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Layering down the party

LayerNation El Tirador Shot Dispenser

Having a product made by Dutch entrepreneurs that’s seemingly named by Spaniards makes almost no sense, but then again, what do you expect when dealing with a machine made explicitly to shock and amaze booze drinkers? The LayerNation El Tirador (Spanish for “the shooter”) is a drink dispenser whose power lies in its ability to…

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Reading About Drinking

The Punch Bowl by Dan Searing

Henny Youngman once said, “when I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.” We like to channel the comedian’s wise words by only reading about books that champion drinking, like The Punch Bowl ($10) by Dan Searing. This veritable tome of punchy goodness celebrates the modern renaissance of this social concoction while…

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Game Over Hangover?

Last Round Hangover Support

Many products claim they can prevent hangovers. It’s been our experience though that none of these concoctions actually thwart nature’s way of saying you Sheened like a pro. The folks over at Sloshed, may turn us into believers based on their thorough evaluation of Last Round Hangover Support ($3). According to their tests, which involved…

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Tapered for your pleasure

Glencairn Crystal Whisky Glasses

Graduating from Jack and Coke to single malt Scotch whisky is a positive step on the path towards booze enlightenment. But drinking it out of plastic tumblers and commemorative Superbowl glasses equates to painting a Ferrari hot pink. Put bluntly, if you’re going to shell out for the good stuff, acquire appropriate glassware like Glencairn…

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Class Up Your Brews

Spiegelau Beer Connoisseur Set

We know how attached you are to your koozies and bottles, but every once a while it’s nice to class up your beer drinking experience at home. Rather than hunt high and low though for the perfect glass sets for a variety of brew styles, Spiegelau makes things easy with this beer connoisseur set ($49)….

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Be a Better Man in 30 Days | Day 9: Know The Essential Spirits For A Properly Stocked Bar

Recently, while inspecting my collection of spirits, I found myself a bit disappointed at the state of affairs. By any standard measurement, I suppose it would be passable, but not befitting of a Gear Patrol crew member, much less a man who appreciates a fine drink or understands the meaning of a proper home bar….