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Cask Cartel Delivers Skyy Infusions Honeycrisp Apple Vodka for Your Perfect Brunch Cocktail List

Cask Cartel Delivers Skyy Infusions Honeycrisp Apple Vodka for Your Perfect Brunch Cocktail List 0

Hosting a brunch is the perfect excuse for a weekend gathering of food, fun and cocktails. While mimosas are always expected, a twist on your typical brunch-worthy cocktails makes the midday gathering more noteworthy. As America’s largest online premium spirits marketplace, Cask Cartel offers doorstep delivery you can count on for all your liquor needs. Try one of these bottles and take your brunch-hosting game to the next level. Whether wanting a simple mixed drink or a conversation-starting new cocktail, these liquors won’t let you down. Cask Cartel offers over 5,000 different spirits, meaning a one-stop shop without ever needing to go to the store. 

Cole Swindell’s Peppermint Sugarlands Shine

Breakfast always has coffee, which is why a lot of people end up wanting to order a special cocktail at brunch. With Cole Swindell’s Peppermint Sugarlands Shine you can combine your coffee and cocktail order into one perfect sipper. This moonshine offers a crisp taste that is rounded out by a hint of light cocoa and cream with a balanced, velvety finish. As one of Hollywood’s loved Texans, Cole Swindell’s Peppermint Sugarlands Shine will step up any caffeinated brunch beverage. Whether in a cup of coffee with cream or a simple iced tea, enjoy a burst of flavor that will leave you feeling refreshed and warm inside. For non-coffee lovers, a cup of hot cocoa and Swindell’s Peppermint Sugarlands Shine goes dangerously well together.

Skyy Infusions Honeycrisp Apple Vodka

Keeping brunch exciting has never been easier than with Skyy Infusions Honeycrisp Apple. This is not your typical sour apple infused bottle, this smooth-finishing vodka uses Honeycrisp apples to invoke a balanced, sweet-tart palate. The crispness of flavors leaves a refreshing feeling, almost like you just ate an apple. What’s also so lovable about this vodka is that it's so easy to serve and will make your brunch planning easy. Simply serve this over ice with soda water. A splash of lemon or lime isn’t needed, but it’ll add extra notes of citrus. Step up your brunch game by ordering through Cask Cartel, you won’t even have to leave your couch.

Merica Bourbon

If you’re not convinced that you can enjoy brunch without champagne, try adding Merica Bourbon to your glass. Created by military veterans and winner of the 2017 Whiskies of the World Awards silver medal, this bourbon presents the taste of a freedom-inspired, premium bourbon. The tasting notes of caramel and vanilla, followed by a robust oak and cherry finish captures a well-rounded palate. Adding Merica Bourbon, Prosecco or sparkling wine and some vanilla simple syrup will change the way you want your mimosas. For an added touch, try a couple dashes of spiced cherry bitters. Find a unique bottle to serve by looking through Cask Cartel’s premium online selection available now.

Brunch is one of the weekend’s greatest gifts. From good food, nice company and unique cocktails, it’s a fun way to enjoy your day off. While your brunch shopping list might include the typical bacon strips, orange juice and waffle recipe, try making the menu that much better with premium spirits from America’s largest online marketplace, Don’t forget to browse Cask Cartel’s versatile selections and add them to your cart. With premium customer service, you’ll feel like a Hollywood producer when you receive your doorstep delivery.

  • The G.O.A.T.
Hangar 1 Vodka Mandarin Blossom for Your Holiday Sangria Batch

Hangar 1 Vodka Mandarin Blossom for Your Holiday Sangria Batch 0

As the holiday season is fully underway, laying low at home seems like a solid game plan to rest before the all of the socializing, cooking and driving. Whether your plan this weekend is to stay in with your family watching the latest hollywood movies or inviting company over to play board games, spice up those cuddly autumn evenings with a fun batch of sangria. Keeping Hangar 1 Vodka Mandarin Blossom on deck makes it easy to stir up a last minute batch, or better yet, try out a new sangria recipe with these new spirits available at

Hangar 1 Vodka Mandarin Blossom

Infused with height of bloom picked mandarin blossoms, Hangar 1 Vodka Mandarin Blossom captures the complex and floral characteristics of citrus without the fruit’s acidity. The palate presents tasting notes of citrus, wildflower honey and rosewater leading to a pronounced finish of satsuma. This flavored vodka makes for the perfect last-minute sangria, adding a touch of sweetness you’d otherwise be searching for. 

