Drinkhacker Reads – 11.20.2012

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Now on to today’s reads:

Legendary Chicago dining establishment Charlie Trotter’s auctioned off a portion of its wine cellar yesterday in New York City, and netted close to $2 million on the first day. Amongst the highlights were 3 magnums of 1990 La Tâche, which sold for $36,300. [Inside Scoop SF]

Elsewhere in auction news, a bottle of Balvenie 50 Years Old was sold for CAN$33,500 at an auction yesterday afternoon in Vancouver. The lucky recipient now owns the sole bottle in the country and reportedly plans to share it with friends over a box of Tim Horton’s crullers and bear claws. [24 Hrs Vancouver]

In its continuing quest to diversify from bio-agricultural products, AllTech is keeping the alcohol rolling in 2012. First with the arrival of its bourbon, Town Branch, then with the announcement that it is making an Irish whiskey. Now the company is announcing an addition to its line of Kentucky Ales, with a Bourbon Barrel Stout which should be available in Kentucky and Ohio this week and the rest of the nation shortly thereafter. [Lexington Herald-Leader]

Ann Arbor has long been an incubator for great microbreweries and new ideas, but now we have the two coming together in an interesting project currently being Kickstarted: a beer card game. Pint Craft is a card game where players select from different malts, hops, and other elements in a quest to score the most “victory pints.” [Ann Arbor]

And now for something completely not different: another celebrity product launch. This time we have Motley Crue front man Vince Neil celebrating the arrival of his new vodka, Tatuado. [Contact Music]

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