October 2, 2005

Liquor Snob Roundup: September 2005

This has been a crazy month for Liquor Snob, what with the fact that we launched this month, and all. The whole thing feels like a month-long bender with no hangover involved.

Liquor Snob Roundup September 2005We've discovered all sorts of cool new bar accessories, from the Quaffer, a shot glass with a built-in chaser, to IceOlate drink coolers and the Gray Kangaroo liquor filter, an amazing contraption that acts as a Brita filter for booze. Plus, we also discovered all sorts of great clothes to open bottles on, including belt buckles, Reef sandals and rings.

On the page we found some great books to curl up and read with a drink, including The Modern Drunkard, as well as two scotch-related treatises, Scotch Whisky: A Liquid History, and the The Instant Expert's Guide to Single Malt Scotch.

We also found an Alcohawk keychain breathalyzer, to keep you out of trouble after a night on the town. Also on the technology front, we were impressed with the iPod Bartender, a brilliant new email-enabled beer coaster, and Kegbot, which isn't really a product, but we think it's the coolest beer-serving contraption out there.

We've also dug up all sorts of cool liquors for you to check out, including Tuaca, an Italian brandy-based liqueur, and Newfoundland's Screech Rum, a hearty liquor that'll make you yell for mercy. It was also a big month in the vodka world, with the announcement of hip Dutch newcomer Bong Vodka coming to the states in November, the slightly less-hip introduction of Ed McMahon Perfect Vodka, and our discovery of Blavod, the world's only black vodka (that we know about). We also stumbled across 3 Vodka, a soy-based spirits that's finally taking soy away from the hippies.

On the news front, we found out this month that people are betting on whether George Bush is drinking again, and we also heard that wine is beating beer as the most-loved adult beverage. We also discovered at Tuaca liqueur has relaunched its website, and is offering an interesting "thank you" to the bartenders of the world.

If you want to wet your whistle into October, we also found some great drink recipes, including beer cocktails, recipes to help you hold onto summer, and our favorite of the month, Dumpster Juice.

Plus, don't forget to add us to your My Yahoo or Google Personalized page, or to Bloglines so you get updated right away whenever we post. We wish you a good buzz tonight and no consequences tomorrow.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at October 2, 2005 2:26 AM
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