Last-Minute Sangria:

  • 2 oz Hangar 1 Vodka Mandarin Blossom
  • 1 cup red wine
  • ½ cup frozen fruit
  • ¼ cup seltzer or sparkling water

If you’re craving a glass of sangria, but don’t need a large batch, this last-minute sangria recipe is just the thing you need. Simply combine the ingredients in a jigger and pour over the frozen berries in your largest wine glass.

Legent Bourbon by Jim Beam Suntory - Limited Release

If you’re inviting friends over to watch Hollywood’s latest releases, Legent Bourbon by Jim Beam Suntory - Limited Release makes a perfect twist to any classic red wine sangria recipe. Partially finished in wine and sherry casks, this Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is already prepped for a red wine recipe. This bottle is a collaboration between two whiskey legends – Fred Noe and Shinji Fukuyo. Their two unique styles of whiskey making present a perfectly balanced and rounded bourbon. The palate starts rich and oaky followed by a bright and smooth finish. The depth of flavor will make your sangria stand out.

Red Wine Sangria:

  • ½ cup Legent Bourbon by Jim Beam Suntory - Limited Release
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup seltzer
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup (optional)
  • 1 orange (sliced)
  • 1 cup fresh fruit

Simply add these ingredients into your ice-filled pitcher and stir. For anyone not partaking in the sangria, your bottle of Legent Bourbon by Jim Beam Suntory - Limited Release will also spruce up any other cocktails being made.

Maker's Mark Cask Strength Bourbon


As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, we’re only weeks away from pumpkin rolls and holiday parades. Maker's Mark Cask Strength Bourbon is a bottle we all know and love, but have you ever thought to put it in your next sangria recipe? Aged for six years, this cask strength bourbon produces a robust palate of spice, vanilla and smoke with a long, rich finish. This bourbon stands alone, and adds a depth to this holiday inspired batch of sangria.

Holiday Sangria:

  • ½ cup Maker's Mark Cask Strength Bourbon
  • 1 bottle red wine (preferably cabernet or merlot)
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 cups red berries juice
  • 3 cups assorted fruit (berries, pomegranate, persimmon, lemon)
  • 1 tsp gingerbread spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger)
  • 2 cups seltzer water
  • Sugar to taste

As you’re mixing these ingredients together, you’ll already be dreaming of how good your next glass of sangria will taste. Whether your holiday party is filled with charades and socializing or simply filled with snowmen and holiday tunes, this sangria will be the best treat.

While staying inside and warm has always been your weekend game plan this season, partaking in a bit of holiday cheer is easy by stirring up something fun to sip on. At, this type of decision is easy with special bottles to add to your recipes. Make your sangria the star of the show and order online now.
  • The G.O.A.T.
Pappy Van Winkle Giveaway Makes This Holiday Season

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With Halloween over we find ourselves at the beginning of the holiday season. What better way to ring in the end of the year than with a tasting of Pappy Van Winkle whiskey? Whiskey lovers might already be squirming with excitement, given that this type of giveaway almost never happens. Pappy Van Winkle has some of the most sought out bottles, and never mind the heavy price tag. If you’re lucky, you might have a chance to try one of their premium liquors at some point; but with Cask Cartel’s Pappy Giveaway, you’ll be one of the few to have tried multiple.

Pappy Van Winkle was created by Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle during Prohibition. This brand helped pave the way for today’s liquor industry, as the Van Winkle company is one of the first American distillers. Maintaining the high quality and premium taste of each batch was upheld by four generations of the Van Winkle family. In 2002 Buffalo Trace started to produce this whiskey, using the exact family recipe and upholding the unmatched quality standards that made Pappy so popular. Because it’s only produced in smaller batches, this whiskey is exclusive. That’s why Cask Cartel’s giveaway might be your only chance to serve up a tasting flight worthy of only the classiest celebrations.

