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Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey & Flying Dog Brewery Release “The Osopher” Exclusive Limited Edition Set and Commemorative NFT Bundle via Dhiti Kapadia by 360 Magazine

“The Osopher”

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey & Flying Dog Brewery Release “The Osopher” Exclusive Limited Edition Set and Commemorative NFT Bundle

After selling out their last limited edition product collaboration in a matter of days, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Flying Dog Brewery have partnered once again to create an exclusive ultra-premium collection set, “The Osopher NFT Bundle.” This limited edition set marks the first time Stranahan’s and Flying Dog will sell their respective “The Osopher” limited edition products as a collection to a national audience. On Thursday, November 10, 2022, whiskey and beer fans alike can purchase the collection exclusively on SpiritsNetwork.com. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the First Responders
Foundation.

Twenty-three collection sets will be available for $230 and include the following:

● One bottle of The Osopher from Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey
● One bottle of The Osopher from Flying Dog Brewery
● One tote bag with artwork by Ralph Steadman
● A digital NFT artwork by The Osopher’s collaboration bottle designer, internationally renowned artist, and friend of George Stranahan, Ralph Steadman

One additional “The Osopher NFT Bundle” collection set includes:

● A priceless signed limited edition print version of the NFT artwork from Ralph Steadman
● Both The Osopher expressions
● Ralph Steadman tote bag
● Ralph Steadman digital NFT artwork

In August 2022, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Flying Dog Brewery launched their first joint limited edition product release collaboration, “The Osopher Project,” to celebrate their shared history and commemorate their founder George Stranahan. The limited-edition whiskey sold out in 72 hours, with people lining up outside of the Stranahan’s distillery in Denver, Colorado, beginning at midnight on launch day. The limited-edition Flying Dog beer also immediately sold out at specific Maryland retailers. Both Stranahan’s and Flying Dog are excited to bring their partnership to the next level on a national scale – an expansion truly dedicated to their dedicated fans.

About “The Osopher Project”

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Flying Dog Brewery have a shared connection, history, and founder; however, The Osopher Project, launched in the summer of 2022, marked the first joint product release for the two companies. This collaboration celebrates the intersection of George Stranahan’s accomplishments as a distiller and brewer. The resulting beer and whiskey is a true testament to the art, science, and creativity on which George built both companies. The Osopher speaks to the idea that you can pursue anything if you’re just crazy enough to try it.

The Osopher Single Malt Whiskey

Stranahan’s “The Osopher” is the oldest whiskey the distillery has ever bottled. It stays true to George Stranahan’s passion for creativity and Stranahan’s commitment to innovating American Single Malt Whiskey. It starts its journey of aging for 11 years at the distillery before being matured for another four months in barrels used to age Flying Dog’s Road Dog Porter. The flavor profile consists of the following:
● Nose: Coffee cake. Roasty malt mingles with toffee and barrel char
● Palate: Dark chocolate caramels, sherried-soaked plums, and a dash of aged hops
● Finish: Bread pudding and barley wine temper to a dry finish

The Osopher Imperial Road Dog Porter

The limited-edition Flying Dog beer created for The Osopher Project is an imperial version of Road Dog Porter, an early creation by the brewery. Road Dog was one of the first beers to be wrapped in original artwork by internationally renowned artist Ralph Steadman; a version of this label was used to create The Osophers for both brands as well as the NFT. Flying Dog’s imperial Road Dog Porter was aged in 10- year-old Stranahan’s Whiskey barrels before being bottled. The results are:

● Aroma: Dark chocolate and caramel dominate the aroma, followed by cocoa butter and maple that finishes with light notes of nutty vanilla.
● Palate: A velvety smooth explosion of chocolate, vanilla cream, toasted pecans, toffee, and maple balanced with hints of caramel, spice, and tobacco from the whiskey.

Stranahan’s The Osopher carries a 47.3% ABV and Flying Dog’s The Osopher carries a 12% ABV. This project is powered by YellowHeart, the Web3 marketplace for ticketing, music, and memberships.

About Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is a pioneering and award-winning American single malt whiskey comprised of 100% malted barley and Rocky Mountain water, aged in new American white oak barrels. From grain to glass, Stranahan’s whiskey is distilled and bottled at its Colorado distillery, the state’s first legal distillery since Prohibition. Stranahan’s expressions include Original, Blue Peak, Sherry Cask, Diamond Peak, Mountain Angel 10-Year-Old, and the limited-edition yearly release: Snowflake. As one of the first and best-selling American single malts, Stranahan’s is committed to building recognition and
admiration for the category globally.

About Flying Dog Brewery

As the 35th largest craft brewery in the U.S., Flying Dog has a reputation for brewing premium beer that pushes the confines of traditional styles out of our home base in Frederick, MD. From hop-heavy favorites like The Truth Imperial IPA and Double Dog Double IPA to left-of-the-dial best sellers like Kujo Cold Brew Coffee Porter and Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale – we take pride in challenging the status quo. Our brand is built on the gospel of Gonzo, drawing inspiration from Hunter S. Thompson’s relentless truth seeking and Ralph Steadman’s provocative drawings. In the true gonzo spirit, when authoritarians have tried to censor our creativity, we’ve gone to Federal court defending our right to free speech and
expression and won. At Flying Dog, we challenge conformity, embrace the weird, and encourage you to Cut The Leash and reclaim your independence. For more information visit flyingdog.com.

