Powerful Punch
Powers Irish Whiskey

A pre-batched punch is one of the best ways to serve large groups quickly. Perfect for swarms of guests on St. Patrick's Day.

Powerful Punch

Recipe by Le Peg; Image: Powers Irish Whiskey

  • 2 oz. Powers Three Swallow
  • 1/2 oz. Tea syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon juice
  • Club soda to top
  • Mint to garnish
  • Lemon peel to garnish

Combine whiskey, tea syrup, and lemon juice in a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, top off with club soda, and garnish with mint and lemon peel.

Powerful Crush
Powers Irish Whiskey

If you’re looking for a high-class cocktail that celebrates Irish whiskey in all its glory, this is the one for you. The base is POWERS Irish Whiskey mixed with a bittersweet Corsican aperitif, a dash of apple bitters, topped with club soda, then garnished with a sprig of rosemary.

Powerful Crush

Recipe by Aaron Deary (R&D Philly); Image: Powers Irish Whiskey

  • 1.5 oz. Powers Three Swallow
  • 3/4 oz. Bittersweet Corsican aperitif
  • 1 dash Apple bitters
  • 3 oz. Club soda
  • Rosemary sprig

Preparation: Build in Collins glass over ice. Garnish with sprig of rosemary, burn it if you’re feeling fancy.

Powers John's Lane
Powers Irish Whiskey $65.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

John's Lane Release is a celebration of the original style of Powers Irish Whiskey and the quintessential Irish Single Pot Still distillate. Matured for 12 years, the result is an outstanding lingering robust taste that provides a perfect tribute to the spiritual home of one of Ireland’s most loved whiskeys.

Quick Notes

Nose: An abundance of earthy aromas, leather, tobacco with layers of charred wood, dark chocolate and treacle toffee.

Palate: Full bodied spice front followed by vanilla, honey and dried apricot.

Finish: Lingering honey sweetness on toasted oak.

92 proof

Powers Three Swallow
Powers Irish Whiskey $47.99/750ml SRP at time of publishing

Three Swallow Release is a modern expression of what the original POWERS Whiskey tasted like back in the days of our John’s Lane distillery. This quintessential style of whiskey, Single Pot Still is exclusive to Ireland, and is made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley, then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills.

Quick Notes

Nose: Pot Still spice combines with crisp barley character. Delicate herbs give way to green banana and grapefruit while a nutty note of marzipan reflects the wood contribution of specially selected casks.

Palate: In true Pot Still style, an initial taste delivers smooth mouth-coating barley followed by an eruption of green apple and citrus notes. Herbs and spicy avour are complemented by a touch of cedar wood for extra complexity.

Finish: Spicy sweetness gives way to Pot Still barley character balanced with a hint of sherry and leading to a crisp cereal finish with toasted oak notes.

80 proof

Ballyhoo Irish Whiskey
The Connacht Whiskey Company $29.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Ballyhoo Irish Whiskey, the bright and festive 4-year-old expression from The Connacht Whiskey Company Ltd., is now richer and rounder than ever.

Ballyhoo is a 4-year-old grain Irish whiskey with a mash bill of 93% corn and 7% malted barley, rested onsite for between three and six months in port barrels. Subtle sweet caramel nose with floral finish. It's perfect neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail.

Quick Notes

Nose: Soft with gentle vanilla and almond mixing with some warming spice and sweetness.

Palate: Notes of vanilla with hints of spice and subtle wood from the bourbon casks, but the additional port finishing softens and sweetens the whiskey.

Finish: It lingers warm and ever so smooth, while being light in body.

86 proof

Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon
Balcones Distilling $29.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Balcones Distilling is proud to announce the newest addition to their core lineup of expressions: Texas Pot Still Bourbon.

Available all year, this new expression from Balcones is distilled in their Forsyth pot stills for a sumptuous mouthfeel and aged for 24 months in new charred oak barrels. Texas Pot Still Bourbon is bottled at 92 proof and features a mash bill of roasted blue corn, Texas wheat, Texas rye and malted barley. Staying true to their tradition of creating expressions layered with flavor and using unique grains, the bourbon offers uncommon quality, complexity, and character within a familiar bourbon taste profile.

Texas Pot Still Bourbon joins other award-winning special release bourbons from Balcones, including Blue Corn Bourbon, Wheated Bourbon, and High Rye Bourbon.

Quick Notes

Nose: Opening aromas of Honeycrisp apples, kettle corn, and graham cracker

Palate: Honey, sweet cream, and candied pecans

Finish: Soft and sweet with a tannic fade and lingering spice

92 proof

From Barley to Blarney: A Whiskey Lover's Guide to Ireland
Sean Muldoon, Jack McGarry, Tim Herlihy, Conor Kelly $18.30 for hardcover at time of publication

This comprehensive field guide to Ireland's robust and growing whiskey scene is the ultimate itinerary for whiskey beginners and connoisseurs, alike.

