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Mark Your Calendars! National Piña Colada Day is July 10th

Mark Your Calendars! National Piña Colada Day is July 10th 0

Whether you’re an avid drinker of this sweet, frothy cocktail or not, join in the fun on July 10th!
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Get Boozy This Independence Day with Cask Cartel

Get Boozy This Independence Day with Cask Cartel 0

What does freedom mean to you? For us, it involves being able to go out back, pour a glass of whiskey, and soak in the rays.
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Boozy Activities For Father’s Day, Liquor Courtesy Of Cask Cartel

Boozy Activities For Father’s Day, Liquor Courtesy Of Cask Cartel 0

Celebrate Father's Day with your old man the grown-up way... glass of whiskey in hand. 
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The Ultimate Cask Cartel Gift Guide For National Bourbon Day And Father’s Day

The Ultimate Cask Cartel Gift Guide For National Bourbon Day And Father’s Day 0

Not only is National Bourbon Day right around the corner (June 14th), but Father’s Day is coming up too! What a perfect combo. 
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Party It Up With Cask Cartel On National Moonshine Day

Party It Up With Cask Cartel On National Moonshine Day 0

June 4th just so happens to be National Moonshine Day.
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Celebrate National Mint Julep Day With Cask Cartel

Celebrate National Mint Julep Day With Cask Cartel 0

Whether you are a Derby fan or not, I think we can all agree on the deliciousness of its official drink… the mint julep. Lucky for us, National Mint Julep Day is this Saturday, May 30th. To celebrate the creation of this iconic Kentucky cocktail, we’ve rounded up some of our all-time favorite bourbons (along with their own recipes of the drink). Enjoy! 
Throw An Epic Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, Liquor Courtesy Of Cask Cartel

Throw An Epic Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, Liquor Courtesy Of Cask Cartel 0

Believe it or not, it’s almost Memorial Day (why are we practically halfway through the year already?!). While we may not be able to celebrate with a packed house, there are still numerous ways to enjoy the long weekend.
Enjoy The Ultimate National Pizza Party Day Celebration With Cask Cartel

Enjoy The Ultimate National Pizza Party Day Celebration With Cask Cartel 0

Yo burgers, imma let you finish, but pizza is one of the best foods of all time.
Host An Unforgettable Virtual Cinco De Mayo Celebration With Cask Cartel

Host An Unforgettable Virtual Cinco De Mayo Celebration With Cask Cartel 0

Time to break out the chips and guac… Cinco de Mayo is here! Although the shelter-in-place order is still an unfortunate reality for many of us, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate one of our favorite boozy holidays this month!
Host Your Virtual Kentucky Derby Party With Wild Turkey American Honey Liqueur

Host Your Virtual Kentucky Derby Party With Wild Turkey American Honey Liqueur 0

If you’re feeling the Derby blues, you can still break out your frilly fascinator and kick back with some bubbly this spring. While the Kentucky Derby has been postponed until September 5, Churchill Downs will host an all-day virtual race on May 2 to raise emergency relief funds for COVID-19. Make a day of it by throwing a virtual watch party and sip on a little Kentucky bourbon like Wild Turkey American Honey Liqueur.

The broadcast on May 2 from 3-6 pm will include the premiere of a brand new virtual horse race called The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown. The setting of this computer-simulated race will feature the historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs. We know you're going to miss the live-action ponies, but don't worry -  the weekend will also include a re-airing of American Pharoah’s historic 2015 Triple Crown run. Check out the full schedule of events and bet on your favorite horse with a donation to the COVID-19 relief on Churchill Down’s website. You will be entered in a drawing for an “Ultimate Kentucky Derby Experience” during the rescheduled Kentucky Derby in September.

At Cask Cartel - bourbon, horses and savory food is how we have a good time. Make your derby party extra special with a little preparation. If you're the crafty type, sew your own DIY décor, or if you’d rather spend that time sipping, you can grab all of your premade party supplies here. Serve traditional Kentucky food, and send out email invitations with instructions on how to download and join your virtual Zoom party. Impress your buddies by adding a Zoom Derby Background to your call and dress like a jockey.

Don’t forget to finalize your cocktail menu. Whether you enjoy gin, rum, whiskey or vodka, you can find your favorites by perusing Cask Cartel’s premium collection of over 5,000 spirits. Cask Cartel’s mobile-friendly ordering and doorstep delivery makes liquor shopping at home more enjoyable. If you need some inspiration, check out these classy spirits and take the sure bet this summer with Cask Cartel.  

