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The Best Way to Drink a Manhattan is… by the Bottle.

10,000 BC: Cavemen begin fermenting grains. Mind-blowing cave parties soon follow. 14th century: Whiskey invented. Parties continue. 1933: Utah proudly casts the 36th and deciding vote to end Prohibition. America’s long national nightmare of constitutionally mandated sobriety ends. 2011: Utah comes through again. The 36th Vote is a stiff cocktail in a bottle that’s barrel-aged […]

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Your inner child needs some adult fun.

Hammerstone’s Bourbon Fudge Milkshakes. It’s hot and sticky out, the last thing you want to do is fire-up the stove and cook dinner. Well, here’s a quick, delicious solution:  Good old-fashioned fudge milkshakes, with a little adult twist. Why go to all the trouble of making dinner when you can just serve up bourbon fudge […]

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Two sublime Whiskies you’ll never taste.

  When a guy says he’s drinking one of these – he’s most likely not. Auchentoshan 1975 Bourbon-Matured Single-Malt This triple-distilled wonder is aged in old bourbon barrels. They say the flavor profile is woven with vanilla sweetness and wisps of smoke. Bottles Produced:  500 Bottles Remaining:  24 Cost:  $750   Compass Box Double Single Blended […]

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Bourbon Cherry Bounce – It’s a Holiday Hooch, and you’ve got to start it now.

Hammerstone’s Bourbon Cherry Bounce We believe that everyone has a little “bootlegger” in them, and this preparation let’s you get in touch with your “inner outlaw”. This is not an immediate-results kind of recipe. It requires some patience, but very little work. Start now, while cherries are fresh and gorgeous, and by the holidays you’ll […]

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The Best Bar in L.A., and quite possibly – all of America.

The Thirsty Crow The Thirsty Crow is one of the best bars in America. The prime Sunset location pulls in an Eastsider crowd of nonchalant dudes and lassies. Situated near Silver Lake’s Sunset Junction, this saloon could easily have been plucked from New York City’s Cobble Hill district, which is to say it’s a new bar […]

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The 4th is coming – have a game plan?

A Spirited Celebration of Red, White and Blue. The Fourth of July is just around the corner and that means fireworks, barbecues, picnics, and plenty of drinks to toast our nation’s birthday. Everyone has their own favorites and traditions when they’re celebrating Independence Day, but we have a cocktail suggestion that is one of our favorites […]

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Faulkner & Whiskey

Drink Like Your Favorite Author. Great writers can often be great men, at the very least, men with great minds. We here at Hammerstone’s Whiskey Disks believe that great ideas are like tractors – if you don’t have one, you can probably borrow one. So, we propose that we borrow a great idea from a […]

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Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey Sours 4-Pack?

Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey Sours Now before you get your drinking panties all tied up in a wad, this is just conceptual. Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey Sours in a four-pack is the creative marketing genius of Nathan Godding, a student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Who says all the good ideas have been taken? […]

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Summer is coming, and it wants to kick your ass.

Hammerstone’s Hard Lemonade Summer is close at hand. There’s always got to be one drink in the back of your mind; a drink you can make at a moments notice. Because it’s going to be sticky – you know it. There’ll be days when you need to turn the tide. There’ll be muggy afternoons when […]

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Death to the Negroni

We present our take on the Negroni cocktail. While the drink’s origins are obscured by time, the most widely reported version is that it was invented in Florence, Italy in 1919. A count named Camillo Negroni invented it by asking the bartender to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin rather than the normal soda water. […]

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