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Jack Bettridge archive

June 2009

Panic Mode

Posted: Jun 23, 2009 3:07pm ET

My worst fears have been realized. I just received a press package from Knob Creek and tore off the brown paper wrapper with some anticipation, only to be greeted with a foreboding message on the lid of the box: "Thanks for nothing.

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Flavored—But Surprisingly Good

Posted: Jun 19, 2009 12:38pm ET

I wanted to hate this product. When Jim Beam announced its Red Stag, Bourbon infused with black cherry flavoring, the purist in me was horrified. What lunatic would want to take something so noble as Bourbon and sweeten it up with fruit? After all Bourbon is the purest of all spirits, strictly produced as a straight whiskey, no flavoring, barrels only used once, no coloring.

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An Offer You Can't Refuse

Posted: Jun 9, 2009 4:43pm ET

I appreciate fine watches as much as the next guy (as long as the next guy isn't James Suckling), but this item from Antiquorum, the premium auction house for timepieces, caught my eye for other reasons.

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Oh, Those French

Posted: Jun 3, 2009 4:09pm ET

As the world looks to France to see the French Open tennis tournament played out on the clay courts of Roland Garros, the good news seems to be that the country has loosened its strict rules regarding the depiction of smoking in movie posters on public transportation.

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