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WhiskyFest Updates
Washington, DC to Bring Some of the Best
If you’ve been on the fence about buying tickets to our inaugural WhiskyFest™ Washington, DC, it’s time to jump! You may ask, “Why?” Because there will be some of the best whiskies, brought together for you in one Grand Ballroom, and some of the best seminars (at no additional charge!) waiting for you to stop by, sit down, relax, and enjoy.
Some of the notable whiskies to be poured include Glenmorangie Milsean Private Edition which just launched and is the first expression from the distillery to be extra-matured in heavily toasted Portuguese red wine casks; WhistlePig 15 yr. old Straight Rye which will launch later this Spring, but WhiskyFest DC attendees will be among the very first to taste it; Elijah Craig 18 yr. old single barrel and 23 yr. old single barrel; Four Roses Limited Edition; West Cork Irish Whiskey original and 10 yr. old single malt will be debuting at their first ever WhiskyFest, along with Terlato Artisan Spirits and Wolfburn Single Malt Scotch – Scotland’s newest single malt distillery. Visit our web site for the full list of whiskies and other spirits to be poured.
And seminars will be conducted by well-known whisky experts such as Denny Potter, Heaven Hill’s master distiller, Beam Suntory’s Simon Brooking, Highland Park’s Steph Ridgway who is teaming up with DC’s own Mick Nardelli, and Glenmorangie’s David Blackmore, to name just a few. You can see the full list of speakers and the seminars they’ll be conducting, on our web site.
Hop off of that fence, and get yourself some WhiskyFest DC tickets today!


WhiskyFest Updates
Have You Been Inspired? 
As whisky advocates we all generally know a little something about our favorite whisky; proof, mashbill, aging details, and likely more. Many of us know about the distillery it’s produced at and possibly the distiller who made it. The scotch enthusiasts will surely know the region their favorite dram is from. Is it a Speyside whisky you favor? Well then, the “Voices of the Spey” feature in our current issue is for you!
Dave Broom digs to the Speyside roots and cultivates conversation with the real side of Speyside: the people. Learn about the region by meeting people who all, in one way or another, have a tie to the region and the whiskies it offers. Let us introduce you to some of the great folks of Spey; the people behind the whisky.
Whisky Advocate magazine is available in both print and digital subscriptions. Gift subscriptions are also available.

WhiskyFest Updates
Bye-Bye Bourbon: Premium Pappy Will Go Down the Drain
Fine bourbon aficionados must be aghast with the news. Rather than standing alongside other prized premium selections displayed on spirit shelves of collectors and connoisseurs wealthy enough to afford them, more than two dozen bottles of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve bourbon may be headed for destruction.
Distillers Turn Kentucky Bourbon Trail into Major Driver of Tourism
According to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tourism program drew nearly 900,000 visitors last year, a double-digit improvement from 2014. Now state legislators are working on a bill that could make it easier to sample and buy alcohol from distillers taking part.

WhiskyFest Updates
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
WhiskyFest DC | Washington, DC
More info
Friday, March 18, 2016
WhiskyFest Chicago | Chicago, IL
More info
Friday, September 23, 2016
WhiskyFest San Francisco | San Francisco, CA
More info
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
WhiskyFest New York | New York, NY
More info


Marketplace Special
February Sale!
Bottega Whisky Tots
Each glass is marked for a dram (1 ounce) or a gill (5 ounces). This pair of beautiful Whisky Tots makes a fine gift for your favorite whisky advocate and comes in a handsome gift box. Already marked below MSRP at $69.00, for one month only, get an additional 20% off when you use the discount Snow be gone

WhiskyFest Updates
  • 8 strips of Wright Brand Bacon
  • 1 cup whiskey or bourbon
  • 1-1/4 cup dark brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 slices of your favorite bread, 
    with the crust cut off
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
    for garnish (optional)
  • tomato soup for dipping
  • Preheat your oven to 350F
  • While oven is heating, mix together your whiskey with 1 cup brown sugar and cayenne pepper in a small saucepan over medium/high heat. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place each strip of bacon directly on a baking sheet, allowing a bit of space between strips. HERE is an AWESOME video about oven baking bacon + tips!)
  • Brush the bacon with the whiskey reduction and then sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar.
  • Place bacon in the oven and cook for 20 minutes, checking after 12 minutes. Ovens vary, so you want to make sure they don’t burn. Mine took the full 20 minutes.
  • Take bacon out of the oven and allow to sit on a paper towel to cool/drain.
  • When ready to make your grilled cheese, heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Butter the outside of each slice of bread. Sprinkle each buttered side with a pinch of garlic powder.
  • Place each slice of bread onto the hot skillet, butter side down. Add one slice of cheddar and one slice of mozzarella to each slice of bread and allow to melt while bread toasts. Cook each slice of bread for approximately 2 minutes, or until the outside is fully toasted and browned to your liking.
  • Place two slices of bacon onto 4 pieces of the bread, side by side. Top with the remaining for slices of bread, 4 cheesy sandwiches. Sprinkle each hot sandwich with a little shredded cheddar (optional)
  • Cut each sandwich in half, between the bacon, to create 8 dippers.
  • Enjoy!

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