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When it comes to whiskey (or whisky, if you prefer) reviews, we generally prefer our own tastings (so good once it hits your lips) to results presented in a book, but all of that changes when you’re talking about reviews from actual bartenders. The North American Whiskey Guide from Behind the Bar is just that–Real Bartenders’ Reviews of More Than 250 Whiskey. As if that title wasn’t already long enough, it also Includes 30 Standout Cocktail Recipes. Why should any of that matter to you? Chad Berkey, the author and manager of The Aero Club in San Diego, knows a thing or 900 (that’s how many different varieties they have at The Aero Bar) about whiskey. Top bartenders blind taste test more than 250 different whiskeys to give you real, honest comments about each of them. You’ll find ones similar to the ones you like, new choices and cocktail recipes that won’t break the bank but will broaden your horizons anyway.

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When it comes to perfect Valentine’s Day gifts, there’s almost nothing that competes with the collaborative cocktail kits released in partnership between Oak & Eden and Cheeky Cocktails. Available in Espresso and Napa options, each kit combines a unique Oak & Eden spirit, Cheeky syrup and a rocks glass that will take any holiday to the next level–whether you’re celebrating solo or with your special someone. As if all that wasn’t enough, you even get 10% off with code COOLWHISKEY at checkout (thru the end of February), so you have no reason not to pick yourself up some as well when you get your Oak & Eden Cocktail Kits today.