Whiskey Wednesday: The Good Doctor

July 28th, 2016

Ever since Coca Cola first came about, no other dark soda has succeeded in making as good of an impression on our taste buds. Pepsi? Out of the question. Mr. Pibb? Seriously!? Root beer? Okay we may make an exception for that. But recently something interesting happened. One dark soda is making its rounds and […]

Happy Father’s Day

June 20th, 2016

With Father’s Day just around the corner, we can’t help but reminisce on perhaps one of the greatest gifts our own fathers ever gave us – a love and appreciation for whiskey. We don’t mean to sound shallow when we say this. Of course we all love our fathers for giving us life and providing […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Ward Eight

May 12th, 2016

Image via: www.punchdrink.com This Whiskey Wednesday, we’re bringing you an old-timer that has truly endured the test of time – the Ward Eight. An interesting variation on the Whiskey Sour (okay, it’s basically just a Whiskey Sour with grenadine), the Ward Eight was invented way back in 1898 by bartender, Tom Hussion. Tom Hussion was […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Tailgate Sipper

May 5th, 2016

With the Warriors’ comeback last night, no cocktail is more appropriate this Whiskey Wednesday than a good ‘ol Tailgate Sipper. Seriously, the color of this refreshing drink is golden state yellow! Tonight, we drink to Draymond Green and the rest of members of the “best team in NBA history”…. Sorry, we just can’t say it […]

Whiskey Wednesday: Scarlet Starlet

April 27th, 2016

Image via: www.liquor..com This Whiskey Wednesday, we wanted to mix up something special for all of our whiskey girls out there. For so long, whiskey has been considered a “man’s drink” and ladies have had to put up with proving this stupid stereotype wrong. Let’s keep it short and sweet: women can shoot back some […]

Travel Guide: Julian

April 27th, 2016

When you think of Southern California, your mind generally goes to images of picturesque beaches, palm trees, and fast-paced city living. Get ready for that stereotype to be busted with this month’s travel guide to Julian, California. Julian is about as far as you can get from palm trees and beaches (although not distance-wise as […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Kentucky Buck

April 20th, 2016

This summertime weather has got us feeling some type of way over here at Lost Republic. There’s just something unbeatable about sipping on a refreshing whiskey cocktail with your feet up on a warm night. Which is why we decided to harness these good vibes and give you the perfect cocktail to complement these nice […]

5 Best Whiskey BooksFor Whiskey Lovers

April 15th, 2016

Whiskey lovers are sophisticated. They are intellectual. Refined. Worldly. But they aren’t born that way. (Okay, maybe a few are). But the majority of us have had to dedicate many hours in front of the fire, glass of whiskey and book in hand, to become the cultured whiskey aficionados we are today. We read everything […]

Whiskey Wednesday: Old Pal

April 13th, 2016

Image via: www.seriouseats.com Yeah, yeah, yeah… we all know and love the always popular and delicious Boulevardier. But what if we told you he had a twin brother with a little twist? Get to know our good friend – the Old Pal this Whiskey Wednesday! The Old Pal is a simple cocktail featuring rye whiskey, […]

Bourbon & Boots Pens

April 8th, 2016

We don’t usually do stuff like this but we recently came across something so badass that we would be committing capital sin if we didn’t share it with our fellow bourbon lovers. Our friends over at Bourbon & Boots came up with a way to simultaneously make work a little less horrible and make you […]

Whiskey Wednesday: Kombucha Whiskey Cocktails

April 6th, 2016

Image via: www.buzzfeed.com   To start April off with a bang we wanted to give our loyal Pioneers a little treat, which is why we are rewarding you for your whiskey lovin’ with not one, but two cocktails this Whiskey Wednesday. No need to thank us. Although you may want to after you find out […]

What’s the Difference? Whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch, and Rye Explained

April 1st, 2016

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? WHISKEY, BOURBON, SCOTCH, & RYE EXPLAINED Image via: www.talesofthecocktail.com You’ve probably heard it before: not all whiskey is bourbon, but all bourbon is whiskey. Or you’ve questioned why sometimes whiskey is spelled with an e while other times the e is omitted. Then there’s that nagging question in the back of all […]

Presidential Candidates’ Drink of Choice

March 24th, 2016

Image via: www.craftbrewingbusiness.com   We’ll be the first to admit that the 2016 Presidential election has caused us to partake in our fair share of boozing up on a night-by-night basis. These days it feels as if we can’t go online or pick up a paper without hearing about the latest drama in one of […]

