November 24, 2008
We've reviewed our share of breathalyzers in the past, but there's something about Alcohawk's PT5000 that really catches our eye. Maybe it's the giant LCD display that makes it easier to read when you can only peer through one eye. Maybe it's the fact it has an audio warning for those who are too bleary to see said display. Maybe it's the updated sensor that helps make false positives a thing of the past. But probably, it's the fact it looks like a tricorder from the old Star Trek episodes, and we're getting excited to see the new movie next spring.
AlcoHAWK PT500 Breathalyzer
November 21, 2008
Every drinker worth his salt needs to have decanters. They're great when you're entertaining, or if you just feel like pretending you're in a movie from the 1940s. We've found four engraved glass decanters that would make a great gift as a set...or you can split them up among yourself and your three closest friends.
Each is engraved with the name of a different liquor (Bourbon, Rum, Vodka, and Whiskey) and we're a bit surprised they didn't go with Scotch. We're guessing whoever did the engraving thought you could put your scotch in the whiskey bottle, but there's the problem of that pesky extra "e." At least you can keep your Canadian or Irish whiskey in there.
Liquor Decanters - Four Glass Bottle Set
November 20, 2008
You wouldn't believe the number of emails we get from people who think they have revolutionized drinking as we know it. Usually, what they've done is A) a slightly different take on something that exists already without making it any more useful, B) invented something that makes a simple process more complicated, or C) it's just plain stupid. There are, however, occasionally ideas that make us rub our chins and say "Hey, that's not a bad idea."
The SeatSaver is just such a thing. What is it? Well, it's basically a coaster with a hole in it (see A above, but with a use). But what do you gain by losing that little button of paper from your coaster? You get a multi-use coaster that lets you cover your drink or hang it off your bottle if you leave your seat. Just think of how many times you've had to ask for your seat back after a trip to the jukebox, or return from the pisser only to find the barback has dumped your half-full bottle of brew. Assuming everyone plays by the rules of engagement with these things, that's all a thing of the past. And that might just happen too - these guys have inked deals with all kinds of big distributors, so keep an eye out for them in a bar near you.
more at TheSeatSaver.com
November 19, 2008
Back in October, we told you about Glenfiddich's Vintage Reserve 1997 bottling, and said we were excited to try it. We got a little something in the mail yesterday that has us actively frothing at the mouth. No, it's not a bottle of the stuff - that's too much to ask for even the mighty Liquor Snobs.
No, instead they sent us a hunk of the barrel in which the whisky was aged. It's about as big as our fist, and it smells like fried gold. Sweet and spicy, with just the right hint of whisky, it's everything we can do not to chew on the wood like some kind of deranged beavers. We're this close to hanging it from our rear view mirror as an air freshener, but we're not sure how we'd explain the smell if we ever got pulled over by the cops. This seals the deal - we have to try this stuff.
Glenfiddich Vintage Reserve 1977
Image via boozingear
November 18, 2008
OK, so we usually focus on books that're a little more flattering to our chosen lifestyle, but hey this is literature. It's supposed to challenge you. For those of you who've only seen the Iron Man movie, you' might be surprised that Tony Stark's playboy image gets a bit tarnished over the course of the comic book as he battles with demon rum. Demon in a Bottle is when it really comes to a head, so to speak, and it's a durned good read. Plus, we hear there will be elements of this storyline in the next Iron Man flick, so...Spoiler Alert!
Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle (Marvel Premiere Classic)
November 17, 2008
We've all heard the stories about the time the boys in Motley Crue decided to shoot up Jack Daniels instead of drinking it. Now you can come close to such rock star shenanigans with your own IV-themed booze dispenser. It comes with a glass bottle, IV-style tube, a tabletop hanging rack, and stickers so you can personalize it. This is just for fun, though - don't try to actually take your liquor intravenously. Not only is it dangerous and stupid, you have to ask yourself...do you really want to be anything like Tommy Lee and/or Vince Neil? We thought not.
