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Sip On Freelands Spirits Bourbon Whiskey as You Prepare for Award Season Next Year

Sip On Freelands Spirits Bourbon Whiskey as You Prepare for Award Season Next Year 0

With New Years Eve less than a month away, Hollywood’s busiest season is now approaching. What movies are you most looking forward to seeing at the award ceremonies? If you haven’t seen them all yet, prepare your next evening adventure to watch Knives Out, Frozen 2, Star Wars, Cats and other Oscar-worthy delights while sipping on some of Cask Cartel’s top spirits of 2019! Now featured in Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal and US Weekly, Cask Cartel is considered the Amazon of fine spirits and Hollywood’s most trusted online premium liquor marketplace. Check out what the celebrities are drinking this holiday season at Cask Cartel. With’s release of their 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, enjoy convenient and mobile-friendly online ordering of this year’s must-try liquors and get guaranteed doorstep delivery just in time for your next movie night.

Freeland Spirits Bourbon

Knives Out is an ode to old murder-mystery and best enjoyed alongside Freeland Spirits Bourbon. Crafted by Portland’s all-female distillery, Freeland, this aromatic bourbon is filled with homage to the South with compellingly soft caramel, vanilla and spice tasting notes. Distilled in charred American oak barrels, the lingering and velvety finish adds a note of mysterious joy to any palate. Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and Jamie Lee Curtis all star in this blockbuster hit that will be sure to keep you thinking. Don’t miss your chance to make your movie night a touch more thematic with

Puerto De Indias Strawberry Gin

Whether you’re seeing Frozen 2 or Cats, Puerto De Indias Strawberry Gin’s light palate will make your evening colorful and filled with magic. This strawberry-flavoured gin is from Seville's Puerto de Indias, made using only the freshest Spanish strawberries. Light and sweet, this strawberry gin is delicious on its own, or adds a fruity touch to any gin cocktail. Feel refreshed watching the colder scenes of Frozen 2 with Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel; or feel giddy as you watch Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and Ian McKellen in Cats bring the theatre to the big screen. The tasting notes provide a soft touch of liquorice and a sweet, wild flavour of strawberry and juniper followed by a dry and fresh finish. Whether you’re taking the kids or going on date night, adds a touch of adult to any child-loved film.

Zodiac Black Cherry Vodka



Feel galactic as you watch the latest Star Wars with Zodiac Black Cherry Vodka. This handcrafted potato vodka is blended with bold natural cherry flavor using 100% locally sourced ingredients. Just like Star Wars is timeless because of undeniable quality. Try this Black Cherry Vodka and taste the difference of a well-crafted liquor. Pay homage to the original trilogy with archived footage of Carrie Fisher and watch Mark Hamill alongside the newer Star Wars faces like Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver. Zodiac Black Cherry is gluten-free and American-made from farm to bottle, serving a gentle sweet black cherry palate with a perfectly heated finish. With a name like Zodiac, your favorite Star Wars characters won’t be the only people feeling extraterrestrial as you watch them on screen. Nab this must-have bottle today with easy online ordering at

While the holidays are quickly approaching, it’s also time for movie nights and dinner dates as you take a break from all your planning. Get ready for the award season with Cask Cartel. Order your movie night liquors while finishing your holiday shopping, all delivered with doorstep delivery. As Hollywood’s most trusted premium online spirits marketplace, enjoy convenient online shopping of all your must-try bottles as you prepare for the upcoming award ceremonies. Keep up your go-to bottles and exclusive batched finds in stock with

Complete Your Stocking Stuffer Search with Cask Cartel’s Top 2019 Spirits Gift Guide

Complete Your Stocking Stuffer Search with Cask Cartel’s Top 2019 Spirits Gift Guide 0

Cask Cartel’s Top 2019 Spirits Holiday Gift Guide has officially arrived just in time for December! With Cask Cartel’s premium spirits gift guide you’ll never have to shop anywhere else for your liquor needs this holiday season. Whether you’re wondering what to get your spouse, friend or colleague, Cask Cartel lists the need-to-know bottles to elevate any gift exchange. If you’re planning on gifting for a holiday party, fundraiser or gift exchange, tasting collection gift sets are a crowd-pleaser. Considered the Amazon of fine spirits, Cask Cartel offers around 5,000 different products available for doorstep delivery. This list of sample sets are gathered from Cask Cartel’s Holiday Gift Guide and will make your holiday shopping the easiest part of the season.

