Welcome to Kind of a Big Deal, a daily roundup of great sales on the brands and items you love (tech, shoes, style, travel, etc.), as well as great new products. Please note: Deals are subject to change at the whim of the merchants mentioned.
Doss Bluetooth Speakers
Currently 57% off, this portable blaster features 12W of stereo sound, enhanced bass and 12 hours of battery power.
House of Future Original Sneaker
These low-profile sneakers (“favored by style icons from James Dean to Steve McQueen”...sure!) are made with a high-tech, micro-leather upper....which means they’re abrasion and water resistant. And on sale for only $88.
Il Murso Energy Bites
Put down the coffee. These chocolate bites are your delicious energy supplement replacement, with the same amount of caffeine as a shot of espresso. Now only $35 for a pack of 40, or less than a buck per piece. Take that, Star-lots-o-bucks (feel free to use that).
Aerial Hardside Carry On Spinner
New from organizational gurus Genius Pack (they make a backpack with integrated suiter that we own and like ... which is also on sale), this max-sized carry-on features a separate laundry compartment and multiple interior pockets. For weekend trips, it’s your OCD fantasy, and launching at $68 off.
Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey
Already one of our favorite bourbons (which was rye-centric to begin with), Basil Hayden’s just launched a limited-edition Kentucky straight rye. It’s got some spice, sure, but for a rye it’s remarkably smooth — credit in part to the two-tiered aging process. We tested it out pre-release last week, and it works incredibly well in cocktails. New at $44.99.
Speaking of cocktails, here’s a Rye Whiskey Ginger Buck recipe we tested (and liked) from NYC mixologist Mackenzie Gleason (The Wayland):
2 parts Basil Hayden’s ® Rye Whiskey
1 part Lime Juice
1/2 part Fresh Ginger
1/3 part Simple Syrup
Sprig of Rosemary (for garnish)
Candied Ginger (for garnish)
Add fresh ginger in a cocktail shaker and muddle until fine. Add all remaining ingredients and ice to the cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and piece of candied ginger on the rim.
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