Weed-infused vodka: Humboldt Distillery in Northern California has created a weed-infused vodka. Humboldt County is infamous for their marijuana production, so naturally they decided to see what people thought of it in alcohol. Now, this is no green dragon. By California law, the THC content must be less than 0.3%, so even chugging a whole bottle will not get you high. However, the 40% alcohol content will surely get you drunk! So, why infuse vodka with weed? The head distiller wanted vodka that retained some of the herbal and aromatic qualities of marijuana, and apparently, locals are loving it.
Black Vodka: Previously banned in the U.S., Żubrówka is taking another shot at the American market. Roust Group introduces Żubrówka Black Vodka. That’s right; this vodka is even darker than a Guinness. It undergoes a unique filtration process with charcoal from Białowieża oaks, a type of tree only found in the Białowieża forest in Poland. It also has a bottle made of black transparent glass, emphasizing the lavish liquid. We are very curious to try this one!
Black Rum: We’ve got another new dark spirit on the market. A. Hardy USA announces the launch of Vizcaya Black Rum. Crafted in the Dominican Republic, this rum is made with sugar cane juices instead of molasses and is aged for 12 to 21 years. With dark rum increasing in popularity, the Hardy USA president wanted to take it a step further. Give it a try, and let us know if he went too far!
Irish Whiskey: In honor of the boozy holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, we had to include an Irish whiskey. West Cork Distillers has launched a new Irish whiskey, but it may be more Irish can most. The distillers teamed up with a legendary Celtic band called The Pogues, and that’s exactly what the whiskey is named after. Apparently, it is easy to sip with some spicy notes. The band members recommend drinking it neat alongside a pint of Guinness. Good luck!