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Everything of interest to the modern bourbon lover.

Year: 2020

Couple wearing North Face fleeces

5 Cozy Fleeces to Keep the Winter Chill Away

Couple wearing North Face fleeces

A crispness in the air, perhaps a fire or two in the hearth — it’s definitely fleece season. But whether you’re still keeping close to home or venturing out on the trails, there’s no excuse not to look sharp while feeling comfy.

Here are five fleeces that combine fashion with function.

How to Split Firewood the Right Way

Whether you’re heating exclusively with wood or just revving up the occasional blaze in the fireplace, there comes a time when you’ll need to split a few too-large, unwieldy logs, or make use of those cut up stumps your friend just thoughtfully dumped in your backyard.

9 Gifts for the Ezra Brooks Bourbon Lover

When you’re not sure what to gift someone, look to their interests. If they’re into bourbon, you (a) have chosen your friends wisely and (b) know exactly where to start shopping. From barware to glossy coffee-table books about bourbon and more, here are nine ideas for unique artisan gifts centered around their favorite spirit — in addition to a bottle of Ezra Brooks, of course.

Avocado Toast for brunch

4 Easy Ways to Host the Ultimate Brunch

Avocado Toast for brunch

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you’re on notice: Brunch now rules as the most popular meal of the week.

What used to be a Sunday morning-after hangover cure has fanned out to overtake Saturday and, in some enlightened places, Fridays, too. In fact, it has morphed into a new social experience entirely unto itself.

10 Must-See Black-and-White Movies to Up Your Cinema Literacy

Quick, what’s the last movie you saw that was in black and white? (And by black and white, we mean pre-1960s black and white, Roma doesn’t count.) That’s what we thought.

Mix Up These 3 Autumn-Inspired Whiskey Cocktails

Whether you’re lucky enough to live in an area where the temps are cooling off and the leaves are turning or you’re still soaking up the last bit of summer, these whiskey cocktails with autumn-inspired ingredients — hello sparkling apple juice, cinnamon, and maple syrup — will have you ready for fall in no time. …

What Wins in Poker

Poker is a gentleman’s — or woman’s — game, so you’re probably not going to need to put a six-shooter on the table like in an old Western movie. But just so no misunderstandings arise, especially if you’re playing in your first friendly low-stakes game, it does help to know which hands beat other hands, as well as a few other handy tips. Like the fact that Ezra Brooks bourbon makes a great wingman.

Kentucky Derby

Win-Place-Show: Here’s How to Lay Down a Derby Bet

Kentucky Derby

In the topsy-turvy world of COVID-19, the 2020 Triple Crown of horse racing — the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes — has been turned on its head. The traditional last leg of the three, the Belmont Stakes, was run first on June 20. And the Derby is now being held on September 5, and the Preakness Stakes on October 3.

The Ezra Brooks Guide to Starting Your Own Whiskey Club

Groucho Marx famously said, “I wouldn’t want to belong to a club that would have me as a member” — but no one says no to whiskey.

Forming a club dedicated to whiskey is a fun way for you and your whiskey-loving friends to share your passion.