Win One of 100 Boozy Prizes from Flaviar

Our friends at Flaviar are running a monster giveaway offering tons and tons of free booze, from a 20 bottle home bar to samples of the Yamazaki Sherry Cask whiskey — the impossible to find 2015 “whiskey of the year.”

To enter you can either buy $150 in merchandise or invite 20 friends to get a ticket. Only 1000 tickets are available and 100 prizes will be awarded, so your chances of winning are 1 in 10. The giveaway ends on Thursday, April 30 (perhaps longer, though), so hop on it now! Here’s a list of all the prizes on offer.

Prizes:
1x main prize – 20 bottle home bar, from scotch to brandy, gin, etc.
3x Annual Flaviar Subscription
6x Yamazaki sample – 45ml of best whisky of 2014
10x bundles – 2-3 themed bottles
80x tasting packs

Have fun!

American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Competition 2015: Complete List of Winners

I helped judge some of these (though it was all blind, so I’m not entirely sure which ones), so if you don’t like the winners, you can go ahead and blame me.

Congrats to the many winners at this year’s ADI craft spirits judging! The complete winners’ list can be found after the jump.

American Distilling Institute’s 9th Annual Judging of Craft American Spirits Awards List

Best of Class – Certified Craft Distilled Spirits

Whiskey: Westland Distillery – Westland Peated American Single Malt Whiskey
Vodka: Dry Diggings Distillery – Diamond Springs Vodka
Vodka Most Neutral: Hendricks Family Distillery – Pür Class Vodka
Gin: 1769 Distillery – La Liberté Gin
Rum: Kiepersol Distillery – Pierre’s Texas Rum
Moonshine: Virginia Sweetwater Distillery – Shiners Gold 101
Brandy: Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery – Jepson Signature Reserve Brandy
Liqueur: Louisiana Spirits – Bayou Satsuma Rum Liqueur
Other: Oregon Spirit Distillers – Wild Card Absinthe

Best of Class – Certified Craft Blended Spirits & Merchant Bottled

Whiskey: New Riff Distilling – O.K.I. Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Liqueur: C88 Holdings – Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur
Cocktail Bitters: Dutch’s Spirits – ProhiBitters
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Giveaway: Win a Wine Region Print

italy mapCity Prints produces a number of prints showcasing maps of wine regions around the world, and now you can have the print of your choosing for free! (That’s a $49 value!) Just leave a comment on the post for this story on our Facebook page and we’ll pick a winner at random on April 14, 2015. (We’ll let the winner know via Facebook, so make sure your account info is up to date.) One winner will get a print of their choosing sent directly from City Prints.

If you don’t win, we’ve still got you covered: $5 off any print in the City Prints inventory if you use code BC1 at checkout.

Cheers and good luck!

Contest: Knob Creek Campout

Do you like Knob Creek? We think they’re pretty swell. So we were excited to get an email detailing a contest Knob Creek is throwing for ten lucky winners: a campout on the Beam/Knob Creek distillery grounds.

Here are the specifics:

What: Ten lucky folks head to the Knob Creek Distillery in Clermont, KY for an on-site campout and full-flavored grilling experience. One lucky winner from eligible markets (CA, FL, GA, KY, MD, NY, NC, TX, VA and PA) and a friend will join other winners from across the country at the Knob Creek Campout. This weekend long campout will include:

  • Fred Noe, 7th Generation Master Distiller and 2013 Bourbon Hall of Fame Inductee, will host a fireside chat on the history of Knob Creek, followed by a pig roast dinner.
  • VIP BBQ cookout with Celebrity Chef Michael Symon, who will prepare his exclusive bourbon-inspired recipes.
  • Performance by an authentic Kentucky bluegrass band.
  • Behind the scenes distillery tour to see how Knob Creek’s award-winning bourbon is produced.
  • Each winner will receive round-trip airfare for two, ground transportation to the distillery and a Big Green Egg.

Where: Jim Beam/Knob Creek Distillery in Clermont, KY.

When: September 26th – 28th, 2014

How: All eligible participants can enter for a chance to win by visiting knobcreek.promo.eprize.com/sweeps

Who: All legal US residents, 21+ who reside in the below ten states can enter the Sweepstakes: California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia

Contest registration ends July 31st, so hop on over and enter. And save us some brisket.

Free Tickets to ChouffeFest New York and Washington D.C.

Howdy! Like Belgian craft beers and live in New York or Washington D.C.? Well, we’ve got something sweet (and bitter) for you!

