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Drink Spotlight: Palcohol Powdered Alcohol


We are excited by the approval of our powdered alcohol product, Palcohol. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) actually approved it some time ago. However, we were caught off guard by the TTB making some of our approved labels public which we now know is standard procedure. As a result, people visited this website that we thought was under the radar because we had not made a formal announcement of Palcohol.


Everything you need to know about Palcohol

1. Who created it? Mark Phillips. Click on the link above for information about Mark.

2. Why? Mark is an active guy…hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, etc. After hours of an activity, he sometimes wanted to relax and enjoy a refreshing adult beverage. But those activities, and many others, don’t lend themselves to lugging heavy bottles of wine, beer or spirits. The only liquid he wanted to carry was water.

So he thought? Wouldn’t it be great to have alcohol in powder form so all one had to do is add water? Since powder is light and compact, it wouldn’t be a burden to carry.

Mark searched for powdered alcohol and it wasn’t available. So he began his quest to create it. After years of research, experimentation and consultation with scientists around the world, he finally came up with powdered alcohol and called it Palcohol.

Now Palcohol is here. A great convenience for the person on the go. One package weighs about an ounce and is small enough to fit into any pocket.

It’s not just for the sportsperson. Palcohol can be transported in your luggage without the fear of bottles breaking. In any situation where weight and breakage is an issue, Palcohol provides the answer. That’s why we say, “Take your Pal wherever you go!”

3. What is the alcoholic content when consuming it? Palcohol, when used as directed, by adding five ounces of liquid to it, is equal to a standard mixed drink.

4. What’s in it? It varies per version but basically, alcohol….and in the cocktail versions, natural flavorings and Sucralose as a sweetener. The ingredients of each version are listed on the front of the package. Palcohol is gluten free.

5. How is it made? If we told you, we’d have to shoot you. We are in the process of patenting it and it is currently patent pending.

6. What flavors are there? We plan on releasing six versions sold in a pouch that is the equivalent to one shot of alcohol:

V which is powder made from premium vodka distilled four times.
R which is powder made from premium Puerto Rican rum

V and R can be used two ways. One way is by adding five ounces of your favorite mixer to make a Rum and Coke, Vodka and Orange Juice, etc. Another option is adding five ounces of water to the powder and then adding a flavored drink powder to make it any flavor you want. The result is equivalent to one average mixed drink.


The four cocktail versions are:

Powderita – tastes just like a Margarita
Lemon Drop

Just add water to these four flavors for an instant cocktail.

7. Who owns Palcohol? Palcohol is owned by a privately held company called Lipsmark. There are no investment opportunities at this time nor do we plan on going public anytime soon.

8. Are we looking for investors, distributors or employees? No, no and no but thanks for offering. For those people who want to sell it or buy packages of it, please subscribe to our mailing list to receive that information down the road.

9. Where will it be sold? Think of Palcohol as liquor….just in powder form. It will be sold anywhere where liquor can be sold and a buyer must be of legal drinking age to buy it. It will be available both in the United States and abroad and it can also be bought online.

10. Can Palcohol be added to food? Beer, wine and spirits are often added to dishes to enhance the flavor. When you add Palcohol to food, you’re not really adding flavor to the dish, just alcohol. We’ve been experimenting with it like adding Powderita powder to guacamole, Cosmopolitan powder on a salad, V in a vodka sauce, etc. It gives the food a kick.

As Palcohol is a new product, we have yet to understand its potential of being added to food. As always, please use it responsibly. Because it adds alcohol to the dish, do not serve the dish to minors.

11. Can I snort it? We have seen comments about goofballs wanting to snort it. Don’t do it! It is not a responsible or smart way to use the product. To take precautions against this action, we’ve added volume to the powder so it would take more than a half of a cup of powder to get the equivalent of one drink up your nose. You would feel a lot of pain for very little gain. Just use it the right way.

12. When will it be available? We expect it to be for sale this fall. No samples will be released ahead of time.

And lastly, we want to emphasize again, when Palcohol is available, to use it responsibly and legally




Company: Palcohol
Brand: Palcohol
Origin: USA
Category: Drink Mix, Alcohol
Packaging: 100ml
Alcohol Volume: Between 56% and 74%
Variants:  Vodka, Rum, Kamikaze, Cosmopolitan, Lemon Drop
Price: Coming Soon
Where to buy: Coming Soon
Website: palcohol.com




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Beer Spotlight: Duckstein Wheat Beer Finished with Two Aromatic Hops


Premium wheat beer finished with two flavor hops, in a 500ml glass bottle. Made with selected ingredients.

