Hi! Welcome to a new series here at Supercompressor. You excited yet? Oh, right, we need to tell you what it is. Every Thursday we're going to round up all of the best drinks that crossed our desk from the past seven days and make you jealous and motivated to try them. We repeat: only the best! We're going to do this through sexy, tantalizing descriptions and hyperbolic language. Cool? Cool.
Baron Platinum Tequila—$55 Few tequilas are as sippable as Baron. Our go-to has always been George Clooney's biological child, Casamigos, but after a tasting event at Supercompressor HQ, we can't get enough of this stuff.
Distilled three times, Baron has a "zero-zero" taste profile, which means you don't get any bitterness or bad odor. The 80-proof tequila is clean, smooth, and even gluten-free and kosher. We're talking to you, Rabbis who suffer from Celiac disease!
Bully Boy Hub Punch—$28.99 This 40% ABV is Boston in a bottle—minus all the punching and spitting. It's not quite rum and it's not quite not rum, but it has some historical value. Hub Punch gained popularity in (duh) Boston in the late 1800s and became a staple beverage until Prohibition. The rum is steeped with orange peel, lemon peel, and raspberry, before it's infused with botanicals and herbs.
Bummer & Lazarus Dry Gin—$35.99 Fun fact: Bummer and Lazarus were two famous rat-catching stray dogs in San Francisco during the 1800s. Even more fun fact: this gin actually begins its life as a brandy before it's infused with juniper berries, orris root, coriander, angelica root, orange peel, lemon peel, cinnamon bark, and licorice root. That's a mouthful. What you really notice about this 92-proof gin is the healthy burn you get with each swill—the kids used to call that "bite."
Caorunn Gin—$47.61 When a box full of Caorunn arrived at our desk, we were pleasantly surprised to uncover this small batch Scottish gin. Also, apparently Scotland makes gin? This 41.8% spirit is crisp and sweet and kills it on the rocks.
These guys have been going at it since 1824 if you can believe it, and it's the time-honored Celtic botanicals that make this stuff so tasty. You can find it all over the United States, so we suggest you get your paws on a bottle.
Disaronno Wears Versace—$27.99 Versace and booze always go together, but more in the sense that Donatella Versace is filled to the brim with liquor at any given part of the day. However, this limited-edition 28% ABV liqueur piqued our interest with its outrageous bottle and sweet, tasty flavor. This Disaronno makes for a killer cocktail when you throw in vermouth and prosecco.
Even better: a portion of the proceeds go to charity—in Africa, nonetheless! That's drinking for a cause!
Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and actually gets paid to drink all day.