Van Winkle Special Reserve Bourbon 12 Year Old Lot B Whiskey 


Van Winkle Special Reserve Bourbon 12 Year Old Lot B Whiskey is a full-bodied, sweet Kentucky bourbon described as “nectar” by its fans. The palate is oak-infusing to start, leading to a finish that blends cola, coffee and bitter herbal flavors. Aged in new American charred oak barrels for 12 years, this whiskey stands up against any after-dinner drink. Whether served neat, on the rocks or with a splash of water, this whiskey evolves based on how you sip it. A perfect combination of age and proof, this bottle is one some only dream of getting their hands on.

Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 23 Year Old Whiskey

Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon 23 Year Old Whiskey is one of the most exclusive bourbons in the world. An expensive distilling technique is used to create this unmatchable whiskey, where each barrel is hand-selected for an additional three years of aging. The amber-colored whiskey this process produces bursts with flavors of cherry, ripe apple and oak. The finish is long-lasting and ends in tasting notes of sweet caramel. Serving it on the rocks or with a splash of water only dilutes the taste - this is a bourbon that must be served neat. Many whiskey fans might know this bottle, but few have had the pleasure of tasting it. As expected with all Van Winkle bottles, the chance to try this 23-year-old whiskey is a gift in and of itself.

If exclusive specials are what you seek, look no further than Cask Cartel’s Pappy Giveaway. This type of giveaway is a gift that keeps on giving.Tasting such specialty whiskies will be memorable for years to come. With such a high ticket price,this might be your only chance to try so many Pappy Van Winkle bottles. Enter on Cask Cartel’s Facebook and Instagram for your chance to win.

  • The G.O.A.T.
Which of These Liquors Leave You Missing October Already? Cask Cartel Will Fill Your Sorrows

Which of These Liquors Leave You Missing October Already? Cask Cartel Will Fill Your Sorrows 0

Happy Halloween! To all you haunts getting ready for your evening festivities, are you sad it’s almost over? Or are you ready for November? Either way, what you might be sipping on tonight probably won’t match up to these thematic bottles. Welcome November with Cask Cartel and get any of these three bottles delivered. It’ll match any mood you might be feeling as you decide which costume photo to post.

Blackened American Whiskey

Metallica’s Whiskey collaboration with Dave Pickerell presents Blackened American Whiskey. This is a blend of straight whiskies which is then finished in Black Brandy Casks. It’s spooky, but perfectly fitting for the beginning of November. Whiskey is good any time of the year, but sipping on Metallica’s whiskey makes it all the more friskier. This palate is moderately spicy, with hints of allspice, honey and cloves. Like long, smooth and creamy finish will leave you wanting more. You just might want to save yourself a bottle for any future fall festivities.

Los Azulejos Skelly Anejo Tequila



Halloween might be on its way to a close, but the Day of the Day is just getting started. That’s where Los Azulejos Skelly Anejo Tequila comes into play. The bottle’s design in and of itself is fitting. Made with 100% agave this tequila truly captures what Dia de Los Muertos is all about. The palate presents sweet and savory tasting notes, followed by a smooth finish. A big plus just might be that this bottle is also a perfect decoration once its finished. 

Captain Morgan Apple Smash Rum

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who dressed up in a Disney costume this year? Captain Morgan Apple Smash Rum is not only delightful in taste, it’s a perfect alternative to an apple pie; who wants to make one of those anyways? This fruity rum presents a palate full of the sour-sweet taste of crispy apples. It might just inspire you to go apple-picking this November. The finish is refreshingly spicy, cutting the sweetness. Whether your pirate costume is hitting the closet, or you’re looking for a new activity to fill your time, don’t forget this smashingly good rum.

While the fall season is now firmly hitting November, it’s easy to forget there’s still a month before the December holidays. Instead of dwelling on your gift lists and plans, enjoy the fall season a bit longer. Any of these three liquors are perfect for the post Halloween spirit. You might just want to stay in costume.

  • The G.O.A.T.
Spooky Drink Concoctions To Surprise Guests At Your Halloween Party

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One of the most enjoyable activities of the Halloween season is hosting a get-together with friends and family. Everyone is having fun! Dressing up, theming costumes and acting in character are those expected delights only Halloween brings about. Mixing up a potion might just be the missing ingredient needed at your next spooky festivity. Who doesn’t love a themed cocktail? These three bottles from Cask Cartel will be downright crowd-pleasers to share with friends this season.


