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Vodka, Gin, Whiskey, Please: Because There’s More to Life Than Just Beer

Widow Jane BourbonPhoto credit: widowjane.com

Toss out that bottle of cheap Beaujolais; forget that can of macro-brewed swill. There’s more to life than those spirits. Hard-working men deserve a hard-hitting drink. We’re talking new, refreshing takes on vodka, gin, and whiskey that will put even more hair on your chest.

Litchfield Distillery’s Vodka

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Contrary to what your frat brothers told you back in undergrad, vodka is more for just getting blasted. Grown-ups want to actually taste what they’re drinking, and that’s why Vodka from Litchfield Distillery is the perfect choice for your discerning, big-boy palate.

Unlike mass-produced liquor lines, Litchfield Distillery concentrates exclusively on small batches. Ingredients are sourced from farmers local to its Connecticut headquarters, leading to an outstanding taste profile that will knock your socks off without knocking you out. And in the spirit of hard work, Litchfield Batchers’ Series features 11 distinctive spirits including seasonal apple, blueberry, strawberry, and peach flavored vodkas.

The Archaeologist Gin

The Archaeologist GinPhoto Credit: The-Archaeologist.com

What goes together better than exquisite engineering and painstakingly distilled spirits? Not a damn thing, according to Uwe Ehinger, who’s one super cool guy. Obsessed with the craftsmanship of the motorcycle, Uwe created his Archaeologist line of high-end gin spirits, each associated with a classic Harley from history.

Archaeologist Gin makes motorcycle history come alive. Inspired by their namesakes, Archaeologist Gin commemorates the 1939 Flathead, the 1947 Knucklehead, and the 1962 Panhead, each with a distinct flavor profile matched only by the attention to detail in their unique packaging, replicating design elements from each model Harley.

Widow Jane 10 Year Bourbon Whiskey

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Nothing’s tougher than bedrock, and Widow Jane proves it. Distilled using mineral water from the limestone quarry that helped build the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge, this whiskey is aged a minimum of 10 years in American oak barrels before being decanted into hand-numbered bottles. Talk about attention to detail!

Widow Jane combines classic bourbon whiskey flavors on the nose and spices things up with some peppery heat. Ending with a rye spice, burnt orange glow, this sippin’ whiskey’s flavor profile is tough but nuanced — just like a certain man you know (hint: it’s you, buddy).

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