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The Best Way To Age Bourbon May Be Putting It Out To Sea

Bourbon is to Kentucky as rum is to the Caribbean, so what the heck is this distiller doing letting barrels of the stuff age on a ship bound for the Panama canal? If you ask Jefferson’s Bourbon, they’re just harnessing the motion of the ocean in pursuit of better booze. It’s chemistry!


The Book Of Bourbon: How The World's Best Whisky Got Its Start

Just as gin in Britain and vodka in Russia, America’s most renowned for its whisky. This delicious amber liquor once helped turn the tide of the Civil War, it survived Prohibition, and is now once again finding its way into the tumblers of a thirsty public. In his new book, Drink More Whiskey, Daniel Yaffe explores the fascinating history — and current state — of America’s signature spirit.


Faux Loko Gummi Bears: Highly Caffeinated, Incredibly Alcoholic Candy

Do you remember when we taught you how to get really drunk off Gummi Bears? Of course you do. Kind of. And surely you recall our recipe for Faux Loko: The DIY Four Loko we shouldn’t have told anyone about? Both were unforgettable, classic episodes of Happy Hour. Now, we just found a way to combine them: Faux Loko Gummi Bears, people. Faux freakin’ Loko Gummi Bears.


Stanley Nineteen13 Carbonated Drink Bottle Review: Hot And Bubbly

Cold beers and hot days are at odds. At the end of a long summer hike, it’d be nice to relax with a cold one, but by the time you’ve humped it through the bush, the beer or soft drink is never frosty or fizzy. Will this bottle save us from drinking beer-flavoured bathwater?


This Origami Wine Tote Is A Great Gift For Holiday Hosts

Wine is the easiest thing to grab to take to a holiday party. But don’t bring your bottle in the buff — dress it up with this awesome origami wine tote.


Gift Guide: Boozy Gifts For Merry Drunkards

Yup, some people love to drink. And people who really truly love getting ripped can always appreciate a gadget that make knocking one back a little easier. Here’s some loot your thirstiest pal would love to find stashed away in a stocking.


The Best Wines On Amazon

So, you like drinking wine, but hate heading outside to get more of it? Good news: You can now buy wine from Amazon. It’s a perfect mix of internet and alcohol. But is any of it any good?


James May Explains Why You Have A Melbourne Cup-Sized Hangover

Did you party a little too hearty celebrating your Melbourne Cup winnings last night? I think I did. Honestly, I can’t remember. All I know is that I woke up this morning feeling like an unvacuumed carpet. Thankfully, James May is here to dutifully explain to you why you and I feel the way we do.


How To Start Your Own Brewery: Tips From A Pro

Today is International Beer Day, and to celebrate, Gizmodo Australia is kicking its weekly booze column up a notch by introducing you to Andy Mitchell, a Master Brewer who works with the Australian-owned company Casella. Andy has been in the business for 32 years, has started five microbreweries in three different countries, and everything he touches turns to delicious amber-gold. If you’re brewing in your shed and want to know how to get your name out there, or have ever thought about drinking beer for a living, you’ll want to hear what Andy has to say.


QR Codes Set To Make You A Bottle Shop Wine Snob

Hey! Remember when the US bid goodbye and good riddance to QR Codes? Seems as though they may have jumped the gun, with Lion Nathan announcing that they’re planning on using the digital barcodes to offer in depth information on wines through your smartphone at your local bottle shop.