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 CaskCartel.com’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 CaskCartel.com.
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, CaskCartel.com 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 CaskCartel.com.
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 CaskCartel.com.
Liquor Desserts 0
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 0
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.
A Rye, A Bourbon and A Whiskey For Your Next Night Cap 0
Hot toddies and coffee drinks are a fun way to wind down any evening, and whiskeys, ryes and bourbons are often used in this sort of drink. Whether it’s a cold or hot beverage that you desire on a Saturday morning or warm august night, one of the best parts about spiked coffee and tea drinks is that they are easy to make at a moment’s notice. Try any of the drinks listed below for a great twist on classic hot toddies and coffee drinks by using these unique liquors available at Cask Cartel.
Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye
Inspired by the sweet and spicy contrast between rye and rum, this blend of 8-year Kentucky Rye Whiskey and 4-year Canadian Rye Whiskey is finished by adding Black Strap Rum into the cask. The growing trend of cask-finished rye brings a taste of rye and brown sweets to Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye, whose palette also includes a woody accent. With a molasses-sweet finish, the pleasant, lingering warmth is a great liquor to add to a nice nightcap. Inspired by a chill-summer-night-kind of beverage, try using this rye blend in a rum milk punch.
- 1 ½ oz Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye
- ¾ oz simple syrup, try substituting maple syrup to better compliment the rye
- 1 dash of pure vanilla extract
- 3 oz milk
Simply pour these ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled rocks glass and enjoy. For added flare, top with grated nutmeg or cinnamon.
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur is small-batch, handmade Buffalo Trace bourbon mixed with rich cream and a hint of sugar. While one can enjoy this beverage simply served over the rocks, in coffee or over ice cream, try it in a spiked coffee float to enjoy the extra bourbon flavor. The creamy vanilla flavor complements the bourbon’s smooth taste and might just become your favorite dessert to drink.
- 3 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur
- Chocolate Ice Cream
Simply add the 3oz of Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur into the bottom of your glass, fill the glass with coffee and leave enough to add a scoop of chocolate ice cream on top. For added garnish, grab some whipped cream, cherries or sprinkles to put on top.
Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
With a sweet and fruity style, Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey was aged in ex-Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. This whiskey produces tasting notes butter, honey and vanilla. It is smooth, soft and easy to drink, which is no wonder as it was named the Best Grain Whiskey in 2014. The accented finish of raisins, orange peel and coconut makes this whiskey a perfect way to enjoy a classic hot toddy. Its smooth palette blends perfectly with added honey and lemon, a cure for sore throats and chilly nights.
- 1 ½ oz Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
- ¾ cup water
- 2-3 tsps of honey (to taste)
- 2-3 tsps of lemon juice (to taste)
Simply bring the water to a boil and pour into your favorite mug, add Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey and your honey and lemon to taste. Allow the drink to cool a bit, and sip to your heart’s content. For added flavor, garnish with a slice or wheel of lemon, and a cinnamon stick.
Coffee and tea drinks are a great way to spruce up any morning, evening or sick day. They are easy to make with simple ingredients if you have a good liquor already ready to grab and pour. These three liquors add an extra taste and appreciation for flavor when added to a go-to coffee or tea recipe. Rather than stock on a stereotypical liqueurs and liquors this fall, try something new this season.
David Nicholson Reserve Bourbon — A More Than Suitable Alternative to Henry McKenna 10-Year Single Barrel 0
If you’re a whiskey lover, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Henry McKenna 10-Year Single Barrel Bourbon. The only extra-aged, bottled-in-bond (BIB) single-barrel whiskey in the world, this smokey, spicy bourbon won "Best in Show Whiskey" at the 2019 World Spirits Competition in San Francisco. Unfortunately, the popularity of this highly sought-after spirit has led to a lack of availability — you can’t find this allocated bottle anywhere! Retailers nationwide report that this whiskey sells out almost immediately after it becomes available. Luckily for you, Cask Cartel has an alternative for fans of Henry McKenna’s singular bourbon: David Nicholson Reserve Bourbon.
Cask Cartel is proud to offer David Nicholson Reserve Bourbon, a whiskey that many consider to be the next best thing to McKenna’s signature bourbon. Previously sold mainly in Missouri and Illinois, David Nicholson Reserve has been a well-loved local favorite — until now. The word is spreading about this lower cost, hype-free alternative to the award-winning McKenna. Best of all, David Nicholson Reserve is easy to get your hands on. Cask Cartel has plenty of inventory of this sleeper favorite.
It would be easy to label Nicholson’s bourbon as a low-cost little brother to the McKenna, a “good-enough” substitute in a pinch, but Nicholson has racked up plenty of awards of its own, including the coveted double gold at the 2017 World Spirits, the highest honor awarded at the competition. It also received the distinction of being awarded "Best Straight Bourbon,” with judges saying, “The quality and value of this extra-aged ‘ryed’ bourbon is peerless, making it an obvious choice.”
A 100-proof, high-rye mashbill, Nicholson Reserve balances a sweet honey and vanilla character with underlying smoke and spice tones. It provides a long, smooth finish with notes of oak.
Starting from humble origins, the David Nicholson brand has continuously grown thanks to a combination of hard work and continuous search for perfection. The label is named after its inventor, a St. Louis store owner who created the renowned “43” bourbon before selling the recipe in 1843. Some time after that, Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle began distilling and bottling the recipe. The David Nicholson brand and recipe then remained in the Van Winkle family until the year 2000, when Luxco purchased it. The recipe has remained unchanged for nearly two centuries, having been passed down from generation to generation in the Van Winkle family, and the formula remains unchanged to this day.
If you’ve found yourself intrigued by this everyday drinking bourbon, grab yourself a bottle of David Nicholson Reserve Bourbon for the weekend. Settle down in your favorite porch chair with a good book and start sipping.