An Irish whiskey guru, two bartender behemoths, and an adept writer combine forces to create this comprehensive guide to Irish whiskey. The book begins with an in-depth introduction to whiskey and its history in Ireland, including what makes each style of Irish whiskey unique. What follows is a detailed tour, including photographs, around the four Irish provinces, and of the 22 different distilleries and the unique Irish whiskeys each produces, as well as a discussion of the booming present and promising future for Irish whiskey producers. Each province also highlights the best of Ireland's 50 iconic bars and pubs, linking past to present and providing the ultimate whiskey tourist itinerary. The fun really begins when the masterminds behind 2015’s “World’s Best Bar,” Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, share 12 original mixed-drink recipes tailor-made for Irish spirits.

Available for Kindle and in hardcover format here.

Corazon De Melon

Translates to “heart of the melon,” this St. Patrick's cocktail combines ingredients such as fresh cantaloupe juice, lime, and maraschino cherries with Havana Club rum to create a heritage-filled cocktail that will have you seeing green.

Corazon De Melon

Recipe and image courtesy of BACARDÍ

  • 3 parts Fresh cantaloupe juice
  • 2 parts HAVANA CLUB Añejo Blanco
  • 1 part Simple syrup
  • 1 part Maraschino cherry juice
  • 0.5 part Fresh lime juice
  • Dash of Orange bitters
  • Lime wedge to garnish
  • Melon ball to garnish

Combine the rum, cantaloupe juice, syrup, cherry juice and lime juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake for 30 seconds then pour into a frosted glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime and a melon ball.

For cantaloupe juice:

Blend 2 cups cubed cantaloupe melon in a blender until pureed and smooth. Strain the mixture through a mesh strainer.

BACARDÍ Refresco Superior

Some guests want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day but prefer rum to Irish whiskey. BACARDÍ has their backs with thirst-quenching cocktail that uses the freshest greens from your local market.

BACARDÍ Refresco Superior

Recipe and image courtesy of BACARDÍ

  • 2 parts BACARDÍ Superior
  • 0.75 parts Ginger syrup
  • 1 parts Lime juice
  • 0.25 parts St-Germain
  • 4 Cilantro leaves
  • Lime wheel to garnish

Shake all ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice, double strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wheel and fresh cilantro.

Tanteo Habanero Tequila
Tanteo Tequila $39.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Tanteo® Tequila is the original 100% agave spicy tequila. Tanteo infuses artisanal blanco tequila with fresh peppers by hand in the hills of Jalisco, Mexico. The result is an award-winning artisanal product that is anything but ordinary.

Tanteo Habanero Tequila is made with ultra-premium 100 percent Blue Weber agave blanco tequila infused with locally grown habanero peppers. Unapologetically spicy with a pleasant tropical nose that pairs well in any extra-spicy cocktail.

40% ABV

Sláinte Margarita
Tanteo Tequila

This riff on the number one cocktail on-premise across the United States, the mighty Margarita, is green for St. Patrick's Day and made with unapologetically spicy habanero tequila.

Sláinte Margarita

Recipe and image courtesy of Tanteo Tequila

  • 2 oz. Tanteo Habanero Tequila
  • 1 oz. Green vegetable juice (celery, spinach, kale, cucumber blend)
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 0.75 oz. Agave nectar or simple syrup

Combine ingredients in a blender with ice, blend well, and pour into a rocks glass.

Gem & Bolt Mezcal + Damiana
Gem & Bolt $36.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Espadín agave, a stoic plant pollinated by bats at night, takes up to 10 years to mature under the sun. Gem&Bolt's agave is hand-harvested, slowly wood-roasted in earth-pit ovens, and mashed by traditional tahona stone. The roasted mash is fermented naturally in wooden vats and distilled with precision in small copper stills.

Gem&Bolt Mezcal is uniquely distilled with damiana, a flowering bush native to mexico. Long-revered by the Maya and Aztec for its myriad mood-elevating properties and for endowing mythic powers in the bedroom, this beloved and uplifting herb naturally complements Gem&Bolt Mezcal’s heart-opening properties.

Gem&Bolt is a clean spirit free of any additives. Utilizing fair-trade, organic and sustainable agave, Gem&Bolt Mezcal is a reflection of the brand's deep care for what we take into our bodies and crafted to please the discerning palates of mezcal enthusiasts among a generation inspired by artful living and celebration. The result is a refined mezcal with a revolutionary spirit.

44% ABV

The Chaparrita
Gem & Bolt

The perfect combo of sweet and sour, guaranteed to make your guests feel as lucky as leprechauns!

The Chaparrita

Recipe by Licha’s Cantina in Austin, TX; Image: Gem&Bolt

  • 1.5 oz. Gem&Bolt Mezcal
  • 1 oz. Damiana tea
  • Splash fresh pineapple juice
  • Splash lime bitters
  • Fresh basil to garnish

Shake all ingredients except garnish on ice. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with basil.

Damiana tea prep:

Steep 1 ounce dry damiana leaf in hot water for 30 minutes, then strain. Keeps one week refrigerated.