Empress 1908 Indigo Gin

Infused with tinted butterfly pea blossom, Empress 1908 Indigo Gin is an all-natural, color-changing gin. Adding citrus or tonic to this vivid indigo blue gin will change it to a soft pink color, making the bottle double as a Halloween trick to share at your party. To keep with the Autumn-themed nature of things, an Apple and Gin cocktail is an ideal treat to make and showing off the unique color-changing flare to guests will make it even more fun.

Apple & Gin Autumn Cocktail

  • 3 cups Empress 1908 Indigo Gin
  • 3 cups  of fresh apple cider (or hard apple cider if you really want a kick)
  • ¾ cup lime juice
  • 1 ½ cups Honey Simple Syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (to taste)
  • Honey Simple Syrup:
    • ¾ cup honey
    • ¾ cup HOT water
  • optional garnishes: 6 thyme sprigs, 3 apples – cut into matchsticks

Simply combine the ingredients over ice and stir. Making the honey simple syrup is easy, just mix the honey and hot water into a lidded jar, screw tightly and shake until the honey dissolves. For the garnish, place thyme sprigs and sliced apples into the cocktail.


Corsair Pumpkin Spice Moonshine Whiskey

Why choose Corsair Pumpkin Spice Moonshine Whiskey for your Halloween cocktail party? Because it's PUMPKIN SPICE WHISKEY! This autumnally-flavored spirit has a unique palate of malt and spice, falling into tasting notes of pumpkin. This bottle will give a twist to any traditional whiskey-cocktail. A maple cinnamon whiskey sour when combined with this fall-forward bottle might be just what your taste buds were looking for.

Maple Cinnamon Whiskey Sour:

  • 3 cups Corsair Pumpkin Spice Moonshine Whiskey
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cup maple syrup (to taste)
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • optional garnishes: cinnamon sticks and lemon wheels

Combine the ingredients over ice and stir well, serve over fresh ice. 


Codigo 1530 Anejo Gold Edition Tequila

Our last big batch cocktail incorporates a truly special bottle, Codigo 1530 Anejo Gold Edition Tequila. The añejo’s tasting flavors are refined, elegant, and expressive - hints of fruit, mingled with oak, touches of vanilla and a bit of spice. It’s the perfect flavor profile to add to this delicious crockpot spiked hot chocolate recipe. This easy-to-make specialty dessert drink will warm up your guests at your Halloween party with kitchen staples you already have on hand. Garnish with marshmallows and whipped cream. Crockpot Spiked Hot Chocolate:

  • 4 cups Codigo 1530 Anejo Gold Edition Tequila
  • 1 cup green chartreuse
  • 10 discs chocolate
  • 8 cups milk
  • optional garnish: fresh whipped cream

Add tequila, green chartreuse and milk into a slow cooker on low. After liquid has warmed, stir in the chocolate. Whisk until frothy and serve with ladle. Garnish with fresh whipped cream and serve.

All three of these bottles present delightfully themed big batch cocktails to serve at your next Halloween bash. Rather than providing a table full of sodas and mixers, serve something classy. Unique seasonal cocktails will keep the conversation flowing and will promise less clean up for you. Be sure to place your cocktail of choice in view, it’ll make for a perfect party decoration. Order online at Cask Cartel for quick doorstep delivery.

  • The G.O.A.T.
Celebrity Bottles To Accessorize Your Halloween Costume

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Nothing pumps your costume up a level like accessories; they sell the costume, add the little details and make for fun interactions with other costume wearers. Just like celebrities go all out on Halloween, so should you. This year, spice up your dress up with a bottle of booze. A thematic bottle will not only act as an additional accessory to your costume, it’ll also be an excuse to share with your friends. To make your costume special this year, here are three bottles from Cask Cartel that will go perfectly with a number of costume choices. Whether dressing up to the nines in full costume or dressing in a simple get up this year, these bottles will be give you a celebrity appearance as your accessory.

Kraken Black Spiced Rum

When one thinks of rum, the obvious association is pirate. That’s why Kraken Black Spiced Rum is a perfect accessory to anything nautical or seaworthy, even a simple costume like Sandra Bullock's pirate costume is better with Kraken. The bottle’s design with an octopus on the label and easy-to-carry double handles sells itself for a sea-themed costume. The palate of chocolate sweetness, molasses and vanilla meet the common clove, cinnamon and ginger spices of rum in each sip. With a slightly warming and punching vanilla finish, this rum is as fun to drink as it is to dress with. Plus, who doesn’t love a good Jack Sparrow impersonation given the opportunity?

