Books
Alcohol-Free Cocktails: The Redemption Bar
Catherine Salway, Andrea Waters $10.91 for hardcover at time of publication

Alcohol-free drinks have never been more glamorous thanks to this stunning new book by Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters, the brains behind Redemption, one of London's healthiest bar restaurant brands.

Redemption Bar will introduce you to a refreshing new take on alcohol-free drinks and innovative, healthy bar snacks. Learn how to make delicious, guilt-free cocktails and tasty canapés that will dazzle your guests and delight your taste buds.

Packed with nutritious recipes, Redemption Bar has something for everyone, with a variety of vegan, low-sugar and gluten-free recipes available.

Quirky, alcohol-free cocktail recipes include: Lychee and Yuzu Martinis, Pineapple Margaritas, and Strawberry & Mango Daiquiris. The book also offers a range of delicious canapés for light snacks and entertaining, from Slow-roasted Activated Almonds to Miso Glazed Baby Aubergine Skewers.

"At Redemption you can sit in a cool, lively and fun bar environment with friends and enjoy drinks which are delicious, good for you and won't have you waking up the next morning with your head spinning." - Grazia

Available in hardcover format here.

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All Day Cocktails
Shaun Byrne, Nick Tesar $24.99 for hardcover at time of publication

Celebrating seasonal ingredients, and with a focus on sustainability, All Day Cocktails showcases nearly fifty varieties of citrus, berries, tropical fruits, stone fruits, pome fruits, vegetables, herbs and nuts. Each variety features a versatile prep recipe that can extend into your cocktails and beyond, meaning All Day Cocktails is much more than your average cocktail book. 

All Day Cocktails brings you ninety cocktail recipes + fifty prep recipes, including: bitters, caramels, cordials, coulis, granitas, honeys, jams, jellies, juices, kefirs, liqueurs, sherbets, shrubs, syrups, tisanes and vinegars.

Available in hardcover format here.

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Frozen Palace
Belvedere Vodka

Help your guests beat the heat and celebrate Labor Day with this frozen vodka cocktail.

Frozen Palace

Recipe and image courtesy of Belvedere Vodka

Add all ingredients to a blender except for Chandon Rosé. Add a cup of ice to blender. Blend and pour into a wine glass and top or float with Chandon Rosé. Serves eight.

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Born in the LES
Boulton & Watt

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with this red, white and blue summer sipper.

Born in the LES

Recipe and image courtesy of Boulton & Watt

  • 2.25 oz. Ten to One Caribbean White Rum
  • 0.75 oz. Mint simple syrup
  • 0.25 oz. Blue Curaçao
  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 dash of Angostura bitters to top
  • 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters to top
  • Mint leaves to garnish

Add Blue Curaçao to an empty glass. Fill glass with crushed ice. Shake remaining ingredients and pour slowly over crushed ice. Dash of Angostura and Peychaud’s Bitters liberally over the top. Garnish with mint leaves.

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Summer Old Fashioned
Refinery Rooftop / IGC Hospitality

Bourbon plays well with peach flavors in this refreshing whiskey-based summer cocktail.

Summer Old Fashioned

Recipe courtesy of Refinery Rooftop; Image: Sarah Curley/ IGC Hospitality

Stir down and garnish with an orange peel.

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Piña Dorada
GEM&BOLT

This intriguing summer cocktail is made with mezcal that has been infused with damiana. This cocktail is batched ahead of time for convenient and quick service.

Piña Dorada

Recipe and image courtesy of GEM&BOLT

  • 3 750ml bottles GEM&BOLT
  • 75 oz. Dorada Batch (see note)
  • Pineapple spears or slices to garnish

Mix GEM&BOLT and Dorada Batch. Prep in batch bottles, such as empty GEM&BOLT bottles with pour spouts. Shake three ounces of batch with ice, strain into rocks glass, and garnish.