Laphroaig End O' the Rainbow

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day so there's nothing wrong with making a cocktail or two with whisky from Ireland's neighbor to the northeast-ish.

Laphroaig End O' the Rainbow

Image and recipe courtesy of Laphroaig

  • 0.75 part Laphroaig Select
  • 0.75 part Ginger liqueur
  • 0.75 part Pineapple juice
  • 0.75 part Lemon juice
  • 3 dashes Absinthe verte
  • Sprig of mint to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

Offaly Rouge
Egan's Whiskey

Not every drink has to be green on St. Patrick's Day.

Offaly Rouge

Recipe and image courtesy of Egan’s Whiskey

Prepare a coupe by chilling it. Add whiskey, brandy and bitters to mixing glass and stir. Add absinthe to chilled coupe, roll it to coat the inside, and pour out. Strain contents of mixing glass into coupe and garnish with lemon twist.

Tulla Tiki
Egan's Whiskey

This tempting Tiki drink proves that shots and beers don't get to have all the fun on St. Patrick's Day.

Tulla Tiki

Recipe and image courtesy of Egan’s Whiskey

  • 45ml Egan’s Vintage Grain
  • 20ml Angostura Amaro
  • 15ml Orgeat
  • 40ml Pink grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 Passion fruit
  • 20ml Lime juice
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into ice filled Tiki cup.

Classic IPA Old Fashioned
Jameson Irish Whiskey

The Classic Old Fashioned—made with a twist using Jameson Caskmates IPA. Bringing the Old Fashioned back to its roots with sugar cubes and muddling.

Classic IPA Old Fashioned

Recipe and image courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey

  • 50ml Caskmates IPA
  • 2 Sugar cubes
  • 2 dash Angostura bitters
  • 2 dash Orange bitters
  • Ruby grapefruit twist to garnish

Add 2 sugar cubes to a rocks glass. Add Angostura and orange bitters and muddle together until ground. Add Caskmates IPA and two ice cubes, and stir continuously. Add two more ice cubes and stir again to dilute the drink. Add a final two ice cubes and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Lovely Day
Jameson Irish Whiskey

Chickpea water? Stay with us here. Aquafaba is an awesome vegan-friendly alternative in drinks that usually involve egg whites. This sweet and tart cocktail from Atlanta bartender Thandi Walton is a memorable add-on to any lovely day (or night, as the case may be).

Lovely Day

Recipe by Thandi Walton; Image: Jameson Irish Whiskey

  • 2 parts Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 0.75 parts Lemon juice
  • 1 part Raw sugar simple syrup
  • 1.5 parts Chickpea water (aquafaba)
  • 2 dashes Lavender
  • Dehydrated orange wheel to garnish
  • Dried edible flower petals to garnish

Add together all ingredients, shake, add ice, shake again. Strain and garnish with dehydrated orange wheel and dried edible flower petals.

Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition
Jameson Irish Whiskey $29.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Caskmates IPA Edition is Jameson Irish whiskey finished in craft IPA barrels for crisp, hoppy notes.

Since they swapped stout beer barrels with their friends at a local craft brewery in 2013 to create the Caskmates Stout Edition, Jameson couldn’t wait to try a new beer mate with their casks.

Quick Notes

Nose: Floral, herbal hops, grapefruit citrus notes with subtle orchard fruits, complemented by wood shavings and a little nuttiness.

Palate: Hops and light citrus with sweet herbal notes and delicate spicy tones.

Finish: The lingering fresh fruit and hops give way to grains of barley and a signature smooth finish.

80 proof

Egan's Vintage Grain
Egan's Whiskey $49.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Casked in American oak bourbon barrels for a minimum of eight years, this single grain Irish whiskey was meticulously hand-selected by Jonathan V. Egan, the sixth generation of a family with whiskey in their blood.

Egan’s Vintage Grain is an exceptionally smooth and characterful single grain Irish whiskey, brimming with charming sweetness and warm spices. It's a celebration of the extraordinary industry and endeavor of Egan's forefathers and their passion for the craft of malting, brewing and bottling.

Egan's Vintage Grain's lighter style compares very favorably to its heavier Pot Still and Single Malt cousins. It lends itself perfectly to making a craft cocktail, with a simple mix, sipped neat or on the rocks.

Quick Notes

Nose: Vanilla, oak fudge, and caramel notes.

Palate: Charming sweetness and smooth vanilla, with a subtle hint of spice. 

Finish: Long, gentle and gaining in warmth.

92 proof

The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion
Julie Reiner $17.68 for hardcover at time of publication

Julie Reiner, the co-owner of The Clover Club in Brooklyn and The Flatiron Lounge in Manhattan, has written a book that provides inspiration for the rest of us, not only the cocktail geeks. She wants to balance the needs of the everyday drinker with those of the passionate mixologist.

Recipes are organized around seasonality and occasion, with different events and themes appropriate to the specific time of the year. Each section will include a mixture of holiday-inspired drinks, classic cocktails, and innovative new drinks, all along with fun cocktail lore. Tricks, tips, and techniques—such as batching and infusions, tools of the trade, notes on spirit types, and easy substitutions to utilize what you already have on hand—will round out the amazing amount of information in Reiner's book.

