January 26, 2012
American Harvest is an organic vodka made right in Idaho, smack dab in the middle of America's heartland. They've got an American flag emblazoned on the bottle, and the word "America" is right there in the name of the spirit. Kind of feels like Sidney Frank (the gent who brought you a little brand called Grey Goose - you might have heard of it) is targeting Red Staters, doesn't it? We'd say he's a genius for releasing it during an election year to attract patriotic voters from either side of the aisle.
American Harvest is an organic vodka with "organic flavor" and an ABV of 40% (80 proof). It retails for under $25, and we'll let you know what organic flavor tastes like once we're able to do a full review.
Learn more at AmericanHarvestSpirit.com
January 25, 2012
We just received a bottle of Ron Miel, known to us English-speaking American types as honey rum. Arehucas honey rum is a product of Spain's Canary Islands, consisting of seven-year-old rum blended with honey.
Weighing in at 40 proof (20% ABV) and dosed with natural honey, this is far sweeter than your average rum, so we can see it being an acquired taste - or an excellent sweetener for cocktails. We'll do some investigative reporting and write up a full review ASAP.
Get the full scoop at Arehucas.es
January 16, 2012
Some might say a liquor chiller is unnecessary in a time when pretty much everyone has access to a refrigerator, but we say those people lack vision. Margaritaville's Chillin' Pour liquor chiller holds 750ml (a full bottle) and chills liquids down to 15 degrees Farenheit. Some might put a margarita in there as the designers intended, but others might use it for something more nefarious - such as a Jagermeister chiller? Possibilities are endless.
At the time of this post Amazon is selling the Chillin' Pour machine for a huge discount - the retail price is $200 but they're selling it for under $60. That, friends, is a bargain.
At Margaritaville Chillin' Pour Liquor Chiller [via DealNews]
January 4, 2012
The time - the mid-1940s. The place - somewhere in Canada. The action - commercial prognostication. The folks over at Technologizer found a cool old set of Seagram's ads where they attempted to predict the future of technology, with some interesting results.
Among their predictions include some hits (cell phones, video conferencing and sports bars) and some misses (coin-operated fax machines, package delivery via bomber plane). Check out the full list at Technologizer and if you're anything like us, stop to think about what today's Madison Avenue Nostradamuses are saying about our future.