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Calle 23 Tequila
Calle 23 Tequila $29.96/750ml SRP for Blanco, $32.96/750ml SRP for Reposado, $49.99/750ml SRP for Añejo

Calle 23 starts with the careful selection of blue agave plants, sourced from Los Altos de Jalisco (The Highlands) area, between the town of Tepatitlan and Arandas. In this area, the agave plants benefit from hot and sunny dry periods, followed by heavy rainy seasons, and a fertile soil, high in minerals, which produces richer and higher quality agaves, taking 7 to 9 years to reach full maturity.

Available in three expressions:

Tequila Blanco

The purist's choice. An un-aged 100% agave tequila, which reflects the purest expression of the 100% pure agave flavour. Crystal clear with a medium body and cooked agave, hints of citrus and herbaceous notes on nose. Soft and gentle on the palate, yet with much character. Full agave flavor, hints of fruit (especially Granny Smith apples and pears) in the long, lingering aftertaste

Tequila Reposado

Where the agave meets the wood. Double distilled in traditional pot stills and rested in ex-bourbon oak casks for 8 months to achieve a well-balanced tequila reflecting a subtle balance between agave and wood spices, without losing its freshness. Light amber color with a medium body. Delicious light hints of wood, while the cooked agave still plays the major role in this reposado’s aroma. Light and smooth on the palate. The wood adds spiciness perfecting its personality. Notes of roasted peppers and fresh figs complete the experience. Light wood notes, big agave presence, and well-balanced spiciness.

Tequila Añejo

A new level of complexity. Full bodied with a medium to dark amber color. On the nose, lovely oak aromas marrying together with a rich touch of light vanilla and coffee. Seductively aromatic, with senses of herbs and spices. Perfectly balanced on the palate. Great aperture of wood, surrounded by multiple taste evolutions in your mouth, with expressions of cracked coffee and tobacco among them. Perfect balance between agave oak, vanilla and coffee notes.

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Limited Edition Patrón Silver 2018 Mexican Heritage Tin
Patrón Tequila $49.99 SRP at time of publishing

Patrón Silver presented in a vibrant and meticulously designed tin featuring traditional Mexican elements. Mexican artist Joel Berrelleza's traditional design features meticulously designed Pre-Columbian motifs and elements representing Patrón’s handcrafted process.

To learn more, click here.

Details

  • 40% ABV
  • 750ml
  • Limited edition tin
  • Crystal clear
  • Aromas of fruits and citrus
  • Smooth and sweet taste
  • Light pepper finish
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The Superfood Sour
Viva XXXII Tequila

A healthy take on a tequila sour, The Superfood Sour combines aloe and goji berries, and takes it a step further, by using unsalted garbanzo bean water instead of using traditional egg white (vegan friendly!). G berries promote healthy skin, stabilize blood sugar, detoxify the liver, boost fertility, improve immune function, and more.

The Superfood Sour

Recipe and image courtesy of Viva XXXII Tequila

Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain back into tin and dry shake. Strain into Martini glass. Garnish with goji berries.
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I Don’t Carrot All
Viva XXXII Tequila

The idea behind this cocktail is a healthy Carrot Tequila Collins spiced up with turmeric powder.  A great brunch cocktail with plenty of health benefits, the turmeric powder in “I Don’t Carrot All” helps fight inflammation, acts as an antioxidant, improves liver function, and aids digestion. The benefits of a carrot juice are vitamins C, D E and K, and have minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium.

I Don't Carrot All

Recipe and image courtesy of Viva XXXII Tequila

  • 2 oz. Viva XXXII Reposado
  • 1 oz. Carrot juice
  • 3/4 oz. Turmeric simple syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder)
  • 3/4 oz. Lemon juice
  • Soda water to top
  • Crushed ice to top
  • Basil leaf to garnish
Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into a Collins glass. Top with soda water. Top with crushed ice. Garnish with basil leaf.
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The Chirp
Viva XXXII Tequila

A take on the Oaxacan Old Fashioned, The Chirp has been modified with some interesting flavor profiles. Using an aged spirit will give the cocktail body and the right bitters will really make this cocktail shine, such as the spicy coffee chocolate bitters paired with a woody cricket tincture. Not only are crickets environmentally stable, but they also contain 65% protein, omegas 3 and 6, and are high in calcium and vitamin B12.

The Chirp

Recipe and image courtesy of Viva XXXII Tequila

Combine all ingredients and stir. Strain into double rocks glass over ice. Garnished with expressed lemon peel.
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Shake to the Beet
Viva XXXII Tequila

Tequila is already one of the healthier spirits being made from the agave plant. Viva XXXII pairs perfectly with beet juice because of its health qualities, such as lowering blood pressure, being a good source of potassium, liver support, improvement in exercise stamina, etc. The ginger ingredient aids digestion, removes excess gas, improves bone health, and more. This cocktail can also double down as a Mexican Mule over ice topped off with ginger beer.

Shake to the Beet

Recipe and image courtesy of Viva XXXII Tequila

  • 1 1/2 oz. of VIVA XXXII Joven
  • 1 oz. Fresh-squeezed beet juice
  • 3/4 oz. Ginger syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Lime juice
  • 1/4 oz. Simple syrup
  • Sprig of thyme to garnish
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a Nick & Nora Glass. Garnish with sprig of thyme.
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Viva XXXII Tequila Extra Añejo
Viva XXXII Tequila

Yvonne Niami, successful businesswoman and founder of Viva XXXII Tequila, created her brand with a simple but disruptive goal in mind: bring premium sipping tequila to market at price points that are attainable. Viva XXXII Extra Añejo is meant for sipping and rested for a minimum of 3 years in American oak barrels, giving it a dark amber color. It has a remarkably rich and balanced profile.

The longer aging process brings forth fruit notes from the 80-proof liquid, with delicious hints of caramel, sandalwood and honey on the palate, giving it a full body with an exceptionally smooth finish.

Viva XXXII is not only dedicated to producing premium tequila, they pay close to attention to their aesthetics. Their beautiful bottles are sure to catch the eye of your guests, particularly if you place them prominently on your back bar. A significant portion of your guests will appreciate that Viva XXXII gives 10 percent of their net proceeds to help rescue animals.

Click here to learn about Viva XXXII Joven and here for Viva XXXII Reposado.

