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Veuve: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Veuve: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

  Centuries ago a shipping vessel crashed off the coast of Finland in the Aland Islands, sinking all of its cargo 40 meters below the ocean. Four years ago, divers discovered the wreck and its valuable cargo: 165 perfectly preserved bottles of Veuve Clicqout. This discovery prompted our favorite champagne company to explore the prospects of aging a special vintage in the same area where these bottles were found. Dubbed the Aland Vault, Veuve recently submerged 300 bottles & 50 magnums in the dark Baltic Sea to test the affects that the different pressure and temperature would have on the...

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The Coolest Gin You've Never Heard Of...

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The Coolest Gin You've Never Heard Of...

Hendrick's Kanaracuni Gin Hendrick’s newest special edition gin gains its pronounced originality from the depths of the Amazon rainforest. Master distiller Lesley Gracie and a small team set off last year into the heart of Venezuela’s Guayana Highlands in search of a botanical they would instill into a small batch of their gin: so small in fact, that only 560 bottles are being made. Throughout the ten-day expedition, Gracie tested dozens of barks and plants, searching for the perfect one to compliment the subtleties of the gin. Scorpion’s Tail, a small flowering plant, was finally chosen. The infusion of this...

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