Glencairn Glass Pre-Order

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Many of you have asked when we will be bringing back our online store. We know that a lot of you purchased gifts from us around the holidays last year, we are truly grateful and pleased to hear the great feedback on the quality of the products we offer. We want you to know that we are in the process of bringing back the online store. In the meantime, since we receive a lot of request for Glencairn glasses, we have decided to offer some Glencairn Glasses for sale. This will be a pre-order. The pre-order will start now and will run through September 12th, 2014. If you would like to pre-order some glasses please fill our the form below.

*Please Make sure your email is correct so we can send your invoice to you. The invoice will be sent to you via Paypal.

*Prices reflect a 10% discount for pre-orders.

*Shipping will be $4.95


Grilled Watermelon Cooler

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1/4 cup grilled watermelon

2 ounces bourbon

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

1 ounce local honey

2-3 dashes angostura bitters

1/2 cup ice

Slice seedless watermelon into 1/4 in. triangular shaped slices. Place the watermelon pieces on grill and cook on each side until you have noticeable grill marks. Remove the watermelon from the grill and allow it to cool completely. Remove the rind and cut the flesh into small pieces. Place the watermelon pieces in a cocktail shaker and add the bourbon, honey, lime juice, bitters and ice. Shake for about 30-40 seconds. Pour the contents into a glass of your choice and garnish with a piece of grilled watermelon. Enjoy!


Morning Report, Friday, August 29th, 2014

 

 

 

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Apps: We know a lot of you are craft beer fans, and serious about it at that. Craft Check is a simple app that allows you to check and see if your beer is actually a craft beer. Most of the “craft” and “micro” breweries you see at your local grocery store are actually made by the same assembly line multinational macrobreweries you see advertised nationwide. Craft Check helps you identify if it’s an authentic craft brew or not. It is a simple app that can worth its weight in gold to craft beer enthusiasts. Get it here.

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Gear: Here is a great addition to any mancave. The Tournament Dartboard Set is a great looking classic dartboard set that would be well suited for any bourbon drinking session.  This set encases a self-healing sisal fiberboard, feather-fletched darts and a chalkboard for keeping score, all within an iron-latched oak cabinet. Check it out here.

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Events: If you’re in or near Louisville this weekend be sure to check out the Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience. Enjoy live Bluegrass music while eating delicious barbeque and sipping on fine bourbon at this three-day summer festival. More information here.


Morning Report, Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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Gear: Step up your wilderness dining experience with the Lodge Camping Dutch Oven from Williams Sonoma. The versatile, heavy duty pot hangs from metal tripod legs right above the fire for slow cooking anything of your choice. Cast iron provides exceptional heat retention, so foods sear, brown and cook beautifully. A great addition to your next camping trip or your outdoor fire pit. Made in the USA. Get one here.

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Gear: If you love sipping your preferred juice out of a Mason jar than pick up the Mason Shaker. Inspired by the classic southern icon, the Mason jar, the Mason Shaker is a unique four-piece cocktail shaker that is sure be a hit with any cocktail enthusiast. Get it here.

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Diageo Breaks Ground on New $115 Million Kentucky Distillery – The Bulleit Distilling Co.

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August 21, 2014 – Diageo broke ground today on its new Shelby County, Kentucky distillery, which the company announced will officially be called “The Bulleit Distilling Co.” after the distillery’s flagship brand. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, and a number of other elected officials and Kentucky dignitaries, joined Diageo executives and Bulleit founder Tom Bulleit to celebrate the milestone. Full article here.


Morning Report, Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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Travel writer, food critic, and humorist Morgan Murphy brings us an excellent new book entitled Bourbon & Bacon and as the title says, it really is the ultimate guide to the South’s favorite food groups. Bacon and Bourbon features well over 100 recipes, tasting notes on over 75 different different spirits, and 14 bacon purveyors. The recipes are easy to make and feature numerous full color, high quality images. Make a simple, hearty Saturday afternoon treat like Tennessee Cheddar Bacon Ale Soup, perfect for fall or a larger portion like the Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin. One of things I enjoy most about Bourbon and Bacon is there dessert recipes, something you don’t often find. Some of our favorite recipes so far are Bacon Popcorn, Maple Bacon Cupcakes, and Fat Elvis Ice Cream Sandwich which uses crumbled bourbon candied bacon. Bourbon and Bacon gives you a rich history and lore about theses fine ingredients. Cocktail recipes, entree recipes, appetizers, and desserts are just a few of the categories within the book. If you are a lover of both Bourbon and Bacon or a fan of southern cooking you are going to want to grab a copy. Pre-order here, available on September 2nd, 2014.

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Koval Single Barrel Bourbon Review

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Name: Koval Single Barrel Bourbon

ABV: 47%

Proof: 94

Notes: On the nose Koval single barrel bourbon has a very upfront and straightforward fruit scent to it. At first sip there is a burst of fresh fruit, most noticeably apricot, followed by more sweet flavors like caramel, vanilla, and maple syrup. Although sweet and with plenty of fruit flavors there are also some good spice flavors as well such as black pepper, tobacco, and leather. The finish is moderate with apricot flavors and some subtle earthy flavors and a slight burn. I really enjoyed this bourbon. It was definitely one that has unique flavors and is using some unique ingredients. The apricot flavor didn’t taste artificial and the tobacco and leather flavors added some complexity. Overall, I would definitely recommend this whiskey to a friend. In my opinion this one is best enjoyed neat.

History: Koval distillery uses Millet, which is a gluten-free ancient sustenance grain, and like corn, has a history of working in the spirits industry. Learn the full history of Koval Distillery here.

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Morning Report, Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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Places: If you are visiting Dogfish Head Brewery and enjoy a few too many there’s a place not far away to rest up. The Dogfish Inn located just six short (or long) miles from the brewery is ready to offer you a bed. Each room features beer-centric amenities and design elements and includes a wool Dogfish blanket created in collaboration with the iconic American apparel maker Woolrich. The mini fridge is stocked with locally made snacks and you can enjoy a cup of complimentary Dogfish Chicory Coffee in the morning. There are plenty of activities nearby like kayaking and hiking and a bike path that will take you near the brewery. More information here.


Light Infantry Recipe

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2 oz. rye whiskey

1 oz. Lillet

1/2 oz. Cocchi Vermouth de Torino

4 dashes orange bitters

1 orange peel for garnish

1 maraschino cherry for garnish

Combine rye, Lillet, vermouth and bitters in a shaker with ice and stir. Rub orange peel around rim of a chilled martini glass; strain drink into glass. Twist orange peel over drink to release its oils and add to glass. Garnish with a cherry. Enjoy!


Morning Report, Monday, August 25th, 2014

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Food: Spice up your recipes with some delicious Bluegrass Soy Sauce from Bourbon Barrel Foods. Crafted in small batches using Kentucky grown Non-GMO soybeans, soft red winter wheat, and the purest limestone filtered Kentucky spring water the soy bean mash is aged in re-purposed bourbon barrels. Bluegrass Soy Sauce has nice smoke flavor with a noticeable flavor of delicious Kentucky bourbon that is perfect for a number of dishes. Get some here.