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Viva XXXII Tequila Reposado
Viva XXXII Tequila $45 SRP at time of publishing

Yvonne Niami, successful businesswoman and founder of Viva XXXII Tequila, created her brand with a simple but disruptive goal in mind: bring premium sipping tequila to market at price points that are attainable. Viva XXXII Reposado is meant for sipping, produced from estate-grown blue agave, and rested for 6 months in American oak barrels. It is free of caramel color additives, resulting in a pale to medium gold appearance.

80-proof Viva XXXII Reposado’s aromas are agave forward with vanilla and caramel. A hint of toasted nuts lends a crisp, buttery balance. A medium finish of vanilla and floral notes creates a well-rounded, refined and delicate taste.

Viva XXXII is not only dedicated to producing premium tequila, they pay close to attention to their aesthetics. Their bottles are sure to catch the eye of your guests, particularly if you place them prominently on your back bar. A significant portion of your guests will appreciate that Viva XXXII gives 10 percent of their net proceeds to help rescue animals.

Click here to learn about Viva XXXII Joven and here for Viva XXXII Extra Añejo.

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Viva XXXII Tequila Joven
Viva XXXII Tequila $40 SRP at time of publishing

Yvonne Niami, successful businesswoman and founder of Viva XXXII Tequila, created her brand with a simple but disruptive goal in mind: bring premium sipping tequila to market at price points that are attainable. Viva XXXII Joven is a modern sipping joven. It’s made from estate-grown, 100 percent blue agave blanco, meticulously blended with the brand’s 3-year-old extra añejo. Our distiller performs a 4-stage cold filtration process using active carbon and cellulose fibers in order to eliminate fatty acids and impurities. This filtration results in a crystal clear and flawless product.

With an agave–forward aroma, 80-proof Viva XXXII Joven features notes of lemon peel, white pepper, and yerba buena. The taste is crisp and clean, with a medium–to–long finish.

Viva XXXII is not only dedicated to producing premium tequila, they pay close to attention to their aesthetics. Their bottles are sure to catch the eye of your guests, particularly if you place them prominently on your back bar. A significant portion of your guests will appreciate that Viva XXXII gives 10 percent of their net proceeds to help rescue animals.

Click here to learn about Viva XXXII Reposado and here for Viva XXXII Extra Añejo.

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Patrick Lencioni $13.32 for hardcover at time of publishing

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.

Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight.

Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

Available in Kindle, audiobook, CD and hardcover formats here.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Infographics Edition
Stephen R. Covey $9.98 for paperback at time of publishing

What are the habits of successful people? The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators, parents, and students—in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations have benefited from Dr. Covey's 7 Habits book. And, it can transform you.

Infographics Edition: Stephen Covey’s cherished classic commemorates the timeless wisdom and power of the 7 Habits book, and does it in a highly readable and understandable infographics format. 

This 7 Habits book guides you through each habit step-by-step:

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive
  • Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win
  • Habit 5: Seek First To Understand Then Be Understood
  • Habit 6: Synergize
  • Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw

Dr. Covey's 7 Habits book is one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written. Now you can enjoy and learn critical lessons about the habits of successful people that will enrich your life's experience. And, it's in an inforgraphics format that makes it easy for you to learn and apply Dr. Covey's habits of successful people.

Available in Kindle, audiobook, hardcover and paperback formats here.

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Emotional Intelligence 2.0
Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves $13.74 for hardcover at time of publishing

In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack. 

By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction—it’s no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential:

  1. Self-awareness
  2. Self-management
  3. Social awareness
  4. Relationship management

Available in Kindle, audiobook, MP3/CD, hardcover and paperback formats here.

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Guillotine Vodka Heritage
Guillotine Vodka $70/750ml bottle SRP at time of publishing

A cut above the rest.

Recently making its American debut at the 75th annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association convention in Las Vegas, Guillotine Heritage is “aged” in Cognac and Armagnac barrels made from very special Limousin oak, adding notes of cinnamon and toffee with hints of mandarin orange and licorice.

Made in a 100-year-old distillery using a mix of ancient methods and modern savoir-faire, Guillotine Vodka is an ultra-premium spirit unparalleled in quality, taste, and joie de vivre.

With a warmth and sweetness reminiscent of the finest world-renowned French spirits, Guillotine Heritage is great for classic cocktail combos, as well as sipping neat and solo.

The distinctive je ne sais quoi of Guillotine Vodka starts with our artisans, who utilize traditional grape picking and processing techniques that lend themselves to creating the complex and powerful flavors at the essence of our spirits.

Guillotine Vodkas are created using a mix of white and black grapes—Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay—chosen from vineyards in the Champagne wine region, an area renowned for its chalky, mineral-rich soil.

Our ultra-premium vodkas are crafted using artisanal techniques steeped in France’s rich history of fine wines and spirits. Following traditional practices, the world-renowned grapes are harvested and de-seeded by hand before heading to the press.

Like the French revolutionary Robespierre, Guillotine refuses to compromise. Our vodka is vegan and gluten-free, made with no conservatives, coloring agents, or artificial sweeteners.

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Guillotine Vodka Originale
Guillotine Vodka $40/750ml bottle SRP at time of publishing

A cut above the rest.

Recently making its American debut at the 75th annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association convention in Las Vegas, Guillotine Originale is smooth, light and aromatic, offering notes of citrus and currant with hints of almond and toffee. 

The distinctive je ne sais quoi of Guillotine Vodka starts with our artisans, who utilize traditional grape picking and processing techniques that lend themselves to creating the complex and powerful flavors at the essence of our spirits.

Guillotine Vodkas are created using a mix of white and black grapes—Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay—chosen from vineyards in the Champagne wine region, an area renowned for its chalky, mineral-rich soil.

Our ultra-premium vodkas are crafted using artisanal techniques steeped in France’s rich history of fine wines and spirits. Following traditional practices, the world-renowned grapes are harvested and de-seeded by hand before heading to the press.

Like the French revolutionary Robespierre, Guillotine refuses to compromise. Our vodka is vegan and gluten-free, made with no conservatives, coloring agents, or artificial sweeteners.

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Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Daniel Goleman $12.33 for paperback at time of publishing

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.

Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart. 

The best news is that “emotional literacy” is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility.

Available in Kindle, audiobook, hardcover and paperback formats here.

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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
Simon Sinek $10.99 for paperback at time of publishing

Finally in paperback: The New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start with Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading Millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views).

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. 

In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort—even their own survival—for the good of those in their care.
     
Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.