About Ralph Steadman
When George Stranahan first founded the Flying Dog Brewery just outside of Aspen, Hunter S Thompson immediately suggested Ralph Steadman produce the labels for their first beer, Road Dog. Flying Dog still uses Ralph’s work on their beer bottles today so it was a natural fit to use that first artwork on the Osopher Whiskey. Steadman is best known for his collaborations with Hunter S Thompson including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Curse of Lono. He has illustrated literary classics such as Alice in Wonderland and Treasure Island, and written his own books including I Leonardo, Freud and The Big I Am. Other collaborations include Pyschogeography with Will Self and the Gonzovation Trilogy about endangered animals with Ceri Levy. Ever the trailblazer, Ralph has recently begun minting his art as NFTs on objkt.com at steadmanart.tez and is enjoying exploring the new opportunities that Web 3 offer.

About First Responders Foundation

Rooted in 9/11 remembrance and how first responders often are taken for granted until tragedy strikes, the First Responders Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving and honoring our first responders, veterans and their families, building appreciation and respect for their work, and enhancing public safety. The First Responders Foundation supports all first responders from Law enforcement, Firefighters, Dispatchers, EMTs, Medical Personnel, and Veterans. For over 14 years, the First Responders Foundation has been supporting the overall well-being of first responders, veterans and their families through key areas such as behavioral and mental health programs, physical health services, service dog programs (JALVELAN), and community events.

About YellowHeart

Founded in 2017, YellowHeart is the leading Web3 marketplace for ticketing, music and memberships, which accepts both crypto and credit card payments. Powered by distributed ledger technology, YellowHeart’s platform was designed to help the larger industry graduate to the next phase of ticketing, giving control back to artists and fans. YellowHeart is one of the earliest adopters of blockchain ticketing and music, having released the first-ever NFT tickets and NFT album with Kings of Leon in 2021. Tao Group Hospitality, MGM Resorts, Maroon 5, Julian Lennon, and ZHU are just a few of the globally recognized artists and brands YellowHeart works with.

Nicki Minaj × MYX Watermelon Moscato via 360 MAGAZINE

Nicki Minaj × MYX Watermelon Moscato

Nicki Minaj– Now Making a Splash for the Holidays with her New Watermelon Moscato by Myx Fusions

Fresh Watermelon Infused Wine (& none of the Seeds)

THIS NEW REFRESHMENT IS “ONE IN A MELON”:

WATERMELON MOSCATO

MYX Fusions Delivers Fresh Watermelon-Infused Wine (And None of The Seeds) In Single-Serve and Full-Size Bottles- Perfect for Holiday Entertaining

Peach, Mango, Coconut, and now Watermelon!  Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, MYX Beverages presents the latest variety of fruit-infused wines: MYX Fusions Watermelon Moscato. This latest flavor is full of holiday fun and makes a delicious addition to your go-to lineup of refreshments.

This clean and crisp infusion offers a perfectly balanced blend of premium Moscato wine with natural juices from fresh, ripe watermelons. Bursting with flavor, this refreshing Moscato tastes like summer in a glass. 

MYX Watermelon Moscato wine is everything you want in a light-bodied, thirst-quenching summer beverage. It’s smooth, slightly effervescent, and easy to drink. The signature fruit-forward notes of Moscato shine through, while the delightful watermelon flavor provides a crisp, clean finish. 

MYX Watermelon Moscato is very versatile, with a sweetness and lower alcohol level that pairs well with most foods. Serve it with fish, chicken, seafood, duck, and vegetables. It’s also a wonderful companion for your favorite ice cream, cookies, and cakes. Keep it on ice at your outdoor barbecue or beach party for easy summer refreshment.

Find MYX Fusions Watermelon Moscato at wine retailers, supermarkets, and convenience stores. It comes in 4-packs of 187ml single-serve bottles (MSRP $9.99 to $10.99) and 750ML bottles (distributed by Royal Wine Corp; MSRP of $8.99-$9.99).

  • 5.5% alcohol by volume
  • Sold in 187ml 4-packs and 750ml bottles
  • Crafted from Gordo Australian Moscato Grapes
  • Gluten-free, OU Kosher certified

 About MYX Beverage LLC

Refreshing and bursting with big, bold flavors, MYX Fusions offers a full range of fruit-infused Moscato wines (Peach, Mango, Coconut, and Watermelon), Sangrias (Classic and Tropical), Concord Wine, and Light Wine (Rose and Chardonnay). All wines are created from top-quality imported wines from Australia, Spain, Italy, and Argentina. Get in the Myx and follow MYX everywhere at @MYXFusions. Myx Fusions Beverage Co. was started by Nicki Minaj.

THE BALVENIE SIXTY by THE BALVENIE via 360 MAGAZINE

THE BALVENIE SIXTY

THE BALVENIE RELEASES ITS OLDEST AND RAREST WHISKY EVER; THE BALVENIE SIXTY

The release marks the 60th anniversary of Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE

  • The Balvenie launches The Balvenie Sixty. A single cask from 1962 marking the distillery’s oldest and rarest Whisky released for sale to date
  • Only 71 bottles being released globally 
  • The bottles celebrates Malt Master, David C. Stewart MBE’s six decade career at the distillery 

The Balvenie, today announces The Balvenie Sixty, a single cask bottling from 1962, marking the distillery’s oldest and rarest whisky released for sale to date.  The extremely rare bottling marks the anniversary of industry icon and renowned Malt Master, David C. Stewart MBE, who is celebrating six decades at the distillery – making him the longest serving Malt Master in industry history.

