World's First Salted Caramel Flavoured Vodka
The Stolichnaya Premium Vodka brand has added Stoli Salted Karamel to their range, claiming to be the world’s first salted caramel flavoured vodka. An interesting combination that might appeal to the masses but still makes some instantly gag. However, according to Lisa Pfenning, Category Director–Stolichnaya®, William Grant & Sons, " Next to chocolate, market research has shown that caramel is the most popular indulgent flavor offering and that savory flavor combinations are currently one of the fastest growing trends." [ PR Newswire ]
Most Expensive Whiskey Sold at Auction
Price for the most expensive Whiskey sold at auction: $460,000 (R3.7-ish million).
100 % of the proceeds benefiting charity: Priceless.
The Macallan’s 64 Years Old in Lalique, Cire Perdue was awarded the accolade of 'most expensive whiskey sold at auction' by Guinness World Records™. [ Edge Boston ]
China's Largests Winery Set to Build "Wine City"
China's fast moving up in the wine industry. One of China's leading wine markers, Changyu Pioneer Wine Co, announced it would establish an international wine city in Yantai, covering a total area of 413 hectares with an estimated investment of 6 billion yuan ($942.6 million). The city is expected to be completed by 2016 and is an integration of culture tourism, research, and wine making. [ China Daily ]
Dad Offers Beer In Exchange For Sons Employment
Getting a job now-a-days isn't as easy as it use to be, but one Australian dad has upped the ante. Offering 50 or so cases of beer to any prospective employer willing to hire his son, Nick, as an apprentice electrition. The ad read: "Free beer – one year’s supply. Fifty cartons in exchange for electrical apprenticeship for my 19-year-old son. Local, hardworking, reliable, desperate, not a quitter.” A rather interesting idea for any other parents who want to get those last fledgelings out of the nest: remove booze from kid - offer it to employers... [ Guyism ]
10 Wine and Spirits Tattoos
People do strange things to their bodies, some good, some bad. You decide. Check out the top 10 spirit and wine tattoos compiled by [ thedrinksbusiness ].
Talking Urinal Cakes Curb Drunk Driving
Talking urinal-deodoriser cakes have been distributed in an effort to stop drunk driving in Michigan. The motion activated urinal cake has an "attention getting" woman's voice and plays a recorded message that reminds men who step up to the urinals to call a taxi or a friend, if needed, to arrive home safely. A head-turning idea indeed. [ Huffington Post ]
Another Guiness World Record
So there's pretty much a world record for everything and anything, but this one is quite interesting. The world record "for the largest number of ninja-costumed synchronised flairtenders on stage at one time" was broken at the opening of the Taiwanese Golden Cup cocktail competition. The event was officially opened in style (and flair : ) with 101 bartenders flairing in tune to music, in a mix of ninja and Spider-Man costumes. [ Spirits Business ]