Available in Kindle, audiobook, paperback and hardcover formats here.

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Guillotine Vodka The Libertine
Guillotine Vodka

The subtle notes of peach and mandarin orange found in Guillotine Heritage aged vodka combine elegantly with fresh lemon and strawberry accents to create a delicious meringue Martini with a twist.

The Libertine

Recipe and image courtesy of Guillotine Vodka

  • 1⅓ oz. Guillotine Heritage
  • ⅔ oz. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • ⅓ oz. Simple syrup
  • ⅓ oz. Egg white
  • ⅓ oz. Strawberry liqueur
  • Lemon slice to garnish
  • Red stripe of strawberry liqueur to garnish (optional)

Combine Guillotine Heritage vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice and egg white in cocktail shaker without ice. Shake well. Then add ice and shake again to chill the cocktail. Strain into martini glass. Add diagonal red stripe with a splash of strawberry liqueur.

 

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Guillotine Vodka The Ritz
Guillotine Vodka

The Sidecar gets a modern update, with Guillotine Vodka Heritage aged vodka taking center stage, its hints of toffee and almond accompanied by green lemon, brown sugar, and a dusting of cinnamon for emphasis.

The Ritz

Recipe and image courtesy of Guillotine Vodka

  • 1⅓ oz. Guillotine Heritage
  • Superfine sugar
  • Green lemon cube
  • 2 tablespoons Brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon Powdered cinnamon

Rub lemon wedge halfway around rim of chilled Old Fashioned glass. Dip moistened side of glass in sugar to lightly coat outside rim of glass. Set aside. In cocktail shaker, combine Guillotine Heritage, green lemon cube, and brown sugar. Add ice and shake vigorously until well chilled, about 30 seconds.

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Guillotine Vodka French 75
Guillotine Vodka

Guillotine Vodka's take on this Parisian classic is a light, refreshing, and sophisticated cocktail. The light citrus notes of the Originale expression are accentuated with bubbly ginger beer and a splash of aged, 90-proof Guillotine Heritage for good measure.

French 75

Recipe and image courtesy of Guillotine Vodka

  • 1⅓ oz. Guillotine Originale
  • ⅓ oz. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1⅔ oz. Ginger beer
  • ⅔ oz. Guillotine Heritage
  • Lemon peel to garnish

In cocktail shaker, combine Guillotine Originale and lemon juice. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into chilled champagne glass and top with ginger beer and a hefty splash of Guillotine Heritage. Garnish with curled lemon peel.

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The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene $18.56 for paperback at time of publishing

In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz, and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.
 
Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination.

In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

Available conveniently and immediately in audiobook and Kindle formats, and also paperback, hardcover and CD formats here.

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22 Mule
Rosa 22

Rosa 22 is a spirit so versatile, it’s a mixologist’s dream. The traditional Moscow Mule is elevated by Rosa 22's slightly bitter and slightly sweet floral characteristics in the refreshing 22 Mule.

22 Mule

Recipe courtesy of Rosa 22; Image: Haskins Photography

  • 1 oz. Rosa 22
  • 3 oz. Ginger beer
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • Fresh orange juice
  • Orange wheel and sprig of thyme to garnish
  • Splash of soda water to top

Combine ingredients in a Moscow Mule mug. Top mug with fresh ice. Add orange wheel and sprig of thyme. Top off with splash of soda water.

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Jalisco Havoc
The Patrón Spirits Company

Your guests will have more than a little fun with this classic tropical cocktail which features pineapple and orange flavors.

Perfect for warm weather, the Jalisco Havoc leverages two hot trends: pineapple and Tiki.

Jalisco Havoc

Recipe and image courtesy of the Patrón Spirits Company

Combine ingredients in a blender and blend for up to 10 seconds. Pour unstrained into a Tiki glass, adding ice cubes to fill. Garnish with a pineapple slice and an edible orchid.

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Patrón Citrónge Pineapple
Patrón $22.99/750ml SRP at time of publishing

Patrón introduces a new flavor to the successful Patrón Citrónge liqueur portfolio, Patrón Citrónge Pineapple.

This latest addition to the family is an ultra-premium liqueur crafted from high-quality Piña Miel pineapples cultivated in the Mexican state of Veracruz. With distinct notes of fresh, ripe pineapple, the taste is soft and sweet with a long-lasting light aftertaste.  Similar to Patrón Citrónge Orange, Lime and Mango, Patrón Citrónge Pineapple showcases authentic Mexican flavors, is excellent mixed into a variety of cocktails, and is a delicious addition to sauces and desserts.

"Pineapple continues to be a hot trend both in culinary and mixology, and increased interest in innovative and delicious cocktails, particularly in the Tiki movement, is further driving momentum of this very flavorful tropical fruit," says Lee Applbaum, global chief marketing officer at Patrón Spirits. "Patrón Citrónge Pineapple is a perfect addition to the Citrónge family; it pairs beautifully with tequila, and it has a tremendously versatile flavor profile that makes it an excellent addition to a wide variety of handcrafted cocktails."

  • 35% ABV
  • Available in 375ml, 750ml and 1L formats
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Rosa 22 Aperitivo Rosé
Rosa 22

Rosa 22 is in a category of its own that we call spirit-tíf: when spirit meets apéritif.

A spirit that embraces any occasion, whether it’s date night, fight night, or a weeknight, Rosa 22 is a drinking experience that is an expression of a lifestyle: adventurous, confident, curious. A craft cocktail with such character and depth, it can be enjoyed as a simple shot. A spirit so versatile, it’s a mixologist’s dream. If you can think it, you can drink it. Discover the possibilities.

Made in Italy

Rosa 22 is an aromatic aperitivo crafted in Italy’s Piedmont region, famous for producing outstanding apertivi and vermouth. Created in the European time-honored tradition of extracting the flavors and nuances of botanicals used in the great amaros and aperitifs of Italy.

Our botanists have carefully selected 22 exotic fruits, herbs, and spices, which are dried and infused with alcohol, water, beet sugar, and other natural flavors to give Rosa 22 its slightly amaro (bitter) and slightly sweet floral characteristics, creating a unique cross between spirit and apéritif.

Enjoy Rosa 22 by itself as a shot, poured over ice, or mixed in a favorite cocktail. The possibilities are up to you!

