Gear: If you take your bar-tending seriously then you want gear that is high quality and useful. The Über ProBostonRoll™DL is a 17 piece complete bar-tending kit and everything comes nicely packed in a carrying case with a shoulder strap. The kit contains their ProStirrer, Endoblade bottle opener, ProCrush muddler and ice crusher, ProJig trilobal measurer, ProFlow speed pourer, Julep strainer, and much more. Get it here.
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.
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.
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.
Food: Step up your beef jerky game with Brooklyn Biltong. Their South African Cured Meat is made of raw beef fillets and dried with wind instead of heat. Which adds a significantly different flavor. Made with grass fed beef that’s hormone and antibiotic free. Brooklyn Biltong is Get some here.
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.
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.
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!
Drink: We love coffee and strong hoppy beer, so we were very excited to feature this next product. Corvus Hopped Coffee is a cold brewed coffee which is brewed on 60 gallon beer fermenters and dry hopped throughout a 17 hour process giving the final result a nice citrus and chocolate flavor. Get some here.
Gear: Today we feature the Brass Anchor Cigar Box from Sir Jack’s. The hinged top opens to reveal a polished wood interior; footed bottom and natural patina. This a true collector’s piece for a cigar aficionado. Made in America and produced by the Jenning Brothers, it is one amazing piece. Get it here.
Books: This is one of the best books on cooking meat we’ve ever seen. Written by Pat LaFrieda, owner of America’s premier meatpacking business. Throughout the book you will find tales of life in the meatpacking business, step-by-step photographs, and more than 75 recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry. Get a copy here.