Every year, Maker’s Mark Bourbon sends their Maker’s Mark Ambassadors a special holiday gift. Last year, it was the Makers Mark ice ball maker. This year, Maker’s Mark has sent all on their “nice list” of ambassadors a holiday themed sweater to dress up a bottle of Maker’s Bourbon. Maker’s Mark tells BourbonBlog.com that the… Read more »

Warm Negroni

BourbonBlog.com‘s new version of the Negroni is served warm as an aperitif to warm the stomach and soul of the guest when coming in from the winter cold. The warmth also opens up the nuances of the Negroni. Warm Negroni 1 oz. Gin (G’Vine Nouaison Gin recommended ) 1 oz. Aperol 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth… Read more »

Top 21 Spirits

BourbonBlog.com suggests the following spirits for your holiday gift, celebration to begin 2011 and beyond. We’ve drank a lot that we’ve enjoyed in 2010, but these particularly impressed us and we’re including some video below too for you to enjoy in this year in review as we review the spirits and whiskeys Four Roses The… Read more »

Maker’s Mark Winter Art

The scene on the new  frosted Maker’s Mark Holiday Collector’s bottle is from an original oil painting by Mary Hagy as part of  her four seasons at Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. These paintings were released as limited Edition prints. Mary tells BourbonBlog.com she has a gallery in Bardstown and as been very busy… Read more »

Maker’s Mark Ice Ball Maker Mold “Bourbon Balls” Gift

BourbonBlog.com has noticed the recent trend of designer spherical “ice balls” made for cocktails and mixology. With a perfect sphere giving less surface area, your cocktail or Bourbon stays cold without the ice melting so quickly. Maker’s Mark recognized the trend and created their own plastic signature ice ball maker mold as the 2010 holiday… Read more »

Original MOONSHINE Holiday Cocktails

The Stillhouse Distillery of Culpeper Virginia tells BourbonBlog.com the new clear whiskey hitting the market in the US this Fall. Original MOONSHINE is a versatile new spirit, enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a variety of mixed cocktails, including these holiday cocktails we are including below. Original MOONSHINE is 80 proof, all-natural, gluten-free, charcoal-filtered… Read more »

Beam Helping Military Families During Holidays

We always like seeing what our Bourbon friends are doing to help the wold and Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. tells BourbonBlog.com that  they made donations of 1,000 meals to military families this season through its “Holiday Meals for Military Families” charity program. In partnership with Operation Homefront and nearly 30 valued business partners, Beam Global has… Read more »

Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha Review

A familiar friend on the bars dresses up your cocktail and taste buds for some holiday cheer! Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha flavor steps into the holiday season as a limited edition bottling. Kahlúa tells BourbonBlog.com that it will be available at retail through the holiday season, priced at around $17.99 for a 750ml bottle. Get some while… Read more »

De-cocainized Holiday Cocktails?

AGWA de Bolivia tells BourbonBlog.com that the perfect way to “mix it up” this during the holiday season is by using Wild Bolivian coca leaves hand-picked at 2000 metres in the Andes and shipped under armed guard in 2000 Kilo Bales to Amsterdam to be macerated and de-cocainized and made into a coca leaf liqueur. This… Read more »

O’Shea’s Irish Pub takes title in Four Roses’ Holiday Bourbon Battle

Four Roses Bourbon tells BourbonBlog.com that bartenders from the Louisville, Kentucky Highlands-area restaurants & bars competed in the first-ever Four Roses’ Holiday Bourbon Battle last week, giving the public the power to decide the best holiday bourbon cocktail featuring Four Roses Bourbon. O’Shea’s Irish Pub’s Mytch Law and Chris Toler came out on top with… Read more »