The Secret Recipe

22 all-natural fruits, spices, and herbs are dried and carefully mixed with alcohol, water, beet sugar and natural flavors to create this unique cross between spirit and apéritif—a spirit-tíf. The mixture steeps in stainless steel tanks for 60 days before undergoing cold stabilization in order to obtain proper mouthfeel and clarity. The liquid then goes through two types of filtration methods to remove all solids. Enjoy mixed in a cocktail, as a shot, or on the rocks—discover the possibilities for yourself!

Books
Smoke: New Firewood Cooking
Tim Byres $23.94 for hardcover at time of publishing

Winner of the 2014 James Beard Award in the General Cooking Category.

A Texan chef shows there is a whole world of flavor beyond just barbecue. Smoke is a primer on the most time-tested culinary technique of all—but one that we have lost touch with. Chef Tim Byres shows how to imbue all kinds of foods—not just meat—with the irresistible flavor of smoke. Here he gives innovative ideas for easy ways to use smoke in your everyday kitchen arsenal of flavors—such as smoking safely on the stovetop with woodchips, putting together relishes and salsas made with smoked peppers and other vegetables, grilling with wood planks, and using smoke-cured meats to add layers of flavor to a dish.

For serious cooks, there are how-to sections on building a firepit, smokehouse, and spit roast at home. As a Texan, Byres draws on the regional traditions of Mexico, Louisiana, and the South. He takes down-home foods and gives them brilliant twists. The results are such gutsy recipes as Pork Jowl Bacon with Half Sour Cucumbers, Boudin Balls and Brick Roux Gumbo, Cabrito and Masa Meatpies, and Coffee-Cured Brisket with Rustic Toast. Everything is made from scratch—not just the sausages but also the accompanying sauces, jams, and pickles. This is cooking at its most primal, and delicious.

Available in hardcover format here.

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Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food
Steven Raichlen $21.75 for hardcover at time of publishing

From America’s “master griller” (Esquire), a step-by-step guide to cold-smoking, hot-smoking, and smoke-roasting, and a collection of 100 innovative recipes for smoking every kind of food, from starters to desserts.

Smoke is the soul of barbecue, the alchemy that happens when burning wood infuses its magical flavors into food. Project Smoke tells you how to make the alchemy happen, with Raichlen’s seven steps to smoking nirvana; an in-depth description of the various smokers; the essential brines, rubs, marinades, and barbecue sauces; and a complete guide to fuel, including how each type of wood subtly seasons a dish. Then the recipes for 100 enticing, succulent, boldly-flavored smoked dishes, including Bacon-Crab Poppers, Cherry-Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Slam-Dunk Brisket, Jamaican Jerk Chicken—even Smoked Chocolate Bread Pudding.    

Illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, it’s a book that inspires hunger at every glance, and satisfies with every recipe tried.

Available in Kindle, paperback and hardcover formats here.

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Michael Symon's Playing with Fire
Michael Symon $20.98 for hardcover at time of publishing

Cohost of The Chew and celebrated Iron Chef and restaurateur Michael Symon returns to a favorite subject, meat, with his first cookbook focused on barbecue and live-fire grilling, with over 70 recipes inspired by his newest restaurant, Mabel's BBQ, in his hometown of Cleveland.

In preparing to open his barbecue restaurant, Mabel's BBQ, Michael Symon enthusiastically sampled smoked meat from across America. The 72 finger-licking, lip-smacking recipes here draw inspiration from his favorites, including dry ribs from Memphis, wet ribs from Nashville, brisket from Texas, pork steak from St. Louis, and burnt ends from Kansas City—to name just a few—as well as the unique and now signature Cleveland-style barbecue he developed to showcase the flavors of his hometown. Michael offers expert guidance on working with different styles of grills and smokers, choosing aromatic woods for smoking, cooking various cuts of meat, and successfully pairing proteins with rubs, sauces, and sides. If you are looking for a new guide to classic American barbecue with the volume turned to high, look no further.

Available in Kindle or hardcover format here.

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Bartender's Choice Vol. 2
Fancy Free LLC $4.99 at time of publishing

From the master bartenders behind New York City's Attaboy, Diamond Reef and Milk & Honey comes Bartender's Choice, the definitive classic cocktail app. Search through roughly 650 drink recipes by spirit, style of drink, or sensation. Ideal for home use or in any establishment wanting to serve better cocktails. Includes tips on ice, garnish, syrups, shaking and stirring. Here's to drinking better!

As an operator, manager or bartender you may wonder why you should be interested in a cocktail app. First, it's important that you be aware of apps and other resources your guests are using to discover cocktails, learn about drink building, and educate themselves on presentation.

Second, you and your bar staff can use Bartender's Choice Vol. 2 as a training resource. Discover drink recipes to add to your repertoire; hone build, technique and presentation skills; and improve your ability to recommend drinks to guests based on a number of parameters.

iOS Version Notes

  • Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • 46 MB
  • Download here

Android Version Notes

  • Requires Android 4.1 and up
  • 40 MB
  • Download here
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Stillhouse Black Bourbon
Stillhouse Spirits Co. $29.99/750ml SRP at time of publishing

Stillhouse Black Bourbon (80 proof) is a masterful blend of corn, rye, barley and limestone water, distilled to perfection. Barreled in charred new American Oak barrels before being charcoal filtered, Black Bourbon is rested and then mellowed in roasted small batch coffee beans. 

This innovative release from Stillhouse is the first-ever bourbon rested and mellowed in roasted small batch coffee beans. The combination of the bold coffee beans and richness of the charred barrels results in soft aromatic notes of caramel and coffee, with a distinctly balanced body and a remarkably smooth finish.

Stillhouse's stainless steel can packaging has always set it apart from other whiskeys and spirits. Black Bourbon's matte black packaging will certainly stand out on your back bar.

“Authenticity is everything to me and I’m proud to have been so heavily involved in the development of Stillhouse Black Bourbon” says G-Eazy, the multi-platinum rapper and producer who is Investing Partner and the Co-Creative Director of Stillhouse Spirits Co. "Working closely with Brad and the Stillhouse team has been such a dope experience, and as a whiskey enthusiast I’m excited to introduce Stillhouse Black Bourbon. If there’s one thing I love as much as bourbon it’s coffee, and I can confidently say that our bourbon is unlike anything else on the planet, we have reinvented the idea of what bourbon should be and I can’t wait for all of my fellow bourbon drinkers to experience it.”

Watch and listen to G-Eazy talk Stillhouse and music here.

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Black Bourbon Manhattan
Stillhouse Spirits Co.

