From stout beer to salt, everyone's favorite rooster sauce has been infused with just about everything to varying degrees of success. The problem with all the less successful combinations is that you don't really taste the Sriracha, which isn't going to be an issue with this round of snacks because Huy Fong Foods is working closely with their partners to make sure the spicy snacks are perfect. The first release is a partnership with POP! Gourmet Popcorn that promises every kernel is infused with the "most amazing condiment on the planet" through a unique process that combines the hot and spicy seasoning of Sriracha with the premium golden popcorn. There are also plans for potato chips in early April and additional snacks in the coming months.
Appreciating whiskey, like appreciating anything in life, requires a certain level of attention. But what should you paying attention to? Brian Nation, Master Distiller at Jameson’s Midleton distillery, walked us through his sampling process so you could learn to taste whiskey like the man responsible for everything ... continue reading
Ideal for small apartments or tight spaces, this hand-finished, stainless steel shoe rack blends easily into your walls for a seamless, almost-invisible look. It holds 3 pairs of shoes at a time, displaying them tight against the wall (excellent for saving floor space), and works with low tops, high tops, flats, high heels, sandals and some boots. Plus, till the end of March take 20% off + Free Shipping with code AHACOOL20. ... check it out
Last year, the World Whiskies Awards selected a Tasmanian offering as the finest single malt in the world. It was a slap in the face to Scottish distillers known for cleaning up in such categories. If that was a slap, this, perhaps, is a haymaker. Here are some of the winners from the 2015 World Whiskies Awards, including ... continue reading
For a beer that's truly out of this world (we are so sorry), check out Ninkasi Brewing's latest beer: Ground Control. Last year, the brewery sent six vials of brewer's yeast into space (77.3 miles up)—this was their second attempt to do so—and brought them back to brew up this Imperial Stout. Brewed with Oregon ... continue reading
Man cannot live on Guinness alone. This St. Patrick's Day, cap the night with some fine Irish whiskey. And if you haven't broadened your horizons outside of one or two different bottles, there's a lot for you to try. Here are six of our favorites you may not have sampled yet.
Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix
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We're just going to come right out and say it--Sriracha is the best condiment on the planet. Ranch has its place, as does ketchup, but the rooster never disappoints. We even did a blind taste test of nine different Srirachas to find our favorite. What we haven't done (yet!) is make our own. Thanks to Diane Unger and ... continue reading
For the fifth time, Jameson has released a limited edition bottle in honor of St. Patrick's Day. It is the quintessential Irish whiskey, isn't it? This year's rendition was a collaboration with illustrator Steve Simpson who designed the label in honor of Dublin. The map of the city on the label has some local slang ... continue reading
Nothing goes with green beer like corned beef. And while corned beef is fine on its own, the Reuben is really our salt-cured beef vessel of choice. Even if you go with pastrami and coleslaw instead of corned beef and sauerkraut (technically a "Rachel," but we'll let that slide), you'll be downing something at the pinnacle ... continue reading
If you have a shed behind your house, it's probably there to store lawn equipment, old paint cans, and an array of other random items currently collecting dust and spiderwebs. A better idea for your little backyard structure: A pub shed. All you need to do is install a few taps, a large fridge, toss in a TV and some ... continue reading
Spend a night drinking scotch and you'd be forgiven for going to bed (passing out) without cleaning your glass. And if you do so, you'll probably find a wild pattern sitting on the bottom of that tumbler the next morning.
Photographer Ernie Button used this as inspiration for his series "Vanishing Spirits." By ... continue reading
We mentioned Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire when it was first announced, and now the Fireball challenger is on shelves throughout the US. If you like a little heat with your alcohol burn, JD is finally here to give you another option outside of the bottle that "tastes like heaven, burns like hell." The Fireball phenomenon ... continue reading
While you might not know the nuances of pairing wine with food, everyone at least knows the very basic rule that big reds go with heavy meats and whites go with lighter dishes. But what do you know about beer? Beer can have so many unique flavors that it's an ideal meal partner, and On Beer and Food: The Gourmet's ... continue reading
Growlers, for the most part, come in two sizes: 64 ounce and 32 ounce. But what do you do if you have a gathering with more than a handful of people ready to drink? The Juggernaut is a 128 oz. growler that blurs the line between classic growler and mini-keg. Like DrinkTanks' previous growler, The Juggernaut is cast ... continue reading
Remember the map you filled out with state quarters when they were released? Well, that's the idea behind these maps, only you're not using money, you're using the caps from beers you've consumed. Beer Cap Maps allow you to display bottle caps from each state's finest breweries. Each is made in Wisconsin with wood ... continue reading
With so many different profiles and nuances in whiskies, it can be hard to remember what you like and why you like it. With The Kings County Distillery: Whiskey Notes: Tasting and Distilling Logbook, you can keep a detailed journal of your whiskey tasting adventures. Included is a hardcover journal with guided pages ... continue reading