Hijos de Villa - Reposado Pistol Tequila 

If a more subtle costume is what you had in mind this year, Hijos de Villa - Reposado Pistol Tequila is a perfect accessory to make anything more grand. With the shape of this bottle being a shotgun, it’ll make any celebrity-inspired photo booth picture lovable and fun. Simply dressing up as tequila, or as a lucha libre will make this bottle a perfect accessory. This limited edition tequila is premium quality batch, with each hand-filled bottle symbolizing the brand’s Villanueva-Barragan family and their traditions of making premium bottles. Everyone loves Nacho Libre, but not as much as they love tequila.

Yelawolf Creek Water Whiskey 

The final bottle on this list is something that’ll make any western costume frisky, just check out these western dressed celebrities for inspiration. Yelawolf Creek Water Whiskey maintains a charred palate with hints of cinnamon and oak. The finish is smooth, a great taste to accompany a night out. The bottles capped design makes for easy sharing and a great bottle to reuse at home after your whiskey runs dry. Whiskey is also associated as James Bond’s drink of choice, with his signature rocks pour included in most films. Dressing up as a spy is actually a bit of an easy impromptu costume, and this whiskey will help sell it. Whether you’re going western or undercover this Halloween, keep Yelawolf Creek Water Whiskey in mind.

These three bottles are memorable with or without a costume, but making them accessories will only boast your lavish get up more. The celebrity appeal of bringing a bottle for all to enjoy is a great way to get your Halloween into full swing. Whether a simple flannel and jean look will be sold with some whiskey, a green shirt and a lime will look great with some tequila or a navy blazer will be completed with a bottle of rum, these three bottles can be dressed up or down this Halloween season. 

  • The G.O.A.T.
Fall For These Perfect October Liquors

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October means the fall season is in full swing, with pumpkin patch picking, apple pie baking and spooky costume making at an all-time high. When pumpkin carving parties, bonfires and fall celebrations come into play, these three liquor bottles will have you covered. Easy sipping whether neat or on the rocks, any of these would be great in a party punch, or specialty cocktail as well.

Blackwell Jamaican Black Gold Rum

Blackwell Jamaican Black Gold Rum goes well on the rocks, but can also be used in a fun party cocktail for serving to a group. With the distinct “Black Gold” style of this rum, the elegant depth and perfect smoothness make it a perfect bottle to stock up on. The finish of charred oak and winter spices will warm the palate, adding a flare to the finish. Serve this at your October celebration party, it’ll be easy to share.

Try this easy rum punch recipe:

  • ½ cup Blackwell Jamaican Black Gold Rum
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • orange and pineapple slices

Simply add these ingredients into your pitcher and serve with a lot of ice.

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is amazing all by itself, whether neat or on the rocks. To elevate this liquor, simply serve it as a shot with a salted rim, or shaken (martini style) with a salted rim. The rich, smooth peanut butter taste lends to the whiskey flavor. The taste of this liquor speaks for itself. It’s great alongside a chocolate covered pretzel as well. Serve this at a pumpkin carving or picking event, it’ll be a sweet and fun themed accompaniment. 

Try making this Skrewball martini:

  • 3oz SkrewBall Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • salt
  • chocolate covered pretzels

Simply rim your glass with some salt (to spruce it up try sea salt, or crush a few chocolate covered pretzels). Shake the 3oz of Skrewball over ice and strain into your glass. Serve with a chocolate pretzel garnish.

Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch


Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch is the final recommendation for your fall bottle collection, and fittingly so. This scotch is a perfect way to wind down the night. Voted the Highlands Single Malt of the Year by Whisky Advocate in 2013, this is an intense and vibrant liquor. The mouth-coating palette brings a warm finish. Simply serve this drink neat, and make sure everyone gets a sip. This scotch will go perfect at a bonfire, roasting marshmallows with this scotch keeping you warm.


Whether your party planning hasn't started yet, or you already have one in the making, try these three bottles to make your fall get-togethers memorable. With few ingredients needed, as these liquors are great on their own, they’ll make a special complement for you and your friends to enjoy.