Throughout his time at The Balvenie, David C. Stewart MBE has developed unrivaled knowledge and pioneered techniques that have had a profound impact on the whisky making processes used today; most notably his developments around ‘cask finishes’,  which led to a new way of creating flavor in whisky and a technique adopted in whisky making the world over. 

A fitting tribute to David’s esteemed career, this single cask was selected by The Balvenie’s Kelsey McKechnie, who has been mentored by Stewart for the past four years.  “I have learned so much from David at work. His mentorship has made a profound impact on me and finding a cask to fit such an incredible character in the Distillery’s history is a great honor.”

The cask selected is complex, vibrant and lively.  Described by Kelsey “on the nose the whisky has a mesmerizing array of autumnal aromas; lavender, heather and bracken. Whilst rich toffee, roasted coffee and beautifully layered oak dominate the palate. The flavor evolves with time revealing bursts of cloves, nutmeg, charred oak and candied orange in an exceptional long lasting finish”  

Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE commented: “I started at the distillery in 1962, as a whisky stocks clerk, this liquid; a new make spirit was filled into a collection of traditional European Oak Hogshead casks. For six decades it has rested and matured, now marking quite a poignant moment for me on my journey.’’

While the whisky itself makes an impression, the packaging resembles a work of art; made from glass, gold and brass. 

The tube casing was designed to reflect layers of memories from David’ career.  With five layers each etched with personal anecdotes from influential individuals along David’s journey.  The sixth decade is the elegant bottle itself, made from hand-blown crystal and containing a quote from Kelsey McKechnie to represent this current decade, and the future generations of The Balvenie. 

It is a perfectly layered, ethereal take on a lifetime of memories justly representing the significance of David’s career to The Balvenie and the whisky industry at large.

The Balvenie Sixty ABV is 42.4%, with a suggested retail price of $145,000. The Balvenie Sixty will be available in the U.S. in 2023 (final timing to be confirmed), in extremely limited quantities. 

For more information visit: www.thebalvenie.com

About The Balvenie: 

The Balvenie is a unique range of single malts created by David C. Stewart MBE. The Balvenie Malt Master was awarded an MBE for services to the Scotch whisky industry by the late Queen Elizabeth II in 2016. Each expression in The Balvenie portfolio has an individual taste, underpinned by the distinctively honeyed character of The Balvenie. The Balvenie is dedicated to the five rare crafts that are used to create The Balvenie’s distinctive taste. It is the only distillery that still grows its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings and keeps both coppersmiths and coppers on site – making The Balvenie the most handcrafted of single malts. The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky is produced by William Grant & Sons Ltd, an award-winning independent family-owned distiller founded by William Grant in 1886 and today run by his direct descendants.

Garett Bolles × Juvenile Anti-Recidivism via 360 MAGAZINE

Garett Bolles × Juvenile Anti-Recidivism

Broncos’ Garett Bolles Talks Juvenile Anti-Recidivism in New NFL Inspire Change content feature series

Today, the NFL premiered the October installment of its Inspire Change content feature series. The piece spotlights Denver Broncos veteran offensive tackle Garett Bolles work with the Juvenile Probation Court Mentorship Program in Arapahoe County, Colo., which he founded and participates in monthly. Garett speaks on his family history with abuse, drugs and alcohol noting he had to “grow up fast” and find ways to better himself. His hope is to be a mentor and positive role model for local youth in the probation court system, often finding ways to connect with them directly and show his support. The 2017 1st round NFL Draft selection and All-Pro, who has spent his entire career in Denver, has worked with the mentorship program for over two years.

Inspire Change showcases how NFL players, clubs and the league are joining together to ensure that access to opportunity is a reality for all and to create progress in social justice across four key pillars: education, economic advancement, police-community relations and criminal justice reform. As part of this effort, the league regularly produces content to showcase the impact and progress being made across the NFL family and its partners

Garett Bolles Quotes

  • “Just because you make a bad decision, or a bad choice doesn’t mean that you’re a bad kid. It just means you need help.”
  • “I always tell these kids before the end of the message that, ‘I love you,’ because you never know when the last time that they felt love.” 
  • “If I can change one kid a day or one kid a month, I feel like I’m doing my purpose. I want them to know, I love them and care for them and support them; and this program that I’m doing um with the Arapahoe County has been a huge blessing to me and my family. Hopefully I can continue to do this for a very long time.”

VIDEO of Inspire Change Garett Bolles x Juvenile Anti-Recidivism Spot

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=837957247349632

Downloadable Link: https://f.io/Vu3BYcZQ

NFL.com Link: https://www.nfl.com/videos/garett-bolles-mentors-kids-in-colorado-inspire-change

GLENFIDDICH by Betsy Kaplan via 360 Magazine

Glenfiddich Launches Collection of 3 Aged Expressions

The World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky Launches Collection of Three Exceptionally Aged Expressions, Bridging the Past with the Present 

Today, Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky launched its Time Re: Imagined collection in the U.S.: a first-ever, ultra-premium range of three extraordinary single malt Scotch whiskies, including Glenfiddich 30-Year-Old, 40-Year-Old, and 50-Year-Old

The remarkable range represents the pinnacle of Glenfiddich’s signature distillery style, with each of the three liquids maturing over decades to develop richness and depth of flavor that is rarely encountered. Since the 1960s, just three Glenfiddich Malt Masters have been at the helm, overseeing and nurturing the patient development of these precious casks through various climatic conditions. 

