Morning Report, Friday, September 19th, 2014


Gear: If you take your bar-tending seriously then you want gear that is high quality and useful. The Über ProBostonRoll™DL is a 17 piece complete bar-tending kit and everything comes nicely packed in a carrying case with a shoulder strap. The kit contains their ProStirrer, Endoblade bottle opener, ProCrush muddler and ice crusher, ProJig trilobal measurer, ProFlow speed pourer, Julep strainer, and much more. Get it here.

Morning Report, Wednesday, September 17th, 2014


News: Bikes, Bourbon, & Bluegrass: Cycling The Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Check out this cool video about biking the bourbon trail from the folks at Consequence video design.



News: Heaven Hill Distilleries Announces Release of 2014 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling. Eigth Edition of annual ultra-premium release will feature rare 13-year-old cask strength wheat whiskey, continue support of ALS research and treatment.
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the country’s largest independent family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer, announces the 2014 limited edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection. Heaven Hill, who holds the world’s second largest inventory of aging American Whiskey, will be shipping the rarity into selected markets across the country beginning in mid-September and it will hit retail shelves in September and October. The annual release of the Parker’s Heritage Collection bottling, of which this represents the eigth in the series, is always highly anticipated by whiskey lovers worldwide and the bottlings are some of the most lauded and coveted releases of the year. Full article here.

Morning Report, Monday, September 15th, 2014


Gear: What to learn to cook up some delicious bitters in your own home? It’s easy with the Dash Bitters Kit from Bespoke Post. We all know how important bitters can be to a cocktail, they can be used in just about everything. Each batch makes 10 oz. of bitters. Your kit includes: 2 bitters ingredient sets (naked and orange or habañero), 2 mixing jars, 6 dropper bottles & labels, funnel, cheesecloth, instructions, and recipes. Get it here.

Morning Report, Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Drinks: We all know Rogue for their excellent and unique craft beer but now we are going to get to know them with small batch sodas.  They are available in three delicious options: root beer, honey orange or citrus cucumber. Rogue Soda is handcrafted in Oregon by one of America’s oldest microbreweries, Rogue Ales & Spirits, who have won numerous awards. Small batch sodas have been on the rise lately and Rogue’s are definitely stand outs. Get your soda today here.

Jimmy Russell Honored With Lifetime Award

Toasting his 60th anniversary at the iconic Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association honored legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell with its “Lifetime Honorary Member” award.

Russell, 79, is only the sixth person ever to receive the title. He is the second-longest serving member of the KDA Board of Directors since the nonprofit trade group was founded in 1880.

Russell joined the board in 1978, and continues today as the distillery’s alternate director, marking 36 years, three months and 18 days of leadership toward the betterment of the signature industry, said KDA President Eric Gregory. Full article here.