Whisky

Morning Report, Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Books: This highly accessible and enjoyable guide is full of practical and fascinating information about how to enjoy whisky. All whisky styles are covered and common myths exposed. Whisky expert and author David Broom provides an expert guide to all things whisky. David Broom has an awesome resume with eight books, editor-in-chief at Whisky Magazine: Japan, consultant editor to Whisky Magazine, columnist at Malt Advocate, editor of Scotch Whisky Review, TV and radio broadcasts, international training and education stints, and developer of Diageo’s Flavour Map. This book is one that every whisky lover will want to get their hands on. Get it here

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Weekend Recipe: Today we feature a great recipe for Whiskey Glazed Ribs from Duh Licious and sent in from one of our readers. This is a great recipe that is perfect for a weekend grill session and allows you to use your favorite spirit to add some extra enjoyment to your meal. Full recipe here.

Bourbon & Oak Top 15 Gift Picks

Today officially kicks off the Holiday Shopping Season. We feature a lot of products on our site, some deal with bourbon and whiskey and some do not and we receive a lot of feedback from you about the products we feature. We put a list together of our top 15 gift picks based on some of your suggestions and some of ours. Here is our Holiday Gift Guide.

Gift Guide

Black Ridge Bourbon would make a great gift for any bourbon lover. Made in limited quantities and tastes great. Black Ridge Bourbon has consistently been the number one searched for bourbon on our site since we posted our review.

Black Ridge Bourbon would make a great gift for any bourbon lover. Made in limited quantities and tastes great. Black Ridge Bourbon has consistently been the number one searched for bourbon on our site since we posted our review.

Double Oaked Bourbon & Salted Brown Sugar Caramel candle from Sydney Hale Co. I must admit that I am not much of a candle burner, but once this was suggested from one our readers that it was incredible I decided to try it myself. It's got a great scent to it and a 50 hour burn time.

Double Oaked Bourbon & Salted Brown Sugar Caramel candle from Sydney Hale Co. I must admit that I am not much of a candle burner, but once this was suggested from one our readers that it was incredible I decided to try it myself. It’s got a great scent to it and a 50 hour burn time. Get it here.

This is one we suggested to you and you have thanked us for it. Gavlen Aqua Aftershave is a one-of-a-kind fresh, clean, masculine scent, made in limited quantities. You are sure to get compliments with this one. You can get it here.

This is one we suggested to you and many of you have thanked us for it. Gavlen Aqua Aftershave is a one-of-a-kind fresh, clean, masculine scent, made in limited quantities. You are sure to get compliments with this one. You can get it here.

We have featured a lot of flasks on our site but this is the one that we prefer and hear the best feedback on. This is the Izola 3oz. flask. It's available in many different designs as well as blank if you prefer. It's the perfect size and can be tucked away anywhere. If you prefer something a little bigger it is available in a 5oz. as well. Get it here.

We have featured a lot of flasks on our site but this is the one that we prefer and hear the best feedback on. This is the Izola 3oz. flask. It’s available in many different designs as well as blank if you prefer. It’s the perfect size and can be tucked away anywhere. If you prefer something a little bigger it is available in a 5oz. as well. Get it here.

If you love sipping your preferred juice out of a Mason jar than pick up the Mason Shaker. Inspired by the classic southern icon, the Mason jar, the Mason Shaker is a unique four-piece cocktail shaker that is sure be a hit with any cocktail enthusiast. Get it here.

If you love sipping your preferred juice out of a Mason jar than pick up the Mason Shaker. Inspired by the classic southern icon, the Mason jar, the Mason Shaker is a unique four-piece cocktail shaker that is sure be a hit with any cocktail enthusiast. Get it here.

Rowan's Creek is one of my favorite bourbons. 12 years old and full of flavor. Has been my go to bourbon for years and although most have had this, it still makes a great gift year after year.

Rowan’s Creek is one of my favorite bourbons. 12 years old and full of flavor. It has been my go to bourbon for years and although most have had this, it still makes a great gift year after year.

This smart guide to whiskey introduces a new generation of would-be connoisseurs to the hottest new-again spirit. And with upstart distillers reviving varieties like white dog (moonshine to prohibition-era folks), now is the best time to start learning about it. Drink More Whiskey is the reference for those want to discover the provenance, styles, differences in quality, and ideal uses of whiskey in a fresh, fun-to-read format. In addition, more than 20 recipes are sprinkled throughout, from classics like the Old Fashioned to thoroughly modern tipples like the Manchester (made from single malt Scotch whisky and fresh herbs), so readers can take their learning from book to glass. Get it here.

Whiskey is hot right now and this smart guide to whiskey introduces a new generation of would-be connoisseurs to the hottest new-again spirit. Drink More Whiskey is ta great reference for those who want to learn more about this fine spirit. This book has more than 20 recipes throughout, from classics like the Old Fashioned to thoroughly modern tipples like the Manchester (made from single malt Scotch whisky and fresh herbs), so readers can take their learning from book to glass. Get it here.

A Stanley Thermos is about as classic as you can get. I can remember taking vacations as a child and my Father having his green Stanley filled with coffee sitting between the seats. They've come a long way with their design but have always remained the same with quality. I carry one of these everyday of my life and it has always kept whatever I'm drinking piping hot or ice cold. Get it here.