Stillhouse Black Bourbon (80 proof) is a masterful blend of corn, rye, barley and limestone water, distilled to perfection. Barreled in charred new American Oak barrels before being charcoal filtered, Black Bourbon is rested and then mellowed in roasted small batch coffee beans. 

This innovative release from Stillhouse is the first-ever bourbon rested and mellowed in roasted small batch coffee beans. The combination of the bold coffee beans and richness of the charred barrels results in soft aromatic notes of caramel and coffee, with a distinctly balanced body and a remarkably smooth finish.

Black Bourbon Manhattan

Recipe and image courtesy of Stillhouse Spirits Co.

  • 2 oz. Stillhouse Black Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon peel to garnish
  • Brandied cherry to garnish

Put ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 15-20 seconds. Serve in a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon peel & brandied cherry

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Black & Gold
Stillhouse Spirits Co.

Stillhouse Black Bourbon (80 proof) is a masterful blend of corn, rye, barley and limestone water, distilled to perfection. Barreled in charred new American Oak barrels before being charcoal filtered, Black Bourbon is rested and then mellowed in roasted small batch coffee beans. 

This innovative release from Stillhouse is the first-ever bourbon rested and mellowed in roasted small batch coffee beans. The combination of the bold coffee beans and richness of the charred barrels results in soft aromatic notes of caramel and coffee, with a distinctly balanced body and a remarkably smooth finish.

Black & Gold

Recipe and image courtesy of Stillhouse Spirits Co.

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon

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Black & Ginger
Stillhouse Spirits Co.

Stillhouse Black Bourbon (80 proof) is a masterful blend of corn, rye, barley and limestone water, distilled to perfection. Barreled in charred new American Oak barrels before being charcoal filtered, Black Bourbon is rested and then mellowed in roasted small batch coffee beans. 

This innovative release from Stillhouse is the first-ever bourbon rested and mellowed in roasted small batch coffee beans. The combination of the bold coffee beans and richness of the charred barrels results in soft aromatic notes of caramel and coffee, with a distinctly balanced body and a remarkably smooth finish.

Black & Ginger

Recipe and image courtesy of Stillhouse Spirits Co.

Put ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 15 to 20 seconds. Serve in a Collins glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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Black Bourbon Smash
Stillhouse Spirits Co.

Stillhouse Black Bourbon (80 proof) is a masterful blend of corn, rye, barley and limestone water, distilled to perfection. Barreled in charred new American Oak barrels before being charcoal filtered, Black Bourbon is rested and then mellowed in roasted small batch coffee beans. 

This innovative release from Stillhouse is the first-ever bourbon rested and mellowed in roasted small batch coffee beans. The combination of the bold coffee beans and richness of the charred barrels results in soft aromatic notes of caramel and coffee, with a distinctly balanced body and a remarkably smooth finish.

Black Bourbon Smash

Recipe and image courtesy of Stillhouse Spirits Co.

Combine fresh lemon and simple syrup in a Collins glass. Muddle mint leaves. Add bourbon and crushed ice, stir. Garnish with mint.

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Henny Penny F5
Henny Penny

A fryer that’s simple to use, learn and maintain should also offer the very best performance. Purposefully designed from the ground up, the innovative F5 from Henny Penny is a powerful low oil volume fryer that’s easy to operate—yet anything but basic.

With the F5 you get simplified, intuitive controls, kitchen-proof design, and an ultra-efficient, low oil volume platform. The result is superior operation while delivering a consistent, high-quality product.

Henny Penny's F5 features a state-of-the-art touch-and-swipe screen with custom operating system, designed for frying. Icon-and picture-based visuals improve training and user experience increasing efficiency while reducing errors and waste.

The F5’s rugged, durable construction includes details like 4mm-thick tempered glass and recessed display corners to protect the touchscreen.

A powerful 8-GPM filter pump system on the F5 makes filtration 25% faster than the competition, at just 3 minutes. And with fast, simple-touch express filtration, teams are less likely to skip filtering

With 40% less oil at fill, the F5 helps you do more with less in a 30-lb. vat, potentially doubling your oil life and helping you get the most out of your oil with features like automatic top-off.

Save 2.5 hours in training for 12 new employees throughout the year with the F5 open fryer, plus 1 hour of instructional time for a manager for each training session. 3.5 hours x 12 employees = 42 training hours saved

Save 10+ minutes in hands-on operation/cleaning time per day x 360 operating days with the F5 open fryer = 60 hours saved

Save 1 hour per month with troubleshooting help and proactive maintenance process with the F5 open fryer = 12 hours saved

Features

  • 7” full-color LCD touchscreen featuring 4mm-thick tempered glass with recessed display corners designed to protect edges
  • Custom, touch-and-swipe operating system; easy to read and use
  • Built-in, simple-touch express filtration in just three minutes
  • 40% less oil than a standard 50-lb. vat, same throughput (average annual oil savings of $4,000 per 3-vat fryer)
  • Integrated WiFi module plus USB support to futureproof your fryer; receive and distribute software updates and pull data remotely
  • Automatic top-off level sensors monitor oil level and add fresh oil as needed
  • Up to 99 available cooking programs
  • Heavy-duty removable stainless steel vats with 7-year warranty
  • High-limit temperature protection with integrated control feedback
  • Energy Star® rated
  • Available in full vat, split vat or combination
  • Heavy-duty basket rest removes easily for cleaning (gas)
  • Hinged elements make vat clean-out quick and easy (electric)
  • Idle and melt modes
  • Load compensation
  • Proportional control
  • Filter tracking
  • Multiple language settings
  • Auto lift automatically lowers and raises basket (optional feature)
  • Bulk oil dispose (optional feature)

Henny Penny F5 model OFE513 pictured.

Books
The Art of the Bar Cart: Styling & Recipes
Vanessa Dina & Ashley Rose Conway $15.60 for hardcover at time of publishing

From high-end magazines and design-inspiration websites to stores big and small, bar carts are a must-have piece of furniture. This book provides all the answers to the question—how can I get that look at home?

The Art of the Bar Cart features 20 different styled bar setups—from tricked-out vintage carts to a collection of bottles tucked into a cabinet—themed around favorite libations, personal style, or upcoming occasions. Readers can choose from the warm and inviting Whiskey Cart, the fun and fresh Punch Cart, or mix and match to suit any style.

With easy tips to re-create each look as well as recipes for the perfect drinks to pair with each cart, this beautifully photographed guide is an inspiration to anyone looking to create a unique décor statement, and a drink to serve alongside.