Each expression, alongside artistically developed outer packaging, encapsulates the maverick spirit known to the brand and celebrates moments of time relative to their production. The rarest within the Time Re:Imagined Collection, the 50-Year-Old, portrays Simultaneous Time, exploring theparallel and complex conditions that have influenced the liquid. Glenfiddich’s 40-Year-Old represents Cumulative Time, drawing attention to the layers of accumulated flavor, made possible via the remnant vatting process, first pioneered by the brand. Completing the Collection is the 30-Year-Old, embodying Suspended Time – representing the moment when the Malt Master suspends the development of the whisky, showcasing the purest expression of the distiller’s character. 

“In whisky production, we often talk about the role of Malt Masters, and it is our responsibility to find the delicate balance between the taste of the whisky and the intensity of the oak cask,” says Brian Kinsman, Malt Master, Glenfiddich. “But we don’t always acknowledge how each cask, each bottle, is absolutely unique because of the time it has spent maturing. Both nature and time play huge roles in making whisky taste like it does, and Glenfiddich’s Time Re:Imaginedpays homage to this process and the exquisite liquid both time helps to create.”

Lorne Cousin, U.S. National Ambassador, Glenfiddich, said: “Glenfiddich was founded on groundbreaking and innovative principles in 1887 and the independent spirit of the brand shines through in these liquids.” Allan Roth, U.S. Ambassador, Glenfiddich, added: “The quality of the collection not only evokes the time and care gone into nurturing these expressions to create incredible flavor, but is also a tribute to the events that have helped shape the taste of each cask over time.” 

Kevin Canchola, U.S. Ambassador, Glenfiddich, shared: “The extremely rare 50-Year-Old is a beautiful testament to the Glenfiddich Malt Masters’ work over five decades.” “It is an extraordinarily rare and precious liquid, which delivers a superb balance of oak tannin and lingering sweetness,” David Allardice, U.S. Ambassador, Glenfiddich, concluded.

To create the complex flavor of the rarest in the collection – the Glenfiddich 50-Year- Old – whiskies from three different American Oak refill casks, all matured in the same warehouse, were married together and finished in an American Oak refill cask for two years. There are only 220 decanters of this astounding expression, making it an extremely precious and sought-after collectors’ item. 

The Time Re: Imagined Collection is now available in limited quantities in the U.S. at suggested retail prices of $1,299, $4,600 , and $50,000 for the Glenfiddich 30-Year-Old, 40-Year-Old, and 50-Year-Oldrespectively.

Time Re:Imagined Product Details (Tasting Notes + Packaging Information)

  • Glenfiddich 30-Year-Old (Aged 30 Years –  43% ABV) 

Color: Rich bronze

Nose: An exquisitely structured balance of hearty oak married with sweet, subtle sherry notes

Taste: Deep, woody flavors interlaced with delicate floral accents, in a complex combination

Finish: Warm, honeyed and exceptionally long-lasting

Suspended Time: The 30-Year-Old depicts the moment when Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s Malt Master, suspends the whisky’s maturation to bottle it, capturing the whisky at the precise moment in time, a perfect expression, preserved for all eternity. 

Packaging: The outer packaging design showcases moving ribbons, each one frozen to form elegant cut-out windows, revealing the regal decanter inside. With the moment of maturation captured in all its splendor, the dynamic lines and complex structure create an illusion that the bottle is suspended effortlessly, in mid-air, suspended in time.  

   

  • SRP: $1,299.00Glenfiddich 40-Year-Old (Aged 40 Years –  44.6% ABV)

Color: Dark mahogany

Nose: A deeply layered expression of dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and ripe black cherries – completed with subtle waves of gentle wood smoke, polished leather and cloves

Taste: A luxuriously full and silky smooth taste, with memories of past releases in every nuanced note; Evolving from deep dried fruit notes to rich fruitcake, dates, raisins and stewed apples, before giving way to dry oaky notes, with subtle hints of bitter chocolate and peat

Finish: Complex, memorable, and exquisitely long-lasting

Cumulative Time: The 40-Year-Old is a bold, maverick representation of remnant vatting – a pioneering process, only used by Glenfiddich’s Distillery, where the remnants of the previous batch are carried over and married with the casks selected for each subsequent release.

Packaging: The outer packaging design brings layers of transforming flavors to life with a bold and maverick take on a geological metamorphosis. The decanter is housed in a stunning sculptural container and stopper made from jesmonite – a material with individual characteristics that render every piece completely unique. The vessel truly embodies the evolution of one thing becoming another, with dramatic grooves carved into the stone-like material, that expose the intertwining veins flowing through it. 

    SRP: $4,600.00

  • Glenfiddich 50-Year-Old (Aged 50 Years –  43.8% ABV) 

Color: Antique gold

Nose: Rich orange peel and clementine meet complex notes of Madeira cake and muscovado sugar; Scents mature over time into the dewy petrichor of a Dufftown morning, mingling with flowering geranium

Taste:  A lingering sweetness softens into deep, silky smooth oak tannin and sun-dried vanilla

Finish:  Oaky, sweet and incredibly long lasting

Simultaneous Time: The 50-Year-Old explores complex conditions that have influenced the whisky, including air pressure, temperature and humidity, as the nature of maturation changes alongside these conditions. Hot summers speed up the maturation process and cold winters slow it down – dramatically affecting the outcome of the liquid and lending itself to the whisky’s unique taste.

