Fireball Whisky Gummy Bears

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Boozy gummies have been all the rage lately but hold onto your tongues, y’all — because Fireball gummy bears are officially here to wreck your mouth in the best possible way. Fireball, aka everyone’s favorite cinnamon whisky/the only acceptable addition to hot chocolate on a winter’s night that doesn’t come frothing out of a whipped cream can, has leveled up to what is arguably the highest form that an alcoholic drink can achieve. We have tequila gummy bears, we have rosé gummy bears, and apparently, my friends, we have now tested just how far we can fly to the alcoholic gummy sun without getting burned, and discovered it was well worth the risk. Now I don’t know about you, but gummy bears are my absolute favorite sweet treat. Yes, the humble gummy bear has had a bit of a rebrand in recent years, and much of that is to do with making them boozy. : gummy bears made with the cinnamon-flavored whisky, Fireball.

And just by reading the description, we were sold:

“Delicious cinnamon whisky gummy bears. A candy form of the popular ‘Fire Ball’ drink. An adult treat to enjoy at the pool, BBQ or just because.”

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Ingredients (150 gummies)

Instructions

Place Fireball, sugar, and gelatin in a saucepan over medium low heat. Keep it below 90 degrees if you want to retain the alcohol content (definitely don’t let it bubble). Whisk for ~5 minutes, until sugar and gelatin dissolve.

Transfer the mixture to a glass measuring cup with a spout. Carefully pour over the molds. Using the flat edge of a knife or spatula, distribute the excess and ensure molds are filled.

Refrigerate for 45 minutes to an hour. When set, pop the bears out of the mold.

Store Fireball gummy bears in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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A Dedication to wood with the Oak Bicycle.

The cask, re-imagined

A creative collaboration in wood

 

With such elegant curves and smooth lines, it is certain to draw the eye. But there is more to this beautiful wooden bicycle than appearances suggest. Meticulously engineered to create the smoothest of rides, its innovative frame contains a small proportion of sapele wood and is hand-crafted from the finest American oak which, intriguingly, has already given years of exceptional service to Glenmorangie’s award-winning Highland single malt whisky…

The Glenmorangie Original bicycle is the culmination of a creative collaboration between Glenmorangie single malt Scotch whisky, and Renovo Hardwood Bicycles, inventors of the first engineered wooden bicycles. United by their passion for wood, exceptional craftsmanship and zeal for innovation, these kindred spirits were inspired to celebrate the casks which bring to maturity Glenmorangie Original, the Distillery’s signature single malt, in the world’s first bicycles made from whisky casks.

Dedication to wood

Since 1843, Glenmorangie has been revered for its masterful whisky creation, challenging the bounds of single malt in pursuit of excellence. The Distillery’s dedication to its craft is never more apparent than in The Original. Created from spirit distilled in Scotland’s tallest stills, it is matured for ten years in the finest hand-selected ex-bourbon casks.

And unlike other distilleries, who may use their casks many times, the casks of The Original are only ever used twice, to ensure they enrich Glenmorangie’s delicate spirit with their fullest depths of flavour

In honour of these casks, which so shape The Original’s uniquely smooth and rounded character, Glenmorangie has searched the world to find brands which share its respect for wood and pioneering spirit. The single malt’s Beyond the Casks series began last year, with an innovative collaboration with British eyewear brand Finlay & Co. to create the world’s first Scotch whisky sunglasses from The Original’s casks. Renovo seemed a perfect partner for the second inspiring limited edition.

 

A meeting of minds

“From the moment we began talking to Renovo, we realised there was a natural affinity between our brands,” explains Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation. “Renovo shares our uncompromising approach to craftsmanship and, like Glenmorangie, is known for its pioneering work with wood. So, we shipped a pallet of staves from second-fill casks which once contained The Original from our Highland Distillery to Renovo’s workshop in the U.S. Then, we began to imagine the possibilities…”

 

Renovo was founded in 2007 by Ken Wheeler, a keen touring cyclist. He was inspired by wood’s unrivalled ability to absorb shock and resist fatigue to begin designing unique, hollow-framed wooden bicycles that displayed all the durability and beauty of an heirloom. Ken, who has a background in aeroplane engineering, was delighted by the prospect of working with Glenmorangie’s casks. “The American oak from which Glenmorangie makes its casks is a great wood,” he says. “Its engineering properties are ideal for bikes, as hard woods have a high stiffness. For us, the only aspect that was different was the shape of the staves, which have a curve to them, and the fact that they were a little damp, after spending years with whisky inside them… which, by the way, made them smell pretty good. Although, we have to admit to whisky fans, the scent has now diminished!”

 

Ken soon set his skilled craftsmen to work on these invitingly scented staves, creating innovative designs which would embrace the staves’ trapezoidal shape and their unique curvature. “We finally decided upon a design which would celebrate that curve in the downtube – the largest tube of the bicycle, which carries the most load,” he explains.

 

Creating an heirloom

Once the design was finalised, it took more than 20 hours – and 15 staves – to create each bicycle. At Renovo’s workshop, in Portland, Oregon, the wood was carefully cut into the shape required and any remaining charcoal (bourbon barrels are traditionally charred on the inside) was smoothed away. Ken’s craftsmen married the American oak with darker sapele wood, to bring an intriguing colour contrast to the hollow frame. Finally, they added a durable coating, and decorated the frame with Glenmorangie’s Signet icon and each bicycle’s individual number.