Wild Turkey American Honey Liqueur

Galloping down the straightaway, Wild Turkey American Honey Liqueur leads the bourbon pack during derby season. Made with real pure honey, you won’t find a better bourbon for your classic mint julep. Honey, baked bread, and cornmeal dominate the nose while the palate is characterized by honey, spice and lemon zest. The finish is clean and smooth. This is an award-winning American Bourbon named the World's Best Whisky three years in a row. Keep the derby traditions alive with an order from Cask Cartel.

Sugarlands Shine Butterscotch Gold Moonshine

If you find yourself all dressed up with nothing to drink, Sugarlands Shine Butterscotch Gold Moonshine is the winning spirit. Boasting flavors of brown sugar, caramel, and vanilla, Butterscotch Gold will warm your belly during the heat of the race. Your palette will ease into a long finish of hazelnut and lingering cream as your favorite horse takes their final lap. When the dust settles you will be reminded of summer days at the county fair snacking on kettle corn. Shine Butterscotch can be sipped slow and steady alongside your favorite traditional fare like fried chicken and bread pudding. Or mix up your favorite cocktails by substituting vodka with Shine Butterscotch for a decadent after-dinner treat. Learn more at Cask Cartel.

American Barrels Bourbon Whiskey

If your horse is in the lead, cheer them through the homestretch with American Barrels Bourbon Whiskey. This eye-catching bottle comes with a striking visual to accompany the taste. Molded after a shotgun shell, the top of the bottle is adorned with a coiled rattlesnake that’s reminiscent of the 1775 Gadsden flag that was designed during the American Revolution. The taste is impressive - with a Goldilocks flavor and just the right amount of oak. It has an ultra-smooth finish with notes of dark cherry. An expert pick for your virtual derby party, order American Barrels Bourbon Whiskey at Cask Cartel.

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Cask Cartel Delivers San Francisco World Spirits Gold Medal Winner METALLICA BLACKENED Whiskey to Your Doorstep

Cask Cartel Delivers San Francisco World Spirits Gold Medal Winner METALLICA BLACKENED Whiskey to Your Doorstep 0

Everyone loves a good competition, especially when it comes to discovering and seizing those gold-winning liquors for your personal collection. As the leader in premium online spirits, Cask Cartel keeps a hand on the pulse of award-winning bottles. Don’t miss out on enjoying the San Francisco World Spirits competition gold winner, METALLICA | BLACKENED American Whiskey, thanks to Cask Cartel. With over 5,000 bottles in stock, easy mobile-friendly ordering and quick doorstep delivery, Cask Cartel is your go-to online marketplace. Before you put on your carefully curated Metallica playlist and crack the seal on METALLICA | BLACKENED American Whiskey, find out what makes this a gold-winning liquor.

There’s a reason why 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition is one of the most influential liquor competitions. Their commitment to spirits follows three founding principles: legacy, integrity and experience. With the 2020 competition hosting over 3,000 different entries, this spirits competition's commitment to quality and legacy is why they remain one of the most prestigious competitions in the United States. The blind tasting process guarantees that every entry is judged fairly, and they are careful when selecting their esteemed judges, choosing the most seasoned experts to be the lucky taste testers. As one of the biggest competitions of its kind, the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition shows consumers what they should be pulling out during their next remote happy hour.

Aged over an average of 8+ years and bottled at 90 proof, METALLICA | BLACKENED American Whiskey is our 2020 San Francisco World Spirits competition Gold Medal Winner. Everyone is looking to get their hands on this whiskey, and for good reason. Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and Metallica came together to craft a very special blend of hand-selected, well-aged bourbons and ryes that are finished in black brandy casks. These selections also incorporate their proprietary BlackNoise™ finishing process. What’s that, you ask? It’s just the most metal way to finish whiskey - each batch is blasted with a unique playlist, all curated by Metallica. These low frequency sound waves force the whiskey deeper into the barrel, plucking out notes of caramel, honey and vanilla flavors from the wood. Be the first in your whiskey club to try Metallica BLACKENED with an order at Cask Cartel.

If METALLICA | BLACKENED American Whiskey has already ended up in your shopping cart (and we don’t blame you!) Cask Cartel keeps your options open and premium with their extensive online selection. If local-made liquors are your forte, you might want to give TX Blended Whiskey a try. Firestone & Robertson Distilling Company packs an extraordinarily complex spectrum of fragrance and flavor into their sharp-looking bottles, complete with the bold letters “TX” on the label. This 82 proof whiskey is a proprietary blend of straight bourbon whiskey matured in ex-bourbon barrels and distilled grain spirit, all sourced from different distilleries, bringing an original and unbeatable flavor to each glass.

