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Product Spotlight: 44° North Mountain Huckleberry Flavored Vodka


As the first vodka approved to wear the Idaho Potato Commission’s official seal, 44° North Mountain Huckleberry Flavored Vodka is the standard in Idaho potato vodkas. It is an ideal spirit for drinking chilled, straight-up, on the rocks, or in an infinite range of signature cocktails.

44º North Mountain Huckleberry Flavored Vodka is distilled from 100% Idaho Potatoes, blended with Rocky Mountain Water from the Snake River Aquifer, and then infused in our proprietary blend of all natural Huckleberries.


Welcome to North of Center
44° North Vodka is “North of Center.” It’s rugged, authentic, and yet refined. North of Center is a state of mind that’s wide-open and defiantly optimistic, much like the great people of Idaho. 44° North is about exceeding expectations-above the mainstream and off the middle-of-the-road.

Some think you can’t bottle the independent spirit. We just did.


Up From Ordinary
There is a movement happening in the spirit industry. The bland over-processed multi-national brands are giving way to independent, handcrafted spirits. At the northern edge of this movement, 44° North Vodka is distilled from earth and sky-not merely produced in Idaho, it is produced by Idaho.

In 2004, 44° North Vodka began with a simple objective: to achieve a smooth and distinctive taste by distilling directly from 100% Idaho-grown potatoes or Brundage Winter Wheat blended with Rocky Mountain Spring Water. To flavor the vodka, 44° North uses only all natural Mountain Huckleberries and Rainier Cherries. 44º North’s Magic Valley Wheat unflavored vodka is made with grain, which is raised in the heart of Idaho’s Magic Valley growing region.


An Original Idaho Potato Vodka
Let the other producers re-distill industrial produced product, artificially flavor neutral grain spirits, over-distill, and chemically treat their vodka. We’ll stick to using real Idaho-grown ingredients without all the smoke and mirrors.

Idaho Potatoes and Brundage Winter Wheat along with Rocky Mountain spring water produce a smoother vodka without the bitterness. 44° North Vodka accomplishes this with a five-column, multi-plate, distillation process that elevates the proof of the alcohol being distilled as it strips out virtually all impurities.


Company: 44° North Vodka
Brand: 44° North Vodka
Slogan: Crafted not Crafty
Origin: USA
Category: Alcohol
Packaging: 750ml
Variants: Mountain Huckleberry, Rainier Cherry, Magic Valley Wheat
Alcohol Volume: 35%
Price: $29.99 USD
Where to Buy: Find Here
Website: 44northvodka.com

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Product Spotlight: Mac’s Isaac’s Pear Cider


A light, dry cider made from locally grown apples and a refreshing hint of New Zealand Pear. A little drop of Pearfection from Mac’s.

New Zealand pears to our familiar apple base for a softer, less astringent hit of refreshment.

There’s truth to the maxim ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’, then it stands to reason that if life gives you pears, you make Isaac’s Pear Cider. So here is the cider we made when life, or more accurately our local orchardists, gave us some.


About Isaac’s
Our range of fine Apple, Pear and Boysenberry ciders is named after Sir Isaac Newton, a man who was familiar with apples and had some interesting ideas of his own.


Company: Mac’s
Brand: Isaac’s Cider
Category: Cider
Origin: New Zealand
Varieties: Original, Berry, Pear,
Alcohol Volume: 5%
Packaging: 330ml
Website: macs.co.nz

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Product Spotlight: Kraken Black Spiced Rum


The Kraken Rum is dark and mysterious like the beast itself, and most of the information we have is a mixture of second-hand sailors’ accounts and estimations. However, we can tell you that most spiced rums of comparable proof contain about 70 calories per serving (1 oz.)

The base rum used in Kraken is from Trinidad and Tobago, distilled from molasses made from local sugar cane. The rum is aged 12 – 24 months and then we add a mixture of spices including cinnamon, ginger and clove. All added ingredients are natural, and the Kraken is gluten-free and vegan.


Company: Proximo SPirits
Brand: Kraken
Slogan: Put a Beast in Your Belly
Origin: USA
Category: Alcohol
Packaging: 750ml
Claims: Natural Ingredients, Gluten Free, Vegan
Alcohol Volume: 47%
Price: $16.99 USD
Where to Buy: Click Here
Website: krakenrum.com








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Product Spotlight: Marie Brizard’s Dill Flavored Essence Liqueur


The Dill (Essence) Liqueur allows to rediscover the herbaceous strength offered by nature, and to explore the floral yet spicy notes of the fresh dill sprig. You can only be won over by the palette of flavours revealed by this intense aromatic plant thanks to Marie Brizard.


Liquid, limpid.

Warm and herbal, spicy and slightly floral, characteristically of dill fresh leaf. Very intense.

Fresh taste, slightly aniseed with green and floral notes. Soft and subtle but strong and long lasting.

How to drink it
Create original cocktails or rediscover classics like Mojito, Gin&Tonic, Cuba Libre….


