Let’s be plainspoken: Whiskey makes music better. It opens your ears, loosens your legs, maybe even lets even you shake the timidity and just fking belt the chorus. It’s like oxygen to blood, and we’ll frankly use any excuse to combine the two. So when we heard that actor, Esquire Network food judge, and part-time DJ Elijah Wood had talked music with Bushmills, decided to make some high-quality headphones out of their whiskey barrels, and looped in artisanal, handmade headphone company and pioneers of wood-crafted headphones Grado Labs, well, our ears perked.

Now, John Grado himself…