Two fine varieties of hops are hallmarks of this unique wheat. The famous fruity, full-bodied taste with a slight hint of caramel is the flavor hops pearl and sapphire even more intense. The use of specialty malts and the strawberry blonde color also give him the typical Duckstein character.



Company: Duckstein
Brand: Duckstein
Origin: Germany
Category: Beer
Packaging: 500 ml Glass Bottle
Claims: Contains 5.7% alcohol by volume. Premium.
Alcohol Volume: 5.7%
Price: $2.63
Website: duckstein.de




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Alcohol Spotlight: Midnight Moon Apple Pie Moonshine

Midnight Moon Apple Pie is a handcrafted blend of Midnight Moon, apple juice and a cinnamon stick. As they blend and age, these ingredients create a 70 proof (35% alc./vol.) spirit that tastes just like homemade apple pie.




Midnight Moon is inspired by Junior Johnson’s legendary moonshine recipe. It’s handcrafted in small batches, distilled from American corn and triple distilled to be ultra-smooth and clean tasting.

The Fruit Inclusions taste like real fruit, ‘cause they’re made with real fruit. Each mason jar is authentically infused by hand-filling it with honest-to-goodness fruit. No extracts, color additives or artificial flavors are added so all of the fruit flavor and color come from the fruit itself.


About the Company
Junior was caught only once by the revenuers. It was May 2, 1956. Junior had driven all night to get home after a race in Oxford, PA. His father asked him to light the fire at the family still before daylight broke and Junior did as he was told. The revenuers had staked out the Johnson still and ambushed Junior as soon as he walked up. Junior served 11 months of a two year sentence in federal prison in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was later pardoned by President Ronald Reagan. Read More

Company: Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon
Brand: Midnight Moon
Origin: USA
Category: Alcohol
Packaging: 750ml bottle
Alcohol Volume: 70 Proof (35%)
Variants: Original, 100 Proof, Apple Pie, Blueberry, Cherry, Strawberry, Cranberry, Blackberry
Price: $18.77
Where to Buy: Store Locator, Walmart
Website: juniorsmidnightmoon.com








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Drink Review: Cordina Choc-Go-Late Mudslide



Mudslide, Bushwacker, Chocolate Kiss…call me what you want, but just know that I’m absolutely, stone cold, 100% delicious.

That’s right, once you wrap your lips around that straw and your tongue meets my creamy chocolate goodness, your taste buds will be saying, “Where have you been all my life?” Then your brain will start making up words like “choctastic,” “chocorageous,” and “choclawsome.” Seriously, I’m not playing. I’m that good.
When it comes to a cocktail, we think you’d agree that bigger is better. And hey, at 12.7 oz. we’re serving up more big-time fun than any of our competitors.
Go Further

With natural flavors and a 6% alcohol base, you’ll find Cordina is far and away better tasting than most other pre-mixed cocktails.
Go Easy

There’s no mixing or stirring, just pop the cap, punch in the straw and you’re ready to go. And with varieties like Mar-GO-rita, Daiq-GO-ri, Pina-GO-lada, and Choc-GO-late, there’s a flavor for everyone.
Go Topless

We know going topless can be fun, but it’s always nice to have the option of putting your top back on. Cordina is the only pouch beverage that can be re-sealed if not fully consumed. But we’ll be honest, they’re so delicious, that rarely happens.
Go Authentic

Born in New Orleans, Cordina carries on the city’s spirit and dedication to real, authentic, flavorful cocktails. One taste and you’ll be hooked.

