Morning Report, Thursday, October 30th, 2014


LOUISVILLE, KY. – The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience® is celebrating its one-year anniversary Nov. 15 with a week of celebratory events and the release of a commemorative Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon.

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience® is a multi-million dollar artisanal distillery, immersive tourism experience and retail store celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first commercial distiller and namesake of Heaven Hill Distilleries’ flagship Bourbon brand. As Louisville’s first stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience drew 70,000 visitors this year from around the globe.

“The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is an incredible pioneer in Louisville’s ever-expanding bourbon and spirits tourism presence,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “Thanks to Heaven Hill for blazing a trail and giving so many visitors a tremendous experience with our city’s native spirit, history and heritage.”

Anniversary festivities kick off 10:30-11:00 a.m., Mon., Nov. 10, when Mayor Fischer, company executives and other dignitaries will be on hand to unveil an official Evan Williams historical marker across the street from the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, 528 W. Main St. Max L. Shapira, president of Heaven Hill, America’s largest independent, family-owned and operated spirits company, will sign bottles from 3-5:30 p.m. and there will be a Downtown Neighborhood Celebration from 2:30-5 p.m. in the Retail Store.

A special 2005 Vintage Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon may be purchased exclusively at the Bourbon Experience starting Nov. 10 as well. There are only 420 bottles available, poured from two hand-selected barrels. The bourbon is 100 proof, as opposed to the standard 86.6 proof in other Evan Williams Single Barrel bottles. The bottles are dipped in copper wax and feature a unique “Evan Williams Bourbon Experience First Anniversary” label and sell for $99.99 each.

Throughout the week, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience will offer buy one, get $1 tours, a free, logoed nosing glass for every guest and door prizes each day. Tastings of rare Evan Williams 23-Year-Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be on tours Tues., Nov. 11, and Artisanal Distiller Charlie Downs will treat visitors to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience’s ‘new make,’ fresh off the still on ‘White Dog Wednesday,’ Nov. 12. Full article here.

Morning Report, Tuesday, October 29th, 2014


Gear: The campfire season is here folks and boy can they be a pain to get going. There can numerous ways that things can go wrong. The Happy Camper is such a simple yet useful invention. It is made of a slow burning cardboard with a firestarter that helps get it going. It elevates the wood off the ground giving optimal oxygen flow and leaving any wet ground issues behind. The Happy Camper will still allow you to put your expert campfire skills to good use without some of the hassles, leaving you with only one thing to focus on, the bourbon in your glass. Get it here.

Morning Report, Friday, October 24th, 2014


Book: What began over 30 years ago with hobby brewers in the United States has today become an international movement with beer-loving adherents from Europe to South Africa. Small enterprises worldwide are combining fresh ideas with traditional methods to create outstanding craft beers. Barley & Hops will take you on journey and and give you an extensive history behind your favorite beers. With numerous recipes, food pairing suggestions, portraits of those who are passionate about their craft, and much more, this is a great book to have on your shelf. Get it here.

Morning Report, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014


Food: We love Epic Bars and today we are excited to feature another great product. Epic’s Hunter & Gatherer packs stay true to the company’s fundamental principles by using 100% grass-fed, free roam organic beef turned jerky. They are mixed with a variety of different fruits and nuts and are available in four flavour profiles that include Harvest Nuts, Berry Blossom, and Toasted Coconut. Get them here.

Morning Report, Monday, October 20th, 2014


Gear: Today we feature another amazing product from Strong Like Bull and one that is based on such a simple idea. BottleLoft lets you hang your beer from the roof of your refrigerator. This keeps them out of the way of all the other items you have on hand. Using magnets that can hold up to 4.8 lbs., a custom rail, and adhesive strips; BottleLoft will save you space and allow you to add a couple extra beers, which is what is most important anyways. Get it here.

Morning Report, Friday, October 17th, 2014


Gear: Today we feature the Floyd Shelf and simple tool that allows you to turn any slab of wood into a working shelf. The Floyd Shelf is a two-bracket set available in red, white, or black, and bolts to your wall, tightening down on any piece of wood up to 1 and 5/8 inches thick to form a shelf of virtually any width. This simple design makes it easy to use and gives you the opportunity to choose what wood you would like to use. Each shelf holds up to 50 pounds, so you can easily display some of your favorite bottles. Get one here.