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: 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.
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.
Recipe: Spice up your next cocktail with a special treat you can make yourself. Bourbon soaked cherries are easy to make and are a delicious addition to numerous recipes from desserts to cocktails, especially old fashioned’s. They are sweet and full of delicious whiskey flavor. Click here for the recipe.
Gear: Well we are about simplicity and drinking in style is not that important to us, it’s definitely about the quality of the spirits. What if there was a way to combine both? There is with the Alexander Wang Shot Glasses, made from 100% stainless steel with a pale gold finish these shot glasses easily stack together and fit in a carrying case. They are simply a great product that can be packed and taken anywhere. All you need is a few friends and some great juice. Get them here.