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KFC Creates A New Crispy Colonel Sandwich

In the every changing Colonel carousel KFC announced today that George Hamilton, the very tan Hollywood legend, is returning to his most coveted role as the Extra Crispy Colonel to introduce KFC’s newest menu item, the Crispy Colonel chicken sandwich.

In the latest summer-inspired ad campaign, Hamilton lives his very best, extra crispy lifestyle as he introduces the Crispy Colonel: a classic chicken filet, hand-breaded in KFC kitchens and made to order by the KFC fried chicken experts with mayo and pickles on a bun.

The Crispy Colonel is also available in KFC’s three signature southern-inspired flavors: Smoky Mountain BBQ, Nashville Hot, Georgia Gold, with a fourth, unexpectedly delicious flavor being introduced this summer for a very limited time.

Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Will Be Re-Released

This month, an extremely limited supply of Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 22-Year-Old will be re-released. Due to the rarity and renowned craftsmanship of the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old is in high demand. The re-release of Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old honors the 83rd anniversary of the opening of Stitzel-Weller Distillery, which continues to stand as a true staple in American whiskey history. I’ve attached a fact sheet with all the details.

Since its release, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old has been recognized by many respected spirits awards including:

-              Named “Best Straight Bourbon” and awarded Double Gold at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

-              Awarded a score of 99 and Chairman’s Trophy at the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

-              Best Bourbon 10 years and over from multiple barrels from Jim Murray’s 2017 Whisky Bible

Blade and Bow will be continuing its tradition of celebrating Kentucky Derby weekend with the third annual A Stitzel-Weller Affair on May 4th.  The event includes a seated dinner hosted by chef Hugh Acheson and a private performance by well-known musician Marc Broussard.

For Budweiser Everyday Should Be Earth Day

If you are looking to do your part to help keep our earth as clean and healthy it can be you might want to pick up a Budweiser product. Recently Budweiser released some very green and fantastic news!

Beginning April 22, every single Budweiser can and bottle will now feature a 100% renewable electricity symbol. The symbol celebrates the renewable electricity Budweiser purchases and gives back to the public grid – enough to cover 100% of the Budweiser produced in the U.S. This label and commitment is made possible by Budweiser’s partnership with Enel Green Power and their Thunder Ranch wind farm in Oklahoma.

By 2025, the goal is for all Budweiser around the world to reflect this symbol as part of Anheuser-Busch’s commitment to purchase all of its electricity from renewable sources.

Crown Royal Looks To Honor The Military On The Wall Of Gratitude

This past week Crown Royal and Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Alexander Rossi and Marco Andretti announced that they are challenging race fans to honor a record number of military heroes by Memorial Day weekend.

For the second year in a row, Crown Royal is building the Wall of Gratitude to inspire exceptional generosity where consumers 21+ can submit the names of their military hero to be engraved on gold plaques that are placed on the wall as a small token of appreciation for their service.

The goal is to collect 31,680 names, each to be engraved on a five-inch plaque, which will equal the length of one complete lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

For more information go to Crown Royal Wall of Gratitude website!

OWYN Your Nutrition

As we get older we need to really watch what we put in our bodies. Earlier this year I gave up all liquids except for water. That meant no beer, juice, milk, tea, or alcohol. It was interesting to see how my body reacted to the change.

One big change was that I was getting tired earlier at night. Instead of going to bed at 11 pm I would fall asleep around 9:30. I saw how not putting sugars and other items in my body effected my daily routine. After a while I saw the benefits of going to bed early and cutting out those bad sugars.

When I went back to having other liquids in my diet I didn’t want to go all in on everything I used to drink. So when OWYN sent me a sample of their products I wanted to start off with a clean slate so to speak and see if these drinks would help my body with as I worked out in the morning and filled me up with the right nutrients.

OWYN is a 100% vegan plant-based protein brand that never compromises on taste while always providing superior health benefits.OWYN’s plant-protein blend comes from multiple sources – pea, organic pumpkin, and organic flaxseed – to deliver all 9 essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) which help in maintenance and development of muscle, hair, skin, and nails.

What I noticed was that I was enjoying what I was drinking and not feeling sluggish after a workout. I wasn’t eating throughout the day. Working from home I found myself in the past going downstairs from my office to the kitchen to snack. I was grazing throughout the day. That was not healthy for me.

One of my friends, who is vegan was telling me the benefits he experiences with his diet. I didn’t know if I could ever enjoy vegan items. With OWYN I know I could enjoy vegan foods. My friend was very happy to hear that.

Many supplements in the market are high in sugar, and this can be pro-inflammatory. OWYN is a low sugar supplement containing only 4g per serving. OWYN provides you with almost ½ of your daily needs in one serving. Omega 3 is known to be anti-inflammatory and important for the cell structure within our eyes and brain. They also assist in the function of our cardiovascular system, pulmonary, immune, and endocrine systems.

The fiber in OWYN helps you to feel satisfied longer, assists with blood sugar management, and helpful with maintaining a healthy digestive system.

OWYN offers products with ingredients that you can pronounce and are not detrimental to your health. OWYN is dedicated to providing products that are made with non-GMO ingredients and have been verified by the Non-GMO Project. You can feel confident that you are purchasing product that is made without genetic altering.

If you are looking to eat healthier and try a vegan supplement in your diet I would recommend you try OWYN. For more information go to their website at liveowyn.com.

Crown Royal Continues To Help Support The Troops

Crown Royal does it again. They look to help support the men and women in the military. This past week, celebrities are gathering in Augusta, Ga. before some of the best golfers in the world competed for the green jacket.

