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  1. ALBERTA PREMIUM CASK STRENGTH RYE WHISKEY Alberta Distillers has been making some of the best rye whiskey on earth for years, and are finally getting worldwide recognition with this release. The 100% rye is distilled from the finest Canadian prairie grains grown by local farmers and glacier-fed Rocky Mountain spring water. The result is nearly 130 proof beast that has already garnered a Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition as well as being honored as the 2021 World Whiskey of the year Whisky Bible author Jim Murray.
  2. The Motorcycle This new book by Phaidon is here to prove that motorcycles are more than just a mode of transportation, they are in fact a masterpiece of exquisite design. The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire is an essential and compelling exploration of the design, history, and culture of the motorcycle. This colorful and in-depth celebration traces the exciting evolution of the motorcycle over the past 150 years, highlighting a carefully-curated collection of 100 truly iconic bikes. This is a well-crafted book that will prove compulsive reading to design lovers and motorcycle fans alike.
  3. HAMILTON KHAKI NAVY BELOWZERO LIMITED EDITION Hamilton is no stranger to the big screen. The watchmaker has created pieces for Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey as well as Christopher Nolan's previous film Interstellar. For their latest starring role, Hamilton reconnects with Nolan for a custom-made watch for Tenet. Inspired by the prop watch for the film, the Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO features a lightweight titanium case with a blue or red-tipped secondhand, referencing key colors in the movie. Each color is limited to 888 pieces, a homage to the palindrome title, and arrives in a special packaging designed by the film's production designer Nathan Crowley. While the film has already made its theatrical debut, Tenet will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K, and VOD on December 15, 2020.
  4. Wrensilva’s Loft Is An All-In-One Hi-Fi Media Console For Small Spaces Wrensilva’s unique audiophilic platforms have helped the company carve a swathe through the world of at-home entertainment, and with an emphasis on rustic design, it’s no wonder that the brand’s lauded pieces are highly sought after. The only issue is that the majority of its offerings are too large for small, compact spaces, including dorm rooms, office areas, or apartments. Now, the brand has addressed that issue with its very own Loft console. Designed as a more versatile counterpart to the company’s larger consoles, the Loft Stereo has been devised in such a way as to encompass all of the timeless character, tech, and poise that has made Wrensilva so popular, without having to worry about the amount of free space within your room. The brand’s lauded solid-state preamp, two-way bass-reflex speakers, and premium drivers allow for high-fidelity streaming from your favorite, Bluetooth-savvy MP3 device, as well as any apps or music services that you frequent on a regular basis. Since it also includes a fully-decoupled Pro-Ject turntable, you’ll even be able to throw on your favorite vinyl records. Of course, this is all housed within Wrensilva’s beautifully-contrived enclosure, which calls upon North American Walnut and Ebonized Oak for an air of vintage rusticism. Head to the company’s website to pick up one of your own for $4,999.
  5. ‘The Devil’s Keep’ Is The Most Expensive First Release In Whiskey History With monks having learned distillation techniques as early as 500 AD, Ireland is often credited with the invention of whiskey. However, in recent years, Scotland has taken its place atop the hierarchy, offering everything from affordable budget buys to ultra-luxe top-shelf treasures. It’s an affront that’s prompted The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. to debut a whiskey unlike any other. They’re calling it ‘The Devil’s Keep.’ Aged for 29 years and costing €10,000 ($12,000), it’s not only the oldest triple-distilled whiskey ever; it’s also the most expensive first release in the spirit’s history. Beginning with American white oak bourbon barrels, it was then transferred to French oak casks that had once housed a Tawny Port, before being finished off in virgin Hungarian oak. What results is a whiskey that’s deliciously smooth and complex, with flavors of vanilla, caramel, wild honey, and toasted sugar. But that’s not all — each bottle of The Devil’s Keep will come in two custom cases secured by a Japenese-style lock. Furthermore, the whiskey will include a carafe of Irish spring water, as well as an angel’s share atomizer, a jar of barley from the same malting house, two bespoke glasses, and some obsidian whiskey stones. Only 333 bottles will be available.
  6. Woodford Reserve Just Released Its Oldest Bourbon Whiskey To Date With a history dating back to the early 19th century, Woodford Reserve has a long and rich history in the bourbon business, including a plethora of noteworthy industry innovations over the American distillery’s more than 200-year-old existence. To celebrate these tipple triumphs, Woodford Reserve has been producing top-shelf, limited edition bottles as part of its Master’s Collection for the last decade and a half. Just ahead of the 2020 holiday season, the Shively-based brand has revealed its latest addition to this elite lineup with the aptly-named “Very Fine Rare Bourbon.” This year’s entry pays homage to the future of the company, as well as its past, with the VFRB focusing on the Kentucky outfit’s current Master Distiller, Chris Morris. Produced in small numbers, this new drink is composed of several bourbons that date back to 2003, which in addition to being the year that Morris was appointed to his current position at the company, also makes this Woodford Reserve’s longest-aged offering in all of its 208 years of operation. Boasting a 45.2% ABV (or 90.4 proof), the VFRB is described as having a “burnt sienna” hue, a nose of brown sugar, caramel, vanilla-cured tobacco, and chocolate, a taste of honey, apple peel, and cloves, and a long sweet, malty, and fruity, finish. Available now, the Woodford Reserve “Very Rare Fine Bourbon” is priced at $130 a bottle.
