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RSS Gives Your Super Bowl Party Its Secret Ingredient: Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey Gives Your Super Bowl Party Its Secret Ingredient: Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 0

What’s in the books for your Super Bowl party in 2020? Planning a Super Bowl Party has never been easier with football themed finger foods and games. Step up your party hosting skills with Cask Cartel’s epic Super Bowl spirits list, from signature bottles to tried and true classics, Cask Cartel knows a thing or two about pairing the right liquor with any event. With over 5,000 bottles to choose from, make your party the ultimate touch down. As America’s largest premium liquor marketplace, enjoy easy mobile friendly online ordering and doorstep delivery when you shop through Picking the right liquor will be the easiest part of your Super Bowl Party planning.

Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur

Start your Super Bowl Sunday off with some Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur. This Gin Liqueur is a combination of spring rhubarb, macerated in oriental ginger and lemon zest before being infused with Edinburgh Gin. As the Super Bowl tends to start your day off early, this refreshing bottle makes for a perfect morning delight. Best served in a long drink with lemonade this warming rhubarb and ginger liqueur brings spring to your morning of prep. Whether you simply love a good gin and tonic or want to make a cocktail pitcher of lemonade, don’t miss out on trying this Edinburgh Gin Liqueur. The palate is elegant and light with an incredibly smooth and classic finish. presents this stand out bottle as your must-have kick off beverage.

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

Your Super Bowl planning will never be the same after you add some Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey to the mix. Whether served neat, on the rocks or as a shot, this Peanut Butter Whiskey stands alone in both taste and quality. With an innovative twist on whiskey and peanut butter, enjoy the bold and loud flavors of whiskey combined with the rich and smooth irresistible nature of peanut butter. Much like those Super Bowl desserts you’ll be making, Skrewball will pack a punch of originality to your food spread. As dependable as your late night cravings, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey elevates any cocktail to a celebratory moment. Get your hands on some peanut butter goodness by purchasing now through The only problem you might find yourself having is that you wish you ordered a few extra bottles.

Moonshiners Tim Smiths | Climax Moonshine - Original

End your Super Bowl party with something classically American, like Moonshiners Tim Smiths | Climax Moonshine - Original. Moonshine is a classic USA made liquor, and Moonshiners does it best. With a clean and natural taste alongside a subtle sweetness and bold defiance, this Climax Moonshine makes anyone a winner. The original recipe is distilled from corn, rye and barley malt, an ode to the basics of good moonshine making. Much like we love our stand out players and know every quarterback statistic, know you’ll be sipping something good when you stock up on Tim Smiths’ Moonshine. Tim Smith knows what good, pure and strong should taste like, and his Moonshiners Original is no different. Get your liquor shelf supplied with the real deal when you order online through, and make every Super Bowl cocktail something worth sipping.

While the little details might seem big when planning a Super Bowl Party, makes your liquor choices the easiest part of your to-do list. Shop from the comfort of your own home and enjoy guaranteed delivery of every order placed. While you decide what fixings to keep on the snack table and what desserts will be easy to make in bulk, let Cask Cartel handle the cocktail portion of inspiration. As we all begin to place Super Bowl 2020 winning bets, get together our football fan gear, don’t miss out on ordering your liquor choices too. Make a touchdown every time you shop with Cask Cartel, you’ll be winning big, time and time again.

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

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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.

A Rye, A Bourbon and A Whiskey For Your Next Night Cap

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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. 

Spiced 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. 

Spiked Coffee Float:

  • 3 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur 
  • Coffee
  • 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.

Classic Hot Toddy:

  • 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.

Bold Tasting Liquors to Try This Fall

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As the warmer months slowly draw to a close, the nights get colder and the reasons to drink bolder flavors heat up. Whether on your last camping trip of the summer, having a barbecue with friends, or settling in for a movie night; these three liquors give a warming feel with each sip. While summer is hot and refreshing drinks are not only needed, they are necessary. Try these three liquors to cushion the blow of that fall crisp feeling that starting to settle in.

Kirk and Sweeney 23 Year Old Dominican Rum


To keep the feeling of summer perfectly captured, try Kirk and Sweeney 23 Year Old Dominican Rum first and foremost. Rum is a perfect interlude of summer island breezes, but with the distinct flavor of this rum, it is a perfect bridge to fall. After being aged for 23 years in American oak casks, this rum presents a taste of dry fruits, hints of honey and the raw sugarcane it was made with. With its well balanced finish, it is a perfect transition to enjoy after sipping on light, easy drinks in the hot months of summer.