For Dorada Batch:

  • 2 Pineapples, peeled
  • 8 Oranges with peel
  • 8 Lemons with peel
  • 8 Fresh turmeric roots

Juice all together in centrifugal juicer, strain, and refrigerate.

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Wild Turkey Master's Keep Cornerstone Rye
Wild Turkey $175.00/750ml at time of publication

During his almost 40-year tenure at Wild Turkey, Eddie Russell has distilled and enjoyed his share of rye whiskies, but it was more recently that he began to re-examine the spirit and innovate on the American classic. Today, Eddie celebrates Wild Turkey's legacy as a leading rye whiskey distiller with his latest expression—Master's Keep Cornerstone Rye, the fourth release in the award-winning Master's Keep series. The result is a whiskey of extraordinary maturity, and the oldest rye ever released by Wild Turkey Distilling Co.

Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye is the fourth release in the Wild Turkey Master’s Keep series, and the oldest rye whiskey ever released by Wild Turkey. For this one-of-a-kind Limited Edition, Eddie hand-picked and set aside a secret lot of his oldest and boldest rye whiskey barrels, all aged from nine to 11 years, then used his nearly four decades of experience to create a perfectly balanced spirit. Aromas of vanilla, black pepper and toasted rye give way to cascading flavors of honey and baked apple before a long and lingering finish of spice and oak.

54.5% ABV

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Empower Cosmopolitan Martini
Empower Cocktails $21.99/750ml at time of publication

Empower Cocktails was conceived by Tiffany Hall, a joyous and thankful woman (pictured above)! Tiffany has enjoyed a diverse career in marketing and law in New York City. She has worked at some of the most prominent global companies in wine and spirits, advertising, payments, music and fine arts.  Tiffany’s also passionate about community service. Her desire to empower women to be bold, confident and celebrate life encouraged her to create this product while holding a full time professional position.

Tiffany’s first cocktail is the delicious and refreshing Empower Cosmopolitan Martini. It contains sweet potato vodka that comes straight from a family owned farm in Northern California as well as triple sec, white cranberry and lime.  Empower is 25 proof and 80 calories per 3 oz. It is best consumed chilled (do not place it in the freezer). All you need is a martini glass and a lime garnish! Or, follow one of our cocktails recipes listed on the cocktails tab. Empower is available in stores in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well as online.

Empower Cocktails has partnered with several non-profits that champion women’s initiatives including the Voss Foundation, Dress for Success Boston, Kicked it in Heels and the Metro-Manhattan Community Foundation.

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Ten To One Caribbean White Rum
Ten To One $28.99/750ml at time of publication

Ten To One is guided by the freedom of expression, love of life, and sense of individuality that live deep within our Caribbean DNA. Embracing the belief that the beauty in the blend is what makes us unique, and celebrating the collective spirit shared by those who create their own calling. The beauty is in the blend.

Ten To One Caribbean White Rum is an enticing blend of column still rum from the Dominican Republic and high ester pot still rum from Jamaica, combined to yield a beautiful extra-proof expression. 100-percent rum with no added sugar, color, or flavoring.

This extra-proof expression is a mixological game-changer.

Quick Notes

Nose: White pepper, jasmine, ripe citrus, honeysuckle, coriander, and lemongrass.

Palate: Zest, mineral, refreshing, delicate.

45% ABV

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Ten To One Dark Caribbean Rum
Ten To One $41.99/750ml at time of publication

Ten To One is a contemporary and elevated blend, created to challenge expectations and reinvigorate the way people taste, experience, and talk about rum.

Ten To One Dark Caribbean Rum is a masterful blend of 8-year-old aged Barbados and Dominican column still rums, combined with high-ester Jamaican pot still rum, and Trinidadian rum. Aged in American white oak ex-bourbon casks. 100-percent rum with no added sugar, color, or flavoring.

Quick Notes

Nose: Cooked fruit and baking spices. Esters, banana peel and yellow apple. Nut loaf, toffee, citrus oils, and wet grass.