  • The G.O.A.T.
Three Whiskeys to Get You Through the Changing Seasons

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Though many of us may be hanging on, pretending that it's still summer, it's time to face facts - fall is here. Whether you've packed away your tank tops and shorts or if you're the type of person to dress for June until you start to get funny looks, eventually we all must concede that the season is changing. Stand strong, Flip Flop Warrior, you’ll be the one to judge when it’s freezing out. Not to fear, though - Cask Cartel has got you covered for premium booze all year round. Check out these three whiskeys that are perfect for the changing of the season.


Backwoods Pecan Whiskey



What could be more appropriate to open our list of autumnal whiskeys than a classic American whiskey flavored with the alluring aroma and flavor of pecans? Aged for 7 years in American oak barrels, Backwoods Pecan Whiskey is a perfect flavored whiskey for fall-themed cocktails. We're a few months away from November yet, so pick up a bottle of this smokey, nutty whiskey and pave the way for the pecan pie yet to come. For some of us, the holidays can’t get here fast enough, so this is a great way to get your fix before the holidays get here. 


Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky



Continuing down the path of changing leaves, chilly evenings and rides in the hay wagon, Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky calls to the wild before you even open it - they put a caribou right on top of the bottle! Proving once again that our friends to the north really know what they're doing when it comes to whiskey, Caribou Crossing has imbued this spirit with a subtly fruity aroma with notes of orange caramel, giving way to a palette full of rye spice and toasted marshmallow. The bottle is a showpiece, perfect for pulling out at the end of the night for a round on the rocks.


Iron Smoke Casket Strength Straight Bourbon



Fall is a time for spooky stuff - we start ramping up the ghouls and goblins right around this time of year, building toward peak creep-factor on Halloween at the end of October. In that (haunted) spirit, we present Iron Smoke Casket Strength Straight Bourbon, an award-winning American Bourbon that comes in a bottle emblazoned with a cool skull guy smoking a pipe. Packing a powerful aroma of vanilla and western herbs with thick flavors of spice, tobacco and pecan pie, Iron Smoke Casket Strength is all about coming on strong.


It’s never a bad time for whiskey, but something about the falling leaves and crispness of the air lends itself to a snifter in the hand. Whether you're raking up leaves (or jumping into the piles), checking out the evening's football game or putting together junior's costume for All Hallows Eve, you can't go wrong with one of these whiskeys from Cask Cartel. Check out, the leader in premium spirits delivered straight to your door.

Liquor Desserts

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Through combinations of different distillers, ingredients and blends, these three bottles pose unique combinations of flavors and taste profiles. With such different palettes yet all perfectly made, these bottles might be just what you need for your next dessert. Whether you want to enjoy a dessert with a rocks pour of your bottle of choice, or make the liquor part of the dessert, these three bottles bring great flavor to a sweeter palette.

Legent Bourbon by Jim Beam Suntory - Limited Release Whiskey 

Legent Bourbon by Jim Beam Suntory is a limited release whiskey that holds true to bourbon principles and styles. Made with 220 years of bourbon-making skills and 100 years of Japanese whiskey artistry, this whiskey is a meeting of Japanese and Scottish bourbons in Kentucky soil. Made with premium grains and aged in select white oak barrels, the taste of authenticity is undeniable. Layered with spice and fruity undertones, this rich paletted bourbon is warm and oaky with a smooth and surprisingly long finish. A perfect bourbon to use for Bittersweet Chocolate-Bourbon Pops

Key West Distillery - Key West Chefs Vanilla Rum


Key West Chefs Vanilla Rum by Key West Distillery is a bottle of vanilla brûlée dark rum. Being a chef forward distillery, this rum is made through sourced raw ingredients, and personally made extracts. With no artificial ingredients or additives, this rum is absolutely mouthwatering. Made by Chef Distilled, an American rum distillery in Key West, Florida, this liquor is a dessert in and of itself. Taste the real Madagascar vanilla bean and infused smoky sugarcane in a true dessert manor by serving it over your favorite vanilla ice cream, or just serve on the side. For an extra flare, try adding caramelized bananas.

Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey 


Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey is aged for six years in ex-bourbon casks and then married for 6 months in Central American ex-rum casks. This high malt content Irish blend comes from hand selected casks of grain and malt whiskey. The approachable taste from the rum cask makes a sweet and woody marriage with the ex-bourbon casks. The sweet and spicy finish is accentuated by the woody undertones, making it easy on the palette. Try this whiskey alongside some dark chocolate mousse or if you’re feeling creative try adding it into the mousse with this chocolate mousse with orange and whiskey recipe.

