La Fin Du Monde is another great beer made in the trappist style. Its a Belgian-style triple fermentation golden ale. It is produced in Quebec, Canada by the Unibroue brewery. It’s a multiple winner of several different medals of excellence, which barely gives credit to the immense satisfaction one can derive from consuming such divine nectar.
It’s name is French for “The end of the world” and is a play on the belief ancient explorers had that upon reaching North America they had, in fact, reached the end of the world. Reflecting on this, and more importanly, on the fact that this is ale has 9% ABV, I find the name fitting as hell. Twelve of these bad boys would end your world with a quickness and intensity worthy of the apocalypse.
One great point is that unlike more standard triple ales, La Fin Du Monde is less bitter and more spicy, with notes of coriander and orange peel, giving this beer a great taste with a strong personality. It goes great with food one would normally consume alongside red or white wines. I also like to pair it with some fine cheeses or a fruit-based dessert. Most specialty beer purveyors and beer gardens carry it and it isn’t relatively hard to find. I would totally make the effort and poke around for it.
I am a sucker for novelty. I love giant Martini glasses and vintage cigar boxes. I love collecting interesting and singular items, things that will immediately spark a conversation upon being seen. So when I heard that artist Kacper Hamilton had designed a series of wine glasses modeled after the seven deadly sins of judeo-christian biblical lore, I shat myself. The seven glasses are all supposed to visually suggest their namesake sin and this is accomplished to varying degrees of success. Either way, this is a bad ass set of glass. Some of the glasses look like they need two people to properly drink from, so this is a great way to lower inhibitions and establish intimacy simultaneously.
The price is available upon request from the dealer.
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This is possibly one of the most sought-after wines by wine connoisseurs and is probably the best red wine from France. Chateau Mouton Rothschild has great floral hints and demonstrates over tannins that is quite impressive. This is a great wine to stock in your in own personal collection, letting your friends and intimates know that you have great taste and are willing to blow a wad of cash to gratify it. It also makes a great gift since you can almost be guaranteed that the recipient has never received a wine of such a good caliber as a gift.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild is heralded over the globe as one of the world’s finest clarets. The grape vines on the wine estate in France consist of several different varieties, namely Cabernet Sauvignon(77%), Cabernet Franc(10%), Merlot(11%), and Petit Verdot(2%). Mouton is fermented in oak vats and then matured in new oak casks. Another little fascinating fact about Chateau Mouton Rothschild is that a different artist designs a new label for the wine bottle every year, making them great collectibles. The prices are variable according to the vintage year.
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This is the Classic Flask by Dalvey, one out of their line of outdoor flasks. I’m no drunkard, but I can be something of a lush. Flasks are great for taking small quantities of booze from one locale to another in a very inconspicuous manner. With the Classic Flask, you are doing it with the utmost style and class. I don’t condone drunk driving but this is great item to have for street fairs, picnics, concerts, or a day at the beach. It’s also to share a nip with the fellas whenever you find yourself at a babyshower or birthday party and the hardest stuff they have is arbor mist. And despite what those old school Arbor Mist commercials would have you believe, no real man anywhere will lift a finger for Arbor Mist.
I love the look of this thing. It is precision engineered in the stainless steel and then it’s hand-polished to a mirror finish which is easily maintained. I love the choice of stainless steel, because stainless steel is not only a material that is extremely durable, it also won’t add any flavor of a metallic taint. The contours of the flask are elegant and simple, making it easy to visualize this as a true gentleman’s accessory. I would fill this only with a high-quality liquor, something like a good quality scotch whiskey or brandy. They retail for around $49(35 euros to be exact).
Go get one here.
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Iconic whiskey makers Johnnie Walker have teamed up with the leather craftsmen at Bill Amber Studio to create a limited edition bag collection. The centerpiece of the line is the “Weekender” (pictured above), a duffel handcrafted in dark navy calf and saddle leather with perforated detailing. The bag also comes with a removable carrier designed to carry a bottle of Johnnie Walker which is also included with the bag. Link: $280-$1,980
We’re not sure how it tastes, but if the bottle is any indication, we’ll assume its a mix of honey and fresh dandelion. The Milagro Select is an ultra-premium tequila celebrating their success with a beautiful limited edition, hand-blow crystal bottle. Designed to look like the blue agave plant from which tequila is derived from, this bottle begs to be displayed. Good luck finding where to buy it, as we had no clue.
If you have an extra $740 lying around (and honestly, who doesn’t?) then spring for the beautifully decorated Burdeos Tequila from Patron. This isn’t your typical Anejo (aged over a year) tequila.
Distilled from the finest blue agave, this ultra-premium dark tequila is matured in a blend of American and French oak barrels and aged for a minimum of 12 months. It’s then distilled again in vintage Bordeaux barrels from France. Each unleaded crystal bottle comes in a black walnut box with a special corkscrew and a crystal bee stopper.
The whole package looks almost too good to drink. Let us know how it tastes, because this bad boy is going to sit court-side center at our bar, and unless Frank Sinatra is coming over, no-ones getting a sip.
Oh and don’t make margaritas with it either, you sip anejo tequila neat or on the rocks.
BUY IT Gran Patron Burdeos Tequila $740