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Elevate Your Memorial Day Weekend with Bourbon, Food, and Games

Memorial Day Weekend is all about honoring our country’s brave servicemen and women, spending time with friends and family, and welcoming in the warm weather.  

Keep It Civil: Gift Ideas for Every Adult in the Family

Here at Ezra Brooks Bourbon, we pride ourselves on being civilized. But, we also know that family time can sometimes be anything but. These gift ideas for every adult in the family might just be the key to keeping everyone civil and sane during the holiday season.

Beyond the Mint Julep-How to Make Classic Kentucky Derby Cocktails

Few things are more synonymous together than the Mint Julep and the Kentucky Derby. But, if you’re looking to mix things up on derby day, adding one of these cocktails to the drink menu might just hit the spot.

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.

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.

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.