Available for Kindle and in hardcover format here.

Tangerine Bourbon Smash
Heritage Distilling Co.

Wow guests with this smash that combines bourbon and vodka that feature flavors of brown sugar and citrus.

Tangerine Bourbon Smash

Recipe and image courtesy of Heritage Distilling Co.

Add ingredients in shaker over ice. Shake and pour into glass. Squeeze in 1-2 lemon wedges. Garnish with lemon and mint.

Citrus Flavored Vodka
Heritage Distilling Co. $25/750ml SRP at time of publication

Distilled from Grapes, Heritage Distilling Co. Citrus Flavored Vodka is tart up front with a sweet, fresh citrus finish. Notes of lemon, lime and tangerine.Citrus Flavored Vodka makes an excellent base for a large variety of cocktails.

Heritage Distilling Co. is a majority woman-owned and family-operated craft distillery that manages the entirety of their production process by hand. 2019 Nightclub & Bar Show attendees will have the opportunity to sample the brand's spirits. HDC is the most awarded craft distillery in North America by the American Distilling Institute 5 years in a row (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) and strives to maintain the best of the “Field to Flask”™ ethos.

To meet the highest standards, HDC identifies and works directly with the farmers growing their grains, ensures the purity of their water source, mills their own grain, makes their own mash and wort, and runs their own custom-made stills.

30% ABV

Brown Sugar Bourbon
Heritage Distilling Co. $23.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Heritage Distilling Co. is a majority woman-owned and family-operated craft distillery that manages the entirety of their production process by hand. 2019 Nightclub & Bar Show attendees will have the opportunity to sample the brand's spirits. HDC is the most awarded craft distillery in North America by the American Distilling Institute 5 years in a row (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) and strives to maintain the best of the “Field to Flask”™ ethos.

To meet the highest standards, HDC identifies and works directly with the farmers growing their grains, ensures the purity of their water source, mills their own grain, makes their own mash and wort, and runs their own custom-made stills.

Brown Sugar Bourbon is produced using a corn/rye/malted barley mash. Barreled at less than 125 proof for less than two years in new charred American oak barrels, then cut to 60 proof using HDC's private crystal-clear water source with natural brown sugar and cinnamon flavors added.

30% ABV

Blood Orange Hot Toddy
Eastside Distilling

Your guests won't be able to resist this simple but elevated riff on the Hot Toddy that calls for blood orange juice.

Blood Orange Hot Toddy

Recipe and Image courtesy of Eastside Distilling

  • 2 oz. Burnside West End Blend whiskey
  • 1 oz. Blood orange juice
  • 0.5 oz. Honey
  • 1 Cinnamon stick to garnish
  • 1 Blood orange wheel to garnish
  • Boiling hot water to top

Add whiskey, blood orange juice and honey to a mug or heat-proof/heat-resistant vessel. Top with boiling hot water and stir until honey has dissolved. Garnish with cinnamon stick and blood orange wheel.

Burnside West End Blend
Eastside Distilling $26.95/750ml SRP at time of publication

Each bottle of spirit crafted by Eastside Distilling is owed to a masterful team led by industry veteran Mel Heim, the brand's Master Distiller/Blender who was one of the American craft spirit scene’s first female distillers. Mel has been involved in the crafts spirits industry for over 10 years, first as an apprentice, distiller, head distiller, then Master Distiller and Blender, and upwards to her current role as executive vice president of operations at Eastside. She was a pioneer for women in craft distilling in 2008 as one of the only female distillers West of the Mississippi and is pleased as punch to see that data point dramatically shifting.

Burnside West End Blend is a meticulous blend of American whiskies ranging in age and mash bills with a kiss of Oregon Oak to make a vibrant, earthy sipper at an accessible proof and price. A classic American-style whiskey that's Oregon-oaked in light- and medium-toasted barrels for tannins that play well with its sweet corn notes. Shareable, light and vibrant, easy to mix or sip.

Quick Notes

Nose: Sweet biscuit and honeycomb with a bit of corn. Young but balanced with dessert Oregon Oak tannins.

Palate: Full bodied and low octane. Caramel corn, bread and coconut mingle nicely with a gentle touch of toasted oak.

ABV: 42%

Freeland Spirits Gin
Freeland Spirits $40/750ml SRP at time of publication

Freeland Spirits Gin is small batch, crafted using a unique blend of traditional heat distillation along with vacuum distillation, which allows Freeland Spirits to use fresh, Pacific Northwest ingredients. Fresh herbal essences of rosemary, mint and crisp cucumber lift the nose. Grapefruit and lemon peel brighten the brisk juniper and bold spice. Pink peppercorn, coriander and star anise mingle with 10 additional dried botanicals in the copper pot still.

