Springbank 10

What’s better than a ten-year long marriage? A ten-year long marriage with Springbank 10 on your shelf for those special occasions. Each shot worth contained within this bottle is preset for a special moment in your life—you just don’t know what that is. Not yet.   When you sit back and watch your daughter go […]

UV Vodka

UV has become the go-to vodka for college students. It’s inexpensive, blends well into just about any beverage, and comes in a plethora of flavors. In my freezer right now, is a bottle of blueberry UV vodka that’s coated in ice, and blends perfectly with your favorite lemon-lime soda.   UV Vodka has an excellent strength […]

Choosing and Buying Crystal Glass Tumblers

The China and Glass Industry has many different terms used for describing a Tumbler which essentially is a glass without a Stem. I will run through a number that I have encountered and give my interpretation of what they mean. Old Fashioned Tumbler – Usually a straight side tumbler where the sides are straight or slightly taper […]

Mulligan’s Bar and Grill

Deep in the roots of Farmingdale, there’s one of the best bars on the planet. Users on TripAdvisor agree; they have the best beer and the best wings in all of Jersey. It’s located conveniently near a few golf courses, making it the ultimate weekend retreat for the traveling businessman. Play around, peel off the […]

Jefferson’s Reserve

Get ready to fall in love with the highest class of bourbon. Jefferson’s isn’t the first name when it comes to bourbon, but it’s certainly carved a path into my liquor cabinet.   Jefferson’s Groth Cask Finish Bourbon comes with a surprisingly full-bodied flavor for only being aged nine months inside of French oak barrels. […]

Highlands Bar and Grill

Looking to grab a bite and get a fantastic selection of wines and draft beers? You’ve found the absolute perfect spot: Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, AL. Just when you thought nobody could seamlessly blend French and old-fashioned southern atmosphere and food together—they pull it off with superiority.   Don’t let the posh waiters […]

Dead Guy Ale

Two legends—both named John—meet in the middle to create a hybrid ale of their very own designs. What we received out of their cumulative efforts was Dead Guy Ale. If you’re into whiskey (and who isn’t?) you’ll get some familiarities in the texture and flavors of your favorite middle-shelf whiskey, all in an inexpensive, delicious […]

The Original Cheers Bar in Boston: It’s Still Alive

Perhaps the most legendary bar in all of American history, though primarily due to the television show, Cheers in Boston is actually still operating today, and they may have the sitcom’s success in the early 80s to thank for it.   The show ran until 1993, which greatly boosted the bar’s popularity, but it’s more […]

Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

That’s right—Frank Sinatra was a fan of Jack Daniels whiskey. In honor of a lifelong friendship, Jack Daniels went ahead and made this in honor of Sinatra. You can pop on a timeless Sinatra vinyl and sip the night away to the same smooth whiskey Frank enjoyed back in the day.   This is a […]

What Your Bar Cabinet Is Missing

If you don’t have a designated liquor cabinet, you should get on that. It’s not just a great place to reach into for a great night, it’s a centerpiece in your home that’s going to supply many good times—and bad times—throughout the ages to come. What do you do when you celebrate a life-changing event? […]

Glenalba 35-Year-Old Sherry Cask Scotch Whiskey

This whiskey may be older than you. For an average of $50.00 per bottle, it’s an insane quality; For the age alone, they could be charging more. While age isn’t always the most impressive feature of a whiskey, in this case, it certainly does add to everything.   I wish it would rain Glenalba. I’d […]

Empress 1908 Gin

For my personal consumption, I approach gin with a predetermined expectation that I’m not going to like it. There are a lot of gins out there that just simply don’t do it for me; alas, I’ve met my match—Empress defines gin.   It’s a brand-new gin, only released as of the past summer of ’17. […]

Ardbeg Uigeadail Scotch Whiskey

Now this—this is what we’re talking about when you think of the term, “Fine Whiskey.” Ardbeg delivers their signature whiskey not only in an extravagant gold-and-black box but in a bottle that looks like it’s from the shelves of Professors Snape’s classroom.   Antics aside, you’ll be shell shocked when that first sip hits the […]