Palate: Tobacco, cedar, and vanilla. Worn leather. Moderate acidity, textural.

Finish: Dry and clean

40% ABV

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Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Sour Mash Whiskey
Michter's Distillery $60/750ml at time of publication

Michter's Distillery has released US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon and US*1 Toasted Barrel Strength Rye in the past and is now poised to release their first-ever US*1 Toasted Barrel Sour Mash Whiskey in September.

Michter's US*1 Sour Mash was selected by The Whisky Exchange as "Whisky of the Year" for 2019, marking the first time that any whiskey from the United States had ever achieved this honor.

This award winning whiskey is at the heart of Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Sour Mash Whiskey. To make this special Toasted release, Michter's starts with fully matured barrels of its US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey and transfers the whiskey into specially toasted barrels for additional aging.

86 proof

Books
Rum Curious: The Indispensable Tasting Guide to the World's Spirit
Fred Minnick, Martin Cate $9.21 for hardcover at time of publication

Once the drink of sailors and swashbuckling pirates, rum is the most versatile—and the most varied—spirit in the world. It is consumed neat as a sipping drink, on the rocks, and in a dizzying variety of cocktails, like the mai tai, mojito, and pina colada.

In Rum Curious, author Fred Minnick first takes you on a whirlwind tour of the world of rum, describing its many styles; explaining the great variety of fermenting, distilling and maturing processes; and highlighting distillers and distilleries. Minnick explains the finer point of how to properly taste rum—how to reveal the experience offered by brands ranging from the familiar to the unusual and obscure.

The book's final section is a highly curated collection of recipes for classic and innovative rum cocktails from around the world. Rum Curious is the one book the reader will need to understand and appreciate rum in all its glorious variety.

Available for Kindle and in Audiobook, MP3 CD and hardcover formats here.

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Electra Moscato Rosé
Quady Winery $14.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Electra Moscato Rosé is the latest, exciting new addition to Quady Winery's rapidly growing premium Moscato brand, Electra! The current 2018 vintage was made in limited quantities, so get it before it's gone!

This rosé is a low alcohol, delicately sweet wine—refreshingly crisp and mysteriously aromatic. Its lustrous coral pink hue comes from the Black Muscat grape, combined with Orange Muscat and Muscat Canelli, and tastes of strawberries and dragonfruit. Enjoy for brunch or under the sun, with fresh fruit, creamy desserts, and various sweet and savory foods. 

To make Electra Moscato Rosé, free run juice is fermented for more than a month at low temperature after which it is chilled, sterile filtered, and bottled. This process preserves its delicate flavors and slight fizz. 

Electra Moscato Rosé’s sisters, Electra Moscato and Red Electra Moscato, have become international favorites for moscato drinkers around the world. Electra’s delicately sweet and playful style is truly unique within the category. Paired with the delightfully crisp flavors and aromas found from rosé, Electra Moscato Rosé is sure to delight moscato drinkers everywhere with the marrying of sweet and pink. 

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Red Electra Moscato
Quady Winery $14.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Red Electra Moscato, first released in 2000 by Quady Winery, is garnet red, tastes of succulent cherry, berry, and pomegranate, and has a slight sparkle. Try it with all kinds of desserts and cheeses including chocolate bon-bons, truffles, spiced holiday cookies, vanilla, and fruit.

Red Electra is made by combining Orange and Black Muscat grapes, and fermenting them very slowly at a low temperature so they keep their delicious flavors. That’s why Red Electra tastes like a bowl full of cherries.

Red Electra makes delectable sangria and sorbet. To make sangria add chilled Red Electra to seasonal fruit and sparkling water. To make sorbet, pour into a freezer safe container and freeze overnight.

5.5% ABV

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Electra Moscato
Quady Winery $14.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Soft bubbles float over flavors of sweet citrus, peach and melon. A bouquet of wildflowers refreshes the senses. Electra Moscato from Quady Winery is a Moscato d’Asti style picnic wine for drinking outside, in warm weather, chilled or on the rocks.

