We don't just review various drinks here, or the books about them, but also the indispensable tools and toys to make and enjoy them. While there are very few really new bar tools each year, there are hundreds of new products out each year which are refinements or variations of a basic product. Cocktail shakers are an excellent example - there are thousands of different shapes, styles, materials, sizes, etc. Inventors, designers, and innovators of bar equipment are in some ways similar to reviewers, you will find people and companies who design items a certain way that you will enjoy more than others, they also use different types of materials, or have different ways of doing something, or have different personal tastes and inclinations.
So, try as many as possible and keep track of your favorite designer's or company's efforts to find the best fit for you and your personal style.
Hammerstone's Whiskey Disks (new! November 2011)
Mountain Top Olive Wood Muddler (new! November 2011)