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American Whiskey Magazine March 2019

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Welcome to the world of bourbon, rye and even single malts. Subscribe to American Whiskey Magazine and discover America’s amazing adventure into the world of whiskey. Packed with essential tasting notes from our whiskey masters, intriguing interviews with the leading whiskey experts and celebrities. And that’s not all! Explore the distilleries who are paving the way in award winning whiskeys, what dram pairs best with your favourite food and discover how to create the ultimate cocktail. American Whiskey Magazine subscription is an essential read for any whiskey lover.

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new year, new me?

So here we are again, New Year and all those New Me promises. By the time you read this 2019 will be getting into full swing. Do you make any resolutions each year? Mostly I try, but we all know where good intentions end up. So this year I decided on achievable ones as there is so much instability out there in the public arena, I feel the private should be more of an even keel this year. The ability to navigate and ride out whatever the year brings might outweigh the need to be bigger and more sparkly than before. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great if you can put a change in place and stick to it, but for me I need this to be achievable, much better to do…

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ending any confusion

Copper Fox Distillery has launched new branding and packaging for the distillery’s existing products and new limited edition releases. Copper Fox Distillery produces single malt whisky, rye, and gin. “The new packaging and label design better organizes our current product portfolio, better communicates our rich brand story at the shelf, and helps cut down on confusion as it didn’t seem that people understood our Copper Fox Rye and Wasmund’s single malt were from the same distillery,” explained Rick Wasmund, founder and master distiller at Copper Fox Distillery. Current fans familiar with Copper Fox products will no longer see Wasmund’s on the Original single malt whisky label. Wasmund added, “This consolidation under the Copper Fox brand reflects our respect for the history and culture of whisky, our commitment to malting our own locally…

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papi at the helm

MurLarkey Distilled Spirits is excited to announce the appointment of George “Papi” Zwetkow as master distiller and nose of MurLarkey. “George has been an integral member and resource to the distillery since we launched. Serving as product master, his artisan crafting of our all-natural infused whiskey line, and his incomparable “nose” overseeing our aged products, have been the cornerstone of our success. From the first bottle of MurLarkey distilled in 2016, to our multiple gold medals, Papi has overseen each and every batch. We are very pleased to name him our master distiller,” said Tom Murray, MurLarkey CEO. With more than 35 years of experience as a master chef, brewer, vintner and distiller, Papi brings the magic that makes MurLarkey so innovative. Having graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, it is…

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whisky live usa

SPONSORED BY GLENCAIRN CRYSTAL Whisky Live New York May 22, 2019 The first Whisky Live ever held in the US, Whisky Live New York, moves to the Altman Building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Established in 1896 as the carriage house for the B. Altman department store, The Altman Building is a stunning space with 13,500 square feet over two floors. Original mahogany bay doors connect directly to the street to welcome visitors into an expansive piece of New York history, with custom hardwood floors, exposed vaulted brick ceilings, and an expanse of windows that lend an endless cascade of natural light. Standard tickets prices are $159, with VIP tickets at $199, which include unique Masterclasses hosted by Whisky Magazine and American Whiskey Magazine’s editorial team and distillers. VIP access is from…

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judging and distilling

For the second year in a row I have had the privilege of judging the World Whiskies Awards in Washington, D.C., held at the venerable Jack Rose Dining Saloon. Multiple teams judge round after round of different categories, from ryes to single malts, and everything in between. As you might imagine, Bourbon has been our largest category for quite some time in the American Whiskey portion of the competition. As we worked our way through what seemed like dozens of samples of Bourbon, it became immediately clear that there are some craft distilleries out there really coming into their own. Bourbons that don’t exemplify the typical Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey genre are often times quite interesting, and it gives this writer a great deal of admiration for those willing to…

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i went to the whiskey fair

I went to a lot more whiskey festivals than usual last year, even though I had an illness that laid me low for two months. I traveled across the country – Seattle, Denver, Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, DC – talking to folks about Bourbon and rye and Scotch and Canadian whiskeys, sometimes on a panel, sometimes just on my lonesome. It was enlightening. I’ve seen whiskey festivals from the early days. I was at the first WhiskyFest, in New York, back in 1997. It wasn’t large, and most people didn’t really know what to do, how to ‘fest.’ It’s amusing to recall, though, that even at that first modern American whiskey festival (first I know of, and no one’s ever corrected me) people knew how to get to the front of…