The Teeling family whiskey heritage dates back to the distilling in Dublin in 1782 when Walter Teeling set up a distillery in the Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties. Their award winning Single Grain Whiskey is now available in the US and we had the pleasure of trying some. Teeling Single Grain is one of only a handful of single grain bottlings in the world. It uses a completely unique maturation process fully maturing the whiskey in Californian red wine barrels. The whiskey is made by combining unique ingredients, with maize/corn dominating and uses modern column distillation to produce the whiskey, which is exceptionally clean and smooth with a touch of sweetness. Give it a try this St. Patrick’s Day!
We’ve featured several whiskey chillers including ice ball molds and whiskey stones – but Balls of Steel are the first drink coolers with a cause. From each unit sold, the company selling Balls of Steel, OriginalBos, donates a high percentage of profits to MD Anderson Cancer Center thus dubbing Balls of Steel as “Drink Coolers With a Cause”. The company also uses an additional amount to fund community building for those effected directly by testicular cancer, their family and friends. Made with medical grade stainless steel, Balls of Steel will instantly reduce the temperature of your drink without diluting the flavor of your prized whiskey.
A sphere of ice has more volume and less surface area of an ice cube which means it melts slower – which also means you can enjoy your scotch on the rocks longer. The Whiskey Ball Ice Mold creates 2.5″ diameter ice balls perfect for cooling down your favorite beverage, which we’re assuming is alcoholic.
GET IT: $24 (set of 2)
I never considered myself much of a bourbon drinker, but after trying some Woodford Reserve – I may be changing that. During LBJ’s time in the White House, Congress passed a resolution declaring bourbon “a distinct product of the United States.” Not only does Woodford Reserve meet all the strict criteria required to be called a bourbon, but they also craft their product in small batches ensuring quality. I was fortunate enough to attend a Woodford Reserve tasting event where I had their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey infused with vanilla, in an old fashioned, and on the rocks. All were quite tasty, but straight up on the rocks was my favorite. When something tastes good, don’t mess with it!
If you’re trying to look uber manly in front of guests, pour straight whiskey over some whiskey stones. The basic idea is – ice melts and dilutes your drink, whereas stones don’t. All you need to do is throw the whiskey stones in the freezer and when added to your booze, they’ll chill things down a bit. Of course, it also works with Scotch and Bourbon. If you want to look manly and cool – toss the whiskey stones into a Roly Poly Whiskey Glass. Either way, you’re drink will literally be on the rocks…
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If you want to give a personalized and impressive gift to a man this holiday season, check out engraved bottles of Jonnie Walker Blue Label. The Blue Label is the rarest of Johnnie Walker’s scotch whiskey blends and is a substantial offering on its own. Johnnie Walker Blue Label sets the standard, with layers and layers of flavor from hand-selected, rare casks from across the distilling regions of Scotland. Its flavors are influenced by the smoke of the west and the rich, sweet whiskies of the east. Adding the personal engraved message will put your gift over the top. Perfect to give to someone celebrating a big promotion or retirement, an important business client, a substantial birthday for dad/grandpa, or a proud new father. Or maybe we’ll order one engraved with “Frachelli Really Rules” when we hit ten million page views or something of similar significance.$225 for a 750 ml bottle and $550 for a 1.75 liter.