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Jacob Bromwell Skull Couture FlaskJacob Bromwell Skull Couture Copper Flask


One of the best flasks out there today and totally made in America.
If you get one of these as a gift you are truly loved by a discriminating human being.
If you buy one for yourself you are a discriminating human being who is getting one of the best-made flasks you can find. Enjoy!

  • Rating: 10
  • Value: 10

Bottle of Starlino Maraschino CherriesStarlino Maraschino Cherries


An excellent option for someone looking for a cocktail cherry.Leaner and less sweet than some of the other leading brands out there. A more subdued yet flavorful cherry with a great mouthfeel and taste.

  • Rating: 9
  • Value: 9

Bottle of Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel With Char # 1 StaveElijah Craig Toasted Barrel Bourbon

Interesting , but somewhat , shall we say simpler, (not to use the dirty word-light) expression of an Elijah Craig bourbon. Buy to compare to their other expressions and maybe use to break the newbies in.

  • Rating: 7
  • Value: 7

Bottle of Starlino VermouthStarlino Torino Rosso Vermouth


A grown-ups red vermouth, displaying age, charm, and balance in a lean yet understated and complex way.

  • Rating: 9
  • Value: 8

Bottle of Starlino AperitivoStarlino Hotel Rosso (Rosé )Aperitivo

An utterly delicious Aperitivo with a delightfully forward pink grapefruit taste backed by an herbaceous coterie to give structure. Highly recommend ! Also 100% natural which is a rare thing, especially this colorful and flavorful

  • Rating: 9
  • Value: 9

Bottle of Last Shot GinLast Shot Gin

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A vanilla forward citrus and juniper gin. Very interesting and has the makings for a whole new take on gin cocktails.

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 7

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