VSSL and New Wave Distilling: A Partnership Embracing the Outdoors

VSSL and New Wave Distilling: A Partnership Embracing the Outdoors


In the world of outdoor adventure and exploration, having reliable gear is crucial. It's the difference between a memorable experience and a forgettable one. VSSL has always understood this need and has consistently delivered innovative and functional products. Now, we have partnered with New Wave Distilling, a rising star in the craft distilling scene, to offer an extraordinary blend of outdoor gear and artisanal spirits. This collaboration promises to enhance the outdoor experience in a unique and refreshing way. 

The Vision Behind the Partnership:

VSSL and New Wave Distilling share a common vision: to provide outdoor enthusiasts with high-quality products that elevate their experiences. By combining our expertise, we both aim to offer a seamless fusion of functionality and enjoyment, catering to individuals who appreciate both adventure and fine craftsmanship.  

A Match Made in the Great Outdoors:

VSSL is well-known for its innovative and compact gear containers, designed to hold essential tools for various outdoor activities, our Java Hand Coffee Grinder, and Insulated Flask Collection. These sleek and durable products are not only aesthetically pleasing but also highly functional.   


New Wave Distilling is renowned for its commitment to creating exceptional spirits using traditional techniques combined with modern innovation. Their carefully crafted small-batch spirits, such as rum, gin, and vodka, showcase the artistry and passion that goes into each bottle. The collaboration with VSSL allows outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a taste of these exquisite spirits during their adventures, adding a touch of luxury to your journeys.

Enhancing the Outdoor Experience:

The VSSL and New Wave Distilling partnership goes beyond merely offering a combination of outdoor gear expertise and craft distilling mastery. Our collaboration offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy artisanal spirits in the most rugged and remote locations, redefining what it means to embark on an outdoor adventure. 


Check out versatile craft Distilling recipes from Kelsey Mostertman, Founder & Head Distiller at New Wave Distilling below!

Dawn Patrol Old Fashioned

Option one: Serving 3-8 drinks 
Measure in VSSL flask 
• 3.5 oz New Wave Dawn Patrol Spiced Honey Pecan  
• 3 oz Whiskey  
• 1. oz Maple Syrup 
• 0.5 oz Water 
• Orange bitters 
• Orange Zest 


Chill your whiskey and New Wave Dawn Patrol Spiced Honey Pecan in the freezer. Add your chilled ingredients, a dash of orange bitters if you please, then spritz zest into chilled VSSL Insulated Flask, take on your adventure, pour 2.5 oz into three glasses or enjoy as shots for a crowd! Your beverage will stay cold for up to 10 hours! 

Spicy Mango Passion Fruit Margarita

Measure into your chilled  VSSL Insulated Flask 
• 2 oz New Wave Riptide, Mango Passionfruit Vodka  
• 2 oz Silver Tequila  
• 1 oz New Wave Spicy Simple Syrup 
• 2 oz Fresh Lime


Rim two enamel mugs with the Tajin you packed using a lime wedge you stashed in the Insulated Flask and pour the pre-mixed Spicy Mango Passion Fruit Margarita and enjoy!


Salted Caramel Espresso (Best Served Hot!)

Measure in your VSSL Insulated Flask 
• 5 oz New Wave Alpen Glow Chocolate Salted Caramel 
• 3 oz cream or non-dairy creamer of choice

• Using a VSSL Java Coffee Grinder and an AeroPress make 2 shots of espresso in the field.

Hot Option:
Once you’ve made your espresso immediately add 2.5 oz of the pre-made mix, depending on your taste profile – top with hot water to desired strength and enjoy! 

Iced Option: 
Chill a VSSL Insulated Flask in the freezer and chill the Alpen Glow and creamer in the fridge before mixing. In the field, let the espresso cool, add 2.5 oz of Salted Caramel mix to 2 oz of espresso, if you’re able to pre-pack an insulated water bottle with ice, shake the mixture and savor your sips!





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