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These Boozy Chocolates Are What You Need To Get Through The Holidays

Christmas is fast-approaching with retailers being swarmed by mobs of holiday shoppers. If you’re like me, you probably wait until the last minute to grab gifts, wrongly assuming a strategic edge. No matter your approach, finding the perfect presents can be a tad stressful. New babies tend to pop out yearly and shoe sizes grow quicker than heavy snowfall. It’s worth it of course, few things bring more joy than the smile on a loved ones face after receiving the perfect gift. 

Furthermore, along with joy, the holiday season always offers treats to help take the edge off. Spiked eggnog is an obvious favorite. Rum cake is another. For true sweet and slizzard spirits, boozy confections are definitely this year’s go-to. These clever creations contain enough alcohol content to give your Santa hat an extra lean. Below are a list of boozy chocolates that are sure to get you through the holiday hooplah:

1. Cognac Pine Cone

andSons’ Cognac Pine Cones are crafted to be the perfect balance of French Delamain and 61% dark chocolate ganache. Two pieces come in each box at a retail price of $15.50. 

2. Eggnog Snowmen Box

Hand-painted with care, andSon’s Eggnog Snowmen Box offers a fun take on a holiday confection. Each snowman is made with Tahitian vanilla eggnog white chocolate ganache, nutmeg and a touch of rum. Try taking a bite of one and saying that three times fast. You have the option of purchasing a box set of 6 or 13 at $19.50 and $39.50 respectively.

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3. Anthon Berg Liquor Bottles

Featuring a wide selection of premium liquor brands like Remy Martin, Cointreau and Grand Marnier, there’s no better companion for your holiday sweet tooth. These miniature bottle shaped treats are made with delectable dark chocolate and have an alcohol content that ranges from 2.5%-5%. A box of 16 bottles will run you just under $25.

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4. The Cocktail Menu by Butler’s Chocolates

These cocktail inspired chocolates are sure to leave you shaken, not stirred. Including 8 varieties of popular cocktails like Espresso Martini, Classic Gin Martini and Whiskey Sour. You can be the life of the mixer with this Great Taste Award winning box for just $20.  

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5. Guinness Liqueur Chocolate Pints

What better way to show your love for beer than with these pint-sized Guinness liqueur-filled candies? Crafted in Ireland, each piece is 2.29oz and made with delicious dark and white chocolate. Grab a round at your local World Market for under $10. 

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6. Baileys Irish Cream Fudge Sauce

This 10 oz jar of creamy delight comes packed with Dutch cocoa, sweet butter and Baileys. It’s the perfect topping for holiday desserts like ice cream and cake. True chocolate fiends can enjoy it by the spoonful for $12.95.

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7. Poire Williams Pear Chocolate Liqueurs

Why dip your fruit into chocolate sauce this holiday season when you can have fruit shaped chocolate with a saucy interior? This pear-shaped dark chocolate is filled with Poire Williams Brandy which is distilled from Bartlett pears, a unique pear liqueur known for its intense flavor of sweet, ripe pears. Each gift box is just $17.95.

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8. Jack Daniels’ Chocolate Bar

This chocolate bar is pretty self explanatory. Made with Swiss milk chocolate, you can have your syrupy choice of Jack Daniels’ Black Label or their sweeter Tennessee Honey for $10.95.

As you can see, your sweet tooth is covered this holiday season. If you’re still trying to figure out a holiday gift for those special someones, look no further than these selections of boozy confections. Getting chocolate wasted will take on a whole new meaning this Christmas.

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Sam’s Club Is Selling MASSIVE Bargain Buckets Of Jack Daniels Ribs

Sam’s Club is known for having some gargantuan items on sale, like their hubcap-sized cinnamon roll from last year. In keeping with that size matter theme, they’ve just released a giant bucket of ribs that’s perfect for those looking to get a couple of last summer BBQs in on the cheap.

Each of these collectible buckets contains a whopping 4 pounds of Jack Daniel’s ribs. The ribs have been pre-seasoned, fully cooked, and cut, making it a cinch to slap them on the grill, in the microwave, or however else you wanna heat them up. Three minutes in a microwave or 15 minutes in the oven gets the ribs heated to perfection, according to a Sam’s Club representative.

They also come at a pretty decent bargain. Uncooked racks of ribs can cost roughly $3.50 per pound on average, and at $20 for the bucket, you’re paying roughly that price plus the cost of the collectible bucket holding the ribs. Even if you don’t keep the bucket, $5 per pound of fully cooked ribs is still a solid deal.

Sam’s Club representatives confirmed to Foodbeast that these will be available through October while supplies last.