Pair Electra Moscato with fresh fruit, salads, spicy Asian and Indian foods, burgers with sweet sauce, light desserts, blue skies and fresh air. And with only 4.5% alcohol, you can still play volleyball after the picnic.

Compared to other Moscatos, Electra is more aromatic, crisp and refreshing. Whereas most Moscatos are made from Muscat of Alexandria, Electra is over 75 percent Orange Muscat and the balance is Muscat Canelli. These varieties are more difficult to grow and have smaller yields, but their aromas and flavors are more refined.

To make Electra, free run juice is fermented for more than a month at low temperature after which it is chilled, sterile filtered, and bottled. This process preserves its delicate flavors and slight fizz.

Electra makes sublime sangria and sorbet. To make sorbet: pour into covered container, freeze overnight, spoon into chilled glassware.

4.5% ABV

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Striped Spiced Rum
Striped Pig Distillery $29.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Striped Pig Distillery listened to their fans and took their popular Striped Rum and added more delicious flavors to create Striped Spiced Rum.

While still carrying the white rum’s natural tasting notes of vanilla and butterscotch, Striped Pig added allspice, clove, vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon. It is simply delicious.

Mix it in a cocktail or enjoy it shaken on ice and served as a shot.

35% ABV

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Privateer Navy Yard Rum
Privateer Rum $39.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

American Privateers played a pivotal role in defeating what seemed an insurmountable foe. Their courage and ingenuity helped change the outcome of the Revolution. Privateer Rum is following suit, disregarding commonly accepted practices of larger rum producers including sweetening, flavoring, filtering and spicing their industrial distillate, to establish a new standard in rum—one of honesty and purity. Best ingredients. Best practices. Never sweetened. Never filtered.

Privateer Navy Yard Rum is a nod to Massachusetts’ storied history of rum distilling and imbibing.

Made in the New England tradition from 100 percent molasses, Navy Yard is double distilled and aged in 53-gallon new American oak barrels. This style of rum was drunk on the ships, farms, and in the pubs of early America. Privateer Rum crafts this rum in honor of New England’s rich history to enjoy in front of the fire, on the rocks, or to add depth and power to your Rum Old Fashioned or Daiquiri.

55% ABV

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Bayou Reserve/Select Rum
Bayou Rum $35.99/750ml at time of publication

Bayou Reserve/Select Rum is the rum for bourbon drinkers. Reserve is matured in bourbon barrels for up to three years using the Solera aging method. Hand Crafted, pot-distilled and naturally gluten-free.

Bayou Rum is distilled from locally grown sugarcane in southern Louisiana, USA. Their molasses comes from the oldest family-owned and operated sugar mill in the United States. Every batch of Bayou Rum is distilled in copper pot stills, aged mostly in bourbon casks under a Solera system and bottled in house.

Quick Notes

Nose: Creamy vanilla with hints of apple and cinnamon

Mouthfeel: Opens with a dry oak-like character reminiscent of an aged bourbon, followed by pronounced cinnamon and maple

Profile: Dry with long-lasting notes of dark fruit and wood

% ABV

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Bayou Rum White
Bayou Rum $24.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Bayou Rum is distilled from locally grown sugarcane in southern Louisiana, USA. Their molasses comes from the oldest family-owned and operated sugar mill in the United States. Every batch of Bayou Rum is distilled in copper pot stills, aged mostly in bourbon casks under a Solera system and bottled in house.

Bayou Rum's purest expression of Louisiana Rum, Bayou Rum White, imparts a vibrant taste and aroma for a multi-layered flavor experience.