Packaging: The outer casing is an artistic representation of the climatic data that created this extraordinary whisky. Manuel Jiménez García, a computational architect, decrypted the meteorological data into an algorithm, and generated a physical design language to build the structure’s bespoke form – bringing life to every second of every day, of every month of those 50 years.

SRP: $50,000.00

ABOUT GLENFIDDICH

Founded in Dufftown, Scotland by innovator William Grant, Glenfiddich first ran from the stills on Christmas Day, 1887. Adopting revolutionary methods and practices Grant’s maverick attitude to whisky production saw Glenfiddich excel for over a hundred and thirty years, becoming the first single malt whisky to be promoted outside of Scotland, and ultimately, the best-selling and most awarded single malt whisky in the world*. While Glenfiddich is now sold in over 180 countries across the world, the brand is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family-owned and is still produced in the same distillery which William Grant and his children hand-built.

ABOUT WILLIAM GRANT & SONS

William Grant & Sons Holdings Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the global premium spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distills some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third-largest blended Scotch, Grant’s®, as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W.® Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder® Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, and Drambuie® Scotch Liqueur. 

Founded in 1964, William Grant & Sons USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, Ltd. and features one of the fastest-growing spirits portfolios in the US with brands including Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, Drambuie, Milagro Tequila, Fistful of Bourbon, Grant’s, Hudson Whiskey, Gibson’s Finest, Monkey Shoulder, Clan MacGregor, Reyka Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Flor de Caña Rum, The Knot, and Raynal French Brandy.

For more information on the company and its brands, please visit www.williamgrantusa.com

ABOUT MANUEL JIMENEZ GARCIA

Manuel Jimenez García is the co-founder and principal of madMdesign, a computational design practice based in London, co-founder of the robotic manufacturing and design brand Nagami, based in Avila, Spain, and co-founder of Automated Architecture Ltd (AuAr), a design-tech automation company based in London. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and has been exhibited worldwide in venues such as Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Canada´s Design Museum (Toronto), The Design Museum (London), Royal Academy of Arts (London), Zaha Hadid Design Gallery (London), Philadelphia Museum of Art and Clerkenwell Design Week (London).

Manuel is heavily influenced by the data-driven forms found in nature and this is reflected in his collaborations with brands including BMW, Audi, Jimmy Choo, Dior and British Fashion Council. He is known for creating algorithms and modeling forms that not only represent nature, but also abstract it into new creations that emerge between the natural and artificial, featuring shapes previously inconceivable without computational design and digital manufacturing.

For more information and purchasing details, visit https://www.glenfiddich.com/ or on social channels @glenfiddichUS

Skilfully Crafted, Enjoy Responsibly. Glenfiddich ©2022 Imported by William Grant & Sons, Inc. New York, NY

Leonora Carrington “El Rey del Tequila” (2009) decanter with corresponding bottle of 1800 Colección Tequila

Leonora Carrington Tequila Decanter

BLOCKBAR.COM ANNOUNCES 1800® TEQUILA AS ITS FIRST EVER TEQUILA TO GO ON AUCTION 

To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, BlockBar Will Exclusively Auction an Extra-Rare Vintage of 1800 Colección Tequila, Custom-Designed Decanter by Renowned Artist Leonora Carrington, a Once-in-a-Lifetime Invitation to the Birthplace of Tequila and a Tour of Leonora Carrington’s Exclusive Art Collection in Tequila, Mexico .

Exciting news – to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, 1800 Tequila & BlockBar are exclusively auctioning an extra-rare vintage of 1800 Colección Tequila with an accompanying custom-designed decanter by renowned artist Leonora Carrington at a starting bid of $25,000 HERE

Today, 1800 Tequila, the world’s most awarded tequila, will release its first ever NFT corresponding to a bottle of its coveted 1800 Colección Tequila, one of the rarest tequilas in the world. 1800 Tequila worked closely with celebrated surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, prior to her passing, to curate a unique decanter titled “El Rey del Tequila” complementing 1800 Colección rare extra añejo tequila. Carrington created only 15 of these silver-sculpted masterpieces fifteen years ago; never released for public sale. Now only one of these prized decanters is available for the first time as an ultra-exclusive collectible with a starting bid of USD $25,000 exclusively on BlockBar.com, the world’s first DTC NFT marketplace for luxury wines and spirits.

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, 1800 Tequila will be the first ever tequila to auction on BlockBar.com. Ownership of the NFT includes the “El Rey del Tequila” (2009) Leonora Carrington-designed decanter accompanied by a bottle of 1800 Colección Tequila. The buyer will be invited to visit Jalisco, Mexico for a private tequila tasting at La Rojeña distillery, Latin America’s oldest distillery and the birthplace of tequila. They will also tour Leonora’s Carrington’s exclusive art collection showcasing her connection to the heritage of 1800 Tequila and allowing for a complete immersion in the land that inspired both Carrington and 220 years of 1800 Tequila quality and tradition. 

“We’re delighted to mark Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting our first ever tequila auction with the iconic 1800 Tequila,” comments Dov Falic, Co-Founder and CEO of BlockBar. “1800 Tequila has a history of partnering with world-renowned artists and this unique, never-made-available-before decanter designed by surrealist artist Leonora Carrington makes this auction highly desirable for tequila and art lovers alike.”