Bruichladdich® Wee Laddie Tasting Collection Gift Set (3) 200ml

Bruichladdich Wee Laddie Tasting Collection Gift Set comes in a beautiful presentation box containing the Wee Laddie gift pack collection consisting of three 200ml bottles featuring Classic Laddie, Islay Barley and Port Charlotte Scottish Barley. This collection gift set from Bruichladdich is no longer produced, so limited quantities remain. Get the gift of exclusivity while supplies last.

Compass Box Collection Tasting Gift Set (3) 50ml Drams

Compass Box Collection Tasting Gift Set was created in honor of the latest Compass addition, The Story of Spaniard, which is featured in this box collection alongside The Spice Tree and The Peat Monster. These signature malt whiskey expressions give a view into Compass new releases and the pleasure of fine Scotch whisky.

Heaven Hill American Tasting Experience Gift Set

Whether gifted to someone new to whiskey or deep into a collection, this five pack from Heaven Hill holds some solid value whiskeys. Heaven Hill American Tasting Experience Gift Set includes Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey, Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon, Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon, Larceny Bourbon and Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey. Presented in slick 100 milliliter cigar tubes, this gift pack packs a delight.

Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Taster Pack


Sample the finest offerings from Glenmorangie, the distillery that boasts the tallest stills in Scotland, with the Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Taster Pack. Each set comes with a 100ml bottle of Glenmorangie Original, Lasanta 12 year old, Quinta Ruban 12 year old and Nectar d'Or 12 year old. 

Cask & Crew Tasting Gift Set (3) bottles

Cask & Crew is an easy holiday-worthy whiskey to present. The Cask & Crew Tasting Gift Set is an ideal gift idea for a white elephant or employee gift exchange. The gift set includes Cask & Crew’s Rye Whiskey, Ginger Spice Whiskey, and Walnut Toffee Whiskey packaged in a seasonally appropriate presentation.

The Glenlivet Tasting Kit Gift Set 200ml Bottles

Glenlivet is a guaranteed crowd favorite. The Glenlivet Tasting Kit Gift Set gifts a selection pack that leads you through their range. A set of 200ml bottles of Glenlivet 12, 15 and 18 Year Olds is a sophisticated stocking stuffer or desktop gift. 

Ilegal Mezcal Set of 3 Bottles 375ml

Ilegal Mezcal is double-distilled from espadín agave and aged for 13 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels. Each bottle is hand corked, labeled and numbered. The Ilegal Mezcal Set features Ilegal Anejo Mezcal, Ilegal Joven and Ilegal Reposado, a perfect combination of mezcals. The gift of fine mezcal tequila feels hand-select with this gift set.

Clyde May's Bourbon Gift Set (2) 375ml

Clyde May's bourbon is a departure from their traditional Alabama Style whiskey because it contains no apples; it's a straight bourbon. Clyde May's Bourbon Gift Set is a very limited edition set of this one-of-a-kind bourbon. Try Clyde May's Bourbon and Alabama Style Whiskey in two 375ml bottles.

The Bitter Truth Cocktail Bitters Travel Gift Set (5) 20ml

Wondering what to gift at your holiday party? These Bitter Truth Cocktail Bitters minis can be carried in flight hand luggage, a purse or pocket! Including five different flavors in a lovely designed tin box this kit is also the perfect addition to anybody’s home bar as well. The Bitter Truth Cocktail Bitters Travel Gift Set is small enough to gift away to just about anyone.

Jack Daniel's Family Fine Whiskey 375ml 3pk Set

Jack Daniel’s is the top-selling brand of American Whiskey in the world. Known for whiskey excellence and variety, the Jack Daniel’s Family Pack is a trio of Jack Daniels' miniature bottles, including Gentleman Jack and Single Barrel as well as the original Old No. 7. Order Jack Daniel's Family Fine Whiskey Set for someone specific, or for a versatile gift in a fundraiser or silent auction.

Sugarlands Moonshine Mini Jar Gift Set

Last, but certainly not least some the Sugarlands Moonshine Mini Jar Gift Sets. Sugarlands Moonshine is a crowd pleaser and must-have gift no matter how you’re celebrating this year. Through you can order a Sugarlands Moonshine Mini Jar Gift Set in a count of three, four, five, six or 10 bottles. If you’re promoting an end of the year sales competition, giving out awards or hosting any number of events, these mini jar gift sets aren’t just versatile in quantity selections, they’ll make gift giving special too.