Freeland Spirits celebrates the women of the craft and is one of very few women-owned and women-run distilleries in history. Founder Jill Kuehler named the brand after her grandmother, Master Distiller Molly Troupe was born wearing a pair of chemist goggles and never took them off, and Jesse Brantley, a sommelier with restaurant management experience, joined Freeland to run sales in May of 2018.

Quick Notes

Nose: Garden herbs, vibrant spice, citrus bursts, floral hints, spruce undertones

Palate: Layered spice balanced by freshness, strikingly smooth texture, rounded body

Finish: Lingers with complexity

ABV: 45%

Freeland Bourbon
Freeland Spirits $45/750ml SRP at time of publication

Freeland Spirits celebrates the women of the craft and is one of very few women-owned and women-run distilleries in history. Founder Jill Kuehler named the brand after her grandmother, Master Distiller Molly Troupe was born wearing a pair of chemist goggles and never took them off, and Jesse Brantley, a sommelier with restaurant management experience, joined Freeland to run sales in May of 2018.

Freeland Bourbon pays homage to the South, and to Grandma Freeland, the namesake of Freeland Spirits. Soft caramel, vanilla and spice dance into the whiskey from charred American oak barrels. A final rest in Oregon’s Elk Cove Pinot Noir barrels adds an element of Pacific Northwest terroir. Blended with precision by Master Distiller Molly Troupe to achieve balanced texture and harmony of flavors.

Quick Notes

Nose: Toffee, marmalade, smoked pecan and clove

Palate: Rounded and smooth, soft caramel and baked berries layered with vanilla bean, cocoa and spice

Finish: Long and velvety

Mash Bill: 70% corn, 20% rye, 10% malted barley

ABV: 46%

Sino Tequila Reposado
Sino Tequila $22.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Sino Reposado from the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico, is aged four months in half-new and half-once-used Jack Daniels whiskey barrels. Sino Reposado is a subtle tequila that has lovely weight on the palate, with a strong brown sugar component. The finish is warm and smooth. Try it neat with a side of sangria or in a Paloma!

At the tail end of 2009, Judy Rivera's dream came true: her recipes for Sino Tequila were born in a small, 100 percent female owned and operated distillery in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, Vinos y Licores Azteca.

To give back to the community that has influenced Rivera throughout her life, Sino Tequila donates $1 of every bottle sold to non-profit organizations that support the artistic community.

Tennessee Buck
Uncle Nearest Whiskey

Refreshing and easy to drink with a ginger bite balanced by smooth aged American whiskey.

Tennessee Buck

Recipe and image courtesy of Uncle Nearest

Combine all ingredients into a wine or Collins glass over crushed ice. Top with ginger beer and fresh lime.

Wild Rose Gin Smash
Copper & Kings

A Smash made with a handcrafted American luxury spirit that imbues every cocktail with the delicate aromas of fresh-cut roses.

Wild Rose Gin Smash

Recipe and image courtesy of Copper & Kings

Muddle 1 strawberry and lemon wheel in a rocks glass. Avoid the pith/rind. Combine other ingredients in a shaker. Add ice, and shake. Strain over ice into glass. Garnish with strawberry and basil leaf.

Sevilla Gin Mule
Copper & Kings

This gin-based Mule variation made with an American craft spirit delivers a balanced citrus punch with a ginger beer bite.

Sevilla Gin Mule

Recipe and image courtesy of Copper & Kings

  • 1.5 oz. Copper & Kings The Ninth Gin
  • 0.75 oz. Lime Juice
  • 0.75 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Ginger beer to top
  • 6 Mint leaves
  • Orange peel to express
  • Grapefruit wedge and mint to garnish

Muddle mint, lime and syrup in a shaker. Add other ingredients and ice, and shake. Strain over ice into glass. Top with ginger beer. Express an orange peel into drink. Garnish with grapefruit & mint.

Strongbow 100 Cal Slim Cans
Strongbow / Heineken USA $13.99/12-pack SRP at time of publication

Strongbow 100 Cal Slim Cans are a 12-can variety pack with three 8.5 oz. easy-to-drink flavors containing just 100 calories each. The innovative product and packaging are positioned at the intersection of the growing hard cider (+6.8%), canned wine (+290% CAGR), and hard seltzer (+199%) categories to offer a crisp alternative that will appeal to the growing enthusiasm for wellbeing and light refreshment. The variety pack contains Strongbow’s newest flavor, Dry Pear (Pear Secco), along with the fast-selling Rosé Apple and the ever-popular Original Dry. The 100 Cal Slim Cans aim to source sales from Millennial consumers, 70% of whom are cutting calories from their beverage choices.1

The 2019 Consumer Survey of Product Innovation has voted Strongbow 100 Cal Slim Cans Product of the Year in the Alcoholic Beverage category.

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey
Uncle Nearest Whiskey $57.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Way back in Lynchburg, Tennessee, the name Nearest Green has always meant something special. His birth name was Nathan Green, but his family and friends called him Uncle Nearest. No one actually knows how he obtained that nickname, so we assume he was the “nearest and dearest” to so many who came in contact with him.