Company: Marie Brizard
Brand: Marie Brizard
Origin: France
Category: Flavored Alcohol
Packaging: 500ml bottle
Alcohol Volume: 30%
Variants: Cinnamon, Dill, Ginger, Jasmine, Rosemary, Spicy Mix, Tea, Violette
Website: mariebrizard.com




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Product Spotlight: Wines for Dummies Chianti


Never been to Tuscany? Andiamo — let’s go! Sit back and slurp spaghetti with our soft and succulent Chianti. This classic wine tastes of cherries and, just like us all, becomes more interesting as the meal proceeds. So, Salute (you deserve it)!


Food Pairing
Great served with pizza and dishes with tomato sauce.


About the Company
It’s time to change the way you look at wine. It’s also time — finally — for a wine that caters to those who are not wine snobs.

Whether a classically trained sommelier or a novice in the wine world, we’ve all had this experience before.

You walk into a supermarket, liquor store, or wine shop and gawk at hundreds (even thousands) of bottles there in front of you. So, which wine do you choose? Do you choose based on country or varietal (type of wine)? Do you pick a color, cover your eyes, and randomly select a bottle? Perhaps you attempt to match the type of wine with your meal. Or, do you simply go with the same bottle you’ve been buying for years because you’re afraid to try something new? You might even pull out your smartphone to quickly search the Internet for recommended bottles in your price range.
No More!

Wines For Dummies takes the headache out of choosing a wine that fits your needs. If you already know what you’re having for dinner, check the back of our labels for suggestions on what pairs well with each varietal. If you’re looking for a certain flavor, check the back label for a plain English explanation of what to expect inside the bottle. And, if you’re struggling to pronounce the name on one of our wines, no worries! All of our wines include a phonetic pronunciation on the front label.

We want you to enjoy wine, regardless of experience or budget. So, say no to anxiety, complications, and fancy language. It’s time that you spend less energy worrying about which wine to get and more energy enjoying the wines you’ll love.



Company: Vision Wine & Spirits LLC
Brand: Wine for Dummies
Slogan: Making everything easier!
Origin: USA
Category: Wine
Packaging: 750ml
Variants: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Chianti, Chardonnay
Alcohol Volume: ?
Price: $10.00 USD
Where to Buy: Click Here
Website: winesfordummies.com




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Product Spotlight: Skinny Freezers Low Calorie Frozen Treat


Finally, a low –calorie frozen treat, for adults, that won’t hit your waistline! It CAN however hit the POOLSIDE, BEACHSIDE, BARSIDE, and GRILLSIDE! Made with premium 8-times distilled, charcoal filtered Vodka, this medley of Martini flavors will delight your palette! So whichever “side” you choose take the new 100 calorie Slim Chillers Vodka Martini SKINNY FREEZER! Your back side will thank you.


Bursting with an abundance of Cranberry, Orange and a pinch of Lime; the Cosmopolitan Skinny Freezer delivers the perfect refreshing low calorie Cocktail poolside, Beach-side, Bar-side, babe-side, Whatever-side, for any “Cosmo” lover…


With a perfect balance of sweet Watermelon flavor and the zest of summer Lemonade, our Watermelon/Lemonade Skinny Freezer is sure to quench even the most discerning palate, while offering a unique flavor twist in a low calorie frozen Vodka Martini…


Like biting into a Granny Smith Apple; our Appletini Skinny Freezer is both tart and sweet, with an amazing texture and a little kick. A sweet frozen Vodka Martini that refreshes at any event…you won’t leave THIS Apple on your teacher’s desk!


We dare you to try and stop at just one!…Imagine, if you will, the perfect mouth watering Lemon Drop Vodka Martini, carefully balanced with just the right Lemon zest and flavor…but now at only a 100 calories and FROZEN!!…What might have once been a dream, Slim Chillers has now made a reality!


Company: Slim Chillers
Brand: Skinny Freezers
Slogan: The Premium Low Calorie Cocktail
Origin: USA
Category: Frozen Desserts
Packaging: ?
Claims: Low Calorie
Variants: Cosmopolitan, Watermelon Lemonade, Appletini, Lemon Drop
Where to Buy: View Here
Website: slimchillers.com




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Product Spotlight: Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Dandelion & Burdock Bitters


Released in the winter of 2009, Dandelion & Burdock Bitters are a unique, hand-crafted cocktail ingredient created by Adam Elmegirab to satisfy the global bar community’s growing demand for new and exciting products.


Dandelion & Burdock is a traditional British beverage dating back to the 1300s and is believed to have been created by the Italian priest Saint Thomas Aquinas. They were famed for their alleged medicinal properties, like the many cocktail bitters that followed in later years, and were a favourite drink of Adam during his childhood.