About the Company
The Cordina story began with college buddies, Craig Cordes and brothers Antonio and Sal La Martina. On a beach trip away from their native New Orleans they sat enjoying the sun and sand, but lamenting the rapid pace at which their frozen drinks were reduced to liquid. In addition to melting quickly, there was the hassle of premixing the cocktail, blending it, transferring the concoction into a pitcher and lugging that out to the beach. There had to be an easier way! It was then they noticed a youngster frolicking in the sand while sipping on a juice pouch, and lo and behold, the bright light of ingenuity flashed. They quickly agreed that adults could use these portable pouches for their own “juice” and the idea for an easy, on-the-go cocktail in a pouch was born. It turned out to be the best beach innovation since the invention of the cooler.  Read More



Company: BigEasyBlends
Brand: Cordina
Origin: USA
Category: Ready to Drink Flavored Alcoholic Beverages
Packaging: 12.7oz pouch
Alcohol Volume: 6%
Variants: Mar-Go-Rita Watermelon, Pina-Go-Lada Pina Colada, Daiq-Go-Ri Strawberry, Mar-Go-Rita Classic Lime, Choc-Go-Late Mudslide
Price: Coming Soon
Where to buy: Store Locator
Website: bigeasyblends.com







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Drink Review: Hella Bitter Aromatic and Citrus Bitters



Hella Bitter is an all-natural craft bitters company committed to being the premium alternative to mass-produced and often artificially flavored competitors. What began in the early 2000s as a hobby with roots in the Bay area, turned serious in 2011 when Hella Bitter was founded in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. With a modest Kickstarter.com fundraising project, pools of sweat, and a big dream, Hella Bitter went from being a weekend project, to being a serious pursuit of the delicious.

Now that Hella Bitter manufactures in East Harlem’s Hot Bread Kitchen and utilizes co-packing services at Long Island City’s Bad Ass Organic, the Brooklyn project has blossomed into a true NYC company, with commitment to quality in all practices. Our goal is to reach the broad audience of food & cocktail lovers while maintaining the quality of our artisan craftsmanship and delivering bitter deliciousness everywhere.

We offer two flavors: Citrus and Aromatic.

Citrus is the bitters that started it all, and we have refined a recipe that consistently outshines other orange bitters on the market. It is slightly more concentrated, and more noticeably citrusy than other bitters in its class. This is because our small-batch approach enables us to carefully regulate the different flavors and prevent any one from overpowering the others.

Perhaps the rockstar of the bunch, our Aromatic consists of more intriguing ingredients and stronger flavors to make a bitters that can stand up to the biggest bourbon whiskeys, but is still delicate enough to give subtle support to a gin cocktail. It gets its color from the beet juice that we use to help sweeten it.

We want to change the way people think about their beverages. We want people to use our product to make their food and drinks a little bit bitter. Whether that’s a classic cocktail or a tasteful marinade, we think Hella Bitter has the potential to bring much more awareness to the world of bitters, and to help sophisticate the American palette. We’re starting small, and we’re dreaming big.



Water, Alcohol, Citrus Pith, Herbs & Spices, Caramel





Water, Alcohol, Wormwood Bark, Herbs & Spices, Caramel





Company: Hella Bitter
Brand: Hella Bitter
Slogan: Know Bitter
Origin: USA
Category: Bitters
Packaging: 5oz
Alcohol Volume: 48%
Variants: Aromatic, Citrus
Price: $20.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: hellabitter.com






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Alcohol Review: Ron Burgundy Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve Scotch Whisky

A five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, Ronald Joseph Aaron Ron Burgundy was the co-anchor of KVWN Channel 4 News Team in San Diego (pronounced San De-aago) from 1964 to 1977. “I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal,” says Burgundy, about himself. “People know me.”

Ron Burgundy Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve Scotch Whisky is a blend of 60% malt whisky and 40% grain whisky sourced from the Speyside, Highlands and Islay regions of Scotland. “It has a formidable scent,” says Burgundy. “It stings the nostrils – in a good way.” The aroma gives way to notes of rich mahogany and old, leather-bound manuscripts. Needless to say, this Scotch is not available at the Toilet Store. In addition, studies suggest that 60% of the time, this whisky will get you drunk everytime.

“I love Scotch,” says Burgundy. “Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch. Here it goes down. Down into my belly.” Pick up a bottle today!

Availability: This product is not available in AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, IA, KS, MA, MN, MD, MS, NH, PA, TX or UT.