Quick Notes

Nose: Light notes of vanilla and banana

Profile: Sweet cream, vanilla bean and a slight hint of honeysuckle nectar

40% ABV

Books
And a Bottle of Rum (Revised & Updated)
Wayne Curtis $12.40 for paperback at time of publication

From the grog sailors drank on the high seas in the 1700s to the mojitos of Havana bar hoppers, spirits and cocktail columnist Wayne Curtis offers a history of rum and the Americas alike, revealing that the homely spirit once distilled from the industrial waste of the booming sugar trade has managed to infiltrate every stratum of New World society. 

Curtis takes us from the taverns of the American colonies, where rum delivered both a cheap wallop and cash for the Revolution; to the plundering pirate ships off the coast of Central America; to the watering holes of pre-Castro Cuba; and to the kitsch-laden tiki bars of 1950s America. Here are sugar barons and their armies conquering the Caribbean, Paul Revere stopping for a nip during his famous ride, Prohibitionists marching against "demon rum," Hemingway fattening his liver with Havana daiquiris, and today's bartenders reviving old favorites like Planter's Punch. 

In an age of microbrewed beer and single-malt whiskeys, rum—once the swill of the common man—has found its way into the tasting rooms of the most discriminating drinkers. Complete with cocktail recipes for would-be epicurean time-travelers, this is history at its most intoxicating.

Available for Kindle and in audiobook, audio CD, hardcover and paperback formats here.

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The Dirty Guide to Wine: Following Flavor from Ground to Glass
Alice Feiring $16.96 for Flexi Bound book at time of publication

Still drinking Cabernet after that one bottle you liked five years ago? It can be overwhelming if not intimidating to branch out from your go-to grape, but everyone wants their next wine to be new and exciting. How to choose the right one?

Award-winning wine critic Alice Feiring presents an all-new way to look at the world of wine. While grape variety is important, a lot can be learned about wine by looking at the source: the ground in which it grows. A surprising amount of information about a wine’s flavor and composition can be gleaned from a region’s soil, and this guide makes it simple to find the wines you’ll love.

Featuring a foreword by Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier, who contributed her vast knowledge throughout the book, The Dirty Guide to Wine organizes wines not by grape, not by region, not by New or Old World, but by soil. If you enjoy a Chardonnay from Burgundy, you might find the same winning qualities in a deep, red Rioja. Feiring also provides a clarifying account of the traditions and techniques of wine-tasting, demystifying the practice and introducing a whole new way to enjoy wine to sommeliers and novice drinkers alike.

Available for Kindle and in audiobook, audio CD and Flexi Bound formats here.

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Natural Wine for the People
Alice Feiring $17.09 for hardcover at time of publication

A compact illustrated guide to the emerging and enormously popular category of natural wine, a style that focuses on minimal intervention, lack of additives, and organic and biodynamic growing methods.

Today, wine is more favored and consumed than it's ever been in the United States—and Millennials are leading the charge, drinking more wine than any other generation in history. Many have been pulled in by the tractor beam of natural wine—that is, organic or biodynamic wine made with nothing added, and nothing taken away—a movement that has completely rocked the wine industry in recent years. While all of the hippest restaurants and wine bars are touting their natural wine lists, and while more and more consumers are calling for natural wine by name, there is still a lot of confusion about what exactly natural wine is, where to find it, and how to enjoy it.

In Natural Wine for the People, James Beard Award-winner Alice Feiring sets the record straight, offering a pithy, accessible guide filled with easy definitions, tips and tricks for sourcing the best wines, whimsical illustrations, a definitive list to the must-know producers and bottlings, and an appendix with the best shops and restaurants specializing in natural wine across the country, making this the must-buy and must-gift wine book of the year.

Available for Kindle and in hardcover format here.

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Alloy Wine Works Central Coast Pinot Noir
Alloy Wine Works $9.99/500ml SRP at time of publication

Alloy Wine Works is the perfect balance of inventive spirit and rural charm. In the can is pure craft wine. Not because Alloy wants to seem "hip" or "relevant," but because they want to do it that way.

Made from wine that was sourced from the most unique and unexpected lots. The grapes were hand harvested and carefully blended to create something that's truly Californian.