Everyone’s looking for the perfect rum to complete their collection, and Bumbu The Original Rum takes a step forward for your consideration. Borrowing from 16th and 17th century 'bumbo' recipes, this rum adds Caribbean spices that will remind you of a delicious rum cake. There are no artificial flavorings and colors, but rather a delicate blend of fresh, all-natural flavors with notes of chocolate, banana, and baking spices like cinnamon. Bottled at 70 Proof, this rum can be enjoyed neat or in a mixed drink.

As the world of spirits grows, so does the ability to sift through labels and brands to find the best selections. Enjoy reading distiller information and discovering award-worthy bottles with Cask Cartel’s easy online shopping experience. No matter where this season takes you, make Cask Cartel your No. 1 source for premium spirits.

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Put Down the Pie! Celebrate National Pecan Month With Sugarlands Butter Pecan Cream Liqueur

Put Down the Pie! Celebrate National Pecan Month With Sugarlands Butter Pecan Cream Liqueur 0

It’s National Pecan Month and instead of looking nutty all hunched over the kitchen counter, crushing and toasting pecans, put down the rolling pin and pour yourself a glass of Sugarlands Butter Pecan Cream Liqueur. If you don’t like nuts, you can still enjoy decadent flavors like vanilla, brown sugar, fruit and spices from the bottles below. Or do yourself one better and mix up the cocktail recipes that accompany these fine bottles! As America’s largest online liquor marketplace, Cask Cartel stocks over 5,000 different bottles that will warm your heart and make you feel all kinds of happy emojis. With more of us working remotely and isolating at home, reach for a drink that's both comforting and stunningly flavorful. Stock your liquor shelf without leaving your home with Cask Cartel’s mobile-friendly ordering and doorstep delivery.

Sugarlands Appalachian Sippin' Cream Butter Pecan Cream Liqueur

Celebrate National Pecan Month by whipping up a Butter Pecan Martini with Sugarlands Appalachian Sippin' Cream Butter Pecan Cream Liqueur. Luring you in with a smooth aroma of toasted praline and vanilla and boasting flavors of buttery, toasted pecan, this rich liqueur will remind you of a delicious pecan pie. Pies are hard work, though - why bake, when you can shake? A cocktail mixer, that is! This sippin’ cream gets really wild with welcoming flavors of brown sugar, vanilla, dates, bacon, expresso beans, pralines and blackberry. As you progress through your day, take this liqueur with you by adding it to your morning coffee or evening bourbon. Craft this delicious Butter Pecan Martini by placing an order at Cask Cartel.

Butter Pecan Martini

1 oz Butter Pecan Appalachian Sippin' Cream
1.5 oz Dark Rum
1 oz Half and Half
Toasted Pecans

Instructions - Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with toasted pecans.

 

Wicked Dolphin Vanilla Bean Rum

Just like the moist, creamy cakes you bake at home, Wicked Dolphin Vanilla Bean Rum looks to robust Madagascar vanilla beans for its rich flavor. This small batch rum is handcrafted from local ingredients sourced from Florida Sugarcane fields located 35 minutes from the distillery. You’ll melt into this bottle as the rum’s luxurious aroma greets your nose and the baked vanilla cream flavor tickles your palate. Don’t rush this one, as it’s been said that the aroma of vanilla beans can promote feelings of relaxation and happiness. A  Vanilla Chocolate Drop might be what’s missing from your cocktail menu. Stock your liquor cabinet at Cask Cartel.

Vanilla Chocolate Drop Cocktail
1 oz Wicked Dolphin Vanilla Bean Rum
1 oz Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur
Splash of Half n Half



Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Whiskey

If your drinking hour is spent in the sipping bourbon kinda way, Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Whiskey is your kinda bottle. Raw and uncut, this barrel strength bourbon brings you creature comfort flavors of brown sugar, spice and fruit notes while striking the perfect balance that serious bourbon lovers expect. Along with the incredible flavor, this bourbon is also an award winner, having grabbed the Best Straight Bourbon award and received a Double Gold Medal from the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. If you’re feeling like an Old Fashioned make this your go-to bourbon.  Order for quick doorstep delivery at Cask Cartel.


Frontier Old Fashioned

Bulleit Bourbon
2 bar spoons simple syrup
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 orange peel

Add two bar spoons of simple syrup, three dashes of bitters and Bulleit Bourbon to a large rocks glass. Add ice. Stir gently until the level of the ice and liquid equalize. Zest an orange peel over the glass then add the peel to the drink as a garnish.

 

While National Pecan Month might have you sipping liquor that you’ve never considered before, these bottles may secure a permanent home in your collection thanks to their depth of flavor and mixing possibility. They incorporate flavors that bring warmth and comfort during a time when many of us our looking to lift our spirits. Offered through CaskCartel.com, we’re your No. 1 source for all your liquor, premium spirits and alcoholic drinkables. Stay at home, relax and start sipping with these comforting spirits. 

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