Whiskey Wednesday: Whiskey Rock-A-Roller

March 23rd, 2016

Image via: www.westervin.com Whether you’re a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan or not, the Whiskey Rock-A-Roller is sure to be a crowd-pleaser to celebrate the beginning of Spring or to mourn the loss of your perfect March Madness bracket over the weekend (which includes all of you sadly). This fruity mix of raspberries, lemon juice, bourbon, and […]

Whiskey Wednesday: Irish Cream

March 17th, 2016

Image via: www.popsugar.com There are three types of people on St. Paddy’s Day – those who stick to Guinness because “they are embracing Irish heritage”, those who opt for a more sophisticated holiday cocktail (such as the Emerald or an Irish Coffee), and there are those who really embrace their Irish heritage with a little […]

Travel Guide: Mammoth Lakes

March 10th, 2016

Image via: www.explore.visitmammoth.com   If you visited the Mammoth Lakes area back in the late 1800s, you would find a sleepy mining town with a saloon, a mining company, and a few hundred cowboys trying to make it rich after the discovery of gold in the surrounding mountain range. Fast forward to present-day and you […]

Whiskey Wednesday: Sriracha Hot Toddy

March 10th, 2016

Image via: www.minimalistbaker.com   Unless you’ve been living in a cave the past three years, chances are you have become familiar with those little bottles of red sauce with the infamous green cap popping up on every restaurant table and supermarket shelf around. Yes, we’re talking about Sriracha! By now you know that sriracha goes […]

America’s Strangest Drinking Laws

March 3rd, 2016

For anyone under the impression that the majority of ridiculous laws about alcohol were abolished at the end of Prohibition, be prepared to have your mind blown. And no, we’re not talking about drinking and driving laws or laws regarding the sale of alcohol to a minor. Obviously we’re all for those. They’re plausible. They […]

Whiskey Wednesday: Lost Republic Sweet Tea

March 3rd, 2016

Image via: www.seriouseats.com We may be on the brink of yet another El Nino storm here in California, but there’s no harm in dreaming of warm summer afternoons sipping some spiked iced tea on the porch. A vision that sweet can be hard to conjure up on a rainy March day, which is why we’re […]

Travel Guide: Monterey

February 26th, 2016 Tags: ,

Image via: www.moon.com From its Redwood-covered hillsides to its immaculate shoreline, and let’s not forget the world-famous aquarium, the Monterey Bay area is the perfect destination for an impromptu weekend getaway. While its unmistakable natural beauty is at the heart of Monterey’s charm, the exceptional California cuisine, vast history, and small-town vibes are what draws […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Revolver

February 24th, 2016

Image via: www.punchdrink.com   Admit it. The only thing that can make a warm cup of coffee even better is a quick dash of Lost Republic. No need to be ashamed. There are just those days when you need an extra kick of liquid courage to get you up and moving. Plus, the bold taste of […]

5 Unexpected Uses of Whiskey

February 19th, 2016

Image via: www.menshealth.com By now, we have all grown to appreciate the fact that whiskey is downright amazing. Not only is it delicious, but it has almost become a friend – always there for you when you’re feeling blue, never fails to make you feel (and look) amazing, and an ever-present warmth in your hectic life. […]

Whiskey Wednesday: Kyushiki

February 17th, 2016

Image via: www.dishmaps.com When most people think of Japanese alcohol, our minds automatically jump to Sapporo, sake bombs, and nights spent aimlessly wandering around town after unwisely gulping down too much of both within a two-hour timespan. Well, prepare for your mind to be blown Pioneers, because this Whiskey Wednesday we are enjoying the Kyushiki, […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Horsecar

February 12th, 2016

Image via: www.saveur.com   The classic Manhattan is arguably the most popular rye cocktail in existence. It has been passed down among Modern Pioneers for generations and continues to maintain its position at the top of cocktail menus everywhere. Its widespread popularity has consequently driven many-a-bartender to come up with variations of the famous cocktail, […]

Why You Should Always Go For the Whiskey Lover

February 12th, 2016

You can tell a lot about a person by their drink of choice.   Beer drinkers are most likely found huddled around the keg in the corner shooting the shit about sports and the like – aka horribly predictable. Wine drinkers are the “cool kids” of the group – whispering snide remarks about everyone in […]

