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Super Sunday 2015: Westland Distillery vs. Sons of Liberty Distillery

WhiskeyLovers - There's more at stake this Sunday than the Lombardi Trophy alone. Check out the challenge our friends at Westland Distillery (Seattle) threw down to the folks at Sons of Liberty Distillery (Rhode Island). It's truly a wager of the HIGHEST stakes:  The losing team's distillery will ship a case of its whiskey to the winner, and then  the losers will shoot a video of distillery personnel wearing the rival brand's and team's gear. Check out Sons of Liberty challenge video here  

US/France Alliance Brings Whisky Benefits

Whisky Explorer Club Interview with Allison Patel,  Brenne French Single Malt Whisky by Caroline Dewar   This interview was conducted in December 2014 to provide notes to accompany one of the whiskies to be tasted blind in FWL’s Whiskey Explorer Club flight which went out to members in December. Those notes were not the full interview that you can read here:

This Week's Dram: Highland Park Dark Origins

We’re getting into richer winter whiskies now and this week’s featured brand is Highland Park Dark Origins (46.8% abv) all the way from Orkney. Highland Park is a favorite of mine, mainly as an 18 year old, but I tend to enjoy most of them. Fortunately, I had a sample to write my own tasting notes:

This Week's Dram: Clyde May's Conecuh Ridge Whisky

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, that quintessential American holiday that celebrates the settlers who braved that first winter on American Shores, and survuved because of the hospitality and generosity of Native American who helped them. So This Week's Dram features a truly great American Whiskey.  


Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of November - In the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, this year’s Monte Carlo Whisky Conference will discuss ‘The Flavor of Whisky.' The conference is one of the highlights of the Scottish weekend hosted by La Maison D’Ecosse, whose mission is to facilitate the exchange of culture between Scotland and Monaco through its finest ambassador, namely whisky.