1800 Colección Tequila celebrates excellence in taste, in both tequila and in art, with past vintages having been paired with decanters custom-designed by renowned creators including Gary Baseman, Bosco Sodi and Hector Velazquez Ortus. As a first for luxury collectors worldwide, this year the brand is releasing one exclusive, limited-edition 1800 Colección Tequila vintage aged in ex-single malt whiskey casks from the United Kingdom as a nod to Leonora Carrington’s birthplace. As a deep-rooted Mexican heritage brand, 1800 Tequila commissioned Leonora Carrington, widely considered one of the most important artists in Mexico during the 20th century, to design a unique decanter complementing the ultra-rare liquid of 1800 Colección Tequila. The British surrealist artist was such an admirer of the agave plant and the liquid derived from it after arriving in Mexico in the 1940’s, that she designed “El Rey del Tequila” (“The King of Tequila”) decanter as a tribute. To be paired with the corresponding bottle of 1800 Colección Tequila, the silver sculpture is infused with amorphous characteristics intrinsic to her work, reflecting the fascinating magic of the heart of the agave. 

Only produced and released in the finest years of production, 1800 Colección Tequila is the pinnacle of liquid superiority and a result of a delicate artisan process meticulously supervised by Master Distiller Alejandro Coronado, who creates a special balanced blend between it and the finest aged tequila reserves. 1800 Colección Tequila begins with the selection of the highest-quality agaves that have reached optimum maturity. Following 1800 Tequila tradition, the agaves are steam cooked for several days in stone ovens obtaining a very selected extract, which is then distilled twice, followed by several years of slow aging in ex-single malt whiskey casks. The result is an exquisite, distinctively aged extra añejo tequila with a silky consistency, deep golden color and smooth mellow taste with a subtle touch of caramel, honey and almond that is one of the finest vintages in existence – numbered, limited and certified. 

“Always at the forefront of culture, 1800 Tequila partnered with BlockBar to release its first NFT to bring the centuries-old tequila-making tradition to a new audience who appreciates luxury spirits and unique, high-value art,” says Lander Otegui, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Proximo Spirits. “A decades-long champion and benefactor of art and culture, 1800 Tequila will contribute 50% of the proceeds from the 1800 Colección Tequila NFT sale directly back to the Council of Leonora Carrington for preservation of various collections including drawings, sculptures and textiles. With a new generation of luxury spirits drinkers and art collectors, this will be the first of many 1800 Colección Tequila NFTs to come.”

1800 Colección “El Rey del Tequila” bottle and decanter will be auctioned off with a starting bid of USD $25,000 from 10:00am EST on Monday, September 12th, ending at midnight on Thursday, September 15th. Bids can be placed via BlockBar.com and payment may be submitted via ETH, credit card or wire transfer. To make a bid using ETH you must have the funds in your wallet and be connected to BlockBar. At midnight, the winning bidder has two hours to submit the full balance. Full terms and conditions may be found on BlockBar.com. Bidders planning on using wire transfer must pre-approve the funds by going to BlockBar.com, selecting payment method under the profile icon on the top right of the screen and clicking payment methods, and select “verify funds” for pre-approval. The user who successfully checks out will receive an NFT representing ownership of the Leonora Carrington “El Rey del Tequila” decanter and corresponding bottle of 1800 Colección Tequila, which is stored with BlockBar until the bottle owner is ready to redeem. For more information, please visit HERE.

About 1800® Tequila

1800 Tequila, the world’s most awarded tequila and the #1 premium tequila brand in the US, is made with 100% blue Weber agave harvested at its peak in Tequila, Mexico. Named after the year of origin, 1800 Tequila has never wavered from its original formula and distillation process. Now, as the best taste in tequila, 1800 Tequila has reached category leadership through its liquid superiority, deep-rooted Mexican heritage and culture-driving collaborations with musicians and artists. The iconic bottle is also recognized for its trapezoidal shape, reminiscent of the centuries-old Mayan stone pyramids found throughout Mexico. Please visit 1800Tequila.com to learn more about the 1800 Tequila portfolio: Blanco, Coconut, Reposado, Añejo, Cristalino, Milenio, Colección and The Ultimate Margarita. Trademarks owned by JC Master Distribution Limited ©2022 Proximo, Jersey City, NJ. Please drink responsibly.

About BlockBar

Founded in October 2021, BlockBar sells NFTs directly from luxury wines and spirits brands. Each NFT corresponds to an actual physical bottle, exclusive to BlockBar, available to purchase with ETH, credit card or wire transfer. Owners can resell, collect, gift or at any point «burn» their NFT in exchange for the physical bottle, shipped from BlockBar’s secure facility in Singapore with 24/7 security, motion sensors and temperature control. BlockBar only partners directly with brand owners including LVMH, Diageo, Bacardi, Pernod Ricard, Sazerac, William Grant & Sons and more, and does not take collections from third parties or collectors. BlockBar is democratizing access to luxury wines and spirits allowing anyone, anywhere in the world to participate, while offering bottle owners storage, insurance and a marketplace to re-sell their bottles purchased on BlockBar’s platform. BlockBar’s proprietary smart contracts verify authenticity tracing every transaction directly back to the partnering brand, and its partnership with top cyber- and crypto-security firms ensures that transactions are fully protected and transparent. For more information, please visit BlockBar.com

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SKAM × EL CRISTIANO

On August 23, Tuesday night, Skam Land event, which was hosted by Tyga and SKAM Summer Music festival featuring El Cristiano Tequila were held at The Highlight Room.