Drinkhacker is giving away two pairs of tickets to ChouffeFest, which hits New York’s Brooklyn Bazaar on 6/19 and Washington D.C.’s TOOLBOX on 6/21. You can win a pair of tickets, which include entrance to the event featuring Belgian-style Chouffe beer tastings, delicious food, live music, and plenty of gnomified merrymaking.

You must be 21 or older to enter (and attend). To enter, please send an email to contest2@drinkhacker.com and provide your first and last name, your city of choice (NYC or Washington, D.C.), primary e-mail address, and what Chouffe beer you’re most looking forward to tasting.

All entries must be received by 6/17 at noon PDT. Only one entry per person. There will be one winner chosen for each city.

More info…  

Chouffe Fest celebrates Chouffe’s Belgian craft beers, which rumor has it, were hand-crafted by magical gnomes and passed in secret to Chouffe’s founders in the 1970s. Inspired by this mystical tale, Chouffe Fest invites guests to step into the imaginary world of the Chouffe gnomes, which includes an eight-foot-tall “gnome throne” photo booth and giant, playable versions of checkers, Jenga and Connect Four. Check out this video for more event details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C7EvJviWds

Chouffe Fest will proudly feature the following Belgian craft brews from Chouffe:

  • La Chouffe is a Belgian blonde ale with a hazy golden yellow color with full white head. La Chouffe boasts aromas of peppery spice and flavors of candy sweetness and fruity esters, followed by a creamy dry finish in this highly carbonated and gently warming ale. It contains 8% alcohol by volume (ABV) and a Rate Beer rating of 98.
  • Mc Chouffe is a Belgian-Scottish dark ale that is rich brown in color with a light tawny head. Featuring deep aromas of chocolate, toffee and caramel with rich nutty and spicy flavors of almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg, Mc Chouffe has a dry, creamy finish with noticeable warmth. It contains 8% ABV and a Rate Beer rating of 97.
  • Houblon Chouffe is a Belgian IPA Triple that is golden yellow with a delicate white head. Featuring grassy and citrus aromas from Amarillo, Tomahawk and Saaz hops with slight aromatics of clove; biscuit malt flavors are followed by a touch of honey then a dry, crisp finish marked with a touch of orange. Houblon Chouffe contains 9% ABV and boasts a Rate Beer rating of 99.

Chouffe Fest New York will take place Thursday, June 19 from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Brooklyn Bazaar located at 165 Banker St., Brooklyn NY 11222. Tickets are on sale for $10 each at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chouffe-fest-new-york-tickets-11652804853

Chouffe Fest D.C. will take place Saturday, June 21 from 7 – 11 p.m. at TOOLBOX D.C., located in Dupont Circle at 1627 (rear) Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009.
Tickets are on sale for $10 each at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chouffe-fest-washington-dc-tickets-11652963327

Guests must be 21 and over to attend all Chouffe Fest events. For more information about Chouffe Fest, visit http://www.chouffefest.com

Win $50 Worth of Free Wine!

rafflecopter-50Who wants free wine?

Our friends at Underground Cellar are hosting a Rafflecopter giveaway, offering a $50 gift card which you can put towards free wine from their online shop. All you have to do is click the giveaway link above and hope your name is drawn!

Who are these folks? Through the Underground Cellar online community you can interact directly with crazy prestigious vintners and aficionados, get access to private stashes of small-production wines from high-end wineries and receive free upgrades on your wine purchases. Join today at undergroundcellar.com to start reaping the benefits!

Update: Congrats to our winner, Bill Tuttle!

Etch Your Own Flask… And Win One!

drinkhacker collapsible cupHip flasks are a dime a dozen these days — but one you get to engrave yourself, with your favorite logo, initials, a picture of your kids, or whatnot, now that’s worth checking out.

PersonalizedFlask.net may be a rather obvious name, but it’s a website that makes, well, personalized flasks. They are stainless steel items, engraved by laser with the design of your choice. Pick off the rack initials or go crazy and upload your own images. The company sent me some credits to try it out, and I did.

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Watch George Dickel’s “Raising the Bar” – And You Can Win Cool Stuff!

So here’s a new thing.

Our friends at George Dickel — who have just launched their own Rye Whiskey nationally — got it in their heads to put a group of teams together and tasked them with building the “perfect bar.” They turned it into a short-form reality series for Hulu, where one episode is airing each week, six in total.