Health Benefits of Whiskey

February 4th, 2016

Image via: www.ironmikemag.com   For all of you out there who are a little out of the loop these days, February is American Heart Month. No, not because Americans spend millions of dollars this month on Valentine’s Day cards that will be thrown out the next day or chocolates that are meant to show your […]

Whiskey Wednesday: Whiskey Rebellion

February 4th, 2016

Image via: www.stylcaster.com Let’s take a step back in time Pioneers. Back to a time when cattle drank beer, doctors were called “bone crackers”, and rebellions against the government by commonfolk were the norm – we’re talking about 1794, the year of the infamous Whiskey Rebellion after which this week’s Whiskey Wednesday cocktail is named […]

Top 5 Whiskey Myths Debunked

January 29th, 2016

Image via: www.mintjuleptours.com   Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock the past 5 years has noticed the parallel between the explosion in popularity among shows like Mad Men or Boardwalk Empire and the rising popularity of whiskey among Americans far and wide. Of course, the connection is pretty obvious. I’ll be the first […]

Travel Guide: Solvang

It’s mid-January and it already feels like we are 3 months into the new year rather than a mere 3 weeks (our Powerball loss last week didn’t help), and to brighten things up a little we are ready to take our first adventure of 2016! This weekend we encourage you to take a mini-Europtrip to a […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Suffering Bastard

January 20th, 2016 Tags: ,

Image via: www.bichinlifestyle.tv Hump day comes with its highs and lows. High – only three more days until the weekend (aka you’ve almost made it. Hang in there!) Low – you still have three more days until the weekend (aka you better be coming home to a generous glass of brown water tonight or there […]

Where Can You Find Lost Republic?

January 15th, 2016 Tags: , ,

We’ve been getting quite a lot of questions from our loyal following of whiskey lovers and bourbon slingers asking where the hell (if we are being precise here) they can get their hands on some of our California craft brown water. Well you ask and we answer – we’re people pleasers here at Lost Republic […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Libertine

January 14th, 2016 Tags:

Image via: www.saveur.com Happy Whiskey Wednesday, Pioneers! Is it just us or does this Whiskey Wednesday feel like it couldn’t have come soon enough? These frigid January days must be getting to us already, which is exactly why we felt we needed to shake things up a bit and introduce a newer cocktail to start […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Alpine Rabbit

January 7th, 2016 Tags: ,

It’s January 6th and chances are you are one of millions of people already struggling to stick with your New Year’s resolutions. And the chances are even more likely that one of those resolutions is to eat healthier/not drink. Good luck with that by the way – in two weeks you’ll be back on the […]

2016 Whiskey Resolutions

January 6th, 2016 Tags: ,

The beginning of a new year is like turning over a new leaf or beginning a new chapter in your life or any other clever idioms your mom told you as a child. It is a time to reevaluate how the past year went and brainstorm ideas on how to make this new year better. And […]

NYE Cocktail: Cranberry Cheer

So we may have missed Whiskey Wednesday this week, but it’s because we were having too much fun concocting the perfect NYE cocktail for you.  Cranberry Cheer is sure to ring in your New Year the right way.  The best part of this cocktail is you can do most of the work ahead of time, enabling […]

2015 – The Brown Bear Was Born

December 31st, 2015 Tags: , ,

It’s official – 2015 is almost over! It has been a whirlwind of a year for us at Lost Republic Distilling Co and we just want to take a moment before all of the New Year’s Eve debauchery begins tonight to look back on some milestones for Lost Republic over the past year (because you bet […]

10 Days of Gifts: Day 10 Glencairn Glass

December 24th, 2015

Image via: www.eat-drink-etc.com   The day has arrived Pioneers – the last day of our Ten Days of Gifts countdown to Christmas! We hope our holiday gift guide for the whiskey aficionado in your life made things at least a little bit easier for you this holiday season! But if you’re finding yourself still stressing […]

10 Days of Gifts: Day 9 Whiskey Wedge

December 22nd, 2015

Image via: www.drinksdown.me   With just three more days left until Christmas, we are aware that we’re cutting it close here with our gift guide countdown. But let’s face the facts, today and tomorrow are the procrastinator’s biggest shopping days of the year and we’re here for you! Therefore, being mindful that at this point […]