Available for Kindle and in hardcover format here.

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Mezcal: The History, Craft & Cocktails of the World's Ultimate Artisanal Spirit
Emma Janzen $17.00 for hardcover at time of publishing

Emma Janzen is your guide to the bartender's best kept secret, the spirit everyone has been missing out on and it's called mezcal. See what sets this cousin of tequila apart from the rest of the pack.

Produced in Mexico for centuries but little known elsewhere until recent years, mezcal has captured the imagination of spirits enthusiasts with its astonishing complexities. And while big liquor is beginning to jump aboard the bandwagon, most mezcal is still artisanal in nature, produced using small-batch techniques handed down for generations, often with agave plants harvested in the wild.

Join author Emma Janzen through Mezcal as she presents an engaging primer on all things related to the spirit; its long history, the craft of distilling it, and a thorough guide to many of the most common agaves used in production and how they shape the resulting spirit. In addition, top mezcal bars across the United States and Mexico contribute a selection of nearly fifty cocktails that accentuate its distinguishing qualities.

Beautifully produced and authoritatively written, Mezcal is the definitive guide to exploring and unraveling the mysteries of this extraordinary handcrafted spirit. An Editors’ Pick for Amazon Best Books of the month of July 2017.

Available for Kindle and in hardcover format here.

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By the Smoke and the Smell: My Search for the Rare and Sublime on the Spirits Trail
Thad Vogler $16.08 for hardcover at time of publishing

In By the Smoke & the Smell, spirits expert Thad Vogler takes readers around the world, celebrating the vivid characters who produce hand-made spirits like rum, Scotch, Cognac, and mezcal. From the mountains of Mexico and the forbidden distilleries of Havana, to the wilds of Scotland and the pastoral corners of France and beyond, this adventure will change how you think about your drink.

Thad Vogler, owner of San Francisco’s acclaimed Bar Agricole and Trou Normand, is one of the most important people in the beverage industry today. He’s a man on a mission to bring “grower spirits”—spirits with provenance, made in the traditional way by individuals rather than by mass conglomerates—to the public eye, before they disappear completely.

We care so much about the food we eat: how it is made, by whom, and where. Yet we are far less careful about the spirits we drink, often allowing the biggest brands with the most marketing dollars to control the narrative. In By the Smoke and the Smell, Vogler is here to set the record straight. This remarkable memoir is the first book to ask the tough questions about the booze industry: where our spirits come from, who makes them, and at what cost. 

By the Smoke and the Smell is also a celebration of the people and places behind the most singular, life-changing spirits on earth. Vogler takes us to Normandy, where we drink calvados with lovable Vikings; to Cuba, a country where Vogler lived for a time, and that has so much more to offer than cigars, classic cars, and mojitos; to the jagged cliffs and crystal-clear lochs of Scotland; to Northern Ireland, Oaxaca, Armagnac, Cognac, Kentucky, and California. Alternately hilarious and heartfelt, Vogler’s memoir will open your eyes to the rich world of traditional, small-scale distilling—and in the process, it will completely change the way you think about and buy spirits.

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

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Beachbum Berry's Sippin' Safari
Jeff Berry $26.43 for paperback at time of publishing

This book comes to you from the author of The Grog Log, Intoxica and Taboo Table. Jeff Berry, or Beachbum Berry as he is better known, is America's leading authority on tropical drinks and Polynesian pop culture.

In this book, Berry not only offers up tantalizing new drink recipes, he tells stories about some of the most famous figures of their time. The Bum applies the same dogged research to the untold stories of the people behind the drinks. Stories culled from over 100 interviews with those who actually created the mid-century Tiki scene—people as colorful as the drinks they invented, or served, or simply drank.

People like Leon Lontoc, the Don, the Beachcomber's waiter who served Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando by night and acted in their movies by day; Henry Riddle, the Malibu Seacomber bartender who fed items about his famous customers to infamous gossip columnist Louella Parsons until the day Howard Hughes found him out; and Duke Kamanamoku, whose manager turned him from Olympic champion into reluctant restaurateur.

Available in paperback format here.

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Gin Tonica
David T. Smith $10.36 for hardcover at time of publishing

Spaniards love their gin and tonics. In Spain, the bartender doesn’t ask you what you want to drink, he asks you how you want your gin and tonic prepared. This simplest of drinks—just gin, tonic, ice and a garnish—is now considered the national drink of Spain.

The trend started in the north of Spain, in Basque country, where you can walk into a bar and upon ordering you are presented with a cart teeming with gin and tonic options to create your very own bespoke drink. A beautiful cocktail with a variety of herb and flower garnishes, a Spanish-style gin and tonic or "gin tonica", is made with a premium gin and the best quality tonic water, combined with bitters and various herbs, spices, flowers, and fruits that will complement the botanicals of a specific gin. It is served over ice in an oversized balloon glass—the idea being that the shape enables the drinker to enjoy all the lovely aromas their drink gives off.

For a cocktail with only two ingredients, the flavor potential is staggering! Making a gin tonica is an intricate process, sometimes taking a barman as long as 15 minutes to deliver the ideal drink. The ice has to be dense so that it melts slowly, the glass might be spritzed with a fine layer of citrus oil, chilled to perfection, with the tonic poured in delicately. No detail is ignored, the wait is part of the experience, and the result is absolutely delicious. Attention to detail and respect for the classic is what truly elevates the Spanish gin tonica above all others.

With more gin brands and styles of tonic available than ever before, and 40 inspired recipes here to try at home, there has never been a better time to discover the joy of the gin tonica—saludos!

Available in hardcover format here.

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The Way of Whisky: A Journey Around Japanese Whisky
Dave Broom $34.34 for hardcover at time of publishing

Since 2002 (the year it appeared on export markets) Japanese whisky has been consistently winning major international spirits awards. As export production increases and export markets—the USA and France in particular—open up to embrace the quality of these fine malt whiskies, all eyes are on Japan.

Award-winning author and internationally recognized whisky expert Dave Broom has visited Japan 25 times in the past 12 years, studying and learning about its whiskies. In this major new book he shares his personal journey around Japan's whisky distilleries and the unique whisky culture of the country.

