How To Tailgate in Style With Whiskey

1.  Aesthetics Matter

· Whether you are setting up your favorite tent or flying your team’s flag high, tailgaters appreciate a nice area to hang out in. A tailgaters dream is to use the Bulleit Whiskey Woody Tailgate Trailer –originally designed for the Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift Guide, retailing for more than $150,000.  Created by iconic designer Brad Ford, the Woody is cast from repurposed Bulleit barrels and features a fully stocked bar of Bulleit Bourbon, Rye.  It’s been featured on The Today Show, CNN and more. This fall, Bulleit is taking the trailer on a tailgate tour across America. Follow @BulleitWoody to find out if the Woody is coming to a tailgate near you!

· Can’t afford a $150K trailer? Try ditching the plastic cups for rocks glasses, adding a table cloth and a floral arrangement to jazz up the space!

Bulleit Wagon

Bulleit Wagon

2.  Good Eatin’

· What’s better than BBQ at a tailgate? Marinating your meats in a booze-infused BBQ sauce, that’s what. Tennessee Whisky brand, George Dickel knows how to spice things up with a special booze-infused BBQ sauce developed by chef, Adam Perry Lang.

George Dickel No. 12 BBQ Sauce

George Dickel No. 12 BBQ Sauce

George Dickel Barbecue Sauce

1 cup of honey

1 cup of white vinegar

1 cup of George Dickel No. 12

3 cups of favorite barbecue sauce



-In a low pan, add honey, white vinegar and George Dickel No. 12

-Over medium heat, cook mixture until you hear a frying sound and alcohol is cooked off

-Add barbecue sauce and stir to combine

-Place back on fire and let simmer for at least 10 minutes


3. Drinks Matter

  • If you are ready to take your tailgating drink of choice to the next level, try the below cocktails featuring Bulleit Rye whiskey. If you are a sippin’ whiskey kind of girl/guy try the new Orphan Barrel Rhetoric because not everything has to be mixed.

The Bulleit Rye Sour


  • 1.3 oz. Bulleit Rye
  • .5 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz. simple syrup


Preparation: In a rocks glass, combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge or cherry.


Orphan Barrel

Finished Product!

Finished Product!


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