Drink Smart: This Month’s Juiciest News
Each week, we encounter all kinds of interesting booze news—from bar openings to new flavor releases. Only certain stories have us dropping our cocktail glasses though. This month’s include a freakish rendering of what the Crystal Head Vodka bottle would look like with a face and the ongoing limepocalypse. Tell your friends. Grab a barstool. Get educated.
In one of the most unsettling forensic renderings we’ve seen, this Crystal Head Vodka bottle is given a face. Think drunken sailor meets Gollum.
The #limepocalypse is here. Drug cartels are harassing farmers and truckers in one Mexican area limes are grown, and that, coupled with a bout of Yellow Dragon tree plague, has lime prices skyrocketing. We weep for our Gimlets and Margaritas.
In a heated debate about what constitutes Tennessee whiskey, lawmakers are considering changing the requirements. But, as is so often the case, the situation is a whole lot more complicated than that.
THE NEW NEW
In the last month, we saw at least half a dozen brands release new bottlings. What got people talking: Bols’ new Foams, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, George Washington Peach Brandy and Cruzan Peach Rum.
Starbucks’ new beer-and-wine menu will help take the edge off in a whole new way. (Oh, and make your bank account that much more depressed.) We’ll have two dark roasts and a tall malbec, please!