2nd Award commercial
Ok I had a couple of people ask to hear the other commercial that won an award. So here it is and enjoy. Joette has once again banned me from the studio due to my recent commercial where I sang a little Nice Ash jingle. Given that information, it is interesting to note that we got this award for a commercial that I starred in. I think Joette needs some encouragement to get me back on the air waves. Can you do that for me?
The Nice Ash has won another award for our commercials on WSSP 1250 Sports Talk Radio. Actually we took 1st and 2nd place in the category of MOST ENTERTAINING CLIENT-RECORDED COMMERCIAL from the Wisconsin Broadcaster's Association. Below is the 1st Place entry. Congrats to Joette for her awesome radio work!
There are many studies about the benefits of buying from local independent businesses. When you do so, it means more money stays in the local economy. One study states that for every dollar spent with a small independent business 68 cents stays in the local economy versus 43 cents for a national chain. That's more money driving the local economy.
If every household in Waukesha spent an additional $10 per week with a small independently owned business it would add approximately $5,000,000 into our local economy to pay for schools, roads, services and sustain jobs.
To me, its a no-brainer to think local when deciding where to shop, eat, drink and play.
Public Service Announcement
Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties
The Nice Ash is a great venue for bachelor & bachelorette parties. We can easily accommodate 50+ people in our warm comfortable Ash Hole, our party room. We can customize your event with a whiskey, beer, wine, cigar or hookah tasting or combination of any of those events. It's provides a fun and unique experience if you are looking to do something different than the traditional strip club or ball game outing. We can also run a poker tournament for you if you wish and also have the ability to put your own barrels of beer on tap in the Ash Hole.
At a typical $10 a head cost, the price is right and we can accommodate just about any budget. So if you are interested call Joette at 414-406-0593 or Jeff at 414-406-5712 to set it up and save your date. It will create lifelong memories for your special event.
My favorite Whisky?
I've often been asked what is my favorite whiskey. Well, the simple answer is the one in hand because that is the one you are currently enjoying. I do like a wide range of whiskey choices. Bourbon's offer a sweeter variety with some complex notes. Irish and Canadian whiskeys tend to be much more simple but can be quite smooth and enjoyable. Ryes typically pack a bit more punch yet can be very complex and rewarding in their flavors. Scotches typically offer the wonders of peat combined with spice, florals, and sometimes sweetness. Numerous other choices from around the world are gaining favor with awesome offerings coming out of Japan, Tasmania, India and other non-traditional whiskey producing countries.
Trying to pin down a favorite is just too hard, it kinda makes my head hurt. How in the world do you choose? That said, I'll share two of my favorites.
Scapa 16 is definitely one of my favorite Scotches. It offers light peat with a touch of the sea as its distillery is located on the coast of the isle of Ornkey, Throw in a bit of honey and heather and this Scotch will satisfy most palates. It's distillery is operated by just 3 fellows. It is currently their only offering in the marketplace and shows that sometimes its best to concentrate all your efforts to produce one great product.
The Lark Single Malt Distiller's Selection is a fine whisky made in Tasmania. It was the first distillery to operate after a 150 year hiatus of whiskey making in that region. Tasmania has a lot of the same attributes as Scotland: highlands, lowlands, peat, fields of barley and an ideal climate for making whiskey. This well balanced malt whisky offers complex notes of chocolate and toffee and a little sweetness and some peat. Its a wonder how they went for 150 years without producing whisky in this corner of the world.
Now, I shared mine. What are your favorites and why?
The Milwaukee Brewers have the best record in baseball. More importantly, they look like they deserve the best record in baseball. Their starting pitching has been outstanding and the bull pen has matched their effort as well. The appear to be an exciting team offensively matching their expectations of the past couple of years. So when you are looking to spend a little quality time watching the Brewers there is no better place to doing it while enjoying a great cigar and a craft beer or premium whiskey! So what are you waiting for? Get your Ash in here for a Brewers game!
Midwest Poker tour
I just saw that the Midwest Poker Tour is coming to Milwaukee!
The MSPT at Potawatomi Casino will take place August 30 – September 7, 2014 and boast a $200,000 Guaranteed Main Event prize pool. The $1,100 Main Event Day 1A will be at 4pm on Friday, September 5 and Day 1B at 4pm on Saturday, September 6 – with the conclusion of the event to be played on Sunday, September 7.
I expect that we will have a pretty large contingent from the Nice Ash participating in this first time event. If you have been wanting to learn or improve your no-limit hold-em game, come to the Nice Ash on Mondays and Wednesdays for our freeroll tournaments. The tourney starts at 7:30pm and if you arrive before 7pm you get an additional 500 chips. So what are you waiting for? Get your Ash in here and play some poker!
Tap takeover & construction
Tonight at 7pm we have a Southern Tier Tap Takeover! We will be featuring 6 of Southern Tiers beer, 4 of which have been rated outstanding or world class by the beer experts-Beer advocate.com. Beer Rep Michael will be telling you about the beers and you have the chance to drink 6 beers from one outstanding brewery all in one night. There's something for everyone. Double IPA, American IPA, a Pilz, Pale wheat, milk stout and a delish ale.
W. Broadway through the intersection of Clinton St will be re-opened later this evening April 17. For the weekend both the W. Main St. and W. Broadway intersections will be open to cross traffic. On Monday, April 21 the intersection of Main St. and Clinton Street will be closed to install traffic signal conduit and start work on the concrete curb and gutter.
Don't let a little construction keep you from coming into the Ash!
Part of being a bar owner is making sure that what we serve is top notch. Today, Joette and I did a little wine tasting with one of our reps. We are always looking at our offerings and analyzing what can be improved on.
In addition, we had some sample whiskeys dropped off that could result in a Nice Ash Single Barrel offering. We have yet to sample them and will keep you informed if they are worthy of the Nice Ash name! Wine tasting, Whiskey tasting its all in the life of a bar owner and its a pretty good gig!
Jeff's claim to fame is that he sleeps with the owner of the Nice Ash. Jeff will share his musings on cigars, whiskey, beer, poker and any other things that peak his interest. I hope you enjoy.