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How to Make Ernest Hemingway’s Favorite Hamburger

Whether you’re talking real or fictional, there are few characters throughout history as iconic as Ernest “Papa” Hemingway. During his time off and on in Cuba from 1939 to 1960, Hemingway would write two of…

Beam Suntory Haku Vodka

Beam Suntory owns a ton of whiskey, and their stuff is award-winning. They’ve now expanded their vodka line with Haku, so named for the white rice on which it’s based, a short-grain Japonica rice. The…

Macallan Just Unveiled a 72-Year Old Whisky That Costs $60,000

Macallan just opened a brand new, state-of-the-art $200 million distillery. How did Macallan choose to celebrate? By releasing the oldest single malt they’ve ever bottled–a 72 year old expression that comes in The Genesis Decanter…

Legent Bourbon Blends Kentucky with Japan

We could go on for what seems like an eternity about our love of whiskey, bourbon in particular. While we’re consistently impressed with the interesting releases coming out of Kentucky, at the end of the…

Kalamazoo Gourmet Shokunin Kamado Grill

The Shokunin is a serious grill for the serious outdoor cook. First of all, it’s a U.S. made, hand-welded and hand-assembled Kamado grill that generates insane temperatures thanks to its shape, insulation, and air circulation.…

Buffalo Trace Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon

We’re equal opportunity imbibers when it comes to bourbon. But if you forced us to pick a desert island distillery it would almost certainly be Buffalo Trace because of the variety of delicious juices that…

The Macallan Just Announced a 52-Year-Old Scotch That Costs as Much as a German Sportscar

As you’re well aware by now, we’re big fans of whiskies from all over the world. We’ve written individual bucket lists for bourbons, scotches and even Japanese whiskies. The Macallan just announced the release of…

This Gunmetal Moscow Mule Mug Is on Sale for Less Than $2

The Moscow Mule is the perfect example of a great spring cocktail. But just because it’s associated with the warmer weather doesn’t mean you can’t have one whenever the hell you feel like it. There’s…

Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2018

If you’ve spent any amount of time reading Cool Material, you know we love a good cigar. We’re still working our way through our own Cigar Bucket List, so we can’t imagine how the people…

        

‘Game of Thrones’ Scotch Will Warm You Up This Winter—Which, as You May Have Heard, Is Coming

With all the hardships Tyrion Lannister has faced, we’re shocked he hasn’t moved on to something harder than wine. Perhaps he just needed the right tipple. Here it is. Game of Thrones partnered with a collection…

Bring Home Something Fresh with uKeg by GrowlerWerks

The uKeg by GrowlerWerks is tasteful but never discrete. Walking into a bar with one in hand is like pulling up in a cherry, vintage Porsche. Heads turn, smiles linger, choices abound. Whether you enjoy…

The Turbulent History of Rye Whiskey: The Real American Spirit

For brewing and distilling, these are days of revival. Brewing was a macro-lager mess up until a few years ago, when craft brewing exploded, giving us roughly ten million choices in even the smallest liquor…