Referencing a number of Dandelion & Burdock receipts, these bitters attempt to capture their flavour profile in bitters formulae. Compounded using the finest natural botanicals, these bitters are now being used by bartenders around the globe in a number of classic cocktails and original libations such as the Chiapas Old Fashioned, created by Adam Elmegirab for Yatai in 2009;


50ml reposado Tequila
12.5ml green tea infused sugar syrup
2 dashes Dandelion & Burdock Bitters
Strip white grapefruit zest

Stir until ice cold and strain over ice into a chilled rocks glass.


Company: Dr. Adam Elmegirab
Brand: Dr. Adam Elmegirab
Origin: UK
Category: Alcohol, Drink Mixes & Concentrates
Alcohol Volume: 42%
Packaging: 100ml
Price: $24.38 USD
Where to Buy: View Here
Variants: Aphrodite, Bokers, Dandelion & Burdock, Hellfire, Spanish, Teapot
Website: bokersbitters.co.uk



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Product Spotlight: Popcorn Suttons Tennessee White Whiskey

Tennessee Whiskey Legend, Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton was a third generation Moonshiner that lived and distilled his whiskey in Cocke County, Tennessee, but also claimed North Carolina as home.

Popcorn was well known throughout the South and beyond for making the best damn “likker” anyone had ever tasted. Popcorn lived life on his own terms, did and said whatever the hell he wanted and always had a trick up his sleeve.

On March 16th 2009, while facing 18 months in federal prison for making moonshine (not paying taxes on his whiskey), he decided to take his own life rather than go to prison.

Popcorn believed in his whiskey and the traditions he lived and ultimately died for. Even in the midst of his impending prison sentence, he managed to ensure that his life’s work would continue by passing on his whiskey-making tradition to me.

Popcorn knew he was the last true moonshiner and before his death, he taught me, “The Grocery Boy”, his secret recipes as well as the tradition and craft that made his whiskey world-renowned.

Celebrating the legacy of a whiskey making legend and my mentor, I’m proud to bring you America’s Rebel Spirit exactly the way Popcorn made it.




Company: Popcorn Sutton Distilling
Brand: Popcorn Suttons
Origin: USA
Category: Liquor
Alcohol Volume: 46.5%
Packaging: 750ml
Price: $29.00 USD
Where to Buy: View Here
Website: popcornsuttonswhiskey.com



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Product Spotlight: Vampt Lean Machine, Low Calorie, FIT Beer


VAMPT Brands is pleased to introduce LEAN MACHINE Ale, the ‘Recovery Ale’, fit beer, expected spring 2014. Described as an ultra premium beer with natural flavors and essential Vitamins and minerals. 100% Bio Hydration.

Lean Machine is developed as a sport recovery, low calorie, FIT BEER.

We like to refer to it as ‘Recovery Ale’. The concept is pretty straight forward. It will be produced in Calgary and should be available (funding permitting) Late this summer.

Ingredients Review

In Lean Machine ingredients, there aren’t a lot of useless sugars and stimulants in it. Each ingredient serves a specific purpose for a faster and more effective recovery. The Lean Machine ingredients can be broken down into four main groups:

■ Muscle recovery
■ Electrolyte replenishment
■ Anti-Oxidant
■ Immune system

As you can see, after your workout, your body will recover quicker and more fully, leaving you ready to get back at it.


7 Vitamins
77 Calories
7g of Protein


About the Company
VAMPT Brands International, Inc. (VAMPT) is a privately owned Canadian company with a clear mandate to become a major producer and global distributor of innovative Ready-to-drink beverages (“RTD”).

The market for single serve, RTDs is expanding every year with new entries and flavors entering the market. VAMPT Beverages are well positioned to take advantage of the growing progressive Adult beverage category that is growing at double digits year over year in North America.

VAMPT is a NATURALLY INFUSED GLOBAL INGREDIENTS COCKTAIL. It features fresh natural ingredients selected from the Globe infused with premium citrus to create a unique, refreshing, exotic and naturally energetic beverage experience.

VAMPT is not an Energy Drink. It enhances your Day and starts your Night. NATURALIZE YOUR SENSES and RE-VAMPT YOUR COCKTAIL.​



Company: Vampt Brands International, Inc
Brand: Lean Machine
Slogan: Taste a New Ale
Category: Beer
Origin: Canada
Packaging: 12fl oz can (355ml)
Claims:  Gluten Free, Low Calories, Vitamin Enriched, Protein
Alcohol Volume: .5%
Websitevamptbrands.com, leanmachinecanada.com







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Product Spotlight: Fruitlab Organic Ginger liqueur


FRUITLAB liqueurs add depth and body to cocktails by bringing the flavor of whole fruits

Tasting Notes + Uses

bright + warm with a long, spicy finish
IDEAL WITH vodka, gin, rum, whiskey and beer
What’s Inside
fresh, dry and candied ginger, lemon, cane sugar


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: Fruitlab
Slogan: Handcrafted in California
Origin: USA
Category: Liqueur
Packaging: 750ml
Claims: Organic
Variants: Ginger, Jasmine, Hibisicus
Alcohol Volume: 20%
Price: $29.99 USD
Where to Buy: View Here
Website: greenbar.biz





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