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New Whiskey Honors First African-American Master Distiller Who Also Trained Jack Daniels

The roles of African-Americans in distilling hasn’t been widely known, but that may soon change with the launch of Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey.

Launched last month in Portland, OR, the brand is inspired by Nathan “Nearest” Green, the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, and the man who taught Jack Daniel how to distill. The descendants of his son, George Green, worked to ensure his legacy lived on in a bottle of premium whiskey.

Using local grains and the Lincoln County Process, a charcoal mellowing process Green helped perfect in Tennessee over 160 years ago, the Uncle Nearest team worked with two Tennessee distilleries still making whiskey the way Green made it. This process includes placing the product in new American oak barrels close to the same 110-proof Green was known for, and waiting until it is at the perfect age, taste, and color.

“This whiskey is meant to bring to the forefront the man who so few outside of Lynchburg, Tennessee knew was one of the most important master distillers in the creation of what is now known as Tennessee whiskey,” said Keith Miles, spokesman for the brand. “Having spent so much time with Green’s descendants, our founders knew their desire was to honor him with a premium whiskey made as close to his way as possible and bring it to every bar and spirit shop around the world, so everyone would know his name.”

Uncle Nearest also plans on launching a second whiskey, A Premium Silver, later this summer.

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You Can Actually Buy Jack Daniel’s Coffee That Tastes Like Whiskey

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As much as we’d like to start our workday with some Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, it’s usually frowned upon, but there’s finally some middle ground that’ll give you a booze-flavored fix without actually getting hammered during your morning meetings.

The whiskey brand has just announced a partnership with World of Coffee, Inc., resulting in a sweet new beverage called Tennessee Whiskey Coffee.

Made with 100 percent Arabica coffee, the beans are roasted medium and infused with Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey. Unfortunately, it’s non-alcoholic.

The coffee is sold in both regular and decaffeinated, and is available in 8.8 ounce collectable tins, or 1.5 ounce gift bags, at $21.95 and $6.95 respectively. Customers will be able to order the coffee at the Jack Daniel’s online store now.

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Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey Launches Nationally

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Following a limited release of the product last year, Jack Daniels Distillery announced the national, permanent addition to their line of whiskeys: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire.

Given the extreme popularity of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky within the coveted millennial demographic and the distillery’s success with flavored whiskey in the form of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, it’s hardly shocking that there’s a new player in the spiced whiskey game.

Jack Daniels Distillery consistently sells about three times as many cases as Fireball annually (likely due to the overall growth of whiskey consumption), but this accounts for all of the distillery’s whiskey products in comparison to the singular Fireball brand.

Jack Fire joins a slew of other spiced whiskeys trying to knock Fireball down a peg: Jim Beam’s Kentucky Fire (August 2014); Wild Turkey’s American Honey Sting (October 2014);  and the new Cinnamon, Spiced and Sarsaparilla Jeremiah Weed flavors (November 2014).

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Man Named Jack Daniel’s Passes Curse Along to Newborn Son Jim Beam

In recent youthful angst news, a Louisiana man follows in his father’s empty Old Fashioned glasses by naming his son Jim Beam.

The man in question is Jack Daniel’s.

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Jack Daniel’s Leathers, 31, was named in order to inflict as much distress on his grandparents as possible, but baby Jim Beam is simply the product of a running joke.

Leathers and his wife Lydia, 23, apparently talked about the baby name on their first date (given Leathers’ unusual name, I’ll put my red flag back in my pocket). Instead of remaining drunken fodder of a young relationship, they eventually took their love for each other—and whiskey—to the next level by getting married by Judge Johnny Walker.

Jim Bean Leathers came barrelling into the world on November 14 at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, LA. His future siblings can reportedly look forward to the names Evan Williams and Sherry.

H/t The Courier Journal & Picthx Mashable

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This Jack Daniels Coffin Will Always Be Better than Your Coffin

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So this guy assumes he’s probably going to die someday, and if that’s going to happen, he’s going six feet under in style.

Anto Wickham, 48, got the maker of Crazy Coffins to make him a $5,000 wooden casket that looks just like a bottle of Jack.

An Iraqi war veteran in the Irish Army, Wickham decided to carefully plan his death after eight of his comrades died.

Wickham’s awesome afterlife plans don’t stop there though, as he also wants to be transported to the grave in a Guinness delivery truck instead of a hearse, and put a solar-powered iPad on his tombstone.

Someone’s gonna have a little too much fun dying.

H/T: Grub Street

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This churro is injected with Jack Daniels, wrapped in bacon, grilled, tossed in sugar, and is served with whipped cream and maple syrup.

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