Only two more days until fine beverage nirvana will be reached at the Mutineer Magazine National Launch Party…I’m considering avoiding alcohol all-together to prepare myself for this epic event like a boxer prepares for a championship fight, but I’m sure I’ll find a glass of something in my hand and therefore into my belly within the hour…
Maker’s Mark will be pouring their legendary bourbon at the party, and there is a rumor going around that they are teaming up with Jones Soda to create some truly inspired cocktails.
Mutineer readers will become very familiar with Maker’s Mark in the upcoming issue in our new “Fine Beverage Profile” feature, in which Mutineer contributor Hunter Lea ventured out to the Kentucky distillery to get a first hand account of what bourbon is all about. See the full post »
Vagabond writer Robert Haynes-Peterson of Examiner.com, and HalogenLife.com has made a statement with his Swine Flu Cocktail, which he is billing as the cocktail for “troubled times.” See the full post »
(L to R) Mark Cornell, CEO MoetHennessy USA, TV personality Kim Kardashian, singer Ciara and Bernard Peillon, President of Hennessy, at the launch event for Hennessy Black, a new highly versatile cognac “done different” that is perfect for being enjoyed UP (as shots) or DOWN (as mixed drinks), where the original song performed by Swizz Beats and original dance by the JabbaWockeeZ showcased a contrast of UP and DOWN style, at 7 World Trade Center in New York City.
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There is a new Cognac on the scene, Hennessy Black. This is the first new Cognac for Hennessy in 48 years. “We are thrilled to launch such a spectacular new product from Hennessy, the leading cognac in the world,” said Mark Cornell, CEO Moet Hennessy USA. “Our fast growing consumer base is looking for new and innovative ways to consume cognac and we have the perfect blend to speak to this generation.” See the full post »
Bakon Vodka, the bacon flavored vodka produced by Black Rock Spirits of Seattle, is a little difficult to wrap your head around. It’s vodka, that tastes like…bacon? Amazing… See the full post »
The blogosphere is buzzing about a temporary bar in London that offers gin and tonic vapors. In the air. It’s a cocktail, that you BREATHE! YES! See the full post »
Distillery: Philadelphia Distilling
Philadelphia Distilling has realeased Vieux Carre, their tribute to New Orleans and The French Quarter’s ties to absinthe. It is distilled through a process of double maceration, which enhances the quality and flavor of the product. The spirit includes an array of flavors that are the result of including Grande Wormwood, Petite Wormwood, Green and Star Anise, Fennel Doux Provence, Melissa, Genepi, Hyssop and Spearmint.
Philadelphia Distilling says that their product can be mixed with or without sugar. They recommend that the best mix to balance the product is three parts water, one part Vieux Carre, and skip the sugar.
Distillery: New Amsterdam Spirits Company
Originally New York City was called New Amsterdam when the Dutch settled on these shores in 1624. Bringing with them the recipe for what was then dubbed genever after the French word genievre meaning juniper. This tonic was originally used as a cure for stomach ailments, but soon found its way into the mainstream drinking culture. See the full post »
This is what it’s all about. A beautiful actress and a very large bottle of fine beverage, in this case, Hollywood starlet Scarlett Johansson signing a bottle of Moët Hennessy with a gold pen. According to Page Six, “Eyes popped Tuesday night at Moët & Chandon’s ‘Tribute to Film’ soiree at London’s Big Sky Studios…” followed by a bunch of stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with fine beverage.
Fine beverage is a beautiful thing…