Knob Creek Smoked Maple Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon


As fall sets in more firmly, maybe after summer’s final Labor Day fling, try Knob Creek Smoked Maple Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon for a smooth transition to the colder months. This bourbon is full-bodied, unlike the cans of White Claw, Budweiser and light mixed drinks that were recycled over summer. Knob Creek offers consistent rich flavors with this small batch, holding smokey maples tasting notes with a slight sweet and smokey finish. It is a perfect liquor to enjoy as your taste buds turn to home-cooked meals and cozy evening.

Widow Jane 10 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon

The final bottle to end your entrance to fall is Widow Jane 10 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon. This signature bourbon is award-winning, a blend of some of the finest whiskeys produced throughout the United States. Its honey and cherry wood palette finishes smoothly with a charred, citrus and spicy end. It is a perfect taste to celebrate the fall months of relaxation and preparation for the winter. 

While summer offers long days in the sun, fall gives a grounding feeling as the colder months approach. Give yourself an easy way to enjoy the change of seasons by complimenting your palette with some fall-driven tastes. These liquors are rich in flavor, prompting better tasting notes and an ease to do so as the days cool off sooner. Enjoy these bottles for an experience of the seasons changing.

About Cask Cartel

Cask Cartel has become the greatest online marketplace for premium spirits.  The company prides itself by operating with decades of customer service experience and a team of top tier individuals prized within the alcohol beverage industry. Cask Cartel has extensive partners and relationships with Producers, Brands and the Local Retailers which grant consumers online access to new arrivals, limited productions and allocated items. Their E-Premise Marketplace transforms the way premium spirits are shipped sold and fulfilled by combining a network of the largest range of liquor selections available online.


Whiskeys and Films Go Hand-in-Hand for Your Next Night In

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Whiskeys and films go hand-in-hand - they’re easy to watch, much like a good, genuine whiskey is easy to sip on. Whiskey is thematic in nature, they aim to hit your palette with a taste you can feel. In fact, a lot of major beer, liquor and wine companies regularly appear in cinematic films. Here’s a list of some whiskeys that made a pointed appearance in some movies we all love-- and if you haven’t seen one on this list, maybe give it a watch while enjoying their featured whiskey? 

LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003) - Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony


Bill Murray is a classic, and so is the Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony that was featured in Lost in Translation. It’s lifted fruitiness is easy to enjoy while watching a classic film. This movie is a film for lovers, and the couple in the plot line meet in Tokyo, a place of culture, taste and history. Just like the whiskey featured in this film, Japanese taste is fine, sweet and easy to sip on or watch with someone during an evening in.


SKYFALL (2012) - Macallan 18



Just like The Macallan 18 Years Old Triple Cask Single Malt, Skyfall is seductive and James Bond is always a classic. Who doesn’t love a good English drama? Macallan 18 maintains a full-bodied taste, from hand-picked sherry oak casks, giving deep taste notes in each sip. Whether you’re watching Skyfall or just listening to Adele’s amazing feature song, titled Skyfall from this film, drink some Macallan 18 to give your senses a full experience. This is a promise, it won’t disappoint.

TRUE GRIT (2010) - High West Rendezvous Rye

Like all good whiskey, some just need to keep that American taste in mind. True Grit is a great film to enjoy with its featured liquor, High West Rendezvous Rye. True Grit a great film to encounter when you’re feeling the vibes of desert, country landscapes and quiet, ominous tones. This rye gives you taste notes that are truly gritty, best served neat or on the rocks.

While you may have seen these films, much like new-age art is accompanied by music: sometimes movies are best accompanied by a good drink to sip on. Give these films a review if you’ve seen them before with a better intent to engross yourself in taste and story lines. If you haven’t seen one of these films, welcome yourself to the best enjoyment you could have by watching one while you sip a thematic drink alongside.

About Cask Cartel

Cask Cartel has become the greatest online marketplace for premium spirits.  The company prides itself by operating with decades of customer service experience and a team of top tier individuals prized within the alcohol beverage industry. Cask Cartel has extensive partners and relationships with Producers, Brands and the Local Retailers which grant consumers online access to new arrivals, limited productions and allocated items. Their E-Premise Marketplace transforms the way premium spirits are shipped sold and fulfilled by combining a network of the largest range of liquor selections available online.