A star-studded guest list filled the Wheels Up party on Thursday night where Crown Royal hosted a bag packing station allowing attendees to pack bags for troops with items not readily available overseas.

Analysts Kirk Herbstreit and Scott Van Pelt as well as former pro golfer Andy North participated in the activity and packed green Crown Royal Regal Apple bags for troops which included personal notes showing their appreciation to our service men and women.

Budweiser And Jim Beam Team Up For A Perfect Match

What happens when two iconic franchises team up? You need to tell everyone you know about it. Budweiser and Jim Beam recently announced a new marketing partnership. The partnership will be two-fold, including a cross-merchandising program that will launch this Spring and a new collaborative beer launching in the fall in celebration of the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.

The two brands will begin appearing together at bars and retail venues across the country. Inspired by the “beer and a bourbon shot” occasion, the new on- premise cross-merchandising program will feature Budweiser and Jim Beam bourbon together for the perfect pairing.

“We are very excited about this partnership not only because both brands share common history but also an obsession for quality and a decade’s long connection to America,” said Ricardo Marques, Vice President of marketing for Budweiser. “This is a truly unique partnership and innovation that will surely drive excitement with our drinkers.”

“This partnership feels especially natural given our brands’ common values and the pivotal roles they’ve both played in American history,” said Rob Mason, Vice President of marketing for Jim Beam. “Our family distillers have produced ‘America’s Native Spirit’ since 1795, using traditions and techniques passed down through the generations. This is another exciting milestone in Jim Beam’s history.”

In September, Budweiser’s brewmasters and Jim Beam’s seventh generation Master Distiller Fred Noe will celebrate the upcoming 85th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition with the unveil of a new limited-edition collaborative brew called “Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager.” The Copper Lager is brewed with two-row barley and aged on Jim Beam bourbon staves. We at MANjr can’t wait for September!

Dewey Rider Shows A Typical Race Day

In 2017 we got to see Dewey Rider as he took on a role as the heir to Dale Jr. following his retirement and the new face of Mtn Dew. This year’s new campaign represents the second chapter in Dewey Ryder’s story as Dale. Jr.’s replacement – not only on the track but as the face of Mountain Dew.

The new commercial highlights Dewey’s new ride, the perfect manifestation of his fearless and pioneering approach to racing in automobile form, complete with a Mtn Dew fridge. The hilarious spot also chronicles a phone conversation with Dale himself, following Dewey’s first appearance driving on the raceway, along with a Q&A with ESPN personality Marty Smith.

Seth Rogan And Crown Royal Team Up For Hilarity For Charity

This past week Seth Rogan gave us a night to remember in Los Angeles along with a star-studded cast that came together to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Disease at his 6th annual Hilarity for Charity variety show.

As the premier spirit of the event, comedians and guests alike were able to sip and savor a variety of Crown Royal cocktails while kicking back and enjoying a few laughs – all while doing some good. Crown Royal also gifted their generous host, Seth Rogen with a custom embroidered bag and bottle of Crown Royal XR.

In 2012, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen founded Hilarity for Charity as a resource for the millennial generation, to help bridge the gap in understanding the landscape of Alzheimer’s disease. Today, HFC is dedicated to raising awareness, inspiring change, and accelerating progress in Alzheimer’s care, research, and support through the engagement of millennials. Using this unique approach, HFC aims to significantly improve outcomes for all family members contending with Alzheimer’s disease by 2020.

Bulleit Has You Covered For National Beer Day

Next Saturday is National Beer Day. So to celebrate that fun day on April 7th, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey has found two ultimate Bulleit Boilermaker pairings for spring. To help their search, Bulleit challenged their friends at Montauk Brewing Co. (Montauk, NY) and Ninkasi Brewing Co. (Eugene, OR) to select their best beers to pair with each of our high-rye frontier whiskeys.

The result is a curated selection of the best boilermaker combos to enjoy this season on patio rooftops, at outside barbeques and all other spring/summer gatherings. If you’re not familiar with a boilermaker, it’s the simple serve of a shot of whiskey paired with a beer. Check out the Boilermaker recipe and pairings below to review their selections!

Bulleit Boilermaker

Pour it: 1.25 oz. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey

Pair it: 12 oz. Guinness Draught

To best experience this two-drink serve, alternate between sipping Bulleit and slowly drinking your beer to discover flavor profiles.

Montauk Brewing Co. Pairings

Bulleit Bourbon + Montauk Summer Ale

A unanimous favorite by the Montauk team, Montauk Summer Ale pairs well with Bulleit Bourbon due to its 25% wheat malt that events out the gentle spiciness of the bourbon.

Bulleit Rye + Montauk Driftwood Ale

Montauk Driftwood Ale is an English Style Pale Ale, which is very balanced with toasty and biscuity notes. These notes blended particularly well with Bulleit Rye’s unparalleled spice and complexity.

Ninkasi Brewing Co. Pairings

Bulleit Bourbon + Ninkasi Total Domination IPA

Kentucky Bourbon meets Pacific Northwest hops in this woodsy pairing. Notes of oak and pine carry across the bourbon and the IPA, creating a flavor that is rich, resinous and balanced. The malt backbone of the bourbon paired with the lingering hop bitterness of the beer give way to a smooth finish offering notes of caramel, spice and pepper.

Bulleit Rye + Ninkasi Yours Truly Easy-Drinking Ale

These smooth American classics complement and contrast each other, making them an enjoyably playful pairing. Biscuit notes from the grains shine through with each sip—rye in the bourbon and flaked barley in the beer. The creamy mouthfeel of the beer helps mellow out the spiciness of the rye. Each sip of the beer works to cleanse the palate, creating an experience that works well no matter what order you choose to enjoy this pairing.