2014 Whiskey of the Year Poll

It’s that time of year again, time to cast your vote for the Whiskey of the Year. You selected some great whiskies throughout the year as Whiskey of the Month and now we need you to select another. Please vote below, Whiskey of the Year will be announced on January 5th, 2014.


Bourbon & Oak Teal Tee

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We designed a simple tee recently and added to the MAKR store. It is a super soft, heather grey tee, with a simple design.

  • Alternative Apparel men’s/unisex short-sleeve
  • Heather Grey
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • 100% cotton, pre-washed, pre-shrunk
  • Digitally printed
  • Machine wash
  • Available only for 30 days through MAKR, to purchase click on the images above
  • Bourbon & Oak receives $2.00 profit on each sale, all funds go to Bourbon & Oak maintenance


Morning Report, Friday, December 5th, 2014

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Food: Fat Bastard’s Wild Boar Carolina style bourbon mustard is perfect for cooking or using as a dipping sauce for a variety of dishes. This sweet and spicy smoky sauce has a good amount of bourbon in it for an extra special kick. You can use it a number of different ways and this is one sauce that truly adds a unique flavor. Get it here.

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News: Heaven Hill Distilleries Named 2014 Very Large Business of the Year by Louisville Business First

BARDSTOWN, Ky. – In a ceremony recognizing the leaders in the Louisville business community, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. was named Louisville Business First’s 2014 Very Large Business of the Year last night at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The awards are given annually by the city’s only dedicated business publication “to celebrate excellence in business.” Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. was nominated alongside Delta Dental of Kentucky and Texas Roadhouse Restaurants. It was the second straight year in which the company was nominated for the award.

“We are particularly honored to be recognized by the Louisville Business Community as one of the leading businesses in Louisville and Southern Indiana,” said Max L. Shapira, President, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. “As we begin to celebrate the 80th anniversary of our company’s founding, this award is particularly appreciated. Our third generation of family ownership is committed to upholding the values and qualities shared by all of the community’s leading businesses.”

Heaven Hill Distilleries was recognized by the publication for the development of Louisville’s first stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience® on Main St., sales growth of key spirits brands such as Evan Williams Bourbon and Burnett’s Vodka, and a host of new product innovations and acquisitions. Full article here.




Southern 75 Recipe

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The Southern 75 has several different variations to it. Ours like some, calls for an IPA and bourbon. Adding the bourbon will do a nice job of taking the bite off the IPA and mellowing everything out quite a bit. The result will be a deliciously smooth drink that is perfect for the cooler days and nights. We hope you enjoy it.

6 oz. IPA, preferably one with a good amount of citrus and hops

2 oz. Bourbon, we use Old Forester or Four Roses Yellow Label

1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp. simple syrup

In a chilled pint glass, pour in the beer, bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Give it a few gentle swirls with a bar spoon, serve, and enjoy.


Morning Report, Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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Drink: Rogue Beers are what got me to fall in love with craft beer. After getting lost in the huge universe of craft beers I’ve been coming back reunited a lot with them lately. Here is a new offering from Rogue featuring one of my favorite ingredients, sriracha. It should be available sometime in December and it will be close to 6% ABV. There will some coffee and chocolate flavors as well as some heat from the sriracha. It will definitely be a find brew to get your hands on.



December 2014 Whiskey of the Month

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December’s Whiskey of the Month is one that we have received a great amount of feedback on. Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch is a great whiskey with plenty of flavor and character. Perfect for sipping or introducing to friends, it is with great pleasure that I announce Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch as our December 2014 Whiskey of the Month. Please be sure to see our full review here.