The Spirit of Experimentation: Westward Whiskey

We tour the brand’s facilities in Oregon

Straight ahead, through the front doors of Westward Whiskey‘s new distillery, there are dozens of bottles in varying shapes and sizes with an assortment of labels tucked into a glass case. These are the Portland brand’s archive bottles, stretching back to when they were originally founded in 2004 as House Spirits Distillery. There’s a small-batch bourbon whiskey, an original version of Krogstad’s Aquavit, an Oregon ouzu, …

Artisan Revere’s Chef Knife

Ultra-thin and resilient, this knife hit Kickstarter today

Most chef’s knives boast weight and a menacing blade. Wielding one, with any sort of precise skill, can be a daunting task. There are plenty of low-level options with less weight and a less intense blade, but they often don’t last—or they aren’t aesthetically appealing. But Artisan Revere‘s chef knife, which hits Kickstarter today, is a lightweight option that outperforms some of the most acclaimed …

Data-Collecting IOT Teapot, Teplo 2.0

Brew a pot of tea based on mood, energy levels and more with this clever appliance

Gathering information from the consumer, their environment, and their desired tea selection, the Teplo 2.0 can brew tea perfectly suited for everybody. The IOT teapot may seem very niche, but tea-drinkers will be impressed. And the brand’s founder says the surveying process (which is now automated) is a deeply rooted aspect of traditional tea making and drinking. “Traditional tea masters change tea brewing conditions by seeing …