Each chapter details the history of the distillery in question, its production and current whiskies (with tasting notes). Dave considers along the way why Japanese whisky is different, questions of tradition vs innovation, and how whisky links with many aspects of Japanese culture. Breathtaking photography from Kohei Take leads the reader deeper into the philosophy behind the drink, making this a must-have edition for any whisky lover, whisky drinker, whisky collector or Japanophile.

Available in hardcover format here.

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Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey
Old Camp Whiskey $19.99/750ml SRP at time of publishing

Old Camp is a 70-proof, easy-drinking peach pecan whiskey that doesn’t sacrifice anything to be smooth. A little bit of Florida, a little bit of Georgia.

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley—also known as the American country music duo Florida Georgia Line—pushed the envelope on this one, taking inspiration from their innovative fusion of country, rock, hip-hop and pop to create a whiskey that’s truly unique.

Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey brings a unique mix of flavoring to the whiskey market. Inspired by FGL’s Southern roots, Old Camp is blended using American whiskey aged for a minimum of two years in white American oak barrels with a No. 3 char and infused with Southern peach and pecan flavors. The result is deliciously smooth and sweet, yet balanced, with caramel and light spice notes.

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Heaven's Door Double Barrel Whiskey
Heaven's Door Spirits $59.99/750ml SRP at time of publishing

Comprised of a unique blend of three different whiskeys, Heaven's Door Double Barrel Whiskey uses a double-barrel finishing process that utilizes hand-toasted, new American oak barrels for a secondary aging worthy of another year’s wait. Double Barrel’s higher proof balances perfectly with the complexity of its flavor and notes of caramel, oak, citrus, and spice. Double Barrel is bottled at 100 proof.

Heaven's Door is a collection of super-premium, American craft whiskeys. One intriguing detail of this new brand is that the Heaven's Door portfolio will constantly evolve. Master distillers and blenders from all over the United States will collaborate with the brand to update the collection.

The most compelling detail, however, may not be about the whiskey itself but the minds behind it. Heaven's Door is the first—and only—consumer brand with which legendary artist Bob Dylan has ever aligned himself. Dylan has partnered with Spirits Investment Partnership(SIP) to bring this brand to market.

This incredible partnership, the story goes, came about when SIP CEO Marc Bushala learned Dylan had registered an application to trademark "Bootleg Whiskey." Bushala sought to collaborate with Dylan and Heaven's Door was born. Dylan and Bushala committed to the idea that this new brand must blend art and craft. The packaging features Dylan's artwork to reinforce that message.

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Virginia Black Whiskey
Virginia Black Whiskey $29.99/750ml SRP at time of publishing

Virginia Black is a collaboration between Brent Hocking, founder and creator of the original DeLeón Tequila, and award-winning artist, songwriter, rapper and actor Drake.

A shared passion for style, music, and the pursuit of taste. A quest to redefine whiskey. The product of their attention: Virginia Black, Decadent American Whiskey.

Rich and smooth, Virginia Black is a personally selected collection of two-, three- and four-year-old bourbons. The high-rye content imbues the liquid with a decadent profile.

Want to own a part of Virginia Black Whiskey? Click here.

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Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails
Eric Prum & Josh Williams $20.00 for paperback at time of publishing

Design, cocktail, and culinary enthusiasts Eric Prum and Josh Williams realized that while cocktail bars have sprouted up just about everywhere, good drinks still couldn't be found in the one place where they always mixed them: at home with friends.

So, from their Brooklyn workshop, where they designed, created, and launched the Mason Shaker, a now-iconic invention that transformed a Mason jar into a cocktail shaker, they also created Shake. One part instructional recipe book and one part photo journey through their year of cocktail crafting, the book is a simple and inspirational expression of their seasonal, straightforward approach to drinks and entertaining: Mixing cocktails should be simple, social, and above all, fun.

Each recipe is presented visually, in four color photos, as well as in written recipes, making Shake both an arresting gift and a practical guidebook to simple, elegant cocktails.

Available for Kindle, in paperback format, and as a spiral-bound book here.

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The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma in Drink
Tony Conigliaro $21.85 for hardcover at time of publishing

The right cocktail is more than just a drink. It's the perfect combination of scent, color, sound, and taste. Utilizing a broad spectrum of influences—including gastronomy, perfumery, music, art, and design—Tony Conigliaro has established himself as one of the most innovative and thought-provoking mixologists in the world. In The Cocktail Lab, Tony presents his best and boldest creations: drinks like the Vintage Manhattan, Dirty Martini by the Sea, and Cosmo Popcorn.

These recipes will not only redefine your understanding of what a cocktail can be; they will also inspire you to become a more confident and creative drink maker.

Available for Kindle and in hardcover format here.

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Moonshine: A Celebration of America's Original Rebel Spirit
John Schlimm $26.00 pre-order at time of publishing

This ultimate must-have for aspiring moonshine connoisseurs, boozy history buffs, and party seekers everywhere is a buzz-worthy ride through moonshine’s legendary history. From its roots in the hollows of Appalachia and keeping the good times flowing through Prohibition to its headlining status today as a pop culture icon, Moonshine tells the rip-roaring story of the moonshiners who became folk heroes for the ages and how their batches of XXX endure as the favorite thirst-quencher of millions.
 
While stirring the rebel in each of us, Moonshine also gives you a bootleg up on hosting get-togethers and parties with a dream stash of 100 recipes for infusions and cocktails using moonshine as a main ingredient—Moonshine Monkey, Dirt Road Colada, Lemongrass & Mint Mojito, Smokey Mountain S’More, and many more. Plus, other fun-starters throughout the book include moonshine-themed playlists and a how-to for throwing an unforgettable moonshiner’s movie night.
 
Moonshine: A Celebration of America’s Original Rebel Spirit proves once and for all that the best things in life still come in jugs and Mason jars.

Secure your pre-order for Kindle and hardcover here.

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Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs
Vibes $23.99/pair at time of publishing

Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs are reusable earplugs designed for sound quality. They provide approximately 22 dB sound reduction across frequencies (15 NRR). Traditional foam earplugs are only decreasing the volume of high frequency (treble) sounds, but not low frequency (bass) sounds, which is what causes the sound that you hear to be distorted when you wear them. On the other hand, Vibes lower the volume of all sounds equally, from bass to treble, which allows you to hear sound clearly, just at a quieter volume.

Unlike traditional foam earplugs that block and muffle sound, Vibes filter sound. Using specially designed sound tubes that balance sound waves, and sound-enhancing acoustic filters that reduce decibel levels, Vibes allow you to protect your hearing health and stay comfortable in loud environments that would otherwise cause discomfort and hearing damage.

