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Today in Gear: Oak & Eden’s Finish Whiskey, Ducati’s Updated Scrambler & More

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Oak & Eden

There are several ways whiskey makers go about bottling spirits, but few are as thorough and innovative as “in-bottle finishing” — a method that takes a wooden spire and places it within the bottle of whiskey to continue finishing it outside the barrel. It is a novel, patent-pending approach that Oak & Eden has all but perfected.

The whiskey maker uses seasoned and toasted spirals of wood cut from the same species of casks and places them inside the bottle. Not only is the resulting whiskey different to nearly everything else you’ll find on the liquor store shelf, but every bottle of Oak & Eden whiskey carries a unique, hand-finished touch.

Learn More: Here

New & Noteworthy Releases

The New Ducati Cafe Racer is the Perfect Amount of Vintage

InterMot is in full swing over in Cologne, Germany and Ducati just unveiled its new Scrambler line.

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Here's a spec breakdown of each.

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I’m Delighted to Inform You That the New Suzuki Jimny Has Won a Design Award

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J.Crew’s New Chore Coat Is the Only Jacket We Want to Wear Right Now

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Microsoft Just Beat Apple to the Noise-Canceling Punch

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Fresh Deals


Oliver Peoples Rickman Sunglasses
Save 85%: LA-based eyewear brand Oliver Peoples is known for producing tasteful and refined sunglasses. The brand’s focus on detail and quality manufacturing set it apart from many competitors as it grew through the ‘90s. If you’re looking to pick up a pair of Oliver Peoples shades, but don’t want to pay prices north of $300, Nordstrom Rack has a deal for you. The Rickman sunglasses are now 85 percent off and cost just $53. The style features a metal frame with precise filigree detailing, tortoise acetate temple tips and vintage-inspired brown lenses. If you’re able to pick these up before they sell out, consider yourself lucky — these are a ridiculous value. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $350 $53


Dyson V6
Save 55%This specific model is one of Dyson’s manufacturer refurbs, which is a virtual non-factor. The brand describes its refurb products as having “been thoroughly tested to meet like-new performance standards. Units may have some cosmetic blemishes that include scratches and/or other surface imperfections, that do not affect functionality.”

The refurbished V6 is marked down to $180 from $400. — Will Price

Buy Now: $400 $180


Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i ANC Headphones
Save $140: Bang & Olufsen’s headphones are all about combining rich, high-quality sound with a luxurious and comfortable design. And its Beoplay H9i are the highest-end headphones that the company makes. Made of aluminum and leather, the Beoplay H9i are wireless over-ear headphones that have an 18-hour battery life and offer pretty good noise-cancellation. Additionally, they have a transparency (or ambient) mode so you can better and more safely hear the world around you. And they have built-in optical sensors for automatic play/pause when you take the headphones on or off. If you value sound and design, then the Beoplay H9i are great headphones to consider. Plus right now, the normally $500 headphones are down to $360 on Amazon. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $500 $360


Nike Classic Cortez Nylon
Save $28:Without the Cortez, there would be no Nike. The running-turned-lifestyle shoe, designed by famed track coach Bill Bowerman for Onitsuka Tiger — Nike began as the US importer for Onitsuka Tiger (today a division of Asics) — popularized midsole technology, setting a standard that practically every running shoe since would follow.
Early versions of the Cortez were heralded for their comfort and worn by distance runners the world over, including athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Nike’s sales skyrocketed, propelling the company on a path to becoming the multi-billion dollar corporation it is today.
Nike now sells several variations of the iconic Cortez — it’s even available through the company’s custom iD program — but you can pick up the navy Classic Cortez Nylon for $28 off the original asking price.

Buy Now: $70 $42


Jungmaven Hemp Tees Sale
Save 15%: Starting with the first wear, you’ll enjoy the worn-in feel, classic fit and breathable fabric. Born in the USA, each tee has a mix of 55-percent hemp and 45-percent cotton to provide a weightier feel that’s wearable in all four seasons. Right now you can pick from a short sleeve or long sleeve option in a variety of colors — each for 15 percent off. — Meg Lappe

Tee: $48 $40Long Sleeve: $60 $50

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