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The Modern Gentleman’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Ezra Brooks bourbon with hearts for Valentine's Day

Even without all the candy hearts, flower displays, and jewelry commercials, a modern gentleman wouldn’t forget Valentine’s Day. He knows to honor his significant other on the most romantic day of the year. Even if the holiday feels a little contrived, an authentic celebration of love never is.

If you’re looking for some V-Day inspo, here are five Ezra Brooks-approved ways show the love.

A bottle of Old Ezra and a glass of bourbon sitting next to a typewriter

The Modern Man’s List of New Year’s Resolutions

A bottle of Old Ezra and a glass of bourbon sitting next to a typewriter

A new year is a new start, and it’s helpful to write down your goals for the months ahead. Whether you’re looking to make big or small changes, take a moment this January to reflect on what’s important to you and how you’re going to make it happen.

Don’t know where to start? Let us provide a few prompts, and then go make 2019 your best year yet.

How to Make a Bourbon-Glazed Turkey

If there’s one thing a modern man should know how to do, it’s make a turkey for holiday entertaining. You can prove your kitchen prowess by serving this bourbon-glazed turkey for Thanksgiving or any other holiday dinner — forever sealing your fate as master of the bird.

If you’re feeling plucky, you can spatchcock* your turkey before roasting. Yeah, we went there.

Cigar 101: How to Light Up in Style

Whiskey and cigars — it’s a pairing right up there in the manly pantheon with spaghetti and meatballs, bread and butter, beer and pizza. But while enjoying cigars can be just a basic satisfaction, the various shapes, styles, flavors, and rituals involved can also be as bewildering as trying as to understand the rules of cricket.

If you’re new to the game, here are some basics that will add to your gentlemanly poise:

The Modern Man’s Guide to Labor Day Party Greatness

Some of life’s best memories come from sitting down and breaking bread together. With Labor Day on the horizon, it’s time to make one more memory, with a bourbon-infused summer send-off executed in grand Ezra Brooks style.

A little food, a little drink, some close friends — as long as you have Ezra Brooks bourbon on hand, you have all the ingredients of a summer sayonara you won’t forget.

How to Stock Your Home Bar

When you’ve got a bottle (or two) of Ezra Brooks bourbon, it may feel like that’s all you’ll ever need. But don’t discount the pleasure of owning a perfectly stocked home bar, one where all the tools and gadgets necessary to mix a cool cocktail are at the ready.

Whether you’re building your bar from scratch or supplementing the basics (and by basics, we mean that shot-glass collection you amassed in college), this is what you’ll need.

5 Non-Bourbon Lifestyle Essentials for the Modern Man

Leather boots, a style essential for the modern gentleman

To be a master at life, you first need to master your personal effects. Knowing “your brand” of bourbon whiskey is only one component; there are a few other everyday items that every true gentleman should collect.

5 Classic Cocktails Every Gentleman Should Master

Sure, Ezra Brooks bourbon more than holds its own when served neat or on the rocks. But it also provides an honest cocktail base. To truly call yourself an Ezra Brooks connoisseur, take the time to master these five classic whiskey drinks, which any gentleman worth his salt should know how to make.