Company: Old St. Andrews Distillery
Brand: Ron Burgundy
Origin: USA
Category: Liquor
Packaging: 750ml
Alcohol Volume: 40%
Price: $29.99 USD
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: osawhisky.com

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Alcohol Spotlight: Katlenburger Hot World Punch


New ‘Winter Warmer’ – Hot World

You like it hot and diversified? Then our new ‘Hot World’ Fruit Punch is just right for you. Inspired from the thought that hot alcoholic beverages are also enjoyed in other cold regions of the world, KATLENBURGER has developed these new varieties with typical flavors of three specific regions:
The taste of Indian chai tea, the fruity aroma of Canadian cranberries, or the Japanese version of juicy oranges paired with the subtle scent of Asian ginger. Indulge yourself and try our innovative Hot World Fruit Punch – in reliable KATLENBURGER quality.

Reach out and enjoy Hot World by KATLENBURGER.
Only simmer, don’t boil!


Three flavors:

NEW: Chai-Vanilla 8,5% vol
NEW: Cranberry 8,5% vol
NEW: Orange-Ginger 8,5% vol


Company: Katlenburger
Brand: Hot World
Category:  Alcoholic Drinks, Ready to Drink
Origin: Germany
Alcohol Volume: 8.5%
Packaging: Bottle
Claims: Ready to Drink
Varieties: Chai Vanilla, Cranberry, Orange Ginger
Where to Buy: Inquire Here
Website: katlenburger.de




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Product Spotlight: Brenne Single Malt Whisky



AGED IN FRENCH OAK & COGNAC BARRELS Brenne Whisky starts in new Limousin oak barrels before being finished in Cognac casks, giving it a hint of perfumed fruit that sets it apart from other whiskies.


SINGLE CASK BOTTLES Each bottle of Brenne Whisky comes from a single barrel selected at its peak. We don’t blend barrels. Each barrel number is stamped on the back label.


COGNAC DISTILLING TECHNIQUE Using cool fermentation and small batch production, Brenne Whisky is twice distilled in copper alembic stills for a smooth finish.


NO AGE STATEMENT Because Brenne Estate Cask is bottled individually by barrel, the aging for each cask differs as it depends on how long the Cognac was in the barrel before. On average, the whisky ages for a total of about 7 years.
Bottled at 40% abv (80 proof)


About the Company
Allison Patel and her husband Nital shared a passion for food and drink has immersed them in cultures all over the world. Making an effort to visit local markets, wineries, and distilleries in their travels, they have developed an appreciation of great taste experiences, especially with their favorite category: whisky. Years ago while on a slew of international business trips, Nital would frequently call his wife (often waking her up in the middle of the night due to time differences!) to tell her about all of the amazing whiskies he tasted. After failing to find many of these “non- traditional” whiskies in the US, Allison took into own her hands and started setting up an import/ export company for this sole purpose.

While exploring the world whisky scene for something “new”, Allison encountered a third generation Cognac producer who had started distilling a unique Single Malt at his farm distillery in the heart of Cognac, France. At that time, a majority of the oldest whisky was around three to four years old in new French Limousin oak barrels. Upon tasting it, Allison immediately knew it was something special. She and the distiller collaborated over a span of three and a half years to refine the aging spirit and continue laying down more barrels as each year’s crop of barley was ready to be harvested. A breakthrough occurred when Allison decided to incorporate his previously used Cognac casks in the whisky aging process. This stimulated the whisky in a beautiful way; ultimately creating a new profile within the Single Malt category that became Brenne Whisky.

Brenne Whisky is crafted from seed to spirit in the heart of Cognac, France in very limited batches. Allison’s first expression, Estate Cask, has no age statement as every barrel is bottled in single barrel releases and the aging time on each cask may vary slightly.

After intense work, Allison is honored to share Brenne with the world, introducing an incredibly smooth, approachable, and fruit-forward French whisky that reinvigorates the category. Brenne officially launched on October 1, 2012 in New York City and we are excited to share our dream with whisky enthusiasts far and wide.



Company: Brenne
Brand: Brenne
Origin: USA (Bottled in France)
Category: Liquor
Packaging: 750ml
Alcohol Volume: 40%
Price: $59.99 USD
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: drinkbrenne.com





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Alcohol Spotlight: Sauza Sparkling Margarita Drinks


Sauza® Tequila, the world’s #2 premium tequila, announces the launch of Sauza® Sparkling Margarita, a refreshing new way to enjoy the authentic taste of a margarita with the unique addition of effervescent bubbles. Available in three delicious flavors, including Original Lime, Wild Berry and Mango Peach, this fun, ready-to-serve cocktail captures the spirit of the traditional margarita paired with a unique twist of flavor.

