DQ has been visiting Zambia for some 30 years or so, with deep local connections.
In 2012 he started entering a team to compete in an annual 4x4 car rally which takes place in the Zambian bush outside Lusaka, and sponsoring the committee and team shirts. The Elephant Charge raises money and awareness for conservation and elephants in Zambia.
This year team Quinn + Tonik is shipping its modified Land Rover D90 to Walvis Bay in Namibia and then driving across the Kalahari Desert to Lusaka, Zambia to compete in the rally. Quite the adventure of many a Gentleman Rogue's dreams. All while raising sponsors and donors for the cause.
As with most teams, we are raising funds to offset some of the considerable expenses to do this via product and branding placements. And raising direct donations on top of that.
We will be picking up the car in Walvis Bay, Namibia around September 20th and driving across Namibia into Zambia to compete in the rally September 29th weekend.
We are actively seeking corporate sponsors for the team. And also hoping our Quinn + Tonik readers will want to donate to the cause directly!
watch: the first great train robbery
The gentlemen among you may prefer to return to their four feathers. But the rogues will appreciate a romp through Victorian London of another flavor as Connery and Sutherland figure out The First Great Train Robbery. All in order to accrue a few more buttons.
inhale: quinn rosé
If you haven't tried some of our rosé yet, just click the link below to have it delivered to your doorstep anywhere in the domestic USA.
Made from Cinsault, Carignan, Syrah and Grenache from vines growing in the Var region of Provence for almost as long as time can remember, this is classic beach rosé writ large.
Light, dry and refreshing. And simply as good as it gets for a day in the company of gentlemen, rogues, sunshine and characters.
shirts: get some
Shirts. The best shirts known to man. Made using exclusive bespoke fabrics woven in Italy by Thomas Mason Bespoke. Using long strand cotton engineered to make the finest shirting in the world. And grown in the best environment on the planet for it, in Giza, Egypt.
Join our shirt club now for a regular installment which will have you looking and feeling the part all year long.
cocktail: the "death or glory"
Another twist on a negroni. Created in NOLA. With mescal from Oaxaca. Yum.
1 oz Aperol
1 oz Mezcal
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
4-6 drops Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate
Grapefruit Peel (for garnish)
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the aperol, mezcal, and vermouth. Add 4-6 drops of orange cream citrate. Stir until well-chilled and strain into a glass with one large ice cube.