Author: bourbonandoak

Morning Report, Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Gear: Instead of one bbq master trying to cook for an entire party, the social grill allows everyone a chance to grill. This simple charcoal grill can be placed on an outdoor table or surface. There is enough room for 5-6 people to use the grill at the same time, making sure that no one is left out, and that everyone has the chance to prepare the food the way they see fit. This is a great way to prepare food and gives the party a more intimate feel. So invite some close friends, pull up some chairs, and enjoy the experience. Don’t forget the bourbon and beer, they make everything better. Get one here.

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Morning Report, Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Food: Bourbon Vanilla Sugar is made from raw Demerara sugar and is packed and aged with Bourbon-Madagascar vanilla beans to enhance the rich molasses flavors. Try Bourbon Vanilla Sugar in many different cocktails to add some extra flavor or add a little to your coffee in the morning. Available here.

News: Small and independent craft brewers enjoyed continued growth in the first half of 2014, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade association that represents the majority of U.S. breweries. American craft beer production volume increased 18 percent during the first half of the year. Full article here.

Morning Report, Monday, July 28th, 2014

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Gear: Today we feature an amazing pint cup from Miir. The Miir Pint Cup is made from dishwasher safe, BPA-free high grade stainless steel and It will help keep your favorite brew colder longer. Available in September 2014. Order some here.

News: Kentucky bourbon makers are churning out larger volumes of whiskey being stored for aging. The Kentucky Distillers’ Association said Tuesday the state’s bourbon inventory has topped 5 million barrels for the first time since 1977. It says Kentucky bourbon distilleries filled 1.2 million barrels last year, the most since 1970. Full article here.

Morning Report, Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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Gear: There’s nothing worse than bourbon that has been diluted with water. OriginalBOS is putting an end to that problem while making a difference in the world. Balls of Steel are bourbon chillers with a cause. Place these stainless steel balls in the freezer for at least 90 minutes and then drop them into your drink to enjoy chilled bourbon with zero dilution from ice. OriginalBOS also donates a portion of its proceeds to testicular cancer research. Grab your pair of Balls of Steel and enjoy perfectly chilled bourbon! Available here.

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Morning Report, Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Books: Want to learn to make the perfect cocktail? The Curious Bartender is a great read that will help you on your quest, showcasing a selection of classic cocktails, and explaining their intriguing origins, author Tristan Stephenson introduces the colourful historical characters who inspired or created them. Moving on, he reinvents each drink from his laboratory, adding contemporary twists to breathe fresh life into these vintage classics. Get it here.

Morning Report, Friday, July 18th, 2014

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Books: Whiskey is the drink of choice. Drink it neat, on the rocks, in a cocktail it is simply delicious. In these easy read, Whiskey A Global History you will learn about this fine spirit. This book provides a history of the spirit with a focus on three nations, Ireland, Scotland, and America. It is a simple read with a lot of great information and even a few recipes. So pour a glass of your whiskey of choice and give it a go.