The best new releases for home, design and food and drink from November 8 to 15
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Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Single Malt American
The category of single malt whiskey tends to be dominated by offerings from Scotland and Japan, but you should never count offerings from an American distillery – especially one with such a storied history as Jack Daniel’s. The Tennessee whiskey maker has a new single malt offering, and it’s the first bottle of Jack ever made from a 100% malted barley grain bill.
New American single malt Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release may be a mouthful, but it’s tasty. The whiskey is finished in Oloroso sherry casks and bottled at 106.1 – 107.8 proof. The malted barley is ground, fermented and distilled at Jack’s complex in Lynchburg, and the whiskey is aged for a minimum of four years in charred American white oak barrels before spending at least another two years experiencing its sherry finish. The end product is a sweet single malt that is heavy on caramel with a lingering hint of sherry.
La Marzocco Linea Micra
Jimmy Butler’s Favorite Espresso Machine even easier to transport. The Miami Heat star is known for bringing his beloved La Marzocco Linea Mini on the road to gaming, but now the Italian machine maker has launched an even smaller barista-level espresso machine in the Linea Micra.
Like the Linea Mini, the new Micra is a smaller version of the standard Linea Classic espresso machine in cafes. The Micra measures just 12″ x 12″ x 15″, considerably more compact than the Mini’s 15″ x 14″ x 21″ dimensions. But don’t confuse his small stature with incompetence. The Linea Micra features two boilers, PID control, a new 3-in-1 convertible portafilter and more.
Williams Sonoma Home x Tappan Collective
Buying art from a big-box retailer is commonly seen as an interior design faux pas, but Williams-Sonoma is looking to change that perception with its new partnership with an art curator. art based in Los Angeles. Tappan Collective. The two brands have teamed up for an exclusive collection of artwork only available online at Williams Sonoma Home.
The collection consists of original paintings, fine art prints and photographs and sculptures from a stable of global contemporary artists like London painter Daniel Fletcher and visual artist Alarah Gee. Pieces in the collection range in price from $685 for some prints at $5,225 for a original painting by Astri Styrkestad Haukaas.
Aqara Smart Pet Feeder C1
If every other device in your home is connected to the internet, why not your pet feeder? Aqara’s new smart pet feeder lets you schedule automatic feeding times in advance or feed your pet on demand using an app on your phone or your favorite virtual assistant (the feeder recognizes voice commands for Alexa, Google Home and Siri).
The pet feeder requires an Aqara Zigbee 3.0 hub to operate, as well as a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection, but if you’re connected to the Aqara ecosystem, you’ll get additional benefits, like the ability to keep an eye on your pet’s feed by configuring your Aqara Camera Hub G3 to automatically monitor the feeder when feed is dispensed.
Cometeer Holiday Collection
Cometeer has your gift list covered this year with its 2022 Holiday Collection, a three-way collaboration between innovative coffee brand, East Fork Pottery and superstar chef and Momofuku founder David Chang.
The collection includes The Mug from East Fork in a limited-edition archival frosting, Peachy Keen, as well as a trio of Cometeer coffees hand-picked by Chang himself. The coffees – one light, one medium and one dark – come from a triumvirate of notable American roasters. There’s George Howell’s Ethiopian Guduba from Boston, Counter Culture’s Central and South American Big Trouble from North Carolina, and in a Cometeer premiere, Peru’s Jaime Huancacari from Los Angeles’ Go Get Em Tiger.