Posted on | February 1, 2012
Written by | BevNetwork
|BOURBON TO HANG YOUR HAT ON
Dating back to 1865, the Stetson hat tradition is legendary. The uncompromising character and standards represented by John B. Stetson’s motto—“Make things right and the best they can be”—are now at work in the spirits world. Working with Vision Wine & Spirits, the company has crafted an 84-proof Kentucky straight John B. Stetson Bourbon, using native American corn and locally sourced grain, doubledistilled in copper pots and aged in charred white oak barrels for four years. SRP $26.99
|POGASH PÈRE ET FILS PEN COCKTAIL CLASSICS
Jonathan Pogash, “The Cocktail Guru,” has joined forces with Rick Rodgers for the 75th anniversary edition of the Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide ($20; Wiley & Sons, 2011), the little red book behind bars around the globe. The book contains almost 1,500 recipes—many from some of the world’s best bartenders —plus tips, tricks and an informative glossary for the 21st century reader. Meanwhile, Jonathan’s father, Jeffrey Pogash, has released Bloody Mary ($40; Thornwillow Press, 2011). The letter-press printing makes it a great collector’s item, and readers are privy to Jeffrey’s recipe for the “Best Bloody Mary in the World.”
|CHOOSE YOUR POISON (CURE)
Has modern science finally caught up with the after-effects of overindulgence? Bytox is a “remedy patch” designed to replenish vitamins and nutrients lost by the body; it can be applied during or after a night out. Rally Labs’ FDA-approved Blowfish takes an effervescent, morning-after approach, delivering caffeine with maximum-strength pain reliever. Both hangover helpers are SRP $2.99; taking up minimal counter space, they make attractive impulse items. Blowfish has wholesale pricing of $1.79 via a 25-packet display. Bytox wholesales for $1.70 per unit, minimum order 25.
|X-RAY MARKS THE BOX FOR THE MACALLAN
To showcase the art of whisky to new audiences, The Macallan looks to partner with artists who share a similar devotion to their craft. This edition features X-ray images by famed UK photographer Nick Veasey, who captured the essence of The Macallan’s “Six Pillars”—a peacock feather, scissors, a liquid drop, a whisky still, a cask and The Macallan’s Easter Elchies House—each with its own story. Inside the boxes: The Macallan’s Sherry Oak 12 Years Old, sold individually with SRP $49.99, in line with un-boxed versions of the whisky.