The Rise of Rye - 5 Great Rye Whiskeys for Summer

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For many years, bourbon has been America's choice of Whiskey. Corn, the principal ingredient in bourbon mash, is both inexpensive and plentiful, assuring a steady supply of Kentucky bourbon to the people. Little known fact, though - prior to US government subsidization of corn during the first and second world wars, rye whiskey was the spirit of choice in America. In fact, many popular cocktail recipes like the whiskey sour were actually converted from rye to bourbon as bourbon's popularity continued to rise. Cask Cartel offers a wide selection of rye whiskeys from around the world.

For the past few years, American rye whiskey has seen a bit of a renaissance, and Cask Cartel offers a wide selection of ryes from around the world. Mixologists and bartenders are incorporating bourbon's spicier, dryer cousin into a new generation of rye cocktails, and the spirit has also gained popularity straight up or on the rocks as a sipping whiskey. To get a handle on this oft-misunderstood spirit, we must first understand the difference between rye and bourbon.

Differentiating between different types of whiskey almost always comes down to the same thing - what’s in the mash? Mash is the blend of grains that compose the main ingredient in whiskey. These grains are heated and various methods are used to encourage the breakdown of starches into sugars, all of which are part of the fermentation process. When it comes to bourbon, corn is the main ingredient in the mash. For a whiskey to be legally considered bourbon in the United States, the mash must contain at least 51% corn.


Rye, on the other hand, fittingly enough uses a grain called rye (the same grain used to create rye bread), and, rye mash must legally contain at least 51% rye grain.

Scientific details are great and all, but what about the thing most of us care about - taste? As we know, the whiskey flavor palette ranges all over the place, but generally rye whiskey presents a drier, spicier alternative to the inherent sweetness of bourbon. Try switching out your favorite bourbon-based cocktails recipes for one of these great rye whiskeys and you will not be disappointed.

Pendleton 1910 Canadian Rye Whiskey

Named to commemorate the first year of the famous Pendleton Roundup Rodeo, Pendleton 1910 Canadian Rye Whiskey is a unique rye whiskey that features a rare 100% rye grain mash. Aged for a minimum of 12 years, Hood River Distillers brings us a spicy, peppery whiskey with lots of heat and notes of tobacco, oak and butterscotch. From its name and history to the saddle tooling and bucking horse on the label, this rye is all about the rodeo.

High West Yippee Ki-Yay Whisky

Speaking of bucking horses, High West Yippee Ki-Yay Whisky is another bottle with a rodeo-centric label. This blend of straight rye whiskeys is unique, setting itself from the pack by aging fine rye whiskey in barrels that formerly housed vermouth and syrah wine. When these aged whiskeys are blended together, something entirely new is created, with cinnamon and cherry flavors leading the way into a spicy berry finish that’s great for sipping.

Rebel Yell Rye Whiskey Small Batch

A straight rye whiskey with enough moxy to hold up to even the most stringent classic cocktails, Rebel Yell Rye Whiskey Small Batch is made in limited quantities to assure you’re getting the most consistent experience every time. A sweet chocolate nose gives way to flavors of mild flavors of wood and a surprisingly sweet and spicy palette with a warm finish. As unpretentious as it gets, Rebel Yell is a classic American Rye.

Bob Dylan | Heaven's Door Straight Rye Whiskey

When MGP partnered with Bob Dylan to create Heaven's Door Straight Rye Whiskey, they decided to try and create something unique in the whiskey world - a straight rye whiskey finished in toasted oak cigar barrels that were air-dried in the low-lying Vosges region of France. This proprietary finishing process results in a smooth, spicy rye with notes of wheat, nutmeg and hay. This rye can take you right up to Heaven’s Door, but it’s up to you to knock.

Bulleit Straight Rye Mash Whiskey

Experts call this a “high-rye” whiskey, but that’s an understatement - with a 95% rye to 5% barley mixture, Bulleit Straight Rye Mash Whiskey is just about as rye heavy as it gets. But don’t be fooled - it’s actually the top-secret, proprietary yeast strain that Bulleit uses to ferment their whiskeys that gives this rye its unique character. Look for an exceptionally long, smooth finish, preceded by a flavor profile rich in vanilla and tobacco notes.


Following whiskey trends can be just like following music - sometimes you’re into the flavor of the month, sometimes you want an old classic. With this list of outstanding rye whiskeys, you summer cocktail playlist will keep you nodding your head, tapping your toes, and sipping from your glass all summer long.

David Nicholson Reserve Bourbon — A More Than Suitable Alternative to Henry McKenna 10-Year Single Barrel

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.