Featured Bar: Butter Run Saloon, St. Clair Shores, Michigan


The Butter Run Saloon is named after a family tradition of running out to get butter and an excuse to grab a quick one at the bar on the way. It is a great bar with an amazing whiskey list, stocking over 300 whiskies, and using them to make some delicious cocktails, like the Basil Basil. They also offer a great selection of food and a nice atmosphere to enjoy it in. Check them out if you’re in the Detroit area.

Morning Report, Thursday, April 24th, 2014


Gear:  Wander and Rumble Growlers are 64-ounce, custom made, stainless steel growlers by Shine Craft Vessels. Crafted from 23 gauge, food-grade stainless steel they feature a deep threaded cap that keeps your beer safely inside, a passivation process that eliminates any metallic aftertaste, and come in a variety of colors to choose from. Available for preorder here.

Morning Report, Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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Recipe: We love smoked cocktails and here is a great recipes sent in from one of our readers. The Tinderbox Cocktail from Pickled Capers is a delicious and easy smoked cocktail recipe that really lets the bourbon take on a great smoky flavor. Be sure to check out all the great recipes from Pickled Capers, Sarah & Mark make some excellent cocktails.


Gear: The Trusco Tool Box is a perfect choice for carrying around your tools everyday. The Trusco Tool Box was originally scouted at a small hardware store in downtown Tokyo and is crafted from stamped steel with a blue enamel finish. For further customization, the removable interior dividers can be used to create compartment customized to your tool carrying needs. Get one here

Dutchess Private Reserve Bourbon Review


Name: Dutchess Private Reserve

Bottled By: Millbrook Distillery

ABV: 45%

Proof: 90

Age: 6 Years

Notes: On the nose Dutchess Private Reserve has a nice vanilla and honey aroma to it. On the palate there are some similar notes of warm vanilla, smooth honey, spices, and a light smoky flavor. I also noticed some light fruit flavors of apricots and fresh peaches. This whiskey is very smooth and light. The finish is moderate and earthy with notes of vanilla and oak. Dutchess Private Reserve is a 6 year old whiskey one that definitely has plenty of flavor and is very smooth. This is a whiskey I would reach for when I wanted something light. I tried this one neat, with a splash, and in a cocktail and I enjoyed it best with a splash. It seemed to bring out the flavors a lot more, especially the smoky flavor, which I really enjoyed. Overall, this is a good whiskey and one that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for something light with a unique flavor.