THE BROWNE BAG

Designer Thom Browne has collaborated with Dewar’s this holiday season to deliver a designer gift bag that will accompany a limited supply of Dewar’s 12-year-old classic whiskey.  The bag is grey in color, going back to Thom’s favorite suit color and the handles of the bag are his signature red/white/blue ribbon.  Top it off with the classic ‘Thom Brown  New York’ woven label and there is no need to wrap this libation in the traditional Santa or Frosty The Snowman holiday paper.

BEACH GEAR, MADE IN THE U.S.A

The weather is getting warmer and summer is right around the corner. With summer comes the always favorite summer vacation, where we leave the city, put our troubles up on a shelf, and enjoy the sand and surf, even for a few short days.

We here at Noble County Gold have put together an essential list of items you will need while on your summer holiday. To sweeten the deal, all of the items are proudly manufactured right here in the U.S.A. So while you are soaking up the sun, enjoying your High Life, you can feel proud knowing you supported the American workforce.

BEACH GEAR ESSENTIALS DETAIL

A CONTINUOUS LEAN: COAL BAG W/ STRAP
PRESENT LONDON HERITAGE RESEARCH/KATIN SWIM
QUODDY 3 EYE BOAT SHOES
STEVEN ALAN RANDOLPH ENGINEERING AVIATORS
GITMAN VINTAGE INDIAN COTTON MADRAS
LEFT FIELD NYC HEAVY LOOP TERRY HOODIE
POST O’ALLS SUPREME TWILL CRUZER SHORTZ
INVENTORY STOCKROOM VELVA SHEEN 2-PACK POCKET TEES
CALIFORNIA NORTH TITANIUM SPF 30 SUNBLOCK
MILLER BREWING CO. HIGH LIFE & HIGH LIFE LIGHT

KENTUCKY BOURBON BARREL ALE

This past Friday, over a lunch meeting with the family CFO, I broke away from my normal routine of ordering a High Life with my meal and ordered a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale to accompany my fish and chips.

Brewed by the Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co, in the heart of thoroughbred country, this beer debuted in 2006 and completes Alltech’s triple crown of beers. Midway through the brewing process, the Kentucky Ale is transferred to used oak bourbon barrels. (Due to historical liquor and union laws, bourbon distillers can only use the barrels one time, so once the bourbon is extracted, the oak barrels are sold to Alltech)

The Kentucky Ale completes it brewing process in the bourbon soaked oak barrels and is ready for carbonation and bottling. This final step can take up to 8 weeks, ensuring all the flavor and richness from the inside of the barrel is combined with the golden Kentucky Ale that is held inside.

This technique gives this ale a very unique taste and also packs a punch, with up to a 9% alcohol content. (label reads 7% but that depends on the actual length of time the ale is in the barrel, as well as what distiller the barrel originated)

Don’t get me wrong, this will NEVER replace my first love, but it is a great ‘go-to’ if High Life is not on the menu.