Protect your hearing and the hearing of your staff with Vibes Hi-Fi Earplugs!

Immersive Experience: With Vibes, you can take control of your environment and create an enjoyable and balanced listening experience free from the distraction of uncomfortable noise.

Increased Clarity: Unlike standard ear plugs, Vibes filter specific frequencies to deliver the best possible listening experience and sound quality right to your ear. You can hear your favorite band the way they intended: clean and controlled.

Damage Reduction: Vibes lower the levels of harsh sound, protecting your ears from damaging decibels.

Reusable Design: Vibes have been constructed from carefully selected materials chosen for durability, longevity, and comfort. With washable ear tips Vibes are reusable and built to last.

Built for Comfort: We've created some of the softest and most durable ear tips available to market. With multiple fit sizes, we strive to ensure maximum comfort and fit.

Low Profile: A minimalist design and a clear outer sound tube. Vibes are designed to be easily accessible and virtually invisible.

Click here to learn more.

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Yamaha CL Series Digital Mixing Consoles
Yamaha $22,999 at time of publishing

Analog, located at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, was recently featured by Nightclub & Bar in this article. Among the audio/visual equipment the venue uses is a CL3 model mixer from the Yamaha CL series.

The pursuit of perfection is ongoing and will probably never end, but along the way Yamaha has introduced a number of innovations that have become industry standards offering performance and familiarity that discerning users continue to demand. By definition, “standards” are best kept as they are. With evolutionary refinements, of course. 

Yamaha CL series digital mixing consoles represent a new level of refinement. They offer an evolved experience in accessible mixing, plus sonic purity with sound shaping capabilities that will give the most imaginative engineer unprecedented creative freedom. The CL series embodies the leading standards in live sound in their most advanced, most expressive form.

Every engineer, artist, and audience agrees that sound quality is the bottom line. That’s a given. Through thorough analysis, review, and refinement of every detail of the circuitry and technology used, Yamaha CL series consoles deliver naturally superior sound plus a comprehensive range of “coloring” options that give the sonic craftsmen who will use them extraordinary creative freedom. The signal processors provided are plentiful and of the highest quality, including extraordinary Portico 5033/5043 EQ and compressor devices that bring Yamaha VCM technology together with the legendary talents of Rupert Neve. The platform is pure and natural, so the engineer can create and deliver the ideal sound.

CL3 Features

  • An ideal blend of compact size and channel capacity for a variety of live and installed applications.
  • Input channels: 64 mono, 8 stereo.
  • Mix/Matrix Buses: 24 mixes / 8 matrices (Input to Matrix supported)
  • Fader configuration: 16-fader left section, 8-fader Centralogic section, 2-fader master section.
  • Stainless steel stay for iPad support.
  • Meter bridge optional.

To discover much more about the Yamaha CL series, click here.

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BRC-H800 HD Camera
Sony $6,875/camera at time of publishing

Analog, located at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, was recently featured by Nightclub & Bar in this article. Among the audio/visual equipment the venue uses are Sony BRC-H800 HD cameras.

The BRC-H800 remote camera combines uncompromising broadcast picture quality and smooth, silent PTZ operation with the flexibility of 3G-SDI and HDMI connections.

Designed for unattended operation, this compact but powerful robotic camera is an ideal complement to other broadcast cameras for capturing images in hard-to-reach or unobtrusive positions. It's equally at home in TV newsrooms, remote studios and on-air suites, auditoriums, houses of worship, courtrooms, classrooms or sports stadiums. It's also particularly suited to efficient multi-camera set-ups, under the control of a single operator.

The 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS image sensor captures crisp, low-noise Full HD images at 60p, with excellent low-light sensitivity. The large image sensor also allows the creation of beautiful 'bokeh' effects with a shallow depth of field to suit any artistic intention.

Speedy, near-silent PTZ operation with 12x optical zoom accommodates wide-angle scenes and tightly framed close-ups, with Clear Image Zoom 24x(HD) extending this range even further without visible loss of resolution. In Tele Convert Mode, 24x zoom can be further doubled to 48x without losing HD resolution.

Broadcast-friendly features include dual tally lamps for on-air operation, while operational flexibility is enhanced with options for ceiling, table top or tripod mounting. There’s also a broad range of video interfacing and remote control possibilities - plus support for PoE+ and genlock - for smooth integration into any broadcast, professional or corporate AV environment.

The BRC-H800/1 is a US/Canada model which is bundled with the AC-UES1230MT AC power supply and cord. In all other regions the AC power supply and cord are sold separately.

Available in both black and white (color availability may vary by country).

To learn more, click here.

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Ki Pro Ultra Plus
AJA Video Systems $3,995 MSRP at time of publishing

Analog, located at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, was recently featured by Nightclub & Bar in this article. Among the audio/visual equipment the venue uses is the AJA Video Systems Ki Pro Ultra Plus multi-channel HD recorder.

Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a Multi-Channel Apple ProRes® recorder offering up to 4-Channels of simultaneous HD recording, or in Single Channel mode a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHR, or Avid DNxHD® MXF recorder and player supporting the latest connectivity including 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI 2.0.

  • New v3.0 firmware offers HDR playback support for HLG and HDR10, as well as HDR recording for HDR10 and HDR10+.
  • Designed to be both portable with a built-in carry handle or rackmountable with half rack wide 2RU high dimensions, Ki Pro Ultra Plus suits a wide range of production and post environments.
  • Record 1, 2, 3 or 4-Channels of beautiful HD up to 1080p 50/60 in Apple ProRes simultaneously with Ki Pro Ultra Plus.
  • Simplify your multi-camera productions by running up to four cameras per Ki Pro Ultra Plus and save power, space, time and effort on set, in the studio and when setting up OB trucks.
  • Ki Pro Ultra Plus even allows independent profile support per channel in Multi-Channel mode; select high resolution Apple ProRes HQ for high quality finishing and use a second input to record Apple ProRes (Proxy) for an efficient editing pipeline.
  • Starting with input 1, add channels as needed in order when utilizing like raster size and frame rate, and record your HD Apple ProRes files on the same AJA Pak media*. Ki Pro Ultra Plus even allows rollover to a second Pak for hours of uninterrupted multi-channel recording.

Learn more here.

*Pak 2000 and Pak 1000 modules with an -R0 module designation and all Pak Media modules with -R1 designations supported for multi-channel recording.