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Smugglers Notch Distilling: ForWhiskeyLovers Conversation with Jeremy Elliott

Smugglers Notch Vermont is world renown for amazing skiiing, and a plethora of outdoor activities...and now a world class distillery. ForWhiskeyLovers recently sat down with distillery president/co-owner Jeremy Elliott to see what what he and his father Ron are cooking in the woods of Vermont.  

ForWhiskeyLover's One-On-One Interview with Grand Traverse Distillery Landis Rabish

Father and son founders of Grand Traverse Distillery, Kent and Landis Rabish, began their distillery journey in the early 2000s. When the duo opened their distillery, they had one primary objective, to “create an exceptional locally-sourced spirit and waste not.” To perfect their spirits, the Rabish family had to make some sacrifices along the way, but with perfection in mind, they stood firm for true craft distilling, all the way down to the grain.

ForWhiskeyLover's One-On-One Interview with Alpine Distilling's Rob Sergent

Since our inception almost 7 years ago, ForWhiskeyLovers has had the honor of getting to know some of the most exciting and innovative distillers in the United States...the folks who are breaking the rules… experimenting… pushing the envelope and going where no distiller has gone before. These are the folks who are placing American whiskey at the epicenter of a global obsession with brown spirits and the reason you read so much about whiskey shortages (real or not) where products sell out within hours of becoming available.

SCOTTISH HOTEL BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST WHISKY COLLECTION

Owner of The Glenesk, Dylan Wren, is a passionate whisky collector and boasts an impressive collection himself, comprising roughly 1,500 bottles. As these whiskies are part of his own private collection and are not for sale, they cannot be added to the total submitted to Guinness World Records.   The Edzell-based hotel serves whisky from every working distillery in Scotland. Its most expensive dram is the Lagavulin 25-year-old costing £248 a measure.   Other notable whiskies on offer include Tomintoul 33-year-old and Port Ellen 33-year-old, as well as some rare bottlings from the Glencadam distillery, now the only working distillery in Angus. Established in 1825, the distillery closed in 2000 only to be reopened in 2003 following its sale to Angus Dundee Distillers.

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Glenturret Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Douglas Laing “Old Particular” 1987 28 Year Old (K&L Wines Exclusive) 49.7% ABV $100 Website What the Retailer Says: It’s rare to see a 25 year old whisky for less than $150 these days, and even when we do see the occasional bottle our...
Severe weather forced Louisville's annual Bourbon & Beyond music, food, and whiskey festival to end a day earlier than planned, but the heavy rains didn't dampen spirits on Saturday. We'll have highlights from the festival and talk with one of the newest members of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of...
Tasting notes:The Collectivum XXVIII Limited Release is a blend of whiskies taken from all 28 Diageo distilleries. Why only 28? I’d like to believe that’s because 28 is only one of a handful of known perfect numbers, which were dubbed by Euclid as τέλε...
Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire 40% ABV $150-$199 Website What the Blender Says Introduced in 1927, Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire commemorates the 100th anniversary of the House of Marnier Lapostolle. Cuvée du Centenaire is an exceptional blend of refined XO Cognacs...

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WHISKEY EXPLORATION CLUBS FOR EVERY WHISKEY TASTE

ForWhiskeyLovers offers three exciting clubs, for every whiskey taste. Whether you're a Single Malt Whisky drinker, a Bourbon lover, or a whiskey lover in general, FWL has a club for you:

The Whiskey Explorers

For aficionados, eager to experience the widest variety of whiskies and increase their knowledge of whiskey along the way, we offer The Whiskey Explorers.

Inspired by the "blind tasting" bar game, we designed The Whiskey Explorers to introduce members amazing whiskies they most likely have not experienced before, free of any pre-conceived notion of a "brand", price or age as an indicators of quality, or even a prior experience with a type of whisky. Learn more here.

World Malts Club


Created for Single Malt Scotch Whisky enthusiasts, ForWhiskeyLovers' World Malts Club sends quarterly shipments of superb malt whiskies from around the world.

If you want to experience the world's best malt whiskies delivered to your door, our World Malts Club® is for you. Learn More Here.

American Whiskey Club

Designed for the Bourbon Whiskey enthusiast, ForWhiskeyLovers' American Whiskey Club® sends quarterly* shipments of spectacular whiskies created by the leading small Craft Distilleries in the United States.

If you want to experience the best whiskies Made in America, our American Whiskey Club® is made for you. Learn more here.FWhiskeyLovers Whiskey of the Month Club

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ForWhiskeyLovers Store

Check out ForWhiskeyLovers' store, where you'll find hundreds of whiskies from places like Scotland, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Japan. There's also a barrel kit to make your own whisky, and great gift ideas for the ScotchLovers in your life.

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The 2018 Drammie Awards

The winners of the for The 2018  Drammie Awards, The Voice of the Whiskey Enthusiast, have been determined, with thousands of WhiskeyLovers from 15 different countries sharing their opinions. 

The mission of the Drammie Awards is to put the power of “recognition” in the hands of the whiskey enthusiast.

Check out the winners for all twenty-five  2018 Drammie Award categories here.

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