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A Day In The Life of PB&W - Alec

Not many things in life are better than peanut butter, and whiskey. Yes we're a little biased, but ever wonder what life is like for our team when PB&W Peanut Butter Whiskey isn't consuming our lives (or we're consuming it)? Here's a behind the scenes look at the Peeps of PB&W.

Thursday - June, 18, 2020

Ft. Alec, Old Elk Distillery Graphic Designer


Featured Recipe:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whiskey Milkshake


  • 2 oz. PB&W Peanut Butter Flavored Whiskey

  • 2 scoops Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  • 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter

  • 1 dash Salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender

  • Blend until pureed, but still thick

  • Pour into glass of your choice

  • Die happy


Early AM

  • 6:45 am - First alarm

  • 7:00 am - Second alarm

  • 7:30 am - Third alarm

  • 7:45 am - Finally wake up, get dressed and migrate to the kitchen

  • 7:50 am - With not enough time to make a legit breakfast, I concede to a bowl of cereal and the biggest cup of coffee I can make

Work Day

  • 8:00 am - Sit down at the desk to start the day by responding to emails

  • 8:15 am - Text my partner to tell her “Good Morning!”

  • 8:16 am - Continue with the emails

  • 8:35 am - Create the day’s to-do list

  • 8:45 am - Look for updates relating to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • 8:50 am - Go on a quick walk to decompress

  • 9:00 am - Receive designs from customers and create custom topper files to send to the printers for our amazing distillery team

  • 9:15 am - Check in with our Director of Brand on design needs

  • 9:30 am - Work on promotional materials for PB&W’s social media/sales force

  • 10:25 am - Send draft of materials to marketing for review

  • 10:35 am - Work on labels for future PB&W packaging needs

  • 11:15 am - Call label printers in Montreal to discuss future projects on paper stocks, quotes, and timeline

  • 11:35 am- Continue with designing

  • 12:15 am - Time for lunch! Today is a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with tomato, avocado and spinach

  • 12:45 am - While eating, check in on to-do list and see what's next

  • 1:00 pm - Talk with Head of Marketing on design comps, and where to go next

  • 1:30 pm - Continue working on PB&W labels

  • 3:30 pm - Start on an awesome design project with a handmade barrel stave longboard created by distiller Leo Faccenda

  • 4:45 pm - Check in on to-do list one last time to see what has been done and what to start on tomorrow morning

  • 5:15 pm - Try to stop working in a recent effort to not work until 9 pm

Evening to Bedtime

  • 5:20 pm - Think about what to make for dinner

  • 5:25 pm - Read Nick Offerman’s book, “Paddle Your Own Canoe” and admire his perspectives on red meat, crafting, and relationships

  • 5:45 pm - Do some sketches for some personal design projects I am working through

  • 6:15 pm - Partner comes over and we go on a nice walk to hear about each other’s day

  • 6:16 pm - She brings up the delicious Indian restaurant across the street for dinner

  • 6:16:30 pm - I refuse, stating “I can make us dinner instead” with a weak resolve

  • 6:16:40 pm - She says three words. “Chicken. Tikka. Masala.”

  • 6:17 pm - We are having Indian

  • 6:30 pm - We eat delicious food and watch an episode of Community

  • 7:00 pm - Chocolate Peanut Butter Whiskey MilkShake time!

  • 7:15 pm - We watch on of the many movies from our joint movie watching playlist (That’s right, we have a Google Doc and everything)

  • 9:00 pm - Get ready for bed

  • 9:30 pm - Watch episode of Hoarders, look at my room, and hope that these aren’t the beginnings of something serious

  • 10:45 pm - Out like a light and as ready as I can be for tomorrow’s hardships


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