A Stanley Thermos is about as classic as you can get. I can remember taking vacations as a child and my Father having his green Stanley filled with coffee sitting between the seats. They’ve come a long way with their design but have always remained the same with quality. I carry one of these everyday of my life and it has always kept whatever I’m drinking piping hot or ice cold. Get one here.

Small Batch Toothpicks is something that I never thought would have existed. Daneson makes small batch toothpicks in a variety of flavors including single malt scotch. While I have never tried them, many of you have or ask us about them quite often. I have heard great things about them and I'm sure they make a very unique gift. Get them here.

Small Batch Toothpicks is something that I never thought would have existed. Daneson makes small batch toothpicks in a variety of flavors including single malt scotch. While I have never tried them, many of you have or ask us about them quite often. I have heard great things about them and I’m sure they make a very unique gift. Get them here.

Pickles, Pigs, and Whiskey is a great southern cookbook. Not just another successful Southern chef, James Beard Award-winner John Currence is the ambassador for Oxford, Mississippi. Currence gives you 130 recipes organized by 10 different techniques, such as Boiling/Simmering, Slathering, Pickling/Canning, Roasting/Braising, Muddling/Stirring, Brining/Smoking, and Baking/Spinning, just to name a few. Pickles, Pigs, & Whiskey would make a great gift for any fan of southern food. I know this is on quite a few of our readers christmas lists. Get it here.

Pickles, Pigs, and Whiskey is a great southern cookbook. Not just another successful Southern chef, James Beard Award-winner John Currence is the ambassador for Oxford, Mississippi. Currence gives you 130 recipes organized by 10 different techniques, such as Boiling/Simmering, Slathering, Pickling/Canning, Roasting/Braising, Muddling/Stirring, Brining/Smoking, and Baking/Spinning, just to name a few. Pickles, Pigs, & Whiskey would make a great gift for any fan of southern food. I know this is on quite a few of our readers christmas lists. Get it here.

High West Campfire Whiskey is an excellent whiskey that's full of flavor. A blend of bourbon and scotch it is a wonderful  whiskey that would make a great gift for any whiskey lover.

High West Campfire Whiskey is an excellent whiskey that’s full of flavor. A blend of bourbon and scotch, it is a wonderful whiskey that would make a great gift for any whiskey enthusiast.

Drywell Cocktail Prints are great for any cocktail lover. With several different prints to choose from it should be easy to find some fine art for the special someone in your life. Get them here.

Drywell Cocktail Prints are great for any cocktail lover. This is the very fine art of Alyson Thomas. With several different prints to choose from it should be easy to find some fine art for the special someone in your life. Get them here.

Soap that smells like liquor? That's right. This one is a huge pick for many of you. I get quite a few inquiries about this product and heard great things about it. It's available here.

Soap that smells like liquor? That’s right. This one is a huge pick for many of you. I get quite a few inquiries about this product and heard great things about it. It’s available here.

Portland General Store colognes are inspired by recipes we’ve found from the 1920s and ‘30s. Our all-natural ingredients are a blend of organic sugar cane alcohol, CO2, absolutes and essential oils—and each scent is blended by hand in small batches. Bring out that inner Brando with this elegant and charismatic fragrance, updated from a classic 1920s recipe. Power and masculinity are obvious in the deep wood and amber, and an unexpected hint of spice and floral complexity reveals itself over the hours. Available in an aftershave as well. Get it here.

Portland General Store colognes are inspired by recipes we’ve found from the 1920s and ‘30s. Our all-natural ingredients are a blend of organic sugar cane alcohol, CO2, absolutes and essential oils—and each scent is blended by hand in small batches. Bring out that inner Brando with this elegant and charismatic fragrance, updated from a classic 1920s recipe. Power and masculinity are obvious in the deep wood and amber, and an unexpected hint of spice and floral complexity reveals itself over the hours. Available in an aftershave as well. Get it here.

We all need a place to keep our collection or at least the ones we use the most. The Clyde Bar will hold everything you need for effortless entertaining. A mirrored back reflects the bar’s contents for a striking display. Available here.

We all need a place to keep our collection or at least the ones we use the most. The Clyde Bar will hold everything you need for effortless entertaining. A mirrored back reflects the bar’s contents for a striking display. Available here.

 

Jim Beam Maple Review

Jim Beam Maple Our Rating: 81%

Jim Beam Maple

Name: Jim Beam Maple

Bottled By: Beam Inc.

ABV: 35%

Proof: 70

Age: N/A

Notes: On the nose there is a strong maple scent, like smelling pancakes in the morning. At first sip we tasted a sweet, maple syrup taste, with a nice oak flavor with hints of vanilla and caramel. Jim Beam Maple is just the right amount of sweet maple flavor without being too thick. You can really taste the whiskey in this one which is good as the maple flavor doesn’t overpower it. The finish is moderate with maple, oak, and vanilla flavors with a touch of spice and cinnamon. The after taste is what brought our rating down with this one, it seemed to linger a little longer than I prefer and had a somewhat stale taste to it. Overall this is a good maple whiskey that would probably be enjoyed best in a cocktail.