Central Coast Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir aged in neutral French oak for 12 months.

Tasting Notes: Cherry, vanilla, mushroom, tree bark, white pepper, cola

14% ABV

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Underwood Pinot Noir
Union Wine Company $28/4-pack/375ml cans SRP at time of publication

Union Wine Company opened up shop and made it their mission to pay close attention to the details, while leaving the fussy parts behind. By being efficient about everything, from how they set up the winery to how they make wine, Union knew they could successfully create that marriage of craft and small-scale manufacturing. The name Union was chosen to honor and bring together the diversity, spirit and character of Oregon.

At the end of the day, wine is just a beverage. And then it becomes part of something greater. It brings people together over a meal, for celebrations big and small. And that’s incredibly satisfying to everyone at Union.

It’s hard to keep your pinky up when you’re drinking wine from a 375mL can. Underwood Pinot Noir is one of the most approachable and ready-to-travel-anywhere wines Union produces. Whether you’re sitting in a hot tub after a good day of riding or heading where other wines dare not travel, Union has you covered without sacrificing the craft taste Union is known for.

Tasting Notes: Raspberry, cherry, chocolate

13% ABV

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Left Coast 2015 Truffle Hill Pinot Noir
Left Coast Cellars $42.00/750ml SRP at time of publication

Left Coast Cellars is guided by two defining principles: a passion for making world-class wine from all estate fruit and a deep connection to the land where they live and farm. Each bottle is crafted to represent the unique terroir of Left Coast's 490-acre estate. Their focus on terroir aligns with sustainable farming practices to preserve the integrity of their land for future generations.

The 2015 vintage of Truffle Hill Pinot Noir is characterized by aromas of blackberry, raspberry, cigar box, and cedar. A very focused yet rich palate of plum, currant, and black cherry intertwined with light yet sweet vanilla and mineral finish.

Quick Notes

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Appellation: Willamette Valley

Aging: 19 months

Fermentation: 65% French oak, 35% stainless steel

13.3% ABV

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Erath 2018 Oregon Rosé of Pinot Noir
Erath Winery $14.00/750ml SRP at time of publication

Erath wines are an expression of the land that the winery has cultivated for more than 40 years, longer than any other winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. The red, iron-rich Jory soils, combined with gentle breezes and warming sunshine of a marine climate, have bestowed upon Dundee a terroir of note. It has given rise to the handcrafting phenomenon, and the art of Pinot.

Intensely aromatic with lashings of fruits and flowers, Erath 2018 Oregon Rosé of Pinot Noir is a delicately-hued rosé offering scents of rose petal, white peach, juicy melon and passion fruit. Soft and slightly plush, the palate is enveloped with ripe pear, apricot and papaya. Effortless sipping finishes fresh and satisfying.

13% ABV

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Ålander Nordic Rum
Far North Spirits $41.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Ålander (pronounced "OH-lan-der") is made in small batches from domestically sourced Demerara and Turbinado sugar. Far North Spirits uses whole bean spices commonly found in Scandinavian baking and infuse them by hand. No artificial color or flavors are added.

Showing a nose of allspice, nutmeg, clove and ginger snap cookies, Ålander is both complex and exceptionally focused, like angels dancing on the somewhat crowded head of a pin. It has background aromas of mocha, cardamom and butterscotch, that give way to root beer, vanilla and a touch of peppermint. All combined by a smooth texture with clean, crisply defined flavors, Ålander finishes with sweet notes of caramel and banana bread.

The northernmost distillery in the contiguous United States, Far North Spirits makes premium, heritage spirits inspired by Minnesota’s character and agricultural abundance. Located just 25 miles from the Canadian border, Far North is one of only a handful of estate distilleries nation-wide to also grow their own grains.