 

The finished bicycle, fitted with superior handlebars, pedals and other accessories, is a celebration of the values that Glenmorangie and Renovo share. Dr Bill adds: “In these beautiful bicycles, we have created a lasting tribute to Glenmorangie Original’s casks to which our award-winning whisky owes so much. I’m delighted that through our pioneering collaboration with Renovo, founded on a shared passion for innovation and expertise in wood – we ensure that these wonderful casks live on and on.”

The Original

The original expression of our elegant, floral spirit and the showcase whisky in the Glenmorangie range.

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Jack Daniel’s Coffee Now Exists, So Mornings Are Looking Up

When coffee and whiskey meet it’s… umm… sure to wake you up in the morning? Jack Daniel’s has teamed up with World of Coffee, Inc. to bring you coffee that’s infused with their popular whiskey.

Now, you’re probably wondering: But is it alcoholic? Don’t worry. Drinking this as soon as you wake up is socially acceptable because while this will have some of the flavor and smell of whiskey, it’s a non-alcoholic beverage that you can enjoy just the same as your cup of joe.

What type of subtle flavors will the coffee pick up from the whiskey? Well, you’ll notice hints of caramel and vanilla, which sounds delicious.

Jack Daniel’s Coffee Can, $21.95

According to a press release from the Jack Daniel’s brand, you can expect their latest coffee creation to hit stores nationwide in the near future, but for the time-being, it’s available at the Jack Daniel’s store location in Tennessee as well as via their online store.

The coffees come in decaf as well as caffeinated and retail for $21.95 for an 8.8 ounce can. But, if you’re hoping to give it as a gift to the whiskey-lover in your life, you can also shop a gift set where you get a Jack Daniel’s mug and a 1.5 ounce sampler bag of the coffee together for just $16.45. Not bad, huh?

Coffee Gift Set, $16.45

“We use the best tasting and highest quality coffees in the world and now add to that the authentic taste and aroma of Jack Daniel’s,” said Charlie Newman, president/owner and roast master of World of Coffee in the press release. “We take a lot of care and pride in the coffee products we craft and Jack Daniel’s Coffee is no exception.”

If you’re a whiskey drinker, you know you’re interested to try this combo, especially given all of the attention to detail they’ve given the flavors to create the perfect combo.

If you’re wanting to give it a try, but not fully commit, you can also shop the 1.5 ounce gift bag sampler version on its own for just $6.95.

Gift Bag, $6.95

So, go on, what are you waiting for? It’s worth a try!

Apple Cider Jelly Shots With Fireball Whiskey Just In Time For Halloween

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Ingredients

1 cup of water
2 cups of Hard Apple Cider

1/2 cup of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

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1/2 cup of Sour Apple Schnapps
2 envelopes of Knox Gelatin

Directions

Pour the water and apple cider into a saucepan and heat over medium heat.
Pour in the Knox Gelatin and dissolve.
Remove the saucepan from the heat after the gelatin is completely dissolved.
Pour in the Fireball and Apple Schnapps
Let the mixture cool a little before pouring into plastic jelly shot cups.
Put in the fridge until the jelly is firm enough (2+ hours)
Makes around 32 jelly shots depending on how generous you are with each shot. Be careful not to mess with the amount of liquid or the jelly could be too runny or too firm.

The Benefits of Whiskey

The majority of alcohol sold today is unhealthy and the majority of people who drink it do so the wrong way. Now, research suggests there can be positive outcomes to moderate consumption.The first note of wine we have in history was around 4,000 BC, when it appeared in Egyptian pictographs. Wine residue has also been found in ancient Greek ceramics from around the same period.The_Irishman_whiskeyBut alcohol was not always consumed for the reasons it is today. Believe it or not, it was actually a medicinal ingredient when first produced.

In distant British history, a swish of wine was recommended by medical professionals to “defend the body from corruption,” as mentioned in a BBC article.

But while such a prescription might be a bit laughable today – I’m sure you wouldn’t find it on WebMD – alcohol still does, in fact, have some legitimate health benefits when used wisely.

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For one, alcohol is a great preservative. It was used for years as a main ingredient in absinthe, which was used to treat roundworms and several other intestinal parasites for years  due to its ability to extract active ingredients from various medicinal plants.

Secondly, as I’m sure will come as no surprise, alcohol is a great antiseptic that has been used for centuries to disinfect wounds that would likely be life-threatening otherwise.

Alcohol and herbs are best friends of anyone looking for natural medicinal solutions to improve health and well-being. Alcohol can act a catalyst, which is a beautiful thing when not feeling well.

So yeah, you could say that alcohol has historically been quite a useful medical substance.

But what other ways can a drink a day help you, even if you haven’t got roundworms or an open wound?

Well, for one, alcohol in moderation can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, as researchers foundHarvard . It does this by raising the amount of good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) in your body that is associated with a stronger heart.

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Reuters also reported, as was found in a study by the Catholic University of Campobasso, that less than four drinks for men per day, or two for women, can reduce the risk of death by 18 per cent. You’ll preferably want to consume the alcohol with meals in this instance.

And hey, how’s your sex life looking? Having a bit of trouble with erectile dysfunction? Contrary to popular belief, moderate drinking has actually been found to prevent erectile dysfunction in a way similar to the way it does heart disease.

It can also reduce your chances of developing dementia, as was reported by Science Daily using information from a series of studies dating as far back as 1977.

Need we go on?

Now, of course, going out and getting hammered with your buddies isn’t the way to unlock these health benefits. The key here is to balance the undeniable risks and the benefits, the same way you would any other form of medicine. And as always, check the ingredients! So be wise, my friends, and enjoy the many health benefits of alcohol!

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