Hailing from Maryland, one of the original capitals of whiskey making in the United States, we don’t know how or when Uncle Nearest made his way southwest to Tennessee. What we can confirm is he is the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States and thought to be responsible for helping perfect the Lincoln County Process, a requirement in being categorized as Tennessee Whiskey.

It should be noted that a 2004 book misspelled Nearest as “Nearis,” based on an incorrect spelling on the 1880 census. His name has always been and will always be Nathan “Nearest” Green—or to those who knew him best, Uncle Nearest. Now, it’s up to each of us to share his story and to make sure he’s given his due respect. Will you join us? Cheers!

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is made using local ingredients from Tennessee. Our Tennessee Silver is an intricate 11-step, 25-day process utilizing a one-of-a-kind triple charcoal mellowing system that was hand-drawn and fabricated by engineers, exclusively for Uncle Nearest. No other whiskey in the world utilizes this proprietary process.

It is our Silver whiskey that will become our Aged after a minimum of seven years. As we still have time before our silver turns to gold, we are working with two local distilleries still making Tennessee whiskey the way Nearest made it intricately by hand, placing it in the barrel close to the same 110-proof Nearest was known for, and pouring it out at just the right age, taste and color for a surprisingly smooth finish.

100 proof

Garnish Island Irish Gin
West Cork Distillers $26.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

M.S. Walker, a New England-based national importer and distributor of fine wines and spirits, has launched Garnish Island Gin in the U.S. Market. This small batch gin is crafted at West Cork Distillers in Skibbereen, Ireland, by Deirdra Bohane, Ireland’s only female Master Gin Distiller.

The team at West Cork Distillers hand-built a custom copper pot still exclusively for the production of Garnish Island Gin. The gin, itself, is inspired by the Italian Botanical Gardens of Garnish Island, located off the southern coast of Ireland. The botanicals have been carefully selected to create a classic Gin that exhibits light floral notes of hibiscus, iris, and rose matching beautifully with rosemary and thyme. This is complimented by luscious hints of dark chocolate and strawberry. This exotic Gin has a soft lingering glow on the finish.

A deliciously elegant gin that perfectly captures the unique, exotic character of Garnish Island in Bantry Bay. Carefully chosen botanicals that capture the essence of the island are infused to release their essential oils and then slowly distilled in small batches in our pot still. Bright floral aromas of iris, rose and warming hibiscus marry beautifully with hints of rosemary and thyme. Enjoy the soft lingering glow on the finish with notes of citrus, cacao and just a hint of spice.

46% ABV

Dos Equis Mexican Pale Ale
Dos Equis / Heineken USA $12.49/12-pack SRP at time of publishing

With Mexican Imports contributing 93% of total Import category growth1 and with craft drinkers more likely to buy Dos Equis than other Mexican Imports2, Dos Equis aims to tap into a sizeable volume opportunity with Mexican Pale Ale: consumers who drink both mainstream and craft and who seek easy-to-drink craft varieties made by reputable brands they know and trust.

Brewed with unique citrus hops and boasting a hint of spicy heat on the finish, Dos Equis Mexican Pale Ale is a traditional pale ale with a Mexican twist.

1Nielsen 2014-2018.

2 InfoScout Cross Purchase Report, 52 Weeks Ending 1/13/19

The History of Lovers Rose Gin
Copper & Kings $35/750ml SRP at time of publishing

Hand-crafted alembic spirit using 100% apple wine from fresh pressed apple juice distilled in American made copper pot stills. No neutral spirits are used in the double distillation of The History of Lovers, a uniquely fragrant American craft spirit from Copper & Kings.

This is a love letter. Romantic. Fresh-cut, richly fragrant roses, ever so soft and subtle, with round red fruit sweetness. Smooth, balanced and refreshing with beautifully integrated rose bouquet and zesty, crisp botanicals. As delicious as it is attractive to the eye. An authentic luxury spirit.

Crushed whole juniper berries together with rose hips, rose water, sweet orange, tangerine, lime and pink grapefruit peels, alongside jasmine and lavender petals, coriander, pink pepper corns and licorice root, are macerated in apple brandy low-wine, then re-distilled together with vapor distilled rose hips, and pink grapefruit peels in the gin basket. A flash post distillation maceration of rose hips, hibiscus petals and strawberry juice concentrate for color and perfume.

Non-chill filtered to maximize the retention and concentration of rose perfume, with juniper and light botanical flavors shining with layered complexity. May develop a faint cloudy haze or suspension at colder temperatures and in the glass.

Designed to make a fragrant Gin & Tonic, a perfumed and refreshing sparkling Spritz, a subtly elegant Negroni, a beautiful Martini, and to take you as far as your imagination leads. It will always provide delicious refreshment.

The Ninth Orange Gin
Copper & Kings $35/750ml SRP at time of publication

Hand-crafted alembic distilled gin finished in orange curaçao barrels using 100% apple wine from fresh pressed apple juice and orange blossom honey in American made copper pot stills. No neutral spirits are used in the double distillation of The Ninth, a unique American-style craft gin from Copper & Kings.

