Food and Drink

Coconut Whiskey Exists and It's Delicious

Stillhouse / Mark Yocca/Supercall
Stillhouse / Mark Yocca/Supercall
Stillhouse / Mark Yocca/Supercall

Coconut whiskey exists. It’s clear. It comes in a durable, pocketable stainless steel can. And, here’s the real shocker: It tastes great and is definitely worth buying.

Stillhouse is no stranger to flavored whiskeys-they made their mark with a mint chip-flavored spirit (that we really liked). But, aside from the ice cream-inspired offering, their flavors tend towards the more expected, like the cinnamon-flavored Red Hot whiskey, the Apple Crisp and the Peach Tea. The Coconut ($29) stands out as a departure from the normal perception of how whiskey should taste and when whiskey should be sipped. Typically, whiskey is considered a fall or wintertime spirit. And, if it’s sipped in the summer, it’s usually paired with mint in a Julep or muddled into a fruity smash. It’s a down-on-the-farm summer drink. It’s a from-the-flask-by-a-campfire summer drink. It’s not a beach drink. But Stillhouse’s coconut definitely is.

Like the distillery’s other flavored whiskeys, their Coconut offering is best served ice cold-this whiskey belongs in your freezer, not on your mantle. It smells like a Piña Colada, like fresh toasted coconut. And it tastes like a Piña Colada too, albeit it with more of a bite. It’s perfect for sipping poolside or on a beach towel in the sand, either chilled and served straight or poured over ice (if you want to smooth out that alcoholic heat). It’s cool and silky and doesn’t need a chaser or a mixer-though pineapple juice would be acceptable, if you absolutely insist.

Is it going to impress your whiskey snob buddy? No. But that’s OK. They probably don’t want to hang out at the beach anyway.

Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.

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