Booze

Introducing Alchema, a $499 countertop fermentation device that allows you to turn your leftover fruit into alcoholic beverages like mead, cider and wine. Basically, it’s a more sophisticated and expensive alternative to putting fruit and crumbled bread in a plastic bag and letting it ferment behind the toilet. [click to continue…]

A new Harry Potter-inspired cafe called Platform 1094 has opened in Singapore and it serves a variety of themed food and drink amidst a bevy of fun props like wands and witch hats. But the literal Goblet of Fire is the star of the show. [click to continue…]

Keurig is looking to get in on the booze market by teaming up with Anheuser-Busch InBev to produce an “in-home alcohol drink system”. [click to continue…]

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Jack in a (metal) box. This irritates me just looking at it. The way I see it, there are three ways to handle it and your choice says a lot about you. Would you view this as:

A. A challenge?
B. An amusing bit of decor for the office?
C. A minor irritation that could be remedied by smashing the bottle and filtering the glass?

(via Reddit)

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If you love candy and booze and are ok with a Christmas that includes overpriced impermanence, then Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolates has the gift for you. [click to continue…]

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Mondo has introduced their “Tee-Kis” Tiki mug collection which kicked off with a Gremlins-inspired line in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse theaters.

Unfortunately, those mugs sold out online in a hot second as Mondo stuff tends to do (some may be still available at Alamo Drafthouse locations during their Gremlins screenings), but the really interesting thing is the Tiki mugs they will be releasing in the future.

Below you’ll find designs for their upcoming Aliens and The Iron Giant-themed Tiki mugs. [click to continue…]

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Here’s another take on the concept of a whisky advent calendar. It’s not nearly as fun as this one, but you can make things more interesting by getting this bottle on the 23rd and starting the countdown at midnight. Using that system, each day becomes and hour. Yeah, we don’t recommend it. [click to continue…]

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If you love booze and sailing vessels, then get ready to add an item to your Christmas list.

This “Prestige Decanters Constellation 1797” is a ship-in-a-bottle liquor/wine decanter/dispenser that comes complete with mouth-blown, lead-free borosilicate glass, a hand-crafted oak base and an airtight and leakproof stainless steel spigot.

The decanter can hold 1150 ml of alcohol and will set you back $120. Check out additional pics and videos below. [click to continue…]

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First, there was Unicorn Tears gin, and now you can get drunk on the spicy tears of a Phoenix.

Phoenix Tears Spiced Rum is Caribbean rum with brown sugar, dried fruit, cinnamon, and ginger notes for both sweet and spicy flavors. Plus, a gold shimmer for a little extra magic.

Of course, we can’t support any product that involves making mythical creatures cry—but it does sound delicious. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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As they’ve done in years past, Drinks by the Dram is back with a Whisky Advent Calendar for 2016. Here’s a….taste of what you can expect:

Don’t expect to find any tiny chocolate squares behind the windows of this advent calendar. Instead, behind each of the 24 windows lies a different wax-sealed 3cl Drinks By The Dram sample of delicious whisky, so this year be sure to count down to Christmas in style (again). This calendar is also available in Christmas Red Coloured Edition.

Highlights among the brilliant drams within this year’s calendar include 50 year old Scotch, brand new releases and the World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards 2014)! Each dram allows whisky fans to explore new expressions during the count down to Christmas, tasting everything from single grain to rare Scotch worth up to £600 a bottle…

Personally, I would want to preserve the surprise, but if you really want to know what’s inside, check out the (randomized) selection below. [click to continue…]