Morning Report, Friday, November 21st, 2014

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Gear: Keep that winter beard looking it best this year with the masculine smell of whiskey beard oil. This beard oil from Portland General Store has a deep amber and wood scent to it and will keep your beard soft and tamed. Whiskey beard oil is handcrafted in Maine using organic hemp seed oil, organic jojoba oil, marula oil, wild crafted absolutes and essential oils. Get it here.



Morning Report, Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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Food: Bourbon makes everything better and that’s true with this next item. This Chipotle Habanero sauce is infused with Jim Beam Black Bourbon and is full flavor. It is spicy and rich with a nice smoky flavor. Add it to almost anything to give a little extra kick. It’s especially good in Bloody Mary’s or chili with and extra shot of bourbon. Get it here.

Just a heads up. If you are heading out to a distillery on the bourbon trail, be sure to check the hours of operation as there are some delays to due weather this week. Cheers everyone.




Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey Review

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Name: Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

ABV: 46%

Proof: 92

Nose: Vanilla, Molasses, Nutmeg, and Oranges.

Palate: Rich molasses, caramel, vanilla, allspice, and deep smoky wood flavors.

Finish: Moderate and floral with light spice and wood tones.

Overall: This is a creamy whiskey that is perfect for those wanting an easy mellow sipper. The flavors are distinct and play well together. This is a whiskey that could definitely be enjoyed during a heavier dinner rather than after as the flavors compliment a variety of meal options. I really enjoyed the finish with this one; it was nearly perfect in my book. My final thoughts on Teeling Small Batch was that it is a great whiskey for those wanting something very smooth, simple, and light. Neat is the way to go with this whiskey.


Morning Report, Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

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Drink: Flying somewhere and craving a good cocktail? Check out the Carry On Cocktail Kit from W&P Design. This tiny cocktail kit will make you a damn good old fashioned at 30,000 feet. The kit includes a recipe card, spoon, muddler, bitters, cane sugar, and a linen coaster, all of which are packed neatly in a tiny case that will pass through security at your airport of choice. Just order a bottle of bourbon and craft your cocktail. Get one here.



Morning Report, Friday, November 7th, 2014

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Gear: The Elixir Mini Bar is two-in-one mini bar with simple features. It keeps a few bottles of booze, utensils, and drinkware hidden until ready to use. Handcrafted of solid, sustainable acacia wood, the compact frame tucks right next to your sofa on u-shaped legs. Flip it open and both sides double down as a self-serve bar to showcase your curated bottle collection; lower ledge hosts glasses. When not in use as a bar it can be used as a end table or any other use you have for a solid surface. It’s simple and functional. Get it here.


Syndicate 58/6 Whisky Review

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Name: Syndicate 58/6

Bottled By: New England Distillery

ABV: 43%

Proof: 86

Nose: Sweet corn, smoke, citrus, honey, almonds, and floral notes.

Palate: Rich caramel, vanilla, anise, oak, leather, nutmeg.

Finish: Long, with tart flavors of apricots and apples, and a lingering smoky, spicy flavor.

Overall: This is a fantastic whisky. It is full of character and leaves you wanting more from the first sip. The sweet and spicy flavors play very well together without being overly sweet or overly spicy. The finish is long with plenty of character and a wonderful aftertaste. I really enjoyed this whisky and the flavors that came with it. It is very smooth with just a slight burn to it. A great addition to any whisky lover’s shelf.

History: Syndicate 58/6 Premium Scotch Whisky was founded in 1966 by William Muir
(Bond 9) Limited (Founded in Leith, Scotland in 1823) and the original blend was
distilled in 1954 by Marshall Taplow (Established in London 1760) for their most
important customers.
In the United Kingdom Syndicate 58/6 is a private highly exclusive club made up of
discerning individuals who really appreciate a top quality Scotch Whisky. The
Syndicate members include Members of the House of Lords, High Court Judges and a
wide range of leading professionals from throughout the United Kingdom.
The quality and consistency of the blend is assured by using a ‘Solera’ system
whereby additional whiskies are blended with the older stock. They include 18
single malt whiskies and 4 single grain whiskies. The syndicate 58/6 still contains
small quantities of the original 1958 blend. It is finally married and matured in 4
year old Oloroso Sherry casks which give the whisky its exceptionally smooth and
distinctive taste.
Syndicate 58/6 Whisky is imported into the USA exclusively by Bespoke Spirits Inc.