As bourbon continues to explode in the US, Irish Whiskey is seeing a similar renaissance in its home country, and beyond. The older brother of the famous Green Spot, Yellow Spot Whiskey might not have the same reputation due to scarcity, but it's easily as good, if not better than it's world renowned sibling. This single pot still whiskey was matured in three different types of casks: American Bourbon, Spanish Sherry butts, and Spanish Malaga casks. Aged for 12 years, and sourced from Midleton Distilleries, this fruity, balanced whiskey is nothing short of exceptional, and about to hit US shores for the first time ever.
During the dark, cold days of winter, there is one hoppy beast that doesn't hibernate, but instead thrives. Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds is a animal of a double IPA that not only packs a huge hop bite at 100 IBUs, but is equally big with its ABV content, weighing in at 9%. A fierce yet balanced and flavorful beer from a brewery that knows a thing or two about hops.
Spending extra money on organic fair trade coffee isn't a bad thing. When some of that money goes to help animals in need, it's even better. Grounds & Hounds Coffee offers a range of tasty blends, as well as single origin coffees from Ethiopia, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and Papau New Guinea. And with every purchase you make, the company gives 20% of the proceeds to no-kill rescue organizations that provide safe haven for dogs in between homes, giving them a second chance while you get your second wind.
We all know that the relationship between an American Stout and a bourbon barrel can yield fantastic results, but what you might not know is that time in a Tequila barrel can be equally impressive. Tequila Barrel Noir from Almanac Brewing is the proof, with its jet black appearance and hints of smoke and agave from the barrel. You might not expect the influence of tequila flavors to mingle with a stout this well — but the folks at Almanac have proven otherwise.