While dessert-making may not be a regular occurrence, these three bottles suit up as great pairings for those with a sweet tooth. Whether picking up a dessert from the store, whipping up a quick caramel sauce or left over slice from dinner, these bottles won’t disappoint.

Apple Cider Cocktails to Welcome Fall

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Apple cider is something you can love hot or cold, during the day or late at night. Its diverse usage during the fall months make it a staple for any home during this season. Since apple cider is probably already in your kitchen, if not on your shopping list, it’s an easy base to have for a fall-inspired cocktail. Give some of these recipes a try with a special liquor bottle, it’ll make this type of drink a staple to enjoy all year. 

Basil Hayden's Two by Two Rye Whiskey

Basil Hayden's Two by Two Rye Whiskey is a four bottle blend of 5-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye, 7-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye, 13-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, and 6-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. With a light-bodied, warm texture taste, this blend is perfect to serve in a cider-inspired cocktail. The finish is long, with hints of vanilla, adding an extra flavor to your drink. 


  • 2 oz Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye Whiskey
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¼  oz real maple syrup
  • 2 oz fresh apple cider

Simply combine lemon juice, maple syrup, whiskey and ice. Shake briefly to chill and strain over fresh ice. Top with apple cider and a garnish of sliced apples.

Check out some other yummy whiskey cocktails here.

Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Bourbon

Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Bourbon is a tri-whiskey blend finished in ex-Cabernet Sauvignon Chappellet Wine French Oak Casks. The wine barrels sweetness gives the bourbon tasting notes of dark berry, espresso and chocolate. With a long, smokey and tannins filled finish, an apple cider cocktail compliments the taste profile perfectly.

  • 1 ¼ oz Jefferon’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Bourbon
  • Hot apple cider
  • Dash of allspice
  • Tall cinnamon stick
  • Lemon slice

Simple add bourbon to your favorite mug. Fill the mug with hot apple cider and a dash of allspice. Garnish with a lemon slice and cinnamon stick.

For other bourbon cocktail drinks, read more here

Dos Maderas Rum

Dos Maderas Rum hails from a five-year aging process in the Caribbean. This rum is then double-barreled for another three years in Spain. This is the world’s only doubled cask aged rum. The balanced palette presents notes of tropical spices and ripe fruits, an uncanny compliment for an apple cider cocktail. With a distinctly rich and smooth taste, the smokey oak and tobacco finish makes this rum go well with just about anything. 

  • 2 oz Dos Maderas Rum
  • 1 ½ oz Apple cider
  • ¾ oz Chamomile tea
  • ¾ oz Demerara syrup
  • ½ oz Fresh lemon juice

Simply add all these ingredients into a pot and bring it to a boil. Serve in a coffee mug and garnish with a lemon wheel and fresh grated nutmeg.

For more rum inspired cider drinks, click here.

What to Serve at a Three Course Whiskey Meal

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When someone says tastings, people usually imagine wineries, beer flights and small bites or assorted plates. Whiskey tasting might be something you imagine when you fly to Ireland or visit Kentucky, but whiskey tasting profiles can also be enjoyed at home. With whiskey being so versatile, it might even be a fun trial and error process to try different types of whiskeys with all types of food. For example, a rye is better with certain spices and flavors over a bourbon or whiskey. These next three whiskies listed were specifically paired with a course in mind based on their tasting notes. 


Cheese Plate Appetizer: Cleveland Underground Hickory Wood Finished Bourbon 


Cheese might seem like it calls for a good bottle of wine, but whiskey actually brings out different cheese flavors as well. With both cheese and whiskey being aged and varietal, there are many ways to enjoy their complementary flavors. For Cleveland Underground Hickory Wood Finished Bourbon Whiskey, the dry, tart finish best accompanies either a hard, strong cheese or softer cheese. This specific whiskey’s medium taste profile makes it easy to switch between a couple different cheese options. Spicy whiskies go with hard cheeses (like blue cheese) while softer cheeses are better with lighter, aromatic whiskies. To spice up your cheese plate, try adding sweeter nuts, as they will bring out the tart finish of this whiskey.