10 Days of Gifts: Day 8 Henley Brand Hip Flask

December 22nd, 2015 Tags: , , ,

Hey you! Chances are if you are reading this, you consider yourself a Modern Pioneer – and we are going to take a bold guess here and say you probably associate with other Modern Pioneers. Are we on the same page so far? Perfect! Well, one characteristic that makes you and your friends a Pioneer […]

10 Days of Gifts: Day 7 Whiskey Tasting Journal

December 21st, 2015

…. Don’t let the title of this post deceive you. I promise we aren’t trying to give the whiskey enthusiast in your life the worst hangover of his/her life on the 26th (although we may be a little bit to blame if you pair our next gift with a bottle of Lost Republic). Today we […]

10 Days of Gifts: Day 6 Mixing Glass Set

So far our holiday gift guide has been geared towards those people in your life who love a nice whiskey cocktail or who love supporting awesome local businesses (sorry, modesty has never really been Lost Repub’s style). But today, we are targeting your friends, family members, coworkers, significant others who are true whiskey aficionados and […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Hot Toddy

Amidst all the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, holiday work parties, and – for those still enjoying the last of their youth – college finals, it is inevitable that all the craziness of December will catch up with you sooner or later. Whether it comes in the form of a nasty cold, sleep deprivation, […]

10 Days of Gifts: Day 5 Lost Republic Swag!

December 16th, 2015 Tags: , , , ,

Pay very close attention Pioneers… if you’ve been following our posts about the 10 Days of Gifts, today’s post should be read, shared and then re-read. Make sure to include all your friends, whiskey-lovers and whiskey-virgins alike, because today we are releasing the information about how to get our sweet Lost Republic Distillery gear, it’s a 1 for […]

10 Days of Gifts: Day 4 Luna&Sol Thermos

December 15th, 2015 Tags: , ,

  Welcome back to Lost Republic’s 10 Days of Gifts countdown to Christmas. We hope you got some shopping done for the whiskey-lover in your life over the weekend with last week’s suggestions. If not, don’t worry we’ve still got 7 days of gift suggestions for those procrastinators or holiday scrooges out there. And today’s featured […]

10 Days of Gifts: Day 3 Copperpeace Coasters

December 11th, 2015 Tags: , ,

Image via: www.copperpeace.com It would be a sin to host a holiday gift guide for whiskey and bourbon lovers without covering our back and featuring the coolest leather coasters this side of the Mississippi (shoutout to all those Modern Pioneers out there who view water rings on their coffee table as the worst thing since […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Rob Roy

Well Pioneers, with all the talk of the holidays and presents, you know we would never forget our weekly present for you – Whiskey Wednesday. (Admit it, this is the best part of your week). Today we are going back in time to a cocktail that many a-pioneer have turned to for its reliable, classic taste. […]

10 Days of Gifts: Day 2 Whiskey Stones

December 9th, 2015

Image via: www.velity.com   Welcome back to the second day of gifts Pioneers! Obviously you must have liked our first post if you came back (by the way, if you haven’t ordered your Lost Republic Gift Pack yet, contact laura@lostrepub.com!) For today’s gift we are sticking to our California roots and taking a trip down […]

Ten Days of Gifts: Day 1 The Lost Republic Gift Pack

December 3rd, 2015

To put it simply: the holiday season is awesome. Not only is everyone magically in a better mood during the 29 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but there is also the added bonus of reuniting with friends and family that you haven’t seen in awhile due to the hustle and bustle of, well, life. And let’s […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Irish Coffee

December 3rd, 2015 Tags: ,

Well Pioneers, it is officially December, and with El Nino looming on the horizon, we bet you are adding a new layer to your wardrobe as each new day comes and goes (at least we are…). Therefore, we would be largely discrediting our whiskey expertise if we didn’t teach you how to make a proper Irish Coffee […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Stone Fence

November 25th, 2015 Tags: , ,

Thanksgiving is AWEsome. Tons of food, all of your friends and family back in town, and perhaps most importantly, it’s an excuse to stock up on lots of Lost Republic to celebrate the occasion (especially for those who are not so thrilled that all of your family will be in the same room together for […]

Include Bourbon in 100% of your Thanksgiving Meal

November 24th, 2015 Tags: , , ,

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if you’re like us you’re spending the day mentally preparing yourself for all of the cooking that needs to be done in the next 48 hours (unless you’re the guy nobody trusts to prepare any food and your sole responsibility is supplying enough Lost Republic for everyone to […]

