Japanese whisky sure can be expensive. While older bottlings can easily fetch thousands of dollars, or at the super-premium end, hundreds of thousands, there are Japanese whiskies that are both affordable and excellent.
I've had Hibiki 12 and 17 and mainline, and they're worth your time. I technically liked the Harmony more than the 17. Yamazaki is okay, but I liked Hibiki better; a buddy of mine is standing over my shoulder singing the praises of Nikka's Coffee Grain Whiskey, but haven't had it personally. No experience with the rest.
Fully upright. You can push the top down a bit for a shorter, more rounded look.
It’s different from their other briefcases. Instead of a flap over closure, this one has a Gladstone style opening. Like doctor bags from way back when. Y’know, when Docs used to make house calls… and you could easily die from a simple infection. Anyway, their other bags are plenty sophisticated for most of us to haul into our places of work, yet this new Flight Bag looks that much better with its riveted, hinged top.
Pigskin pocket for your 15″ laptop. Lots of space for whatever else you carry.
The rest of the bag is as thoughtfully designed as all other Saddleback gear. Pockets and pockets and more pockets. The back side of the exterior has one large pocket for newspapers, maps, and anything else that’s not too bulky. The front side of the exterior has two buckle flap pockets to secure important stuff. But what if you need quick access to something like a phone? Easy. Those buckle flap pockets have their sides and bottoms sewn to the exterior of the bag. Meaning, you can slide stuff behind them. Genius.
The interior features a sturdy, yet flexible pig skin pocket for your laptop or larger tablet. And there’s plenty of room inside for whatever you might need to haul on a daily (or more) basis. There’s even a subtle false bottom to the inside of the bag for… well… that’s up to you.
Pockets behind pockets, all made out of incredible leather.
Being that it’s a Saddleback, it’s still made with the thickest, toughest, full grain leather they could find. It’s gorgeous stuff, and it starts to obtain a nice patina right away. Everything is stitched together with marine grade thread, and all stress points are kept tight with brass rivets. And yes, it has a 100 year warranty. Is it super lightweight? Of course not. But this thing is built to last. And then some.
Pretty close in size to their newly redesigned Thin Brief.
Pre-orders for these flight bags begin tomorrow, Thursday April 5th. They’re offering a “pre-board” price of $469. After that, full price moves north of half a grand, to $519 on Tuesday 4/10. I don’t know how many of these things they’re prepared to make, but I wouldn’t be shocked if this pre-board run somehow sells out. It’s just different enough and it’s still pure Saddleback.
Enter here to win the Dark Coffee Brown Saddleback Flight Bag seen in the post above. Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM ET on Thursday 4/5/18. One entry per person. A huge thanks to Saddleback for sending us this brand new Flight Bag for review and giveaway!
Barbra Streisand recently revealed that two of her fluffy white Coton de Tulear pups are clones of her dog Samantha who died last year. Yes, cloning your dog is a thing, and if you have a ton of money lying around, you can do it too.
In the wake of a shooting that left at least 17 dead on Wednesday in a high school outside Boca Raton, Florida, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) focused on violent video games as part of a "culture of death that is being celebrated" and leading to these kinds of incidents.
"There are video games that, yes, are listed for mature audiences, but kids play them and everybody knows it, and there's nothing to prevent the child from playing them," Bevin said in an interview on WHAS' Leland Conway show Thursday morning. "They celebrate the slaughtering of people. There are games that literally replicate and give people the ability to score points for doing the very same thing that these students are doing inside of schools, where you get extra points for finishing someone off who's lying there begging for their life."
"These are quote-unquote video games, and they're forced down our throats under the guise of protected speech," Conway continued, seemingly referring to a 2011 Supreme Court decision that prevents content-based restrictions on games. "It's garbage. It's the same as pornography. They have desensitized people to the value of human life, to the dignity of women, to the dignity of human decency. We're reaping what we've sown here."