Salmon Entree: WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Crop No. 003 Whiskey


Whiskey can be enjoyed with a couple different proteins, and while steak might be the obvious answer, WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Crop No. 003 Whiskey actually pairs with salmon quite nicely. The fruity and spicy palette accompanies the woodsy taste of smoked salmon well. Whether smoked or wood-grilled, salmon holds the taste of its cooking style. Rye whiskies specifically capture salmon’s smoky flavor with bourbon’s sweet and spicy tastes. If salmon isn’t what you're craving, steak has long been established as a great compliment of tastes for whiskey drinkers. For steaks, leaner steaks go well with bourbons, and any smokey whiskey brings out that steak flavor we all crave.


Apple Crumble Dessert: Balcones Barrel and Bottle Select Single Barrel French Oak 


For the finale, what better way to end a meal than with an apple crumble or pie. Balcones Barrel and Bottle Select Single Barrel French Oak Whiskey is a bit sweeter, making it a perfect match for a dessert course. The caramel flavors within the whiskey complement the apple and cinnamon filled bites. If baking isn’t your style, especially after two prior courses, a fail-safe dessert is always chocolate. This may take some experimenting, as with cheese, chocolate is as versatile as whiskey and there a million combinations to try. For Balcones Barrel and Bottle Select Single Barrel French Oak Whiskey, try it with you favorite dark chocolate bar.


Something that makes eating and drinking fun is the way you can share your experience with others. Whether you want to entertain for an entire course-filled meal, or enjoy just one of these food and whiskey pairings, it’ll be something to talk about and taste with friends and family. Try one of these bottles for something truly original for both the paletting of food and drinks and for the genuine authenticity of these specific bottles.

Labor Day Bottles to Enjoy at Any Festivity

Labor Day Bottles to Enjoy at Any Festivity 0

As we turn again toward the last lingering days of another summer, plan to hit the next gathering with a great bottle from Cask Cartel and finish out the day surrounded by your favorite people. This week’s featured bottles all work great in a cocktail, on the rocks or with a squeeze of citrus. A drink is a drink, some might say, but picking up a little something special helps cement the memories and brings a personal flare to any party. Check out this selection of bottles and grab the one that best fits your plans for the upcoming holiday.


Balcones Barrel and Bottle Select Single Barrel American Oak


Celebrate summer’s last American holiday with none other than Balcones Barrel and Bottle Select Single Barrel American Oak. A Texas single malt aged in American oak barrels, pouring from this bottle is a fitting homage to our country on Labor Day. Whether at a barbecue or a camping getaway, this drink is for sipping while cooking your next meal. With a woody palette, filled with subtle fruit blends, this whiskey stays light on oak flavor. The finish is filled with tasting notes of caramel and the lingering taste of wood.


Fat Ass Blanco Tequila


Fat Ass Blanco Tequila is your bottle of choice if you want to bring a great party gift that’s easy on the eyes and easier on the palette. This tequila is double distilled with slow cooked 100% Weber Blue Agave, giving their small batches amazing flavor. With sweet and fruity tasting notes and a hot and peppery finish, you can enjoy this tequila on the rocks or in any mixed drink. For a flare, try using this tequila in a watermelon you can bring to a picnic or the beach. As Labor Day calls for your last big summer celebration, nothing turns up better than a good bottle of tequila. 


WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002

Distilled from their own grain, aged in custom Vermont White Oak and proofed with their own water, WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002 by WhistlePig is an American dream. This is a blend of 2-year aged Triple Terroir whiskey from WhistlePig farm, 6-year aged whiskey from MPGI in Indiana and 10-year aged whiskey from Alberta Distillers in Canada. This combination was crowdsourced from consumers, influencers and bartenders from all around the USA, ensuring its good taste. This whiskey maintains a full-bodied burst of cinnamon and spices, with subtle fruity tones. With a dry paletted finish, the white pepper and oak tasting notes give way to a long, spice-filled end. Enjoy this full blown American craftsmanship as we celebrate our country’s workers. 

These three liquors are different, yet share the same quality: unique stories and palettes. Whether you’re at the beach slicing up a tequila-filled watermelon, squeezing a lemon into your glass of whiskey next to the barbecue or settling down on the couch after a day of festivities, these bottles capture your Labor Day needs. Give a gift that keeps giving and honor your American heritage with a special liquor bottle for all to enjoy.