Each variety of Sauza® Sparkling Margarita begins with a Sauza® Silver Tequila base, which is enhanced with Triple Sec along with bubbly effervescence and refreshing flavors.



Sauza® Original Lime Sparkling Margarita – Offers margarita purists a simple twist featuring fresh agave and sweet and tart lime along with effervescent bubbles.




Sauza® Wild Berry Sparkling Margarita – Perfect for those looking for an unexpected flavor pairing, Wild Berry features notes of bright cherry and citrus with just a hint of spice.




Sauza® Mango Peach Sparkling Margarita – A sweet sensation, Mango Peach features the perfect balance of sweetness combining fresh mango and peach with the tart taste of lime.


“Launching just in time for the spring and summer entertaining season, Sauza® Sparkling Margarita allows you to easily turn any moment into a celebration,” said Vanessa Jenkins, Senior Marketing Director of Tequilas at Beam Inc. “We’ve taken America’s #1 cocktail and made it even more refreshing by adding a bit of effervescence to it. It’s fresh, bubbly, and ready-to-serve – perfect for any ladies’ evening with friends. Now, you can simply open and pour margaritas that will truly bring some sparkle to the party, of course always responsibly.”


About Sauza® Tequila
Sauza® Tequila is the perfect complement to a ladies night, allowing any moment to become a celebration. Each bottle of Sauza® Tequila, the margarita’s favorite tequila, is carefully crafted using the finest agave from the renowned Sauza® distillery in Jalisco, Mexico. Sauza® offers a full line of tequila including Sauza® Tequila Gold, Sauza® Tequila Silver, Sauza® Blue Reposado Tequila, Sauza® Blue Silver Tequila and now, Sauza® Sparkling Margarita.


Company: Beam
Brand: Sauza
Origin: USA
Category: Liquor
Packaging: 375ml, bottle, 750ml Bottle
Alcohol Volume: 10%
Variants: Original Lime, Wild Berry and Mango Peach
Price: $12.99 per 750 mL bottle and $7.99 per 375 mL bottle
Where to Buy: Online
Website: sauzatequila.com

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Alcohol Spotlight: Crusoe Organic Silver Rum


Inspired by the legendary Robinson CRUSOE, we make our mellow, modern rum with the best ingredients and the simplest methods. We start with organic molasses — the richest and most flavorful. To retain as much flavor as possible, we borrowed a technique from our neighboring California wine makers (micro oxygenation). The results taste like no other rum made and help you craft exceptional rum cocktails like daiquiris and mojitos.


Dense sugar aroma with a caramel, grassy finish pair up to make your rum cocktails even better. CRUSOE shines in classic daiquiris
CRUSOE Daiquiri
2 oz CRUSOE organic silver rum
1 oz fresh organic lime juice
1 oz organic simple syrup
Shake and pour over crushed ice in a short glass
Garnish with a lime wedge



Greenbar Collective represents the world’s largest portfolio of organic, handcrafted spirits, including BAR KEEP organic bitters, CRUSOE organic rums, FRUITLAB organic liqueurs, IXÁ organic tequila, SLOW HAND organic whiskey, TRU organic gin and TRU organic vodkas.

But that wasn’t always the case.

When husband-and-wife team Melkon Khosrovian and Litty Mathew began making spirits in 2004, they used conventional spirits and local, hand-processed produce.

Soon, their unique spirits won many awards. But Melkon and Litty couldn’t take all the credit. They learned their successes also hinged on some silent partners — the farmers who grew their ingredients. Several had moved to organic farming, resulting in more aromatic, flavorful produce…which led to more flavorful, aromatic spirits.

Their minds were made. ORGANICS HELD THE KEY TO BETTER TASTING SPIRITS. Today, Greenbar Collective produces and distributes the world’s biggest portfolio of organic spirits — all made by hand with real ingredients.

The environment also benefits because the company uses lightweight bottles, 100% recycled labels and plants a tree for every bottle sold. Cheers!


Company: Greenbar Collective
Brand: Crusoe
Slogan: Handcrafted in California
Origin: USA
Category: Alcohol, Liquor, Rum
Packaging: 750ml
Claims: Organic
Variants: Tequila, Vodka, Gin, Whiskey, Rum
Alcohol Volume: 47%
Price: $29.99 USD
Where to Buy: View Here
Website: greenbar.biz




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