World’s Hottest Vodka Has New Contender, 250,000 Scoville Naga Chili Vokda

World's Hottest Vodka Has New Contender, 250,000 Scoville Naga Chili VokdaHere’s something that guaranteed to start you day with a bang.  Not too long ago we brought you news of The World’s Hottest Vodka.  It’s not anymore.  This is.  Master of Malt is at it again.  Not content with simply 100,000 Scoville Vodka, they’ve rolled out an eye watering 250,000 Scovilles Naga Chili Vodka.

They’ve used the same Naga Jolokia chili, (you’ve probably heard it termed the “Ghost Pepper Chili” the distillers steep these hot little bastards in 80-proof vodka, filter so it’s smooth, and bottle it.  Rumor has it they need to wear gas masks during the process, so hot are the chilis.  Any product requiring a disclaimer is a good one in my book:

We have created a monster, summoned from the very bowels of hell, formed in a vile carboy filled with a horrid mound of Naga Jolokia chillies (the world’s hottest chillies), steeped in grain vodka. The result is the unspeakable 250,000 Scovilles vodka – a chilli vodka so horrendous we strongly recommend you don’t purchase it.

- available for preorder here, via Gizmodo -

The Go Plate, Such A Stupid Idea It’s Simply Genius

The Go Plate, Such A Stupid Idea It's Simply Genius

Sometimes stupid things are decidedly brilliant.  This is one such invention.  Really stupid.  Really brilliant.  Designed to hold both your food and beverage while you file yourself a table or pleasant spot to fit – the Go Plate fits over any bottle, can, or drinking cup.  The only thing we’d recommend is not trying to take a swill from your beer while the plate is attached.  Available on Amazon.

The Go Plate, Such A Stupid Idea It's Simply Genius

link, via Incredible Things -

New Mike’s Hard Lemonade Commercials – Welcoming Some Unexpected Visitors

New Mike’s Hard Lemonade Commercials - Welcoming Some Unexpected Visitors

I generally don’t see much in the way of commercials anymore.  I DVR almost everything I watch, or I get it on Netflix.  There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the show fade out, noting where a commercial should be, then it fading right back in again.  That being said, I’m still a fan of well produced, quirky, or offbeat commercials.  When some actual effort and thought has been put into production, it generally makes me smile.  So here’s a free plug for Mike’s Hard Lemonade – because they make me smile.  Thanks for the effort, gents (or ladies.)

There are three new commercials, all centering around the same group of guys drinking in the middle of the day.  And there are beards.  Beards make everything better.  It’s the 30 foot tall woman, the headless deer, and the scarecrow that bring a smile to my face.  It’s all done in the usual Mike’s deadpan delivery.  Check out the videos below.  You’re welcome.

The Cookie Coffee Cup

The Cookie Coffee Cup

I thoroughly enjoy a solid cup of coffee.  Given the sad state of my stomach and it’s intolerance for acidity, I have to go through some lengths to have a cuppa.  I’d be more willing to go through the effort if I could drink out of The Cookie Cup.  Created by Enrique Luis Sardi for Italian coffee company Lavazza – it’s a sugar icing lined cookie shaped into a sweet drinking vessel.  Nice!

The Cookie Coffee Cup

The Cookie Coffee Cup

The Cookie Coffee Cup

- via The Awesomer -

Gold Musical Wine Glass – Wine Glasses With Musical Notation

Gold Musical Wine Glass - Wine Glasses With Musical Notation

Remember when you first learned you could make sound with a wine glass, either hitting it or running your finger around the edge?  Someone’s taken advantage of that fact and made some wine glasses you can carry a tune with.  Wine glasses with musical notation.  Neat but not cheap at $80 for a pair.  I’ll let the website take it from here.

Wine and dine in perfect time! Get your next dinner party humming when you turn your sips into a symphony with these gilded glasses turned musical instruments. The etchings on the glasses are musical notations that correspond to the level of the liquid. When the user drinks to D for example, he or she may run a finger along the rim of the glass to create its lush, sonorous note. Or, for the more percussive partier, the same note will ring out with a gentle rap of his or her utensil on the side of the glass. From rounds of “Row, row, row your boat” to more ambitious orchestrations, you’re sure to strike a chord with the guests at your next soiree with this pair that covers a full 12 note octave from A flat to G. Made in Austria from lead-free crystal.

 

- via UncommonGoods -

$77,615 Bottle Of 224-Year-Old Cognac Shattered By Butter-Fingered Customer – That’s Quite An Accident

$77,615 Bottle Of 224-Year-Old Cognac Shattered By Butter-Fingered Customer - That's Quite An Accident

AP – Francois Mori

You know that horrible feeling when you drop something valuable and it shatters into pieces?  A customer at The Playboy’s Club in London had one of those days.  Except that it wasn’t an old vase or some tchotchke on grandma’s mantle.  No, he managed to destroy a $77,615 bottle of Cognac.  One which dated back to 1788.  Ouch.

The customer was a regular – a businessman with expensive tastes and a very loose grip.  He had ordered two glasses of the brandy for $7,839 (that’s £5,000 if you’re wondering why it’s an uneven figure) each.  Then he asked to look at the bottle.  When he stood up, the bottle went flying, making the most expensive mess as the shattered upon hitting the floor.

The club bought the bottle at auction in Paris a few years ago – where it had sold for $37,000 .  Sadder still, the Cognac was to have been featured this week by mixologist (that word makes my skin crawl) Salvatore Calabrese in a bid to make the world’s most expensive cocktail for Guinness World Records.  Mr. Calabrese weighed in during an interview with the Evening Standard:

“We all just froze, then it sunk in. I’ve been heartbroken. Not because of the value of the bottle, but because it is a piece of history that has been lost.”

Because the bottle of Clos de Griffier Vieux was open – it wasn’t insured.  The customer must drop a lot of cash in the establishment as he seems to have been forgiven:

“Accidents happen,” Calabrese told The Evening Standard.