As Hollywood’s favorite online premium liquor marketplace, Cask Cartel keeps up with what is trending alongside your consistent go-to bottles and limited edition rare-finds. In honor of seasonal delights, goes a step beyond drive-through service with online shopping ease and guaranteed delivery. With, don’t worry about what liquor you’re missing. Order exclusive and limited edition bottles through convenient online shopping and guaranteed delivery. As Cask Cartel sells to a versatile number of customers, you’ll be feeling like a Hollywood producer or business CEO with all these liquors available at your fingertips. Don’t hesitate to order your stocking stuffers and holiday party gifts through

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Pinnacle Pumpkin Spice Vodka To Replace Your Starbucks Order At

Pinnacle Pumpkin Spice Vodka To Replace Your Starbucks Order At 0

Starbucks figured out something about their customers with their on-boarding of drive-through locations, array of snack items and limited-release seasonal beverages. But your coffee drink order can only go so far before you start to wonder what else there is to try. With, you’ll never have to shop anywhere else for your liquor needs. Considered the Amazon for fine spirits, Cask Cartel offers around 5,000 different products available for doorstep delivery. As Hollywood’s favorite online premium liquor marketplace, Cask Cartel keeps up with what is trending alongside your consistent go-to bottles and limited edition rare-finds. In honor of seasonal delights, goes a step beyond drive-through service with online shopping ease and guaranteed delivery.

Pinnacle Pumpkin Spice Vodka 

Embody the feelings of fall with Pinnacle Pumpkin Spice Vodka. Much like Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, this perfect dessert beverage is only available for a limited time. The palate presents smooth pumpkin flavors alongside a taste of spice and whipped cream. Whether served chilled or in a cocktail, this Pumpkin Spice Vodka is cravable year-round. With all things pumpkin in cooking recipes, decorations and color palates alike, Pinnacle’s pumpkin pie flavoured liqueur hits the mark on your favorite seasonal flavor. Make this pumpkin liqueur your go-to drink for parties, dinners or potlucks and get everyone on board with your doorstep delivered bottle from

Puerto De Indias Strawberry Gin 

While pumpkin may be on the rise for seasonal purposes, keep your palate refreshed with Puerto De Indias Strawberry Gin. The Los Alcores de Carmona Distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Seville, dating back to 1880. Their long-standing traditions make this strawberry gin unmatched in quality and taste. Using only the freshest Spanish strawberries, the palate offers sweet flavors of strawberry and juniper with a soft taste of liquorice. Because this gin is so light and breezy, it’s the perfect choice for  your gin and tonic. Keeping your liquor list fresh and brimming with flavor and sophistication has never been easier thanks to Cask Cartel. Whilst reading more on Puerto De Indias Strawberry Gin try not to fall in love with every premium bottle you’ll see when browsing With all your selections just a click away, you’ll never have to search high and low for the perfect bottle again.

American Barrels Bourbon

There are only a few things Americans love more than holidays... whiskey, gun barrels and patriotic sentiments. Find all these inspirations in one bottle of American Barrels Bourbon. American Barrels catches the hearts of all with their whiskey and gun barrel inspired bottle design. This bourbon offers a smooth palate with an oak and caramel finish. Brimming with nutty flavors, this bottle is something you’ll love to sip on again and again. As you plan your celebrations, don’t forget to keep your favorite spirits on deck with easy online ordering at

With the days seemingly shorter, and your to-do list growing longer, it’s hard to wrap your brain around everything you need to buy, cook or clean. With, don’t worry about what liquor you’re missing. Order exclusive and limited edition bottles through convenient online shopping and guaranteed delivery. As Cask Cartel sells to a versatile number of customers, you’ll be feeling like a Hollywood producer or business CEO with all these liquors available at your fingertips. While your pumpkin spice latte may only be available for a limited time, offers an array of soon-to-be favorites year round.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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Spooky Drink Concoctions To Surprise Guests At Your Halloween Party

Spooky Drink Concoctions To Surprise Guests At Your Halloween Party 0

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.

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Celebrity Bottles To Accessorize Your Halloween Costume

Celebrity Bottles To Accessorize Your Halloween Costume 0

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. 

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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.

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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.