Crushed whole juniper berries together with honey and Seville bitter orange peels, sweet orange and grapefruit peels, coriander, cardamom, grains of paradise, are macerated in apple brandy low-wine, then re-distilled together with vapor distilled Seville blood orange peels, sweet orange peels and jasmine in the gin basket.

Sun soaked warm orange underpinned by a tropical brightness. Juicy, orange flesh, marmalade, crisp and not sweet with a touch of tart. Hints of exotic spice. Extra smooth, with accessible balance. Rich, lightly creamy and viscous. A deluxe super-premium gin.

Non-chill filtered to maximize the retention and concentration of orange aromatics and flavors with juniper and light botanical flavors shining with layered complexity. May develop a faint haze or suspension at colder temperatures and in the glass.

Designed to make a sun-kissed Gin & Tonic, a drop-dead gorgeous Negroni, a beautiful Martini, and to take you as far as your imagination leads. And it will always provide delicious refreshment.

90 proof

Twang-A-Rita Golden Roar Citrus Rimming Salt
Twang $3.99/4-oz. pouch SRP at time of publishing

Naturally flavored blends of wildly delicious ingredients. Twang-A-Rita is a line of premium cocktail rimmer blends for cocktail enthusiasts who desire a uniquely flavored, re-sealable, and authentic product.

Easy to use! Pour Twang-A-Rita salt onto a plate, wet the rim of a glass with fruit wedge, rotate the rim in salt, and serve.

Golden Roar Citrus Rimming Salt is Twang's take on the top-shelf Margarita. This blend starts with a salt and sugar mixture that includes fresh lime juice and a hint of natural orange flavor.

Tequila Chamucos Diablo Blanco
Tequila Chamucos $58.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Tequila Chamucos is a carefully handcrafted, ultra-premium tequila for connoisseurs. It's the true expression of tequila, characterized by amazing purity, aroma and flavor, the results of careful small-batch production. Tequila Chamucos farms their premium blue agave in Los Altos, Jalisco, and have used organic farming practices since the beginning in 1992.

The organic blue agave is harvested 9 to 11 years, cooked for 24 hours, and cooled for 24 hours. Proprietary yeast is used for a fermentation of 9 days. Double-distilled in small 3,000-liter and 750-liter stills, the tequila is placed in new American oak and French oak casts. The juice or "agua miel" is naturally fermented with Tequila Chamucos' proprietary yeast before being double-distilled in specially designed stainless steel Alembic stills.

Tequila Chamucos is eco-friendly! No herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers are used in their agave fields, and their packaging materials, cartons, bottle boxes, labels and most POS are made with recycled materials. The artisanal bottle is made from recycled glass. Made with certified organic tequila.

Diablo Blanco Quick Notes

Nose: Blue agave aromas are abundant as are notes of intense vanilla, cinnamon, orange blossoms, and black pepper.

Palate: Spicy, vanilla, cinnamon, fennel, citrus and orange blossoms with a barely discernible hint of smoke. Powerful and approachable when sipped. Smooth with a very silky mouth feel.

Finish: Well-rounded and balanced with a nice hint of earthiness. The finish is smooth with mild heat, and lingers on and on.

ABV: 55 %

DeLeón Añejo Tequila
DeLeón Tequila $52.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

DeLeón Añejo Tequila is a full-bodied tequila is made from DeLeón's finest 100% Highland Blue Weber agave sourced from the rich earth of the Los Altos region of Jalisco. Each plant is hand-selected at harvest for ripeness to deliver the sweetest piñas. Once selected, the agave is slow roasted in uniform pieces in traditional brick and clay ovens. Combined with slow fermentation, the liquid develops rich depth and complexity, creating a remarkably nuanced character.

With relentless attention to detail, DeLeón's master distiller artfully cuts the beginning and end of the distillation, allowing only the absolute best portion, or corazon, to find its way into every bottle. The liquid is artfully aged first in bold American oak barrels and finished in French Sauternes wine casks to impart a distinctive, balanced character, taking the final product to the next level. The result is a full-bodied tequila with notes of rich vanilla, caramel, sweet oak and subtle dried fruit.

Quick Notes

Nose: Elegant notes of honeyed agave and baking spice

Palate: Entry of rich caramel balanced with a wisp of toasted oak underpinned by subtle dried fruit

Finish: Soft and silky with layers of toasted vanilla bean

ABV: 40%

Jalapeño Avocado Margarita
Tequila Chamucos

A powerful, spicy Margarita balanced by notes of vanilla, cinnamon, fennel, citrus and orange blossoms and a hint of smoke from a premium tequila crafted for connoisseurs. 

Jalapeño Avocado Margarita

Recipe and image courtesy of Tequila Chamucos

  • 2.5 oz. Chamucos Diablo Blanco
  • 2 oz. Agave nectar (cut 50/50 with water)
  • 2 oz. Fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 Avocado, peeled and mashed
  • 2 slices Jalapeño
  • 2 Cilantro sprigs, plus extra for garnish
  • Lime wheels to garnish
  • 1 cup ice, plus extra for serving

Place ripe avocado, cilantro, and jalapeño slices in a cocktail shaker. Muddle ingredients until thoroughly mashed. Add remaining ingredients to the shaker and shake vigorously. Strain the cocktail into two rocks glasses filled with ice, and garnish with remaining cilantro sprigs and lime wheels.

