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Moustachioed Mugs

As if the typographic and necklace moustaches weren’t enough, here are ‘staches for your morning cup of coffee.

{from Design Boom, via Ffffound}

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The Most Expensive Whiskies

I’ve had a couple of posts about really expensive booze recently, so my roommate forwarded me this great piece from Forbes about the most expensive whiskies in the world. There’s an attached article that is pretty interesting and worth a read on its own, but just so you know, the most expensive bottle is The Macallan Fine and Rare Collection, 1926, 60 Years Old going for $38,000. It’s actually sold out and I can’t tell if that is surprising (because it costs so much) or unsurprising (because it is coveted and relatively rare). I’m going with unsurprising. I still want a taste though, so if anyone has a bottle, let me know.

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More Outrageously Expensive Booze I Want To Guzzle

This guy goes for $16,000. This whisky has been aged for fifty years in two oak barrels, which were then mixed and aged for another six months in another oak barrel. According to the website, “The taste is initially very sweet with a zesty orange marmalade and vanilla toffee, which then cascades through a wonderful series of layers: aromatic herbs, floral and soft fruits, silky oak tannin and hints of gentle smoke.” Which sounds pretty tasty to me.

{from Uncrate; visit the Glenfiddich website for more on the nose and the finish}

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Liquid Money

Two stories recently about super, super expensive alcohol. Obviously I would like a bottle of each.

{Remy Martin Louis XIII from T Magazine Blog}

First up, this $15,000 bottle of Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac. There are only thirty bottles of this and the black crystal decanter takes its design from 16th century flask found on a battlefield in Cognac in the 18th century. Regular Louis XIII is composed of over 1,200 brandies from forty to a hundred years old and goes for a mere $1,700 a bottle. This limited edition bottling comes from a single cask that Remy Martin’s master blender found and considered perfect enough to deserve the bottle and the price tag. Other than the obscure origins of the bottle’s design and the limited quantities of this cognac, I think the part I like best is that the master blender is a woman, Pierette Trichet, described by The Times as “amiable” and “elfin.” Love it. Tasting notes available on the Remy Martin website.

{Mortlach 70 on Uncrate}

Next up, we have this bottle of Mortlach 70 scotch whisky for £10,000, or about $15,200. This single-malt was distilled in 1938 in Speyside and has a “slightly sweet start, a long finish, and notes of dried fig and smoky tobacco throughout.” Plus is comes in a sexy bottle. Tasting notes available on Gordon & MacPhail’s website.

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Vintage Cocktails

I am going to apologize right now for the lack of entertaining posts today. I spent yesterday stress drinking my way through a basketball game and then did a lot of celebratory drinking and now it is rainy and grey and gross and I’m not sure how much of my brain is working. You can tell because I can’t even compose sentences properly.

That being said, I saw this book in McNally Jasckson yesterday and now I’m really regretting not bringing it home with me. It’s basically a picture book for alcoholics. There are giant, pretty pictures of cocktails on every right-hand page and giant, scrawled recipes on every left-hand page. The recipes really look like someone wrote them on a cocktail napkin with a crayon. The book is entirely charming and I want it so I can roll around in my dark cave of an apartment and avoid chores and look at pretty pictures of drinks.

Vintage Cocktails on Amazon

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