Personalized Hospital-Style Booze Dispenser
November 14, 2008
The holiday season is upon us again, and this year we decided to prepare for it. We picked up a cup and some football pads for braving the Black Friday sales, and we have multiple flasks to help dull the pain of dealing with the thronging hordes. Then we remembered (just like every year) that we could just shop online and get stuff that's just as good without all the hassle, so we decided to comb our archives for the best products we featured this year. That way we can shop for everything from a remote-controlled beer cooler to the greatest video game setup we've ever seen, all from the comfort of our own home.
We've compiled a list of our top 10 favorites (in no particular order) here; find everything else after the jump.
1. Big, Bad Breathalyzer Roundup
2. Cool, Cooler, Coolest
3. Jager Tap Machine
4. Keychain Corkscrew
5. R2D2 Ice Bucket
6. Full-Bottle Wine Glass
7. Mad Science Bartending Set
8. 6 Gallon Beverage Dispenser
9. Faberge Martini Shaker
10. Headmaster Electric Keg Pump
Continue reading: "Liquor Snob Holiday Gift Guide 2008"
We got an email from the folks at Herradura Tequila with tips on how to talk - and think - about the illustrious beverage. No, you don't have to drink the whole bottle. No, you don't have to shoot it. And no, contrary to what some people seem to think, tequila is not a stimulant.
Good tips, and Rick over at Martini Groove did a nice job cleaning up some of the markety language, so we'll just give you his; the folks at Herradura obviously want you to choose their tequila and we'd actually have to agree since it's one of our favorites, but it's obviously not your only choice.
Continue reading: "How to Talk About Tequila"
November 11, 2008
We know it's not even Black Friday yet, but we're pretty sure we've already found the greatest stocking stuffer known to man. Do you know how many times we've had a bottle of wine and forgotten to bring a corkscrew? Many times. And whether you're on a picnic, in a motel room, or just about anywhere other than home, it can be a real pain in the ass to find one. We'll never have to push the cork into the bottle with a pen again, thanks to this little baby.
Key Ring Pocket Corkscrew Wine Bottle Opener
November 10, 2008
With the holidays coming, we've been looking for interesting ways to spruce up our menus. We don't have to look any longer, because we found what looks to be the ultimate cookbook that's right up our alley - and it's called Cooking With Booze. We've had a copy of the out-of-print Cooking and Eating With Beer for a decade now, and we love how cooking with beer can add such subtle flavors to our meals. We can only imagine the new vistas we'll reach once we can fire up the grill or oven with hard liquor too.
Cooking with Booze [via Drink of the Week]
November 7, 2008
Our long-time readers (both of them - hi Mom and Dad) will remember our glee when we discovered Tommy Guns Vodka a couple years back. We loved the fact it came in a bottle shaped like an old-fashioned tommy gun, we loved the Al Capone-themed concept behind the company, and best of all we thought it was a damned fine liquor. Imagine our excitement when we found out the same folks also make a tequila, and they also put it in a gun-shaped bottle...but this time the bottle is red.
Will what's inside the bottle live up to our exacting standards? Will we give it a good review for fear of getting shot by Capone's cronies? Find out after the jump.
Continue reading: "Tommy Guns Tequila Review"
November 6, 2008
Everybody loves to play pool, right? Well, not everyone. We kind of hate it because we suck. But, can you imagine if you played pool and your opponent had to take a shot related to every ball you sink? That'd get us potting the ball all over the place.
Billiards Shot Glass Set, 11pc
November 4, 2008
Wish we'd found this to post it earlier. Thanks Wonkette.
November 3, 2008
October was a good month for us. We started it off strong with Crystal Head Vodka, and finished it up with three dollar wines. Good month, right? Well, happy Halloween since we haven't said that yet, and stop eating all that candy...save your empty calories for booze. C'mon!
Continue reading: "Liquor Snob Monthly Roundup: October 2008"