43% ABV

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Richland Single Estate Rum
Richland Distilling Company $59.00/750ml SRP at time of publication

Richland Distilling Company, located in Georgia, is the only continuous single estate rum producer in the entire United States of America. The term "single estate" represents the mantra "field to glass," in that every step of the rum-making process is conducted with the same estate. No outside products, pieces, or ingredients are used in order to yield Richland Rum. The purity and authenticity of Richland Rum can truly be experienced in each sip.

Richland Rum encompasses so much more than a brand. The name represents the town in which the Rum is born- Richland, GA, where fertile and sandy soils, warm rays of sunshine, and natural waters from the Georgia aquifer combine to form an exquisite rum-making terroir. Richland Rum is The Spirit of GeorgiaⓇ.

43% ABV

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Owney's Rum
Owney's Rum $29.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Owney’s is inspired by a rum-soaked time in America’s history—Prohibition! At the time, “rum runners” were known to smuggle in aged Caribbean rums and blend them with locally distilled spirits to extend precious reserves. This is Owney's modern (and legal!) interpretation of that practice, New York style.

Owney’s Rum is made by blending still-proof Distiller’s Reserve with filtered cask-strength Dominican rum. In addition to removing color, filtering helps temper some of the barrel notes from the aged rum, letting the Brooklyn distillate shine through. This proprietary rum blend is then brought to bottle proof with filtered NYC tap water.

Quick Notes

Nose: Banana, vanilla, caramel

Palate: Sugar cane, baking spices, nuttiness, minerality

Finish: Dry, clean finish

40% ABV

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Owney's Rum Distiller's Reserve
Owney's Rum $37.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

The first rum distilled by Owney's in Brooklyn and inspiration for all subsequent variants, Owney’s Distiller’s Reserve is a truly one-of-a-kind white spirit full of bold character and complexity.

Made from three simple, premium ingredients: all-natural, non-GMO, USA-grown sugar cane molasses; a proprietary yeast; and filtered NYC tap water.

Quick Notes

Nose: Extremely floral, molasses, tropical fruits, funk

Palate: Banana, cane, smoke, earth

Finish: Medium body, long and dry

40% ABV

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Crusoe Silver Rum
Greenbar Distillery $36.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Founded in 2004, Greenbar Distillery is Los Angeles' first since prohibition and one of the first craft distilleries in the U.S. Greenbar Distillery makes the world’s largest portfolio of delicious, organic spirits. The distillery is committed to sustainability, using only certified organic ingredients to help maintain clean farmland and groundwater and prevent adding artificial fertilizers, synthetic pesticides or genetically modified organisms to our world; reducing packaging waste and pollution through lightweight bottles and 100-percent post-consume waste recycled labels; and planting one tree per bottle sold in the rain forests of Central America (806,972 trees since 2008).

Crusoe Silver Rum is a new kind of rum that combines the best of traditional rum and modern wine making.

Quick Notes

Nose: Dense sugar aroma

Palate: Mild coconut character

Finish: Caramel, grassy finish

Sugar, color and additive free

40% ABV

Books
Craptails: The World's Worst, Weirdest, and Most Disturbing Drinks
Clint Lanier, Derek Hembree $19.95 for hardcover at time of publication

You might have heard of the art of mixology. After all, the trend at any cocktail bar is to focus on drinks that take 20 minutes to make, cost $25 dollars, and need 12 different ingredients. That is mixology.

But truly, anyone can juice a beet and then mix it with a spirit and deem it “art,” but it takes a true artist to make a craptail. You might call those people “crapologists.” You’ll find their creations at any house party on a Sunday, any fraternity get together on a Friday night, and any low-down dirty dive bar on a Wednesday afternoon.

Available for Kindle instantly, and in hardcover and paperback formats here.

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[Pre-Order] Gin Galore: A Journey to the Source of Scotland's Gin
Sean Murphy, Alison Soye $22.95 for hardcover at time of publication

With a stellar cast of 50 unique gins, this book explores the boutique tipples reinvigorating the landscapes of Scottish gin.

