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Stainless Steel ‘Pucs’ Are The New Whisky Rocks

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Cooling drinks with ice? Passé. It dilutes the drink down anyway. Whisky rocks were the way to go for a bit, but now? Passé. It seems. Because judging by the massive interest on Kickstarter over the above stainless steel Pucs, it appears that metal is in. The Pucs are a set of metal discs that you stick in the freezer and then drop into your drink when the time comes, just like Whisky rocks. Cools the drink down and can be re-used over and over. And they do look rather snazzy in those wooden Black Walnut or Maple cases.

Now here’s the annoying part: it’s $38 for 6 Pucs and its case. That’s a lot of money just to be all Hipster-y about your drink cooling. But hey, we don’t judge.

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Tracking Your Blood Alcohol Level Just Got More Social

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Data nerds who also enjoy an occasional pint of ale will rejoice in discovering the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer. It goes a few steps beyond your traditional portable breathalyzer by integrating some pretty solid social features, as well as playing nice with your smartphone. It accurately tracks your blood alcohol level (by using the more professional fuel-cell technology, rather than cheaper semiconductors) and plots it on a graph over time. You can see how drunk you’re getting, how fast and more importantly, when you’ll be back to an acceptable level for driving. Take pictures of your drinks, and a personal drinking diary lets you take notes of each as you go along. And if you’re in the mood of sharing, you can set four levels of privacy, from private and personal, to fully social. You can also pick an intermediary step for alerting only a designated driver, and another for sharing, but anonymously. Sadly, the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer only works with iDevices, but at $150, we think is reasonably priced given the feature set.

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Carbon Fiber Flask Is Infused With Extra Manly

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Oakley has teamed up with Scotch maker The Macallan to create the flask you see above.

Made with food-grade steel, carbon fiber and aerospace-grade aluminum, The Flask is more than a vessel; it’s a statement. By blending Oakley’s military and industrial design overtones with the subtle flavors and aromas of The Macallan’s world-class single malt whisky, The Flask is showpiece with complete utility.

A rubberized bottom for non-skid grip and a small rectangular air vent on the side of the funnel to allow for ventilation prove that this vessel is made to be used, shared and enjoyed. The Flask’s cap is double sprung to allow for effortless drinking, so it maintains an appropriate distance from the mouthpiece when in use for optimum enjoyment and allows for smooth open and close action. Its machined aluminum funnel, designed to securely thread into the mouthpiece, reduces the chance of spillage.

That’s some serious flask, with a serious price tag. In the UK and the rest of the world, the limited edition 100 units will sell for $900. But if you have the fortune/misfortune of living in the USA, you’re going to have to shell out $1,500 for this. Granted, that sum also buys you a whole set that includes a bottle of oak-aged, 22 year-old The Macallan scotch.

And if you had any doubts about the testosterone infused marketing angle the companies are going for, just hit the jump to watch a hot-rod and supercar filled commercial where The Flask is torture tested in what looks like an abandoned airstrip.

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Leaf Shaped Silicone Pocket Cup Professes Your Love For The Planet

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Disposable cups at the water cooler getting you down? You feel we’re kicking the planet in the nads every time we throw something away that we could be recycling? There’s a solution. Simply ignore the carbon footprint that it takes to create something like the above leaf-shaped silicone Pocket Cup and pat yourself on the back for doing something for the planet. And if carrying around a cup in your pocket has you worried about germs, just run it under some boiling water to sterilize it now and then.

$12.

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This Flask Comes With A Cigar Storage Compartment

Very few things complement a cigar better than a good single malt scotch. But it’s hard to be able to enjoy both while remaining mobile. The Cigar Flask pictured above seems like just the thing for the gentleman who wants to have an “upscale moment” at the park. Or walking down the street with the buddies. Or anywhere outdoors, and not sitting down at a cigar lounge. The flask features a compartment sized .75″ by 1.5″, and fits 2 46-ring cigars. On the other side, you’ll fit 4 oz. of liquor. It’s just the kind of thing you buy a guy you like, but aren’t willing to spend more than $40 on. This happens to be $29, with engraving and gift box included.

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Drinkmaster Hoodie Lets You Drink In Style In the Great Outdoors

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If you’ve ever tried to drink outdoors on a cold night, then you might’ve been able to make the unpleasant realization that it’s not as simple or easy as it looks. It’s too cold to grip the bottle using your bare hands, but it slips and slides when you try to hold it using the sleeve of your jacket. Then there’s the matter of trying to pop the bottle open with shaking and shivering hands. So do yourself a favor and swap out your regular jacket for the Drinkmaster Hoodie.

It’s the only hoodie in the market that’s made especially for a drinker’s enjoyment. The Drinkmaster is fashioned from quality cotton and polyblend. It has a built-in Neoprine-lined beer koozie pocket, a zipper with a bottle opener wedged somewhere in between, a flask pocket on the inside of the jacket, and built-in drinking gloves on the sleeve with a non-slip grip. It even has a snappable ID pocket so you can hand your ID over to buy your booze in a snap.

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BROpener Turns Anything Into A Bottle Opener

Beer. It’s the beverage of kings… and that of drunken frat boys. We drink the stuff for more than just its taste; it’s a bonding thing. Each bottle needs to be opened and how you do it says a lot about you. In order of least to most manly ways of accomplishing this task, you have: with a handheld bottle opener, twisting the cap off with your hand, using the edge of a counter, using your teeth. (please don’t use your teeth) The edge of counter trick is pretty popular, but with it comes damaged counter edges. Some people care, and if that’s you, there’s the BROpener. It’s a simple piece of aluminum that you stick to the side of a counter with a super strong adhesive (provided), and which contains a strong magnet. Use the protruding metal edge to pop the cap, and instead of it falling on the floor, it sticks to the BROpener for easy disposal. It’s simple, it’s cheap ($14 as a pledge on Kickstarter) and available in March if funding is successful.

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Peppermint Shot Glasses Are Perfect For Christmas

Sometimes it’s sort of important that we describe a product, because hey, you don’t necessarily know what it does. Other times, a headline and picture is enough. That’s what we have here: peppermint shot glasses. They took the candy cane while it was still hot, and made it into a shot glass that you can eat after you’ve downed a couple of shots from it. Christmas fun!

It’s $11 for a set of 3.

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This Is A Brandy Pipe

A drinking post. Again. It’s the Holidays, innit? That’s enough of an excuse to justify talking about alkeehol, at least it is to me. So what you have here is a Brandy Pipe. Fancy, right?

To help you fully experience and appreciate the flavours of your favourite liqueur, the Brandy Pipe offers a long sipping stem that is gently warmed by your hand as you hold this delicate glass to help release hidden aromas and flavours. Presented in a foam lined gift box, this unique liqueur glass makes an ideal gift for anyone that appreciates a stronger drink. Based on the original sipper glasses from the 17th century, the Brandy Pipe follows traditional glass making techniques to help drinkers get the most from their drink and experience new flavours that were previously hidden.

I like it. I like it because I’ve started to suspect the part of my brain that deals with detecting flavours is slowly dying. It’s hard to know for sure, but anything that “brings flavours out” is A-ok by me. And at £12 (~$20), it makes a pretty easy gift.

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