Bourbon & Oak will be relocating beginning on August 1st, 2014. In addition to this relocation, we will also be undergoing some general site maintenance and updates. We are looking forward to picking up right where we left off as soon as we return. Thank you in advance for your support on this and we look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers everyone!
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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.
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.
Article: Most folks now have a local spot to fill up their growlers, usually we have multiple locations. It’s definitely easy to find a spot to fill up but what’s harder is finding the right growler to fill. Gear Patrol has a great article listing the 5 best beer growlers, read it here.
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.
Gear: The Bountiful Breweries of the USA is a perfect addition to any man cave. The map features over 2,500 breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs and measures 60″ by 40″. It would make a great gift for the beer lover in your life or a nice little treat for yourself. Get it here.
Gear: Fix yourself an amazing drink with this Moscow Mule Set from Broquet. It includes a stainless steel jigger & shaker, gourmet ginger syrup, and a pair of copper mugs to make it authentic. The only thing that’s not included in the liquor, but you can handle that. Get one here.
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.
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.
Gear: Old whiskey barrels serve many purposes and people are using them to make a lot of awesome products these days. Today we feature whiskey barrel headphones, a collaboration between Bushmill’s & Grado Labs. Handcrafted from recycled white oak that was used by Bushmill’s. Available in limited quantities here.