Contests

Periodically we give stuff away — or we link out to friends of ours who have stuff to give away. You’ll find all of that in the Contests section. Good luck.

Gift Idea and Giveaway: Globe Decanter by Prestige Decanters

By Drew Beard | November 20, 2019 |

Where did 2019 go? We’ll probably never know, but one thing is for sure, it’s time to get shopping. Since you’re reading this, there’s a greater than zero chance that you’ll be gifting or unwrapping a shiny new decanter this holiday season. Decanters are the one thing every whiskey lover should own, but most can…

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Drinkhacker’s Turning 10, and You’re Winning a Bottle of Booker’s Bourbon!

By Christopher Null | August 22, 2017 |

September 4, 2007 marked Drinkhacker’s arrival on the web. In a few days, over 5,300 posts later, we’ll be celebrating 10 full years on the web, bringing you discriminating drinkers daily news, reviews, recipes, and more. While the typical birthday party means the birthday boy gets the gifts, we’re flipping the script and giving you the…

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Attention SoCal: Drinkhacker and Lucid Absinthe Want Your Absinthe Cocktails!

By Christopher Null | July 17, 2017 |

This April, we landed in Austin, Texas to see what bartenders in the region could do with absinthe — you know, outside of pouring it into a glass with sugar and water. The results were dazzling. I’m still dreaming about some of the winning concoctions the contestants came up with, particularly Chris Morris’s inspired Sogni…

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Attention Austin: Drinkhacker and Lucid Absinthe Want Your Absinthe Cocktails!

By Christopher Null | February 28, 2017 |

Ten years ago this March, the effective ban on the sale of absinthe in the U.S. was finally lifted, formally legalizing the sale of one of the most mysterious and enigmatic spirits ever produced, marking the end of nearly a century of unwarranted persecution. When absinthe came back, it came back with a vengeance, with…

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Happy 9th Birthday to Drinkhacker!

By Christopher Null | September 4, 2016 |

Wow, I almost missed it — we’re nine years old, today! Thanks to all our fans and readers for keeping Drinkhacker going strong for all this time — we’re gunning to publish our 5000th post before our 10th birthday next year, and I’m hoping to come up with some amazing giveaways for you guys for…

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

By Christopher Null | April 1, 2015 |

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…

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Etch Your Own Flask… And Win One!

By Christopher Null | March 26, 2013 |

Hip 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,…

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Review and Giveaway: Skil iXO Vivo Wine Bottle Opener

By Christopher Null | November 20, 2012 |

I’m not one to swoon over the romance of drinking wine, but even I find that de-corking your bottles with a power drill is a little nutty. Skil, unhappy to dominate the world of DIY construction and Ikea desk-building projects, is entering the wine world in the only way it knows how, by offering a…

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Seminar and Pairing: German Wine + Asian Food = Love

By Christopher Null | March 9, 2012 |

When you eat sushi, Chinese food, or pad thai, what’s your drink of choice? If you’re like most: Beer, maybe sake, if you’re feeling adventurous. Why not wine? The general dearth of wine options on most Asian food beverage lists is a good reason, but a more common one is that consumers just have no…

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