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Our 10 Most Popular New Stories in 2022

Our 10 Most Popular New Stories in 2022

From EDC to watches to style to motorcycles to bourbon and everything in between, the Cool Material team covered a lot of ground in 2022. The products we recommended and the topics we explored all make it easier for a guy to enjoy a more full life. But there are some topics that our readers were especially interested in over the year: There was a seemingly never ending thirst for all things for bourbon.

These are the 10 most popular new lists, guides, and features published on Cool Material in 2022 that are worth a read if you missed them the first time around (or a reread even if you did catch them when they came out).

Food
The Best Bourbon in Every Price Range from $20 to $200

You can find a decent quality bottle of bourbon at just about any price. Sure, it takes a little knowing what's what versus just grabbing any bottle of whiskey off the bottom shelf, but if you know what you're looking for then you'll always leave the liquor store satisfied. Personally,…

The Best Bourbon in Every Price Range from $20 to $200
Food
Food
The 9 Best Bourbons under $100 to Drink Neat

When the weather is hot, there's nothing quite like reaching for one (or a few) of the best bourbons to drink on the rocks. That said, many true aficionados will almost always opt for their whiskey neat. The best bourbons to drink neat typically have a nuanced flavor profile. While…

The 9 Best Bourbons under $100 to Drink Neat
Food
Food
A Guide to Bourbon: Underrated, Overrated, Budget-Friendly

Bourbon might as well be America's version of Single Malt Scotch because it's truly drinkable in many forms and boasts a flavor experience that's deep and wide. Bourbon drinkers are no longer found just in bars along dusty roads in the south. In fact, those who imbibe cut a wide…

A Guide to Bourbon: Underrated, Overrated, Budget-Friendly
Food
Food
The 4 Ways to Drink Whiskey That Every Guy Should Know

According to the great philosopher Ron Swanson, there is no wrong way to consume alcohol. That’s true down to the part where he is immediately proven wrong when he’s presented with the wrong way to consume alcohol. Infused hand lotions aside, when people set out to drink whiskey, they’re generally…

The 4 Ways to Drink Whiskey That Every Guy Should Know
Food
Gear
The 10 Best EDC Pocket Knives Under $30

As everyday carry (or EDC) tools have gone from niche items collected by gear-heads to mainstream essentials, the profile of everyday carry pocket knives has gone up. Not only are many of these knives stylish and aesthetically pleasing, they can perform a variety of important tasks. From mundane things like…

The 10 Best EDC Pocket Knives Under $30
Gear
Food
The Best Margarita Cocktail Recipes

There are few cocktails that signal the start of summer like the Margarita. This tequila cocktail is refreshing, delicious, and ubiquitous and has seen its ebbs and flows in popularity for years. Some might write it off as a passé mixed drink that lacks authenticity and is reserved for fans…

The Best Margarita Cocktail Recipes
Food
Food
The Best Whiskey You’ll Find Just About Anywhere

We love bourbon. You love bourbon. Everyone loves bourbon. Unfortunately, this love of all things brown magic water has also led to an incredible influx of collectors, flippers, armchair quarterbacks, and all-around assholes that aim to make a buck on a quick flip when they can't make money on their…

The Best Whiskey You’ll Find Just About Anywhere
Food
Transportation
The Best Touring Motorcycles for Road Trips

The summer isn't over just yet, so there's still ample time for a road trip... on two wheels. Even with current stratospheric gas prices, there's still nothing like an open-road motorcycle road trip to escape the rigors and monotony of work, free the mind, and take in the scenic routes…

The Best Touring Motorcycles for Road Trips
Transportation
Transportation
The 10 Best Motorcycles for Beginners

The turning of the weather means the motorcycling season has kicked in. Motorcycling is truly liberating, and just because most folks are intimidated by the notion of cruising down the highway on two wheels with no crumple zone, airbags, or metal surrounding them doesn't mean it's not a worthy skill…

The 10 Best Motorcycles for Beginners
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