HATCH COLD BREW COFFEE
Not all cold brewed coffees are equal. Take Hatch Cold Brew Coffee for example. Their ethically-sourced fair trade beans are 100% organic, come from sustainable single-origin suppliers, and are roasted in small batches on a low-emission roaster before maturing between three and 10 days, depending on the bean. Once they're ready, they're ground in a precision grinder and immediately brewed in small batches for 20 ours at very cold temperatures before they're filtered twice, bottled, and sealed using high-tech equipment for a fresh, smooth flavor. Available in three varieties, both by the bottle and as a subscription.
HIGHLIGHTER CANNABIS VAPOR PEN
Enjoy all the benefits of cannabis with none of the smoke with the Highlighter Cannabis Vapor Pen. This self-contained, portable system uses a USB-rechargeable battery-powered heating element to warm all-natural, 45-50% THC cannabis oil, releasing smooth hits of vapor that's far more healthy (and more potent) than just puffing on a blunt. Available in sativa, indica, and hybrid varieties, it arrives in well-designed, 100% recyclable packaging.
PEERLESS DISTILLING STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY
Once the second largest distillery in the state of Kentucky, Peerless Distilling was one of the many victims of Prohibition. A century later, the distillery was revived by 4th and 5th generation descendants of the original master distiller Henry Kraver. The first release to turn heads from the resurrected brand is a rye whiskey that is non-chill filtered and bottled at barrel strength with no water added. And despite being only two years old, the whiskey helped Peerless become the only craft distiller to crack Whiskey Advocate's Top 20 Whiskies of 2017.
BLOOM FARMS X UNCRATE HIGHLIGHTER PLUS
With marijuana legal in nine states and D.C., cannabis strains are already being pored over and compared as closely as rare wine and fine cigars. So when Bloom Farms called us over a year ago to help with a new project, we knew we wanted to do two things — make a sleek, limited edition vapor pen and create a hybrid blend that had never been done before. The result is the Bloom Farms x Uncrate Highlighter Plus featuring Calaveras, a new 50/50 mixture of legendary strains.
CEDAR RIDGE IOWA BOURBON
There was a time when you couldn't trust decent bourbon unless it was distilled in Kentucky. But thanks to releases like Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon, that is quickly changing. Crafted in the heart of corn country and distilled to a higher proof before being bottled at 80 proof, Cedar Ridge is a balanced, flavorful bourbon. A unique herbal quality highlights this whiskey and has helped it take home several gold medals in competitions over the past few years.
DOUBLE BARREL VAPORIZER
More than just a gimmick, the unique side-by-side design of the Double Barrel Vaporizer serves a purpose. Its shotgun-inspired layout allows for the use of two different oil cartridges at once, letting you mix-and-match to create a blend and flavor that works for you. Airflow plugs let you sample one side at a time when you prefer, and knuckle rings give it an edgy look befitting its name. Available at dispensaries throughout California.
LA COLOMBE COFFEE VAULT
Brewing great coffee at home should be easy. So the folks at La Colombe Coffee Roasters have created a product that's the next best thing to visiting a cafe. The La Colombe Coffee Vault includes eight Coffee Vaults that are each good for a full pot of fresh java. Each one is pre-measured, pre-ground, and then preserved and pressurized for same-day freshness when you pop the top. The Corsica blend comes standard, rich in cocoa notes and ideal for a run through your filter coffee maker at home. Each vault has a shelf life of up to three months and tastes like it was roasted and ground the day you open one.
THE SEXTON IRISH WHISKEY
An eye-catching bottle with a taste to match. That's one way to sum up the newest Single Malt from Ireland called The Sexton. The whiskey was inspired by a long tradition of distilling on the North Coast of Ireland and is crafted by one of the only female blenders in the country. It's made "old-school" using only three ingredients: Irish barley, water, and yeast. After being triple distilled in copper pot stills, it's aged for four years in Oloroso Sherry butts and bottled in this hexagonal black bottle that is a worthy addition to any bar.
You likely enjoy the convenience of coffee pods but are tired of the months-old coffee that most pods contain. That's where Cups Coffee Pods come in. They source specialty-grade coffee that is hand-picked at peak ripeness. Then they roast the coffee in small batches and package it in recyclable K-Cup pods before delivering it to your door within days of roasting. And with each delivery of 30 pods, they'll throw in a sleeve of fully recyclable to-go cups and lids for free.
OLD ELK BOURBON
Old Elk bourbon is distilled using malted barley, rye, and corn. These traditional ingredients make up most bourbons, but Old Elk's process is anything but conventional. They use four times more malted barley than most recipes and a slow cut proofing process that helps to enhance the flavor of the finished product. The debut release is bottled at 88 proof and available in Colorado and California.
