For 23 years running, Whisky Advocate has been exposing high-quality Japanese whisky to a fairly large audience. They’re continuing the tradition with this Yoichi Single Malt, their Japanese Whisky of the Year. The expression is the only Yoichi available in the United States, already setting it apart from other Japanese whiskies you can find on your local store’s shelves. The flavor is complex, with the peat and smoke you’d expect from a whisky, but adding in lime, briny seashells, and kiwi, among a half dozen other flavors. It’s a unique spirit, which is probably one of the reasons Whisky Advocate is advocating for this whisky. It runs for $80 a bottle, which is a bit out of the average price range, but isn’t so far out that it’s inaccessible. If you’re interested in Japanese whisky, the Yoichi Single Malt promises to be a strong entry point.
The Throttle Bottle Opener is a pint-sized beer popper that’s more clever than you realize. While its compact size make it ideal for tossing on a keyring, its miniscule build is only one of the benefits here. Outfitted with a powerful rare earth magnet, each Throttle Bottle Opener easily finds its way to your bottle’s cap. Not only that, you can keep it on the fridge so it’s on hand whenever you pull out a cold one. Then, use it with one hand to open that bottle. Clever, tiny, and incredibly useful.