Morning Report, Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Drink: Do you ever really think about the color of the beer you are about to consume? If you’re like most folks, you don’t give it too much thought. Today we feature some amazing work from Txaber, an artist from Spain. Here are Pantone Beer Cans a concept packaging idea that shows you what the beer will look like inside the cans. This is very impressive and wanted to share it with everyone. More information here.


Morning Report, Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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News: Bikes, Bourbon, & Bluegrass: Cycling The Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Check out this cool video about biking the bourbon trail from the folks at Consequence video design.

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News: Heaven Hill Distilleries Announces Release of 2014 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling. Eigth Edition of annual ultra-premium release will feature rare 13-year-old cask strength wheat whiskey, continue support of ALS research and treatment.
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the country’s largest independent family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer, announces the 2014 limited edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection. Heaven Hill, who holds the world’s second largest inventory of aging American Whiskey, will be shipping the rarity into selected markets across the country beginning in mid-September and it will hit retail shelves in September and October. The annual release of the Parker’s Heritage Collection bottling, of which this represents the eigth in the series, is always highly anticipated by whiskey lovers worldwide and the bottlings are some of the most lauded and coveted releases of the year. Full article here.



Morning Report, Monday, September 15th, 2014

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Gear: What to learn to cook up some delicious bitters in your own home? It’s easy with the Dash Bitters Kit from Bespoke Post. We all know how important bitters can be to a cocktail, they can be used in just about everything. Each batch makes 10 oz. of bitters. Your kit includes: 2 bitters ingredient sets (naked and orange or habañero), 2 mixing jars, 6 dropper bottles & labels, funnel, cheesecloth, instructions, and recipes. Get it here.


Morning Report, Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Drinks: We all know Rogue for their excellent and unique craft beer but now we are going to get to know them with small batch sodas.  They are available in three delicious options: root beer, honey orange or citrus cucumber. Rogue Soda is handcrafted in Oregon by one of America’s oldest microbreweries, Rogue Ales & Spirits, who have won numerous awards. Small batch sodas have been on the rise lately and Rogue’s are definitely stand outs. Get your soda today here.


Marge Samuels Will Be Inducted Into The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame

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Announced this morning, Marge Samuels, wife of Maker’s Mark founder Bill Samuels, Sr., will be inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame during next week’s Bourbon Festival. Over sixty years ago, Marge made invaluable contributions to Maker’s Mark and in turn, the bourbon industry as a whole. She is credited as the mastermind behind the iconic bottle (design, label, red wax), the Maker’s Mark name & trademark, and the aesthetic and emphasis on tourism at the National Historic Landmark distillery in Loretto, KY – a lady well before her time. As this year’s only inductee, Marge will be the fifth woman to ever be inducted and the first woman directly connected with a distillery to receive the bourbon industry’s highest honor.

Congratulations Marge from your friends at Bourbon & Oak and thank you for your years of dedication to America’s native spirit. Cheers!





Jimmy Russell Honored With Lifetime Award

Toasting his 60th anniversary at the iconic Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association honored legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell with its “Lifetime Honorary Member” award.

Russell, 79, is only the sixth person ever to receive the title. He is the second-longest serving member of the KDA Board of Directors since the nonprofit trade group was founded in 1880.

Russell joined the board in 1978, and continues today as the distillery’s alternate director, marking 36 years, three months and 18 days of leadership toward the betterment of the signature industry, said KDA President Eric Gregory. Full article here.