Blade Runner Whiskey Glass

Used by Rick Deckard in the seminal 1982 sci-fi movie Blade Runner. Blade Runner’s glass wasn’t just a prop, it was a hand-made crystal glass, mouth-blown by artisans at a boutique Italian company, Arnolfo di Cambio. Fortunately, although first introduced in 1973, the glass chosen by Ridley Scott and his set dressers, the Cini Boeri […]

Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

When two worlds collide; a stick of hot cinnamon chewing gum, and the sweet, velvety nectar of the Gods—whiskey. Fireball is normally hailed as the “College drinker whiskey,” due to its quick ability to get you wasted without consuming too much. However, as a switch-up to your normal shot of Jack at the end of […]

Founders Breakfast Stout

If you’re a regular reader, and you’ve glanced over our review for Founders Frootwood, then you know we’re no strangers to this excellent brew. The Founders Brewing Company blasts our taste buds away once again, and this time it’s a breakfast stout. It’s five o’clock somewhere, right?   If you’re an avid coffee drinker, you’re […]

Chopin Potato Vodka

Vodka keeps hair on your knuckles in a snowstorm. Vodka keeps you warm when there’s no fire. For the love of alcohol, this is true blue vodka.   Chopin is basically flavorless and recommended for mixed drinks. However, if you like to endure the burn and throw back your premier bottles straight up, you’ll be […]

Captain Morgan Cannon Blast

Do you drink Morgan’s straight up like a champion? For those of us who aren’t that hardcore, and would rather shout for shots, Captain Morgan Cannon Blast fits the bill. Because cannons fire shots… get it?   The whole bottle is shaped in an authentic size and coloration to an actual cannonball. Captain didn’t hold […]

Jim Beam Bonded Bourbon

It’s one of the latest new products to come out of Jim Beam in years. In 2015, they launched Bonded Bourbon, an exceptional treat for the bourbon lover inside all of us. It’s process comes from a bit of fun trivia about pre-prohibition times.   When an alcohol is “Bottled in Bond,” it’s referring to […]

3 Floyds Zombie Dust

Straight out of Cali and ready to bring the apocalypse across your current beer selection, Zombie Dust promises everything you see in the title, y’know, minus actual zombies and all. It’s a delicious APA that quickly pulls you away from your other beer choices.   You get a citrusy flavor, and it’s extremely light on […]

Early Times Kentucky Whisky

Are we sure that Jack wasn’t from Kentucky? Good ole Jack is the most common choice for a good, inexpensive whiskey—it’s time to share some of the spotlight with Early Times. You’re not going to break the bank in the slightest, and it’s one of the cleanest whiskies I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking. […]

Pliny The Elder

Classic brown cartoony bottle: check. Simplistic label: check. Jaw-dropping, explosive flavor that will leave you speechless: also, check.   Pliny’s got some serious kick to it. You get an ample amount of carbonation, beautiful color, and a solid smack to the taste buds. It’s one imperial IPA that’s surprised me, where others have been left […]

DuClaw Retribution

Imperial stouts come and go, but this enthusiast is silently praying that DuClaw keeps Retribution around for ages to come. When you’re staring the bottle in the face, it doesn’t look like anything special. Standard label, brown bottle; standard, right?   The second this beauty graces you with her aroma, you’ll be in love. Retribution […]

Bunnahabhain Ceobanach

First of all, if you can pronounce this Irish whiskey, you’re either fluent in Gaelic, or you’re already drunk. Bunna’s is a fantastic whiskey, definitely not what you expect when you see the rather plain-looking label.   There is absolutely nothing in this world like a fine-tuned whiskey; this goes right on my shelf next […]

Brooklyn Black Ops

Currently, I’ve found my new favorite. Brooklyn Black Ops is the culmination of every bit of knowledge that the Brooklyn Brewery has to offer, and it fires on all cylinders. It’s a delectable imperial stout; I’m not one for darker beers, but this has stolen my heart.   Brooklyn Black Ops is dense, oily, and […]

Brew Free or Die IPA

It’s the West Coast in a can. After it punches you in the jaw, you’ll stagger back over for another hit. Brew Free or Die IPA is exceptional, without retaining much of that aluminum taste. Yes, it only comes in a can right now, but it shouldn’t be out of the running for your top […]