As it turns out, tobacco isn't the only thing you can smoke that benefits from being kept in a controlled environment. The Cannador promises to keep your best bud in peak condition, using a unique system that can absorb or release humidity as needed into the solid mahogany interior. As a result, your pot stays fresh longer and tastes better, is protected from damaging UV light, and unlike in a traditional cigar humidor, is safe from potential mold growth caused by too much humidity. Available in a variety of different sizes and configurations, with your choice of a solid walnut or cherry exterior.
ALPINE START INSTANT COFFEE
Since you don't always have time for pour over or French press, having a delicious, instant option is important. The only problem is, most instant coffee is bad. Alpine Start Instant Coffee solves this problem with a mix made using 100% Arabica beans sourced straight from Columbia. It works in hot or cold liquids and is incredibly easy to toss in your pack as you head out for a hike, camping trip, or just your daily commute to work.
JOHN E. FITZGERALD VERY SPECIAL RESERVE BOURBON
Usually, if you're talking about a wheated bourbon from the now extinct Stitzel-Weller Distillery, it's Pappy Van Winkle that you're referencing. But John E. Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve Bourbon fits that same criteria, and might garner the same attention as well. Heaven Hill acquired 12 barrels from the old distillery when they bought the Old Fitzgerald line, and those barrels were aged for 20 years before they produced a very limited 3,000 bottles of bourbon. Each of these hard to find bottles are housed in a handmade wooden box with die-cut keyholes and hinged doors that close with magnets — increasing the appeal for this sought after product even more.
LA MARZOCCO HOME ESPRESSO SUBSCRIPTION
Like their Seattle cafe, the La Marzocco Home Espresso Subscription allows you to experience the world's diverse coffee culture but without making the trek to the Pacific Northwest. Every month you'll receive two bags of the exact espresso that's being served at the La Marzocco Cafe to your front door. A new roaster from around will be featured every month, and along with their coffee, they'll send the precise brewing guidelines so you can get the same espresso experience in your own kitchen. The debut delivery will kick off with Finca Tamana Espresso from Tim Wendleboe, followed by roasts from Toby's Estate and Madcap Coffee.
PUFFTEC FUMO ROLLING WALLET
It looks like any normal wallet. But unlike most, this one does more than just carry your cards and cash. The Pufftec Fumo Rolling Wallet is the preferred pocket purse for the sophisticated smoker. It's handmade from vegetable-tanned Italian leather, and has a built-in holder for your iPhone 6 across from spaces for cards and cash. Fold it further, however, and you'll find an area devoted to America's favorite herb, consisting of green Italian leather lining, a rolling paper dispenser, and a Makizara rolling dish. It arrives packaged in a tight-fitting wooden box that helps to protect your plants from moisture, keeping them fresh longer.
DEATH WISH NITRO BREW COFFEE
For those who need more than your average amount of caffeine, there's Death Wish Coffee, one of the strongest in the world. And for those with the same caffeine needs who might be a little more active or have an aversion to hot drinks, Death Wish now offers a canned nitro cold brew as well. They take Death Wish Coffee and infuse it with nitrogen before filling these 11oz cans which are sold in four packs. No sugar, cream, or preservatives are added, but if it's not the strongest coffee you've ever had, Death Wish will give you your money back.
No, it's not a fancy new container to hide your stash in. Instead, Potbox is a premium cannabis service, delivering hand-selected strains straight to your door every month. Currently limited to service in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the service starts with their curators asking what your preferences are, then tailoring your selection to your needs. Each box arrives with two four gram containers of ethically-grown bud, as well as two pre-rolled joints wax-sealed in glass tubes. Each shipment also includes lab results outlining THC, CBD, and other chemical levels, as well as info on where it was grown, its species, and more, so you know exactly what it is you're smoking.
BLACK INSOMNIA COFFEE
While some occasions call for coffee, others call for coffee with enough caffeine to not only wake you up but to jumpstart you into another stratosphere. That's what Black Insomnia Coffee delivers as the strongest coffee in the world. They blend Ugandan, Guatemalan, and Brazilian coffee beans that are roasted to provide plenty of flavor along with a caffeine kick that should be memorable, to say the least. Each 12 fl.oz cup has a minimum of 702mg of caffeine, which is about 300% stronger than a typical cup of joe.
WHITLEY NEILL GIN
Inspired by a rich English distilling heritage and his wife's African roots, Johnny Neill crafted this London Dry Gin using a unique blend of botanicals. Neill comes from a famous family of UK distillers, and the eighth generation gin maker uses a 100-year-old copper pot still to create his spirits. This handcrafted dry gin uses some traditional botanicals and some that are less common like Florentine Iris root from Italy to sharpen the citrus notes along with African botanicals like Physalis fruit and extracts from the Baobab Tree which is known as the Tree of Life.