  7. Triton’s New 6-Seat Sub Has The World’s Largest Spherical Transparent Hull Earlier this year, Triton unveiled its Deepview Submarine, a range of commercial models capable of carrying anywhere from 12 to 66 occupants. And while it’s undoubtedly impressive to cram that many people into a can some 330ft below the surface, it’s hard to imagine it being a remotely peaceful experience. Thankfully, Triton has turned its attention back to the luxury sector, releasing a smaller, more family-friendly model it’s calling the 3300/6. As with its smaller 3300/3, the Florida-based manufacturer makes the submersible’s capabilities abundantly clear in its name; it can dive to a depth of 3,300ft while carrying up to 6 passengers. But housing those 3 extra persons was no small feat — by teaming up with one of the leading acrylic fabricators, Triton has succeeded in creating the world’s largest spherical acrylic pressure hull — a massive dome 100 inches in diameter. And just because there’s room for the whole family doesn’t mean that it isn’t a comfortable experience. On the contrary — inside, the seats are upholstered with hand-finished leather, and every chair ensures a virtually 360° view. What’s more, it comes with plenty of headroom, 6 sets of 20,000-lumen LED lights, and even air-conditioning to keep you comfortable. Check out Triton’s website for more information.
  8. Travis Pastrana Gets Airborne In The Latest 2020 Gymkhana Drift Video Since the release of the inaugural installment in 2008, Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos have consistently set the standard for world-class automotive video content, and while Block has previously piloted the heavily-modified featured on the Hoonigan Youtube channel, for its latest entry the Long Beach native has passed the torch to fellow motorsport and adrenaline junkie, Travis Pastrana. For Pastrana’s Gymkhana debut, the AMA SX and MX champion has been put behind the wheel of a thoroughly-massaged Subaru WRX STI, before being unleashed upon his hometown of Annapolis, Maryland. With 862hp, 864 ft-lbs of torque, and a 50PSI boost, the 2.3L billet block boxer engine creates more than enough power and wheel-spin needed to thoroughly tear up the streets of the east coast hamlet, a feat helped along by the drift car’s active carbon fiber aero kit and race-grade braking and suspension hardware. In addition to plenty of getting sideways, Pastrana also pilots his WRX over various jumps and other obstacles in the roughly 9.5-minute feature. With any luck, this is just the first of many hair-raising Gymkhana videos with Pastrana behind the wheel.
  9. Mercedes-Benz Joins With N+ To Create The Ultimate EQ Formula E Bicycle The adoption of electrified cycling platforms has been at an all-time high this year, with many automotive manufacturers working alongside the industry’s finest builders to create their own unique take on the two-wheeled wonder. Now, N+ has signed a contract with none other than Mercedes-Benz to produce a stunning EQ Formula E Team eBike. With two of the industry’s most prominent names at its back, it should come as no surprise that the EQ Formula E bicycle stands at the top of its respective genre. Boasting a 20 mile-per-hour top speed, 62-mile range, and 37-pound weight, this unique eBike capitalizes on the brands’ thorough knowledge of the space to implement seamlessly-matched pedal-assist technology (courtesy of a mid-drive, torque-sensing power unit), and 50/50 weight distribution, making it one of the most stable platforms on the market. A carbon fork, Gates Cdx crankset, and Sturmey Archer five-speed drivetrain round out the sleek, road-faring specimen. Head to N+’s website to pick up one of your own for $3,200.
  10. Audi Announces Its First Dakar Entry With An EV Rally Fighter Prototype Despite boasting a long and illustrious history of elite rally competition, Audi has yet to try its luck at the infamous Dakar Rally. Though after recently announcing its withdrawal from Formula-E competition, the Four Rings has revealed that it will be entering the grueling rally raid event for the first time in 2022, campaigning a brand-new, all-electric off-road prototype. Marking the first major manufacturer to develop a “viable alternative drive concept” for the iconic rally race, Audi appears to be taking its rally re-entry very seriously, diverting funding from its Formula-E program into its Dakar efforts. The German firm already has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from in the high-performance EV sector, though applying it to the Dakar will make for an immensely challenging endeavor, with the aforementioned two-week event constituting one of the world’s toughest motorsport proving grounds. Thus far Audi has only revealed a teaser image of the vehicle, though from what we can see of the prototype’s three-quarter silhouette, the rally fighter looks like it will be running alongside the T4.2 class, though only time will tell. For more information on this ambitious endeavor, you can check out the full press release linked here.