Travel Guide: Sausalito

November 20th, 2015 Tags: , ,

Ready for your next weekend adventure pioneers? This weekend, we are taking you to a little seaside town with tons of history, breathtaking views, and the best fresh seafood you’ve ever had – Sausalito, California. Named “Little Willow” for the trees growing around its springs by the Spanish explorers who first landed here in the […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The New Black

Don’t be put off by the name Pioneers, this delicious concoction was not inspired by everyone’s guilty pleasure (that is Orange Is The New Black for those of you who haven’t hopped on the Netflix bandwagon yet or haven’t been on the Internet in the past 2 years). Although not much is known about The […]

Trailblazer Tip No.7: Waterproof your backpack with a trash bag liner

November 17th, 2015 Tags: , ,

Not much can ruin a much anticipated camping or backpacking trip other than an unexpected bout of rain. It’s not much fun walking around in soggy shoes and a drenched t-shirt, or dig into backpack to find dry clothes only to find out that every item you’ve packed is equally as rain-soaked. Talk about a party […]

DIY: Whiskey Barrel Candle Holders

November 13th, 2015 Tags: , ,

For those Californians out there, chances are, El Nino is ruining, or will begin to ruin, a lot of your outdoor weekend plans. (And trust us, we’re not complaining, we love the much-needed rain as much as the next guy.) But for most of us, rainy days usually come with being holed up inside and […]

Apps We Love: Mixology

November 10th, 2015 Tags: , ,

Remember sitting in the library in college cramming for a midterm the next day and the only thing going through your mind was: “Screw this, I’m just going to become a bartender.”? Admit it – the dream of sleeping in until 12PM then spending the rest of the day/night mixing drinks and pouring beers has […]

Trailblazer Tip #6: How to make a lantern

November 10th, 2015 Tags: , ,

Trailblazer Tip No.6: Keep things light next time you’re camping by making a lantern with only a water jug and a headlight   With the recent time change, it’s getting darker earlier and colder faster – but that doesn’t stop Modern Pioneers from enjoying the great outdoors (which is just one of the reasons we […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Whiskey Sour

Cocktails are a funny thing. Like fashion and music, cocktails go through fads. It seems like every few months we hear about the “hottest” new cocktail, give it a try, hate it (most of the time), and never hear about it again. However, there are those few cocktails that are in it for the long-haul […]

Travel Guide: Big Bear

November 4th, 2015 Tags: , ,

Alright Pioneers, we’ve been giving a lot of love to Northern California with our travel guides recently – and we’re not apologizing because NorCal is to us what Disneyland is to an 8-year old kid. But today we are going to take things down south to SoCal and introduce you to a little known mountain […]

Trail Blazer Tip No. 5: Sleep Soundly with a Clothes-Filled Pillow Case

November 2nd, 2015 Tags: , , ,

Unless you are groundhog and in hibernation for the rest of the cold season, you understand the struggle of trying to sleep on a camping/backpacking trip. Of course these trips are usually extremely fun and you wouldn’t trade your memories from them for anything else in the world, but no matter how far you’ve hiked […]

Horror Throwback Movies with Perfect Whiskey Pair

October 30th, 2015 Tags: , ,

We made it pretty clear yesterday with our Nightmare On Bourbon Street cocktail that we get really excited about Halloween here at Lost Republic. Not only is it full of candy, ghost stories, tasteless costumes, horror movies, and let’s not forget, it’s also an excuse to drink one more glass of your favorite Lost Republic […]

Whiskey Wednesday: Nightmare on Bourbon Street

For those of you without children (and haven’t had decorations up and costumes picked out since September 30th), it may have not dawned on you yet that Halloween is quickly approaching — heads up, it’s this weekend. AND- it’s one a Saturday!  NO hangovers at work this year! No . No.  Chances are, you are going […]

Travel Guide: Lake Berryessa

 We are happy to provide all of our favorite Pioneers with a travel destination for the weekend that holds a spot very close to our own hearts – Lake Berryessa, California! Just east of Napa Valley, Lake Berryessa is the ultimate spot to soak up the California sun before El Nino starts rollin’ through the […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Emerald

