actually the products that inspired us to start this site — a simultaneous celebration and measured excoriation of consumerism in all its glory. From the gorgeously handcrafted to the vapidly inspired to the fallaciously […]

13 Apr
VO Vapen unveils World's Most Expensive rifle

The VO Falcon Edition rifle, designed and assembled by Swedish master gun makers VO Vapen, claims seems to be the most expensive rifle on earth. Hand made one at a time, and priced at $820,000, they may just be right. Known for producing only a very limited run of rifles every year, VO sells their […]

18 Mar
LIAS gets boozed up on some of our favorite Scotch

We were lucky enough to have scored entry to the recent kick off for The Balvenies Rare Craft Roadshow in NYC. As you may recall we’re quite fond of The Balvenie here at LIAS so having the opportunity to sample what may be the finest handcrafted scotch for the money was like finding cash in […]

10 Mar
MOMA's spinnable World Time Clock

Seeing as Mundt is lost in the dark jungles of Nicaragua right about now, allegedly working on filing some tales of Mayan adventure, this clock is the just thing his mosquito filled tent might be missing. The World Time Clock from MOMA is a unique and very portable way to quickly figure out what time […]