Avión Rosé Marg
Tequila Avión

National Margarita Day is almost here, as is rosé season. This riff combines the best of both the cocktail and the wine worlds.

Avión Rosé Marg

Recipe and image courtesy of Tequila Avión

  • 1.5 parts Avión Silver
  • 0.5 part Fresh lemon
  • 0.5 part Fresh lime
  • 0.5 part Agave nectar
  • Rosé wine to top
  • Lime wheel to garnish

Combine all ingredients, shake vigorously, and strain in Collins glass with crushed ice. Top off with rosé and garnish with lime wheel.

Lacoberry Rita
Corralejo Tequila

Fresh, muddled blackberries and pineapple juice take this Margarita in an unexpected direction.

Lacoberry Rita

Recipe by Mario Urtecho, owner of La Comida (Dallas, TX); Image: Corralejo Tequila

  • 2 oz. Corralejo Reposado
  • 1 oz. Pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 0.5 oz. Agave nectar
  • 4 fresh Blackberries to garnish

Drag a cut lime around the rim of the glass and salt the rim. Muddle blackberries in shaker tin. Add all ingredients and shake. Pour over ice in a rocks glass.

Blood Orange Margarita
Parker & Quinn

This elegant take on the Margarita is made with top-shelf ingredients and topped with ginger beer.

Blood Orange Margarita

Recipe courtesy of Parker & Quinn; Image: Jenna Murray/In Good Company Hospitality

  • 1.5 oz. Patrón Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1.5 oz. Blood orange juice
  • 0.25 oz. Lime juice
  • Top with Ginger beer
  • Orange wedge to garnish

Shake all ingredients together, pour over rocks, and garnish with orange wedge.


Tequila Don Julio

Turmeric, ginger and honey elevate the traditional Margarita, and the bee pollen rim takes the build and presentation up several additional notches.


Created by mixologist Eric Ribeiro; Image courtesy of Tequila Don Julio

  • 1.5 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 0.5 Tbsp. Turmeric
  • 1 chunk of Ginger
  • 0.75 oz. Lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. Honey
  • 0.25 oz. Hot water
  • Bee pollen to garnish

In a shaker, muddle ginger, turmeric, hot water and honey. Add Tequila Don Julio Blanco, lime juice and ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a rocks glass rimmed with bee pollen over fresh ice.

1800 Margarita
1800 Tequila

Made from 100% Weber blue agave aged for 8 to 12 years and harvested at their peak, 1800 Silver lends smoothness and clean, balanced taste to any drink, like this premium Margarita.

1800 Margarita

Recipe and image courtesy of 1800 Tequila

  • 2 oz. 1800 Silver
  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. Agave syrup
  • 0.5 oz. Fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • Lime wedge to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake and strain into salted rocks glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

Orange Pomegranate Margarita

This refreshing version of the classic Margarita gets a flavor boost through the use of Twang-A-Rita Golden Roar Citrus Rimming Salt.

Orange Pomegranate Margarita

Recipe and image courtesy of Twang

  • 1 oz. Pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz. Orange juice
  • 0.5 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz. Dulce Vida Tequila Blanco
  • 0.5 oz. Cointreau
  • 0.5 oz. Light agave syrup
  • Twang-A-Rita Golden Roar Citrus Rimming Salt to rim
  • Lime wedge, slices or wheels to garnish

Prepare the glass. Drag a cut lime around the rim of the glass. Dip the rim in Twang-A-Rita Golden Roar salt. Combine ice, agave, pomegranate, orange juice and lime juice with the tequila and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and then pour into chilled, ice-filled glass or mason jar. Garnish with lime wedge, slices or wheels.

Lillet Elite

This Valentine's Day cocktail featuring Lillet and Perrier-Jouët is as elegant as it is delicious.

Lillet Elite

Recipe and image courtesy of Lillet

  • 2 parts of Lillet Blanc
  • 2 parts White grape juice
  • 4 parts Perrier-Jouët Champagne
  • Grapes and lemon peel to garnish

Pour over ice in large wine glass and top with Perrier-Jouët Champagne. Decorate with the grapes and lemon peel

The King Cuatro

Your guests can give their dates (or themselves) a beautiful orchid this Valentine's Day when they order this beautiful BACARDÍ cocktail.

The King Cuatro

Recipe and image courtesy of BACARDÍ

  • 1.5 parts BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro
  • 0.75 part Fresh lemon juice
  • 0.5 part St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 0.25 part Honey
  • 2 Blackberries
  • Martini & Rossi Prosecco

Muddle blackberries in a tin, and pour in all cocktail ingredients. Shake and strain into coupe glass. Top with Martini & Rossi Prosecco and garnish with a blackberry-speared purple orchid.