For this week’s Whiskey Wednesday we’re stealing a page out of all of our Irish Pioneer’s secret concoction book and introducing you to the Irish take on the Manhattan: The Emerald. And don’t worry, the only thing green about this drink is its name… It’s not quite St. Patrick’s Day yet (Although you can bet […]

Trailblazer Tip #3: Always Carry Your Pocketknife

October 12th, 2015 Tags: ,

Let’s go back in time Pioneers, back to the age of about 10 when our fathers, uncles, grandfathers, etc. gave us our first glimpse of real trust when they rewarded us with our very first pocketknife. It may seem trivial now, but we’re placing a pretty high wager on the fact that your little 10-year old self was bursting at […]

DIY: Wine Cork Bath Mats

October 8th, 2015 Tags: , ,

Are you ready to get crafty again Pioneers? That’s right, we’re getting our hands dirty (and a little burned with the extensive use of glue gun in this DIY activity) again this week and creating some custom-made Wine Cork Bath Mats. Not only do these bad boys make for some awesome bathroom decor but will […]

Travel Guide: Big Sur

NorCal? SoCal? This week, that ongoing popularity contest popular among Californians is irrelevant because this week we are taking you to Cen-Cal aka Central California (is that a thing? If not we’re making it one) That’s right, Modern Pioneers, we’re talking about Big Sur – the perfect getaway for you this weekend, or any weekend […]

Trailblazer Tip No. 2: Be present

September 28th, 2015 Tags: , , ,

Not to get all cheesy, spiritual on you guys but last night’s Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse whatchamacallit has us feeling pretty mindful about things today. For those of you who saw it (and if you didn’t, you missed out big time), you have to admit that it was pretty. freaking. awesome. I know, not […]

DIY: Tree Branch Coasters

September 24th, 2015 Tags: , , , ,

Fall is officially upon us! For all you fellow Californians out there, we know it definitely doesn’t feel like it, but that isn’t stopping us from getting into the spirit! Fall foliage, your favorite flannel, and a tasty Old Fashioned to warm you up at night… admit it, you’re excited now. To kick off the new […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Suburban

For this week’s Whiskey Wednesday, we decided to go old school again and fill you in on a drink that dates back to the Roaring Twenties when the Prohibition was in full swing and speakeasies and bootleggers were rolling in cash – the Suburban. So basically, since the Suburban was invented and became popular during […]

Modern Pioneer: Andres Gustaf Rooth

                       At Lost Republic, we admire people who do things differently. People who pave their own path. People who harness their unique talents and capabilities to do something uniquely awesome. People with an infectious spirit. We like to call these people Modern Pioneers (hence the […]

Travel Guide: Yosemite

Get excited Modern Pioneers – this week’s Travel Guide is the ultimate travel destination for you this Fall. Spectacular granite cliffs, rushing waterfalls, crystal-clear streams, and giant Sequoia groves, not to mention some of the best hiking this side of the Mississippi. Yes, you guessed it, California’s pride and joy – Yosemite National Park! With […]

Honoring America

September 11th, 2015 Tags: , , ,

      Today marks the fourteen-year anniversary of the day that changed America forever – September 11, 2001. While we are usually all fun and games here at Lost Republic, we want to take a moment today to honor all of the victims, survivors, families, soldiers, and emergency response crews whose lives have never […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Kentucky Mule

September 9th, 2015

As most of us have now realized, California is experiencing a serious heat wave.  What better way to enjoy a refreshing bourbon cocktail than in a copper mug and over ice.  It’s deliciously refreshing and is sure to cool you off. We give to you the Kentucky Mule- or as we like to call it, […]

Travel Guide: Putah River

Summer is officially over and we’re sure you need something to look forward to.  We are here to help you start planning your Fall adventures. Attention all fishermen/women, hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone else who just needs a weekend away from the monotony of your nine to five office job – we have the perfect […]

Trailblazer Tip No. 1: Work Hard & Play Hard

September 7th, 2015 Tags: , ,

  Today is Labor Day. And as much as you’d like to believe it, it’s not simply an excuse to take a day off of work and get in one last BBQ before summer ends. Today is dedicated to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Which […]


On a more serious note… Meet Billy. Billy the Bear. Named after William B. Ide*, the most badass California pioneer of all time. *More to come on him later- if you can’t wait, look him up yourself- he’s awesome. I think in my next life, I want to be Billy. When he’s not slumbering, he’s […]