My beer-drinking friends will undoubtedly call me a sissy for this, but here goes:
On a sunny Scottish afternoon, at a pub in Edinburgh I discovered the best beer I'd ever tasted: a local brew called Innis & Gunn that's matured in whisky barrels. Their Highland Cask 18 is beer with a smooth Scotch flavor and I was in heaven.
Back in New York, after much searching I found a booze distributor (this one, for you locals) that carries Innis & Gunn and I eagerly toted the large bottles home. Not an evening beer drinker, once in a while I liked to crack one with lunch—but I had to stop.
Here's the problem: The bottles only come in the larger 24 oz. size and it's 6.6% alcohol, and for my small frame to completely drain one at 1pm doesn't jive with competently finishing my workload for the day. But the stuff is rare, and once I pop the cap, I'd be a fool to drink half and throw the other half away.
That's where this thing comes in:
That's the Hermetus Bottle Opener & Resealer, a German-made bottle opener that you can also use to stick atop an opened bottle to completely re-seal it.
The resealing function is what sets this gadget apart and can also be used for a wide range of pop-cap bottles. One simply flips over the implement and, using the metal guides to grip the rim at the top of the bottle, slides the rubbery panel over the opening to ensure a tight seal over the beverage.
Once the resealer is slid into place, the seal is tight enough that none of the liquid will spill even if tipped completely upside down.
Once I get my hands on one of these, I'm off to the beer distributor on Chrystie. Maybe I shouldn't have linked to it—they only carry so much Innis & Gunn, so don't be a jerk and clean them out.