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Mash Bill Truffle Collection Review

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  Disclaimer: For this review I was sent samples of the chocolates, Templeton Rye and Four Roses Single Barrel for pairing purposes.    Father’s Day is coming and you could do a lot worse than getting Dad a box of the Mash Bill Truffle Collection from Vosges. The Collection contains a dozen truffles: 2 Whiskey: Templeton rye whiskey + tart cherry + tobacco + 62% cacao dark chocolate 2 Bourbon: toasted pecans + Four Roses single barrel bourbon + 45% deep milk chocolate 2 Scotch: coconut & cocoa nib caramel + Bruichladdich Port Charlotte scotch + 45% deep milk chocolate 3 Stout: Rogue chocolate …

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New Glencairn Whisky Glass

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We’re excited to announce that we just added 3 new custom designs to our Glencairn Whisky Glass section of our bourbon shop.  Along with our original Bourbon & Banter logo glass we now offer: Drink American, Drink Bourbon I Don’t Usually Drink Bourbon If I Cannot Drink Bourbon Whether your buy your favorite or all three, we hope you enjoy these new designs and find them helpful in spreading the bourbon gospel.      

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Duke’s Beef Jerky Review: The Bourbon Edition

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Beef and bourbon. Bourbon and beef. No matter how you say it those two words are magical. So it’s only natural that people who make beef jerky would create products that feature bourbon. One only needs to visit the Jim Beam American Stillhouse to find out just how big of a market there is for bourbon flavored jerky. Jim Beam jerky to be exact. So when the folks at Duke’s reached out to offer us some samples to try of their Honey Bourbon Beef Jerky and Bourbon Glaze Beef Steak Strips we were glad to accept. As you read my Duke’s …

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Proud Drinker: Show Off Your Love for Bourbon

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Disclosure: Proud-Drinker.com provided stickers for Bourbon & Banter to review. I am sure we have all seen those cars plastered with those seemingly cryptic numbers that actually extoll the running abilities of the person behind the wheel: 13.1, 26.2, 70.3 (!!!). Runners are a proud people and like to wear markers of their physical accomplishments on their sleeves and their bumpers. But though these marathon feats are impressive, us Bourbon Evangelists are also a proud people who enjoy sharing our appreciation for that brown liquid we love. This is where Proud Drinker comes in.  The folks at Proud Drinker thought …

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Balls of Steel Review: The Hands on Edition

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  What if you could chill your whiskey while also doing good? That’s the premise behind OriginalBOS’s newest product – Balls of Steel. Billed as “drink chillers with a cause”, Balls of Steel are a new twist on the concept of chilling your whiskey without having to use ice which can often dilute your whiskey’s flavor. Just like whiskey stones which have been on the market for years, Balls of Steel are placed in your freezer for a period of time before being added to your whiskey. Unlike whiskey stones though, Balls of Steel are spherical in shape (as you …

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That Bourbon Ketchup: Spiked Ketchup For Grownups

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Disclosure: A bottle of That Bourbon Ketchup was provided by That Sauce Company for Bourbon & Banter to review. Before I even start this review, I feel I should disclose the following: I’m not the biggest fan of ketchup. I don’t hate ketchup, but compared to many of my friends, who put ketchup on everything from eggs to hash browns and burgers to hot dogs, I’m rather simple. I dip my fries in ketchup, and that’s about it. However, a bourbon spiked ketchup? That’s a different story. But first, a little background on That Bourbon Ketchup. That Bourbon Ketchup is …

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Thank God for Bourbon, Chocolate & Art Eatables

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Long-time readers of Bourbon & Banter may recall a post I did months ago singing the praises of Art Eatables’ bourbon truffles. They were, and still are, the best bourbon chocolates I’ve ever eaten. But what’s even more impressive about Art Eatables is how founders, Kelly and Forest, have taken their love of bourbon and chocolate and built a business that is truly in sync with what’s going on within the bourbon industry. I’ve watched their progress over the last 12+months as they went from a home-based operation to opening a store (always a risky move) and building relationships with …

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Ice Ball Mold for Perfect Ice Spheres

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We’re big fans of ice balls and molds here at Bourbon & Banter. And this prosumer model from Japan is no exception. While the cost is a bit high for our budget at $180, it might just be perfect for those of you who do a lot of entertaining or own a small bar. They state that you can make up to 30-40 ice balls in an hour. And they offer shapes ranging from the traditional sphere to diamonds, soccer balls and baseballs. If anyone has one of these or has used one in the past let us know how …

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The Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker

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I don’t personally find myself in need of a cocktail shaker very often but next time I do I’d like to have the Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker on hand. I came across this the other day on Kickstarter I knew I had to share with everyone on Bourbon & Banter. It’s such a simple and awesome idea it makes you wonder why no one came up with this before. Instead of wasting item reading details here, head on over to the Kickstarter project page and find out more. They’ve already blown past their goal of $5,000 so they’ve clearly struck …