CASA PUJOL 87 TEQUILA
Añejo and Reposado tequilas are aged in wood and give the liquor a sweeter, milder flavor. But there's still something incredible about pure, unaged Blanco tequila. Distilled from 100% blue agave from the Jalisco highlands of Mexico, Casa Pujol 87 is an excellent example of a Blanco expression with classic tequila characteristics. And the clean, beautiful bottle design fits the brand's mission as well, designed by Monterrey, Mexico-based studio Anagrama.
DEDICATO A DAVID TABLETOP CIGAR CUTTER
Inspired by the cutters used to halve cigars over a century ago, the Dedicato A David Tabletop Cigar Cutter is a useful throwback to a simpler time. Its sharp stainless steel blade is ideal for slicing through wrappers and leaves, and the 20mm hole will accommodate most cigars. It comes attached to a wooden base and has a handsome ox horn handle.
VAPIUM SUMMIT + VAPORIZER
Built to handle adverse conditions, the Vapium Summit+ Vaporizer is the ideal implement for the outdoorsman. Its rugged high-impact polycarbonate body is the first to be IP54-rated as splash-proof. Onboard buttons allow for quick temperature adjustment, with more precise control available via an app, and a laser-welded stainless steel air path ensures a clean hit every time. Available in black, blue, or green.
TEXAS BRAND COFFEE
Harvested from small farms in Chiapas, Mexico, Texas Brand Coffee is made in limited quantities and arrives in these standout pewter labeled, French-made aluminum bottles. The coffee beans themselves are roasted, ground, and bottled by Big Bend Roasters in Marfa, Texas and sold exclusively for No. 4 St. James. Each bottle holds 1/2 pound of coffee which is enough to make about sixteen cups of java.
STONE FEAR. MOVIE. LIONS. IPA
The first year-round offering from Stone Brewing Richmond, Fear. Movie. Lions is all about location. The beer is not only Stone's first attempt at a New England style IPA — unfiltered with loads of citrus and tropical fruit notes minus the traditional hop bite — but is named using the what3words convention that encodes geographic coordinates into three dictionary words, pinpointing the location the IPA was conceived. Available in 16oz cans exclusively throughout the East Coast this summer.
MATCHLESS COFFEE SODA
Not to be confused with cold brew coffee, Matchless Coffee Soda is a locally roasted, flash-chilled coffee that is lightly sweetened and carbonated before canning. They don't dilute the product with seltzer, soda water, or fruit juice and its brewed in large batches for an optimal extraction rate so the coffee's base origin is fully expressed. Best served over ice with a citrus peel.
BREAKSIDE BREWERY LUNCH BREAK IPA
Known for their innovate and diverse beers, Breakside Brewery continues to grow and gain recognition. Lunch Break IPA may be the brewery's flagship beer, brewed with Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial hops for a vibrant aroma and flavor perfect for warm weather. Built to enjoy on your lunch break, or any time of day at 4.7% ABV, the session IPA recently took home a Gold Medal in the 2018 World Beer Cup.
WOODFORD RESERVE BATCH PROOF BOURBON
For Woodford Reserve fans looking for a little more heat, the distillery is releasing a limited run of batch proof bourbon. Part of their Master's Collection line of limited and at times experimental releases, the Versailles, Kentucky based distillery bottled their famous bourbon between 121 and 126 proof — a significant jump from the 90 proofer you typically enjoy. They did this using 120-130 barrels batched together and then bottled for this special release.
VERVE X DRIPKIT SINGLE-SERVE POUROVER COFFEE
A collaboration between Dripkit and Santa Cruz-based Verve Coffee Roasters, these single-serve pour over packets let you enjoy flavorful coffee no matter where you find yourself. Each pack contains 15 grams of freshly roasted Seabright House Blend or Ethiopia Duromina coffee in a small, pour over brewer that sits snugly on the top of your cup. Add hot water and you've got a delicious cup of joe in minutes.
AMERICAN PRESS COFFEE MAKER
Combining nuanced, balanced flavors with Keurig-like convenience, the American Press is an entirely new way to brew a cup of coffee. You use it by pressing down on the top, forcing your water through a patented reusable pod and up to the top, where it's ready to pour. A 100-micron steel filter ensures you won't end up with sediment in your joe, and the pressure-based brewing process leaves you with an espresso-inspired flavor profile that's less bitter than a cup of French Press. Its double-wall Tritan carafe can handle up to 14 ounces of coffee at a time.