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  • For the Gentleman Who Knows Jedi Mind Tricks

    If you are salivating over the rumors swirling around the new Star Wars sequels, then you may also be interested to know that we recently rolled out a selection of Star Wars cufflinks and socks. That's right, just because you're wearing a starched French-cuffed dress shirt doesn't mean you can't pledge your allegiance to the Rebel Alliance (or the Galactic Empire, if you're weird like that). And don't let a pair of dress shoes dissuade you from wearing these Light Saber socks! Read More...
  • Independent Whisky Bottlers

    These are companies that buy either new-make spirit from distilleries or barreled spirit from brokers, and then treat the whisky however they see fit. They can continue to age the whisky as long or as briefly as they want. They can put the whisky into another type of barrel to finish it and give it new flavors that the distillery didn't think of. They can bottle at cask strength, or any strength (as long as it remains above 40% ABV/80 Proof). They pretty much have carte blanche to do whatever they want to the whisky, and this can be a great thing. It expands the possibilities of Scotch creation, and gives us--the consumer--more unique expressions of existing whiskies. Some of my favorite whiskies have come from independent bottlers. Read More...
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