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.