SKAM Summer Music Summit took place August 21-23, 2021 in Hollywood, CA. The Summit took over the entire 178-room Dream Hollywood, along with fun filled events utilizing the hotel’s Highlight Room rooftop as well as neighboring venues around town. 

Guests sipped on El Cristiano Tequila, while listening to live performances, music and danced the night away. The Music x Tech x Influencer conference-style celebration on August 21st and 23rd, included over 500 DJs,  plus top radio programmers and execs. El Cristiano Tequila featured SKAM SILVER, and EL CRISTIANO PLATINUM specialty cocktails.

El Cristiano Tequila SILVER, REPOSADO and ANEJO were served at SKAM SUMMER SUMMIT

  • Clase Silver Tequila – El Cristiano Silver, its foundation, boasts unrivaled complexity and depth with coil copper stills imparting a pure, clean taste and full mouth roundness. A full body with bright, silver hues and defined legs. Subtly sweet cooked agave aromas with hints of butter, notes of mature fruit, and spicy hints of Bay Leaf and Rosemary.
  • Clase Reposado Tequila – El Cristiano Reposado, 6 months barrel aged. By aging their Silver batches in American Oak casks for 6 months, their Reposado develops a subtle layer of whiskey-like oaky flavors, aromas and complexities.
  • El Cristiano Black: Clase Extra Anejo Tequila – El Cristiano extra aged Anejo, 3 years barrel aged in American Oak barrels to create a luxurious sipping tequila of unrivaled complexity.

About El Cristiano:

Introducing El Cristiano, the world’s finest and additive free ultra premium tequila, made by third generation master tequila makers from the finest Jalisco Highlands Blue Agave.  El Cristiano is dedicated to producing the purist tequila with no additives – (85% of tequila today has sugars and thickeners added) – with a high focus on harvesting only mature agave aged at least five years and certain sizing through sustainable agriculture practices. By establishing this process, they have eliminated the need for additives which would change the true essence of 100% Highlands Blue Weber Agave.

About SKAM Summer Music Festival

Created by Sujit Kundu, the founder and CEO of S.K.A.M. Artist and Skam Division (A Top DJ, Radio Programming and Music Artist Booking Agency), the Summit will coincide with his annual birthday blowout, which has become a much-buzzed about annual celebration.  DJs from all around the world will be streaming direct from Dream Hollywood and other venues around LA, to be announced soon, with hundreds of DJs and notable artists in attendance. His roster includes everyone from Samantha Ronson to DJ Irie to Lil Jon to Eric Dlux to Harm Franklin along with DJ Five, Justin Credible and newcomers to the roster like Angie Vee.

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Cinco De Mayo × Santo Spirits

When it comes to celebrating Cinco de Mayo, tequila-based cocktails are the obvious choice. Honor Mexico’s victory with the authentic and bold flavors of Santo Spirit‘s premium Tequilas crafted in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Rocker Sammy Hagar has harnessed his knowledge and experience in the spirits industry and Guy Fieri infuses his extensive culinary experience to create this amazing portfolio of tequilas including the incredibly smooth Blanco, the world’s only Mezquila, the perfectly rested Reposado and the recently launched Single Barrel Reposado.

Spend the holiday sipping on The Classic Santo Margarita, Sammy’s take on the beloved tequila cocktail. Mixed with a splash of Cointreau and ½ oz of Damiana Herb Liqueur, this traditional cocktail is simple and smooth, allowing the bold notes of Santo Blanco to shine. The full and complex notes in taste are complimented by earthy, white pepper and citrus aromas. Enjoy with or without a salt rim or blend with ice for a perfect poolside libation. 

Guy Fieri created his take on the cult favorite spicy margarita with the Santo Caliente Margarita. The perfect balance of spicy and sweet, this cocktail also includes fresh cilantro leaves for an herbaceous kick that will transport you straight to the beaches of Mexico. Guy recommends substituting the salt rim with his Rojo Rim recipe for even more intensity. You can find the full recipe HERE.

The Classic Santo Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Santo Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • Salt
  • ½ oz of Damiana Herb Liqueur (Optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon agave or simple syrup (Optional)

Method:

Mix all ingredients except the salt in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass with salted rim.

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St. Patty’s Sip List

March has arrived, and while Spring is still a ways away, there’s still St. Patrick’s Day to look forward to. As it is a celebration of Ireland, lots of drinking is naturally associated with the holiday. As a result, 360 has compiled a list of the best beverages for your celebration.

Space Dust IPA

As one of the most celebrated holidays globally, St. Patrick’s Day is all about bringing people together, and what better way to do that than by raising a glass of Elysian Brewing’s best-selling Space Dust IPA (8.2% ABV), which balances bitterness with the sweetness of grapefruit, mango and orange aromas. 

If you’re searching for “something green” to bring to your St. Patrick’s Day party, look no further! Space Dust’s iconic green mascot, Dusty, featured on every can and bottle, is here to help you avoid the pinch. Plus, the Elysian team has released an easy-to-make festive drink recipe called the Irish Astronaut, which cleverly features 50% Nitro Irish Stout and 50% Space Dust IPA.

Tully Mule By Gillian Murphy

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original
  • 0.5 parts Fresh Lime Juice
  • Top with Ginger Beer
  • Lime Wheel

Method:

  • Stir Tullamore D.E.W. Original and lemon juice in a mug filled with ice. 
  • Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime wheel.

