Gear: Take your bar skills and tools with you wherever you go with the W&P Cocktail Kit. Kit Includes: The W&P Canvas + Leather Mason Bag, The Mason Shaker, One W&P Muddler (10 in), One W&P Jigger (0.75 0z / 1.5 oz), Two W&P Linen Cocktail Napkins, and Two W&P Cocktail Coupes (5.5 oz). Get one here.
News: Bourbon Production Reaches High Point Since ’70s. In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders’ lingo: Distillers are putting up the tab for millions of rounds of bourbon years before they are even ordered. The production poses an inherent risk, but hitting the moment right — a big supply meshing with big demand — could mean a serious payday for companies big and small. Full article here.