The MuzzleShot is a shot glass machined from a block of billet heat-treated aluminium, each ‘glass’ has a 1.5 ounce capacity and offers a zero-flavour-transfer anodised finish. If you’ve been looking around for the perfect Father’s Day gift and your Dad is a fan of whiskey, firearms and engineering, this may very well be the perfect thing for him.
Bulleit Rye Whiskey is a relatively new offering from the bourbon distillers at Bulleit – unlike the corn-based nature of bourbon this rye is created from a 95% rye and 5% malted barley blend giving it a cherry, tobacco, spice nose and and a series of flavours like tobacco, vanilla, cherry and malt.
This 6oz pewter flask is handmade in England by Sir Jacks, it has a brightly polished exterior and a captive screwtop so you never lose the lid.
George T. Stagg is a very limited-production bourbon created by the Buffalo Trace Distillery, it’s part of the distillery’s ‘Antique Collection’ series and is world-famous for its rather rocket-fuelly 70+% alcohol rating.
The great thing about having a whiskey flask is that you can imbibe a sneaky dram whenever you like, the only real tricky part is filling the flask without spilling the nectar of the Highland gods all over the place.
I’ve been wanting to feature these Teroforma Whisky Stones for a long while, I decided to save them for just before Christmas because I think that many of you, like me, would find the idea of giving people a handful of rocks as a Christmas gift to be quite appealing.
The team at Izola have a special knack for making stuff that I’d commit an armed felony to own. This “The Hell With Work” hip flask is a great example of their gear, it’s made from stainless steel, has a flat bottom and a screw-on cap to keep that sweet, sweet nectar safe.
Ice balls are a relatively new discovery of mine, I first encountered them when my brother, who was a bar manager at the time, pulled out a contraption and loaded a giant cube of ice into it. The device slowly melted the cube into a clear sphere of ice which was then dropped into my bourbon.
Craft spirits are an intriguing thing, they’re made in very small batches and this allows the distiller to take risks and be creative. Now, creativity isn’t always a good thing. Look at the music created by Yoko Ono for example.
Hudson 4-Grain Bourbon by Tuthilltown Spirits is a return to the roots of classic distilling, it’s made with equal parts of of corn, rye, wheat and malted barley and then aged in small oak barrels.