Do you ever find yourself getting bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to walk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week:
Our favorite brand of vodka, not to mention the fastest growing spirits brand in the U.S., will once again bring a new flavor to liquor store shelves. And this time, it’s peach. Like with all other flavors, the vodka uses real fruit and is distilled TEN times! Along with this release come three new cocktail recipe that’ll put this new flavor to work. Look out for our next go-to vod on shelves nationwide in February.
Whiskey has slowly but surely stepped its way into popular drinking culture. Along with new variety and flavor, the whiskey renaissance also brought with it a whole suite of gadgets. Some intricate, some quite simple. The latest of those gadgets is Corkcicles’s Whiskey Wedge. In combination with a highball glass and water, the wedge creates the perfect ice cube to drink your whiskey on. No watering down happening here!
Asheville Brewing Company
In honor of British Invasion Week, Asheville Brewing Company has concocted two Brit band-inspired beers: Strawberry Pils Forever, and Baba O’Rye Beer. The two beers nod to legendary bands The Beatles and The Who, and also pack in legendary flavor. The former is a special ale brewed with Pilsner malt and infused with strawberry puree, while the latter is a dark ale brewed with 20 percent rye and German dark malt. Make your way to a participating bar, because the beers will only be on draught for a limited time.
Sipsmith Pop-up Gin Bar
Sipsmith, the London distillery known for its purist personality and quarterly gin subscription service, has partnered with Soho’s Ham Yard Hotel to bring a pop-up gin bar to New York City. Staying true to their iteration of London Dry Gin, the menu will be modern and unique, including Charles Dickens’ go-to cocktail, The Smoking Bishop, and a gin and gingerbread combo dubbed The Original. In honor of the brand’s swan logo, the bar will go by the name Swan on a Hot Gin Roof.
The place where start-ups grow their wings, Berkeley, CA, can now welcome another young company to the party: Hopsy. This startup is capitalizing on the growing demand for home delivery subscription services and the ever-increasing popularity of craft beer. The idea behind the whole thing goes a little like this: Hopsy will cut out the distributor by delivering growlers filled from local breweries and taprooms around the Bay Area to beer lovers throughout East Bay. Sounds like a pretty darn good plan to us. Let’s hope they expand ASAP.