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Utah’s High West Distillery Unveils ‘A Midwinter Night’s Dram’


A Midwinter Night’s Dram

High West Distillery announced today the release of A Midwinter Night’s Dram, which went on sale at the High West Saloon and General Store in downtown Park City on Valentine’s Day.

A Midwinter Night’s Dram is a limited-release of High West’s award winning Rendezvous Rye whiskey finished for several months in port and French oak barrels. Rendezvous Rye is a mix of a straight 6-year-old with a mashbill containing 95% rye/5% barley malt and a straight 16-year-old with a mashbill containing 80% rye/10% corn/10% barley malt

“The rye forms a beautiful vanilla, caramel and cinnamon base, the port barrels add plums and dried fruits, and the French Oak adds a spice accent,” High West proprietor David Perkins said. “It tastes like a proper Christmas plum pudding with lovely mulling spices, dried fruits and crème Anglaise. We knew this was just perfect in the middle of a long cold winter.”

It is bottled at 98.6 and priced at $79.99. It is currently available in limited quantities at the High West Saloon and General Store in downtown Park City and will go on sale nationwide in October.

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Celebrate President’s Day With a Cocktail


Basil Hayden's Presidential Cherry Spice

It’s no secret that George Washington was a fan of alcohol, with his favorites being sweet fortified wines like Madeira and Port. He also drank rum punch, porter, and whiskey.

It’s not known if he drank whiskey, but after his death in 1799, plain whiskey, cinnamon whiskey, apple, peach and persimmon brandy, and rectified apple brandy were all found in his cellar. One also can not overlook the fact that Washington himself had a distillery consisting of five still operating at his Mount Vernon home, which has been resurrected and it operates today much as it did back then and is powered purely by backbreaking manual labor and wood fires.

Basil Hayden’s teamed up with acclaimed Chicago bartender Charles Joly of the Aviary and asked him to create a cocktail in honor of our first very president. The cocktail combines cherries, Washington’s favorite fruit, with Basil Hayden’s, a whiskey whose namesake is Basil Hayden Sr., who started distilling in 1796 when George Washington was in office.

Basil Hayden’s Presidential Cherry Spice
Recipe by Charles Joly – Chicago, IL

2 Parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
3⁄4 parts Heering® Cherry Liqueur
1 dash Fee Brothers® Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters
2 parts Milk Stout Beer
Fresh Nutmeg

1. Combine Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, cherry liqueur and bitters in a mixing glass.
2. Add ice and shake.
3. Roll in the milk stout beer.
4. Strain into an old fashioned glass with ice.
5. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and cherry on top

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Kickstarter Spotlight: Treeson

Other Beverage


Here at Mutineer HQ, we are all about cheering on beverage entrepreneurs and their efforts to bring something new to the table. Kickstarter is a great resource for people to bring their ideas to life. The latest project to capture our attention is the eco-friendly bottled water from Treeson.

We at Mutineer love innovation and we love sustainability, and we love even more when those two ideas intersect, especially in the beverage world. This has also been Treeson’s idea since the beginning who has created what they call “The eco-friendly, toxin-free, trash eliminating, clean energy making, tree planting, best tasting, purest natural spring water ever.” And, yes, it’s bottled. See the full post »

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The 2nd Annual iBev Digital & Social Media Conference for the Beverage Industry is Happening March 14, 2014



The 2nd Annual iBev Digital & Social Media Conference for the Beverage Industry presented by Bottlenotes is happening March 14 at the picturesque Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on multiple panels that are stacked with industry leaders. Examples of panels include:

  • Historical Look on How Beverage Brands Identified and Engaged Influencers & Evolving Communications with Influencers
  • Marketing in the Moment: The Live Opportunity for Beverage Marketers on Twitter
  • Best Practices for Identifying and Engaging Influencers
  • Leading Mobile Applications Engaging Wine and Craft Beer Enthusiasts
  • Leveraging Digital and Social Media to Drive Sales (Part 1)
  • Keynote Conversation: The Role of the Digital Critic
  • Leveraging Digital and Social Media to Drive Sales (Part 2)
  • How Spirit Brands are Engaging Influencers via Digital & Social Media
  • Top 20 Tips for Driving Authentic Engagement with your Influencers via Social Media
  • Engaging and Empowering Your Influencers via Video

Mutineer Magazine is proud and excited to be a media partners of this year’s event. With promo code MUTINEER, your ticket will be discounted to $350.

To learn more about the conference and its speakers, or to purchase tickets, visit their webpage.

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Cocktail Kingdom Announces Cocktail Kingdom Logistics


Cocktail Kingdom Logistics

Cocktail Kingdom, the popular purveyor of custom and professional barware, has just announced the newest division of their company, Cocktail Kingdom Logistics. Having a corporate party? Is the spirit brand you represent holding a large event? Or are you just having a small party at your home? If you said yes to any of those, or are just throwing a party in general in the NYC area, Cocktail Kingdom Logistics can make your life easier.

With Cocktail Kingdom Logistics, professional-grade ice, fresh, strained juices, carefully crafted spirits, hand-cut garnishes, and unique glassware rentals are all just a phone call away.

