Fielder’s Choice Beer: Just about 20 years ago, Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s record for the most consecutive games played in the MLB, and his record still stands to this day. What better way to celebrate this anniversary than with a beer dedicated in Cal’s honor. Heavy Seas has created the perfect beer for ball games: Fielder’s Choice. It is an amber lager and soaked in orange, just like the color that Ripken Jr. wore for 2,131 straight games.
Black Cow Vodka: It has been said that there’s no better drink to complement a plate of cheese and crackers than a big glass of wine. Well, that was true until the creation of Black Cow Vodka. On a dairy farm in England, an innovative farmer realized that he had a lot of extra whey after making all of his cheese. As a result, he produced the world’s first ever spirit made from just milk. Instead of the fructose needed to make most vodka, lactose is converted into milk beer, and then distilled to create Black Cow. They say Black Cow is “a vodka that works best with cheese.” Sounds like the perfect excuse to indulge!
Tom’s Foolery Rye: Thanks to Tom’s Foolery Distillery, Ohio will soon have its first Straight Rye Whiskey. Rye over bourbon’s corn is a key ingredient in the whiskey, and leaves the spirit with a taste incomparable to any other whiskey. Along with its fruity flavor and bread-like aromas, Tom’s Foolery insists that the whiskey is only going to get smoother with each batch.
Pineapple Rum: Plantation Pineapple Rum Stiggins’ Fancy is a new spirit named after a character from one of Charles Dickens’s books. Reverend Stiggins from “The Pickwick Papers” had a tendency to carry around a nip (or two or three) of pineapple rum. If you don’t want to swig the rum from a nip like Stiggins did, it goes well with classic cocktails, specifically old-fashioneds.
Wade Wine: Apparently winning 3 NBA Championships wasn’t enough for Dwayne Wade, as he has launched his own wine label. Wade is following suit with other professional athletes like Drew Bledsoe and Yao Ming, but unlike these guys, Wade is still playing. The superstar himself describes it as a Cabernet that is “powerful, but with a finesse to it,” similar to Wade’s style of play.