Gold Rush By Gillian Murphy

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Tullamore D.E.W.
  • 0.75 part fresh lemon juice
  • 0.75 part honey syrup

Method:

  • Add all ingredients to an ice filled shaker.
  • Shake and strain into an ice filled glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist. 

Green Machine By Gillian Murphy

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Tullamore DEW Original
  • 0.5 part Lemon Juice
  • Juice of 1 fresh pressed green apple (or 6 parts cloudy apple juice)

Method:

  • Build in a highball glass over ice.
  •  Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Guy Fieri’s Caliente Margarita

Mixed with Santo Blanco Tequila and a hint of triple sec, the Caliente Margarita is a cocktail everyone will love. Santo keeps it simple for you to mix this cocktail up right at home, using muddled cilantro leaves and jalapenos to give it that unique kick we all look for in the classic libation. Fieri has even shared his one-of-a-kind recipe for Homemade Sour Mix that will take your Caliente Margarita to the next level. Finish it off with a salt rimmed glass and you are good to go. This bold and classic cocktail is guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds, leaving you yearning for more.

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz Santo Blanco Tequila
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves
  • 3 jalapeños (2 for muddling, 1 for garnish)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 oz Homemade Sour Mix
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice

Method:

Muddle cilantro and two jalapeños in the bottom of a large pitcher. As you are muddling, add tequila and triple sec. At the same time, make the sour mix. Combine sugar with 1 ½ cups of water in a saucepan. Allow it to simmer until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Once it has cooled, add the lemon and lime juice. Stir the margarita well, adding sour mix as you go. Pour into glasses rimmed with salt and garnish with a lime wedge and jalapeño slice.

1800 Earl Grey

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. 1800 Cristalino
  • ¼ oz. Elderflower liqueur
  • ½ oz. Earl Grey syrup
  • ¾ oz. lemon juice 

Method: 

 Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice cubes and garnish with an edible flower.

1800 Añejo Sunset

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. 1800 Añejo 
  • ¾ oz. Demerara syrup
  • ¾ oz. carrot juice 
  • ½ oz. lime juice 
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters 

Method: 

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice cubes and garnish with a lime wheel and a salted pepper rim.

1800 Tequila Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. 1800 Reposado 
  • ¾ oz. honey syrup 
  • ¾ oz. lemon juice
  • Iced peach black tea, to top

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice cubes and garnish with a lemon wheel.

D’USSE Lemonade

This is a signature cocktail blending the sweet-tart flavor of lemonade with the smoothness of D’USSÉ

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ parts D’USSE VSOP Cognac  
  • 4 Parts Lemonade 

Method: Add D’USSE and lemonade into an ice-filled highball glass.

JAJA Mango Shandy

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. JAJA Blanco
  • 1.5 oz. Mango Juice
  • Top with Mexican Lager 

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice cubes and garnish with a mango slice to top off with a tajin rim.

JAJA Mexican Cold Brew

ingredients:

  • 2 oz. JAJA Añejo 
  • 2 oz. Cold Brew
  • Top with Tonic Sparkling Water 

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks highball glass over fresh ice cubes and garnish with a lemon wheel.

JAJA Pineapple Mule

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz. JAJA Reposado 
  • 1.5 oz. Pineapple Juice 
  • Top with Ginger Ale

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice on the rocks and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice cubes and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

cocktail illustration by Mina Tocalini for 360 Magazine

Margarita Day Drink Guide

Just in time for National Margarita Day, 1800 Tequila, the world’s most awarded tequila line introduces a delicious line up of 1800 The Ultimate Margarita, the #1 premium margarita that’s ready to serve! Made with real tequila and the extract of lime, 1800 The Ultimate Margarita is available in refreshing flavors including Classic, Peach & Watermelon! Perfect for any at-home celebration, all flavors are best enjoyed on the rocks and chilled/blended with ice. As a premium offering, 1800 The Ultimate Margarita is packaged in 1800 Tequila’s signature pyramid glass bottle.

If you’re looking to put a spin on the classic margarita, check out these cocktail ideas from 1800, all of which can also be made with their refreshing, new flavors below:

La Rita
2 oz 1800° Silver
1 oz Lime Juice
½ oz Agave Syrup
½ oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake and strain into salted rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

La Rosita
2 oz 1800® Silver Tequila
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 oz Curacao
0.5 oz Rosemary Honey Syrup
Rosemary Sprig

To make the rosemary honey, add 2 parts honey to 1 part water and let simmer with some rosemary for 3–5 minutes.

Measure out all ingredients, add to a shaker with ice, and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over ice and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Rising Star
2 oz 1800® Silver Tequila
0.75 oz Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Simple Syrup
3–4 Whole Blackberries
5–6 Mint Leaves
Seltzer Water

Lightly muddle mint leaves and blackberries in a shaker or mason jar. Add lemon juice, simple syrup, tequila and ice, and shake for 10 seconds. Pour into a glass over ice and top with seltzer water. Garnish with fresh mint and a blackberry.

All of these recipes can also be made with 1800 Tequila’s deliciously dangerous margarita flavors:

1800 Tequila x Jarritos Tamarindo Tango Margarita

Mix in fresh lime juice & Chile de Arbol and serve on the rocks with chile salt rim & lime wheel

1800 The Ultimate Margarita Original

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled and salted Margarita glass

1800 The Ultimate Margarita Peach

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled and salted Margarita glass

1800 The Ultimate Margarita Watermelon

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled and salted Margarita glass