They’ll squeeze the juices, cut the garnishes, prepare the herbs and syrups (Oleo Saccharum, honey, and eighteen others), whatever kind of glasses you need, and even provide frozen pineapple shells for tiki drinks. On top of that, they’ll deliver it to you for a flat fee of $50. According to their website, “Making daily deliveries, our focus is to augment the ideal cocktail experience through products and services oriented to bars, liquor brands and special events–think of us as your high-volume barback.”

Prices range from $5 for 0.5 gallon of simple syrup, to $10 for a 10lb. bag of special ice, to $30 for a 0.5 gallon of fresh pineapple juice, plus delivery fee; glassware rental is by unit and includes Leopold Coupes, Julep Cups, Absinthe and Tiki Glasses, and more.

For more information on Cocktail Kingdom Logistics, call 212-995.5001, or visit www.cocktaillogistics.com.

For a full list of what they’re offering, click here.

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Valentines Gift Guide


Every year grown ass men bring home stuffed animals and gas station roses to their beloved and expect a good time for their pathetic offerings. This year leave the crotchless panties at the gross store where you found them and show her you care in a way that she will actually like.

The Gift

A Good Book

The Exes In My iPod

This book is not your average chick lit. Author Lisa Mattson takes a humorous and gritty look at relationships in her book The Exes in My iPod. She goes through the mistakes and heartbreak that we all go through to get where we want to be in life and sets them to her own personal soundtrack. Mattson also brings wine into the story when she discovers her calling, making the reader incredibly thirsty. I recommend that you give your lady this gift with a bottle of Jordan Vineyard & Winery’s cabernet sauvignon, not only is it delicious but, Lisa Mattson is the Director of Communications there.

The book is available on Amazon in both digital and hard copy formats. Check it out, this gift will be an unexpected and pleasant surprise.

Fine Whisky

Here is a little secret, if you are dating a woman who doesn’t enjoy good whisky than you might not be dating the right lady. More of us eschew Cosmos and Appletinis for smoke and peat than you might think. Give it a try, because there is nothing as sexy as curling up on the couch together for a drink of some serious fine beverage.

Laphroaig 10 Year

One of my favorites is Balvenie where they do a lot of exciting things with barrel finishing. I am a big fan of the Caribbean Cask, where the whisky is finished in rum casks.

Try something from Glenrothes, it isn’t something you can find everywhere and it is worth the hunt. Their 2001 vintage is the hot one right now, but I’d recommend going a little older and trying out something from 1987 or 1994.

Wanting something a bit more intense? Look to Laphroaig for their peat-driven whiskys. From the Islay area of Scotland, whisky from this small island is amongst the richest and most peaty of all Scotch. Look to Laphroaig 10 Year. This whisky is big. If Balvenie Caribbean Cask is a kiss goodnight, Laphroaig 10 Year is a punch in the mouth … in a good way. See the full post »

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Pernod Ricard Looks to Redefine Home Cocktail Experience


Pernod Ricard Gutenberg Project

Pernod Ricard, the brand responsible for bringing us iconic brands like Beefeater and Plymouth gins, Red Breast Irish Whiskey, Aberlour Whisky, Absolut, and more, has been looking into a way to redefine the home cocktail experience as we know it with their Project Gutenberg. They’re certainly getting close.

According to Pernod Ricard, “Project Gutenberg is revolutionising the “bar at home” concept. It will make way for a designer library, made up of “container books” each holding a sealed bottle of spirits, all connected to a service platform: from basic home delivery, automatically triggered according to the container level, to a whole range of tutorials about mixology (cocktail recipes, personalised offers, etc.) Project Gutenberg is redefining cocktail culture and turning it into a more accessible experience involving more expertise. Creating and inventing cocktails for friends becomes more intuitive and more entertaining.”

At first glance, you would think the folks at Apple had created this system, but it was conceived and developed by Pernod Ricard’s Breakthrough Innovation Group (BIG), a Group-integrated start-up devoted to ground-breaking innovation. Users will order a selection of Pernod Ricard “container books,” which make up the bulk of the system. These look like individual cartridges containing full bottles of alcohol inside and with small taps that are all linked to an iPad. The iPad will control all of the container books and it will be responsible for pouring measures of alcohol, as well as ordering new container books, providing cocktail recipes and information, tutorials, showing fill levels of each unit, and more. Container books can be reordered right from the system for home delivery.

Will this actually come to market and be more than just a concept? Will it make it to the US? Will Pernod Ricard ever be able to sell Havana Club in the US?

Who knows, but we’ll be watching intently.

To watch the video of Project Gutenberg in action, click here.

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Russian River Brewing Releases Pliny the Younger to Record Crowd


Pliny the Younger

It’s that time of the year again as Santa Rosa, CA’s popular Russian River Brewing released their annual cult favorite Pliny the Younger. Even though California is at the height of a state-of-emergency-sized-drought, constant rainfall–the first the area has received in months–couldn’t keep people from lining up down 4th street in record numbers.

Those thirsty for Pliny had already begun a line as early as 11:30pm the night before the release and were brought coffee and doughnuts early in the morning from Russian River staff to help warm and wake them up. See the full post »

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