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Blackout Wednesday: What It Is And What To Drink 2023

Blackout Wednesday: What It Is And What To Drink 2023

 Been hearing about Black Wednesday, or maybe a day called Drinksgiving? Or maybe most appropriately- Drunksgiving? We have the answers to your questions about what Black Wednesday (aka Drinksgiving) is all about- when it is, what it's for, and what to drink!

When is Blackout Wednesday 2023? 

November 22, 2023. Blackout Wednesday takes place on Thanksgiving Eve- the Wednesday right before Thanksgiving Thursday. In 2023 it's November 22nd, but it's always the fourth Wednesday of November. 

What is Blackout Wednesday?

Unofficially considered one of the 5 biggest drinking days of the year as well as the biggest bar night of the year, Blackout Wednesday is the ideal time for drinking. It's a night not followed by a work or school day for almost everyone in America. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, followed by Christmas and New Years, everyone's in the holiday hooch headspace, and many are going home and celebrating with a drink with family and friends.

a group of friends drinking at a bar

Why Is It Called Blackout Wednesday?

The name Blackout Wednesday comes from the term blackout drunk, referring to a state of drunkenness after which isn't necessary to enjoy Drinksgiving. We have 6 suggestions below of drinks that you can enjoy safely on Drinksgiving- in moderation, and with no need to get blackout drunk!

What To Drink On Drinksgiving

While it's known to be the biggest bar night of the year, everyone hanging out in the bars also means crowds, lines, and drunk drivers. In some regions, Blackout Wednesday drunk driving kills more people every year than holidays like Christmas, and being on the road can be dangerous. Many choose to celebrate Drinksgiving at home, in comfy clothes with the people they love- without having to find a way home or driving unsafe roads.

TIPXY has lots of booze that you can order in advance and enjoy at home or at a friend- neat, in a cocktail, or on the rocks, without ever having to worry about leaving the house! 

6 Suggested Drinks for Drinksgiving 

john emerald purveyors series double oak bourbon next to a cocktail with herb garnish


1.  John Emerald Double Oak Bourbon ($45.99)

This award-winning expression from the Purveyor's Series is a bourbon that is aged in new American oak barrels. A unique method of finishing is employed, where toasted American white oak chips are added into the barrel, imparting the balanced bourbon with an extra layer of oakiness.

Tasting notes: A balanced bourbon with a leather and sandalwood nose, sweetness of corn and caramel on the palette with a strong oak tannin finish.

Alabama apple pie moonshine on the banks of murder Creek

2. Murder Creek Alabama Apple Pie Moonshine ($24.99)

Nothing like an alcoholic apple pie to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit! Alabama Apple Pie Moonshine from Murder Creek Distillery is a delightful concoction that captures the essence of the American South in a jar. This artisanal moonshine takes the classic flavors of a homemade apple pie and infuses them into a smooth, high-proof spirit that's perfect for sipping or mixing.
Tasting notes:  Golden, aromatic experience reminiscent of homemade apple pie. The palate delivers sweet, juicy apples with a comforting touch of cinnamon, while the smooth finish leaves a warming sensation with a hint of moonshine heat.

Ron Colon Salvadoreno RumRye bottles next to a glass on a table outside with greenery in the background

3. Ron Col ón Salvadore ño RumRye 50/50 ($43.99)

Bridging worlds, RumRye 50/50 is a split between Ron Colón Salvadoreño High Proof Rum and 2017 American Straight 100% Rye Whiskey. This blend showcases the best of both spirits that encompasses the rich, bright, and distinctive spice of a classic rye balanced with the natural sweetness of rum.

Tasting notes: Tropical fruit with fresh mint and warm honey and notes of candied fruit and orange blossom, well balanced with rye spice and rum sweetness. Dry finish with notes of citrus and soft mint.
Learn more here: Rhapsodic Rum: Ron Colon Salvadoreno

Tequila tromba Blanco on a bridge

4. Tequila Tromba Blanco ($45.99)

Tromba gets its name from the intense rainstorms of the Jalisco highlands that nourish its famed agave plants.The name 'Tromba' also represents an energy and rejuvenation that fuels the passion and purpose of its founders, who are leading a new revolution in tequila; one that respects old world knowledge and experience, while embracing what’s possible today. Looking to the world of bourbon, scotch and wine, they are experimenting with new techniques to harness the best properties of agave, giving Tromba its soft, premium, accessible taste.

Tasting notes: Freshly cut green herbs, pineapple, caramelized agave, lime, honey, light mint, oil citrics. Tequila Tromba Blanco is balanced, has a smooth texture on the palate with vibrant flavours of pineapple, caramel and refreshing mint that leads to a clean finish.
righteous seven gibor whiskey buy online for blackout wednesday thanksgiving

5. Righteous Seven Gibor Whiskey Liqueur ($44.99)

Gibor Whiskey Liqueur is an award-winning original blend of straight rye and bourbon whiskeys with Righteous Seven® liqueur. The rye we use is a high rye at 95% with 5% malted barley and the bourbon is 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley. Our Righteous Seven® liqueur is made from wheat, barley, grapes, pomegranates, figs, olives, and dates. Gibor is kosher under the OU and Mishkoltz Kashrus (Brooklyn) certification. 

Tasting Notes: Once blended and rested, the whiskey liqueur combines notes of spice, toffee, and caramel together with the forest fruits and chocolate tones of Righteous Seven. 

Gladstone Axe black axe Scotch whiskey and a glass of whisky

6. Gladstone Axe Black Axe Scotch Whisky ($37.99)

Spicy and peaty, the Black Axe is created from a portion of Islay malt whisky. Every batch of Gladstone Axe Black Axe is made from 100% malted barley and aged in oak barrels. The Black Axe is made from a selection of malt whiskies from 14 different Highland and Islay malt Distilleries. What separates the Black Axe is a higher percentage of Islay whisky which is smokier and spicier in its nature. The marriage of these different whiskies makes for a delicious flavor profile that can be enjoyed by scotch lovers both new and old.

Tasting notes: Deep amber and rich walnut appearance. Aroma is spicy and fruity with a hint of smoke. Tasting notes of vanilla, spice, and smoke.

Learn more here: The Gladstone Axe: Prime Minister Inspired Scotch Whisky


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