The craftsmen all made custom bars, some relatively orthodox, some decidedly not. It’s fun to watch all of this happen… but wait, there’s more! In fact, it’s where you come in. Dickel has paired up a bunch of us blogger types with the master crafters on Raising the Bar to see if we can’t upgrade these things a bit.

Drinkhacker’s been buddied up with — appropriately — Team Robotics, a trio which is angling to build a bar that comes equipped with a robotic pump that scoots around the bar to dispense shots of Dickel. How’d they do? Take it away, Hulu!

So, what do you think Team Robotics can do to enhance its fantastic creation? Dickel will be judging Team Drinkhacker’s suggestions — and building the winning ideas by hand. Submit the best bar enhancement, and you could win it! What are we talking about? The sky’s the limit. Laser-etched glassware? Hydraulic barstools? A conveyer belt for shots? You tell Dickel, and if ours is the most creative, most original, and most representative of American craftsmanship — just like these bars — Dickel will have them made (handmade, of course) and sent to us. For real. Just make sure your idea makes this bar “even more badass than it already is.”

To clarify: If you come up with the winning idea, your dream will become a reality, your reality. Because Dickel and Drinkhacker will send it to you.

What say ye? Send us your wild enhancements for Team Robotics’ wild robotender and we’ll pass the best idea of the lot on to George Dickel’s panel of judges. Winners will be announced in a few weeks. Meanwhile, check out the Hulu series, and post your killer concept in the comments section below, on Facebook or Twitter, or send them to us via email. (Links for all at the top of the page.)

Good luck, and happy drinking!

Contest: Win a Copy of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage

KBWThe folks at the University Press of Kentucky have been kind enough to supply us with three copies of Michael Veach’s new book Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage to give away to the three randomly selected people who can send the answers to the following questions to contest2@drinkhacker.com:

1. True or False:  There are more barrels of bourbon in the Commonwealth of Kentucky than there are people.

2. What are the major differences between Kentucky Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey?

Send us over the answers along with your physical mailing address and you’ll be entered to win. Hurry though, as the contest ends at noon PST on March 15, 2013!

The fine print: Contests and giveaways are open only to readers age 21 and up with a U.S. mailing address. One prize per person per giveaway. We reserve the right to cancel any giveaway at our sole discretion. We are not responsible for lost, misdirected, or late entries. Not open to employees/contributors or immediate family members of Drinkhacker or Null Media employees/contributors, its affiliates, or advertising/promotion agencies and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents. This offer is void wherever prohibited or restricted by national, state, or any governmental laws. We are not responsible for late, lost, or damaged prize packages. We do not use your mailing address for any other purpose than sending prizes; addresses are not kept on file. One entry per contestant — your entry is good for the length of each giveaway. Duplicate entries will disqualify the entrant.

Contest: Lapham’s Quarterly Issue Giveaway

ladiesSo the fine folks at Lapham’s Quarterly have been generous enough to give away a copy of the Intoxication issue to the three randomly selected people who can send the answers to the following questions to contest2@drinkhacker.com:

1. Name a traditional hangover remedy used predominantly in Poland.

2. Complete the following quote from Melville: “Better sleep with a
sober cannibal than a _______ __________”

3. The allowed amount of whiskey a lumberjack was allowed to drink on
the job in 1850s Wisconsin:
a) 3.5 oz b) 4 oz c) 4.5 oz d) 5 oz

4. Name the artist behind the following lyrics: “When someone
overshoots the measure of his drink / He’s no more in control of tongue
and mind / He says wild things that make the sober blush / And feels no
shame in anything he does while drunk”

5. Which drink contains a larger percentage of alcohol: sake or port?

Send us over the answers and you’ll be entered to win. Hurry though, as the contest ends at noon PST on February 8, 2013!

The fine print: Contests and giveaways are open only to readers age 21 and up with a U.S. mailing address. One prize per person per giveaway. We reserve the right to cancel any giveaway at our sole discretion. We are not responsible for lost, misdirected, or late entries. Not open to employees/contributors or immediate family members of Drinkhacker or Null Media employees/contributors, its affiliates, or advertising/promotion agencies and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents. This offer is void wherever prohibited or restricted by national, state, or any governmental laws. We are not responsible for late, lost, or damaged prize packages. We do not use your mailing address for any other purpose than sending prizes; addresses are not kept on file. One entry per contestant — your entry is good for the length of each giveaway. Duplicate entries will disqualify the entrant.