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WWT celebrates Word Whiskey Day with a toast and a dram!


Thanks to our friends over at Angel’s Envy (click here to go to their facebook and like them), I read that today, March 27th, 2012, is the first ever World Whiskey Day.  Since it bears a resemblance to this very blog title, and since it IS whiskey oriented, I thought I should write up a little piece about our favorite caramel colored liquid and its day in the sun (or in the dark cabinet since the sun will prematurely age the fine liquid).

When I started poking around the net to get some info about the genesis of a day dedicated to our favorite libation, I came across a story on http://www.scotsman.com , that lay the story pretty bare.  A college student by the name of Blair Bowman went looking for World Whiskey Day after learning of World Gin Day which was a huge hit in Spain.  Upon finding out that there wasn’t one, he quickly bought up the virtual real estate associated with the day, and set about starting a whiskey empire with his own personal holiday as his flagship.  Click here to read the article from Scotsman.com (which is a fine piece of writing if I do say so myself).   I will do my very best to post a review or two this evening.  St. Patrick’s Day saw me sick and unable to imbibe, so I have a few bottles left without review.

Overall, I found myself as surprised as Mr. Bowman when learning that there wasn’t a whiskey holiday, even if St. Patrick’s day (rather insensitively some would say – I not being among them) is an unofficial one, but if this does even half as well as Bowman hopes it to do, then we should have a really exciting addition to our drinking schedules.  Either way, I look forward to seeing how this whole thing pans out.

But until then… Happy World Whiskey Day from Whiskey World Tour!

Slainte,

Chuck

 

p.s.  Special thanks to our friends over at http://boozedancing.wordpress.com for the repost and the kind words.   Great members of the community and knowledgeable folks all around.  I learn something every time I read an article.  (check em out)

 

 

 



I wish I could wear sunglasses. These are pretty boss!

Sixand5

Shwood has joined forces with BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey and Boston, MA boutique, Bodega on a limited run of Shwood’s “Canby” frame style, crafted from genuine BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey barrels.   Limited to 100 pieces, the White Oak used for the frames dates back over 100 years.  The eyewear is packaged in a custom wooden whiskey crate, with a crowbar to pry it open and get the goods.

 

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St Paddy’s Day is Coming!


 

So being the half-Irish mongrel that I am, I tend to get giddy when St. Paddy’s comes around.  I feel like my beard gets a little more red in it than usual, and my skin a little more pale.  Also, this will be WWT’s first St. Paddy’s so I figured I might as well do something a little bit special for the Irish Wine lovers in all of us.  I’ve decided to take a poll that will determine the next bottle of whiskey I buy, and if I get some votes I will buy the most voted for and have one hell of an evening.  I’m only going to list bottles that I dont currently own, and they will range in price, but feel free to vote for whichever whiskey makes your Irish tingle.  Enjoy!

Slainte,

Chuck

p.s. If you dont see one you’d like to suggest, write it in the comment section and I’ll see what I can do.