Summer is fast-approaching and with it the opportunity to be outside and on the water. In Holland, Michigan, where our distillery is located, that means cruising Lake Michigan, the only Great Lake entirely within U.S. territory. Our team has curated a list of our favorite and best boating gear to enhance your time on the water, wherever you may be. Purchase these items and pair with small-batch whiskies from Fox & Oden to make unforgettable memories on the water.
Glass-Free Whiskey Tumbler Sets
Sipping your favorite whiskey while enjoying soothing waves requires the right vessel. Look for durable, shatterproof options with non-slip bases to ensure stability even on choppy waters. Our preference is DuraDram Silicone Whiskey Tasting Glasses, which are specifically designed for whiskey tasting. Sip easy knowing you’re keeping our wild waters glass-free.
Maintaining the temperature of your whiskey while boating can be a challenge. Whiskey stones or ice molds are perfect alternatives to traditional ice cubes, saving space in your cooler and preventing dilution. Choose whiskey stones made from natural materials like granite that can be stacked and easily stored in your onboard cooler.
Include a flask for convenient – and stylish – whiskey enjoyment on-the-go. Choose a flask made of durable and rust-resistant materials to ensure its longevity even in marine environments. Our team is currently giving away the Umami Mart Curved Flask on our Instagram page, as a convenient companion for spontaneous moments on the water.
A portable cooler is a practical addition to keep whiskey – and other essentials – chilled. A cooler with insulation properties and a sturdy body can withstand both direct sunlight and being jostled on a boat. Consider the YETI 45 hard cooler.
Add a touch of nautical charm to your boating experience with themed barware. Look for shakers, measuring glasses, and accessories featuring marine-inspired designs such as anchors, compasses, or sailboats. Our team picked the Tugboat Bar Tool Set which is functional, but also serves as a conversation starter.
Document your whiskey adventures with a dedicated whiskey tasting journal. Record your impressions, tasting notes, and any memorable moments whilst drinking aboard your boat. This journal will become a cherished keepsake, capturing the essence of both your boating and whiskey expeditions. Our recommendation is the Fieldnotes Expedition Waterpoof Notebook.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
No boating experience is complete without tunes. There’s a whole market for waterproof // floating bluetooth speakers designed to take on the water. Choose something like the JBL Clip 3 that can withstand the elements and provide excellent sound quality without compromising battery life.
Fox & Oden is crafted in tribute to the rugged bounty and natural beauty of Michigan – including the Great Lakes. Purchase our spirits online, in our tasting rooms or at a retailer near you and enjoy them on the water. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on the latest from Fox & Oden.