  11. ‘Better Call Saul’ Meets ‘John Wick’ In The High-Octane Trailer For ‘Nobody’ Everyone has a breaking point — a moment when their truest self rises to the surface and takes over. For Hutch Mansell, played by Emmy-winning actor Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), that comes not after two thieves break into his house and rob him, but rather in the wake of the crime — when his abilities as a husband, father, and protector are called into question. And that’s just the beginning of the shockingly action-packed, ultra-violent trailer for Nobody. Written by Derek Kolstad (John Wick) and directed by Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore Henry), Nobody — which seemingly dropped out of nowhere onto the early-2021 release calendar — is reminiscent of action-thrillers of yesteryear, like Dirty Harry, Deathwish, and even bits of Taxi Driver. Also starring the likes of Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, and RZA (of the Wu-Tang Clan), this bloody escapist flick hits all the right spots and doesn’t pull a single punch along the way. Look for it to hit theaters on February 26th of next year.
  12. This Limited Edition Bock Beer Was Aged In WhistlePig’s ‘Boss Hog’ Whiskey Barrels Earlier this autumn, WhistlePig announced the seventh installment in its annual ‘Boss Hog’ line: a limited-release Rye inspired by Magellan’s historic circumnavigation of the globe. Aged in three different types of casks and bottled at barrel strength, it made for a fitting homage to the spirit of discovery. For the second year in a row, WhistlePig is partnering with Harpoon Brewery in order to bring about a beer fit for even the most discerning drinkers. Dubbed ‘The Bock Hog,’ it’s essentially a Harpoon Doppelbock conditioned in the very barrels that once housed WhistlePig’s The Boss Hog VII whiskey. On the palate, it features familiar flavors from the base bock — like toasted rye, toffee, rum raisin, and cacao — making it a pleasant cold weather beer loaded with warmth. However, courtesy of its time spent in Spanish Oak and South American Teakwood casks, the brew now sports an element of added complexity. On the finish, it includes notes of holiday spice, roasted nuts, vanilla, and char. And like its spirit sibling, The Bock Hog is no slouch when it comes to its alcohol content — at 9.0% ABV, it’s quite the stiff sipper. Head over to Harpoon’s website for purchasing information.
  13. Bugatti And TIDAL Team Up On A Set Of Super-Exclusive Hi-Fi Home Speakers Widely regarded amongst the car community as the pinnacle of automotive perfection, Bugatti has been careful not to tarnish its name with too many collaborations. So, while the likes of Ferrari and Porsche have home offerings aplenty, the French hypercar manufacturer has shown considerable restraint by comparison. In partnership with German-based sound specialist TIDAL, Bugatti is producing a limited run of “Royale” speakers for home audio applications. And my what a premium product they look to be. For starters, every single component was developed specifically for the Royale in order to deliver a peerless sound experience. In practice, this means that each unit comes with four subwoofers, a pair of three-way front units, a midrange driver, and, for the pièce de résistance, a diamond tweeter. And when it comes to appearances, Bugatti has spared no expense. Available in Monococque and Duotone colorways, there are also a number of optional exterior adornments, including carbon fiber, leather, dark aluminum, and polished stainless steel. Finished off with a front-mounted Bugatti logo and an art deco design, the Royale makes for quite the stunning speaker. Available in ‘Edition Noir’ and ‘Edition Blanc’, each set will be limited to 15 units. Contact TIDAL for more.
  14. You Could Own This 1-Of-1 Porsche Carrera ‘GT-R’ Street-Legal Race Car When Porsche first unveiled the Carrera GT back in 2000, it was little more than a production pipe dream. Born out of a shelved effort to create a Le Mans-winning race car — the LMP2000 — the supercar concept didn’t actually hit the assembly line until 2004. Even then, it was eventually killed off due to safety regulations. However, now you have the opportunity to purchase a one-of-one Carrera GT track car. Dubbed the ‘GT-R,’ it’s been outfitted with a host of performance parts to reconnect it with its racing roots. Under the hood, the naturally-aspirated 5.7L V10 has seen a sizable boost from its stock 612hp, now producing an impressive 650hp. And in order to ensure that it has tight handling on the track, it’s been given tailor-made wishbones and push-rod suspension, an integrated air lift system, as well as a set of magnesium BBS rims. Add to that a Motec control unit, an interior roll cage, an automatic fire extinguisher, as well as a homologation-spec fuel system, and it’s pretty clear where the previous owner’s €220,000 ($270,000) went in the conversion. But the best part is that despite its race-ready upgrades, this Carrera GT is still completely road legal. You can own it for $1,043,000.

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