February 1, 2006

Liquor Snob Monthly Roundup: January 2006

Baby New Year 2006We made it through the first month of the new year, and while Baby New Year may not look so hot, 2006 is definitely looking up. We've discovered new liquors including one that features a scorpion in the bottle, we've found a new site that will keep you posted on all the freshest bottles as they hit the market, and we've set you up for the best "I Hate Valentine's Day" contest ever. We also reviewed Hendrick's, our new favorite gin, plus the Beerbelly and the Bottle Blaster. What more could you ask for from a month that usually just begins with hangovers and ends with tax forms?

On a sadder note, January also marked the passing of a liquor giant. Let's all take a moment to pour a little on the curb (and by curb we mean your tongue) for Mr. Sidney Frank.

Liquor Reviews and Info
Hendrick's Gin Review: Wake Up And Smell The Roses

Agwa de Bolivia: A Kiss of Coca

Beerbelly Stealth Beverage Dispenser Review

Scorpion Mezcal: Worms Are For Wimps

Make Jager Bombs Go Now!

Have A Beer For Ben Franklin

Scotch, With A Kiss Of...Strawberries?

Product Reviews and Info
Get A Shotgun 2.0 Beer Opener For Just $2.00!

Bottle Blaster Review

Beer Can Jewelry: Sterling Silver Brilliance

Pizza Vino: Wine That Goes With Pie

Why You Need A Mini Fridge

Liquor Snob Gear 2: Electric Boogaloo

Just Plain Cool

Belly Up To TheBar.com

Bottle Watch: Keeping An Eye Out For Fresh Booze

Jade Liqueurs Absinthe Arrives For Review

The Liquor Snobby Awards: Best of 2005

'I Hate Valentine's Day' Contest

Need Some Extratasty Recipes?

Guinness Ice Cream Recipe

Results of the World Series of Beer Pong

Drink Recipes On The Go With Drinknation

Friday Fun: The Book Bar

Scientifical Proof That Beer Goggles Exist

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January 2, 2006

Liquor Snob Monthly Roundup: December 2005

Drunk SantasWe're finally through the holidays, and we're happy to say the entire staff survived our New Year's party. Sure, we played Flip Cup until all hours of the morning, shotgunned beers from bottles and cans, and mixed drinks until our cocktail shaking arm had Carpal Tunnel, and yes, we're still a bit worse for wear, but we made it. As we bid a fond farewell to 2005 we'll leave you with our favorite stories from December, for your reading pleasure. Plus, keep an eye out in the next few days for the Liquor Snobby awards, where we recap all the best stories, products and liquors of 2005.

Liquor Reviews and Info

Amarula Cream Liqueur Review

Make Your Own Simple Syrup For Cocktails

Homemade Kahlua Recipe: Dual Buzz

Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey Review

Holiday Egg Nog Recipe From Maker's Mark

Rittenhouse Bottled In Bond Rye Whiskey Review

Big Black Dick Rum

Finlandia: The Naked Vodka?

JB Wagoner's Ultra-Premium 100% Blue Agave Spirits Review

Hpnotiq Liqueur Review

Evan Williams Bourbon Egg Nog Review

Stretton's London Dry Gin Review

Product Reviews and Info

The Beerbelly: Sexy AND Functional

Friday Fun: The Chuggler Mug

Sad? Lonely? Have some Beerhugs!

Bottle Blaster Shotgunning Technology

Bottlefly: The Bruce Lee of Bottle Openers

Alcohawk Breathalyzer Review

24 Hours In A Day... Beer Stein

Drinking, Smoking & Screwing Book

Octopus: Tap A Keg Six Ways From Sunday

Ice Shot Glasses Are Frozen Genius

Flask Belt Buckle: Drunk Couture

Just Plain Cool

And You Wonder Why The Scotch Costs $200?

Drink Vodka Like a Russian

Dave's Gourmet Bloody Mary Mix Review

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December 1, 2005

November Monthly Roundup

Hey, Turkey!Well, November has come and gone, taking Thanksgiving with it. We're going to miss being able to glut on food and drink without anyone batting an eyelash, but at least we don't have to wait too long for another drink-filled holiday season, just around the corner. This month saw us breaking away from vodka reviews a bit to try other liquors, we unearthed some great booze-related reading, and we've unleashed Liquor Snob Intern t-shirts on an unsuspecting populace. How's that for a busy month?

Liquor Reviews and Info:
Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Review

Paula's Texas Orange Liqueur Review

Fighting Cock Bourbon Whiskey

Level Vodka Review

Ikon Russian Vodka Review

American Tequila Maker in Mexican Standoff

Absinthe for the Holidays

He'brew: The Chosen Beer

Appleton Estate V/X Jamaica Rum Review

Whiskey Alternatives: Corn, Rye and Wheat

Product Reviews and Info:
Modern Drunkard Book Review

Vermouth Sprayer Makes Martinis Extra-Dry

Shotgun Party Beer Opener 2.0 Review

Whiskey: The Definitive World Guide

Envious Ounce Glowing Shot Glass Review

BJ's Beer Pong Table Review

Just Plain Cool:
Win a Free "Malt Whisky" Shirt from The Scotch Blog

Breaking News: Pudding Shot Recipe Found

Bong Vodka Release Parties This Weekend

Liquor Snob Intern Shirts...Finally!

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November 1, 2005

Liquor Snob October Roundup

Cowboy CostumeWell, we made it through another month without being hauled away to detox, so we guess we can mark October in the win column. We found some very cool products this month, reviewed more than our share of great liquor (plus one very excruciating bottle of Screech Rum), and found all sorts of interesting stuff from across the Web. Check out the best of October, and let's hope November is just as exciting.

Liquor Reviews and Info:
Orange V Vodka Review
Tuaca Italian Liqueur Review
Tilt Energy Drink With Alcohol Review
Bombed Beer Pong Game Review
Newfoundland Screech Rum Review
Blavod Black Vodka Review
Tommy Guns Vodka Review
Tito's Handmade Vodka Review
Potcheen Irish Moonshine Review
Tequila Tasting 101

Product Reviews and Info:
Instant Expert's Guide to Single Malt Scotch Review
Quaffer Shot Glass Review
Booze Books: 'On The House' Review
Bing Bong Portable Beer Pong Table Review
Roulette Shot Glasses Are A Safe Bet
Coldpole Ski Poles Arrive
Uber Tap, Meet the Ultimate Cocktail
Drinks & A Movie: Big Lebowski Achiever's Edition

Just Plain Cool:
The Absinthe Man Cometh
100 Years of Modern Drunkard Magazine
Jessica Biel Pushes Vodka Molester
Lawson's Scotch Presents "Scottish Instinct"
Drink Your Margarita, Baby
How To Beat The Hangover Blues
Tiki Bar TV: Finally, a Useful Podcast
Easy Drinking Whisky: Sign Us Up
Breathalyzer Cell Phone: Possibilities Galore
Google Drinking Game

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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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