Gin can be relatively simply produced, which enables craft gin distilleries across Scotland to create a refreshing range of boutique products, many of which are making some seriously big waves around the world. Did you know, for example, that a Scottish gin has recently been crowned the "World’s Strongest Gin"—taking the title from a Swedish distillery?

There’s no better time to be a gin fan, to get to know Scottish gin and the intriguing stories behind it. This guide will make the perfect companion for gin lovers around the world, as well as gin-loving tourist visitors to Scotland.

Available for pre-order here. September 1, 2019 release date.

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Minimalist Tiki
Matt Pietrek, Carrie Smith $35.00 for hardcover at time of publication

Pulling from Matt Pietrek’s renowned Cocktail Wonk blog and a decade of crafting tiki drinks at home, Minimalist Tiki: A Cocktail Wonk Look at Classic Libations and the Modern Tiki Vanguard leads you on a fun and wonky four-part expedition through the critical skills and knowledge needed to achieve tiki mastery on a minimalist scale.

With a firm nod to the classics and a keen eye toward the future, Minimalist Tiki is a tiki book like no other. Learn the core ingredients, equipment, and technique for creating a wide swath of the classic tiki canon without overwhelming your wallet, plus practical advice on expanding your expertise, advanced garnish techniques, and recipe improvisation.

Since rum and tiki are inseparable, Minimalist Tikialso presents the most comprehensive look at rum found in a tiki tome. And with the revival of the tiki movement in full swing, the book also features two dozen world-class bartenders and bars on the forefront of today’s craft tiki movement—including nearly one hundred original recipes plus more than thirty classics.

Hardcover available here.

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Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin
Caorunn / International Beverage Holdings, Ltd. $29.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Carefully handcrafted in the Scottish Highlands, Caorunn expertly infuses 5 locally foraged gin botanicals with 6 traditional botanicals. Artisanal and small batch, beautifully mixing the rugged charm of Speyside with the urban sophistication of modern Scotland.

Foraging is fast becoming a major trend in the world's best bars and restaurants—Caorunn is at the heart of this renaissance. Expertly crafted by our Gin Master, Simon, from handpicked botanicals, Caorunn invites drink connoisseurs to rediscover local ingredients and create truly remarkable drinks.

Foraging reconnects you with the seasons and the bounty of tastes, smells and flavours that nature provides. There’s nothing more exciting than discovering what wild plants are in season and combining them with Caorunn to delicious effect.

Our foragers have unearthed the seasons bounty and collected some of nature's finest ingredients from which the team of drink experts have crafted some delightful unique Caorunn G&Ts and gin cocktails to savor at home and in the best bars.

Wild, foraged botanicals: Rowan berries, bog myrtle, heather, Coul blush apple, dandelion leaf

Traditional botanicals: Juniper berries, coriander seed, orange peel, lemon peel, angelica root, cassia bark

Quick Notes

Nose: Fresh, floral, citrus, slightly spicy and aromatic

Palate: Clean, crisp, sweet, full bodied and aromatic

Finish: nvigorating, long lasting, refreshing, crisp and slightly drying

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Foraged locally and responsibly by The Botanist's own professional forager. Foraging used to be all we knew. A key interaction between us and the dynamic world in which we learned how to live. Those instincts have gone to sleep in bland days of convenience and blasé consumption. Welcome to an invigorated spirit of inquiry, a sharpening of the eyes. With even the smallest step towards accepting wild, the general environment becomes personal. Any landscape becomes a foodscape.

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BrewDog set up LoneWolf to go it alone and to run against the pack. To make a difference and to make their spirits differently. To challenge everything that has come before. To make pure craft spirits shaped by the BrewDog community and to put craftsmanship at the heart of the process.

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It is almost certainly not for everyone, nor available forever. Orbium is distilled in exceedingly small batches and has a finite window of existence.

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Created by Mixologist Eric Ribeiro; Image: Eric Medsker

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