“The Oceans”: a new series for the Japanese market

Whisky fans with a special interest in marine biology will be happy to know a new series of single cask bottlings of Scotch whisky for the Japanese market has just been launched. Those of us who go through life without worrying too much about sea creatures can still marvel at the beautiful artwork and – most importantly – the quality of the liquid in the bottle. It should not come as a surprise that the minds behind this series – and, incidentally, two other series launched this autumn, of which more later – are the people over at Whisk-e. The inaugural release in the series “The Oceans” comprises a Longmorn 1996 and a Bunnahabhain 1979, both drawn from a single hogshead and both selected from the vast stocks at independent bottler Duncan Taylor (although the series is planned to include casks from other sources, and indeed, Whisk-e’s own stock of private casks in the future).

Blow Your Hair Out with this Colt Peacemaker Hair Dryer

The hair dryer is an essential tool for any woman who wants beautifully styled hair. The Colt Peacemaker is an American single action revolver and iconic pistol of the Wild West.

What do they have in common? Not much. But put together, they make the most badass blowdryer (or poorly-designed firearm) this side of the Mississippi.

The hair dryer is called the .357 Magnum Dryer (though it’s molded after the Peacemaker) and is a vintage novelty item made by Jerdon circa 1981. According to Dude I Want That, it has a faux-pearl handle and chrome-colored plastic barrel.


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Shed drink of the Week…. Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select

Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select

In case you didn’t know, Frank Sinatra was known to drink Jack Daniel’s. A lot of Jack Daniel’s. Now Jack is returning the favor by honoring the man who was such a loyal fan. Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select arrives at 90 proof inside a specially-designed one-liter bottle and gift box that both feature accents of orange — Frank’s favorite color — and a distinct “hat” logo. The whiskey is made from barrels that are hand-selected by Master Distiller Jeff Arnett for a fuller flavor and darker color, then mingled with classic Old No. 7 to result in a drink with a smooth, bold character — just like the man himself.

by The Punjapit Alliance

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Japan’s New Pepsi White is Flavored Orange

Winter is approaching fast and it looks like Japan’s romance with the color black is finally fading away into softer shades with Pepsi’s newest seasonal flavor, Pepsi White.


Pepsi White will hit shelves on December 11 and will be the last of Pepsi’s 2012 season lineup, following Pepsi Pink, Pepsi Black and Pepsi Salty Watermelon.

According to Japanese distributor Suntory, Pepsi White will be offered throughout Winter and promises a refreshing flavor with a hint of mandarin orange.

Mandarin oranges come into season from fall to winter and are representative of New Years food in Japan, with many people spending their lazy winter holiday snacking on the fruit while sitting at the kotatsu (a small table with an electric or charcoal heater underneath and covered with a quilt) and watching TV.

If the mandarin orange flavor and snow-colored liquid isn’t enough to get you in the spirit, the Pepsi White label is adorned with one of six different adorable snowman designs. It’s like winter in a bottle!


by Pip G.

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Brewery creates the world’s strongest beer

Armageddon /Ext

A Scottish brewery claims to have created the world’s strongest beer – a 65% alcohol drink called Armageddon.

And it is proving so popular that there is a two-week wait for delivery – despite the £40 price tag for a single 330ml bottle.

Created by Scottish firm Brewmeister, the beer is made from crystal malt, wheat and flaked oats and is freeze fermented to bring it to the required ABV.

A pint of the beer contains an alarming 37 units of alcohol – twice the recommended weekly intake for a man.

Brewmeister says the beer should be ‘consumed like a fine whisky’.

A spokesman said: “Despite being 65%, the beer has a lot of flavour – malty, hoppy, slightly sweet and lots of yeast still in the beer.

“Be careful though, smelling it is probably enough to put you over the limit!”

Brewery founder Lewis Shand told Standard Media: “The phrase “delivers a punch” doesn’t quite cut it – delivers a supersonic charged explosion is probably more appropriate.”


by The Punjapit Alliance

Empty Beer Cans Become Art

Remember the old saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”? Well after you take a look at some of these incredible hand-made sculptures, made entirely from old beers cans, cartons and containers, you might well be reaching for your credit card and heading over to eBay…

Over at Hamster Sokuhou, a thread has exploded with comments of praise and amazement for photos of aluminium can sculptures, produced by one Japanese internet user going by the name of “Makaon”, featuring everything from birds to Ultra Man and Pikachu.

Whoever this Makaon person is, she is very, very talented…

 Unlike beer cans in the west, Japanese breweries frequently launch seasonal beers with vastly different flavours or feature cans with seasonal or promotional designs, which are usually snapped up as soon as they land on the shelves. Just as clothing stores bring in their autumn range when summer has reached its peak, supermarkets and liquor store shelves in Japan change colour with the seasons.

A quick trip to any supermarket will show that, although autumn has only just arrived in Japan, Kirin Beer’s winter-themed brew is already on the shelves, and proving to be incredibly popular.


by The Punjapit Alliance

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Shed Drink of the Week…. Jack Daniel’s Unaged Rye Whiskey

Jack Daniel's Unaged Rye Whiskey

Call it white whiskey, call it moonshine, but don’t dare call it ordinary. Jack Daniel’s Unaged Rye Whiskey is the first new mashbill to come out of Lynchburg in over 100 years, and surprises drinkers with a sweet and fruity smell, plenty of rye bite, and a crisp, dry finish. Available in Tennessee in December, and arriving elsewhere early next year.

by The Friday Night Crew

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101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

Anyone can drink and enjoy booze, but if you really want to know about a certain type of liquor, you’re gonna need to try more than what you’ll find at the local state store. Consider 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die your paperback teacher on the subject of whiskey, offering not a list of the “best” whiskies, but instead a list that will help you develop your palette and appreciate the subtle nuances of the drink, with tasting notes, process explanations, and histories to help you along. Just don’t try them all at once, lest you die way earlier than planned.

by robin

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‘Nun’ caught on camera stealing beer

CCTV footage of a ‘nun’ caught on camera stealing beer from a US convenience store is going viral online.

The clip, which has notched up close to 150,000 views on YouTube, shows a woman wearing a nun’s habit opening a refrigerator full of beer.

She is seen reaching for a can of beer then having a quick look around before surreptitiously putting it inside her habit.

The ‘nun’ then walks over to another refrigerator and takes out a bottle of water, which she holds in her hand before returning to the first refrigerator for another beer.

It is not clear whether the woman is a real nun or merely a petty criminal using a costume as a diversion.


by The Punjapit Alliance

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Closed for a End of Summer Holiday

Management has asked us to take End of Summer vacation….

So Punjapit is going to be closed & will reopen mid October.

(Arf will be guarding “the SHED”)