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Issue 64 - The BIG Apple

Whisky Magazine Issue 64
June 2007

 

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The BIG Apple

America's east coast metropolis braced itself for the greatest whisky show on earth

New York's annual celebration of the world's finest whiskies rolled in to town recently complete with a smart new venue.

The prestigious Pier Sixty, jutting out in the Hudson River, hosted this gathering of malts, blends, bourbons and whiskeys.

Held during Tartan Week, with this most iconic of cities for a backdrop, there is always something special about Whisky Live New York.

Whether it is the selection of more than 100 whiskies from across the globe on offer, or just the great spirit of friendliness the evening event engenders, visitors to Live New York always go home with great memories and new friends.

The evening's festival atmosphere was rounded off with great food, and live music performed by two toe-tapping bands Mactalla and Suilven.

Those wanting to explore deeper in to their favourite tipples got the chance with the series of Masterclasses.

Kicking off the evening Old Pulteney's master distiller Malcolm Waring celebrated the US launch of its 17 Years Old and 21 Years Old expressions, with a Masterclass focusing on these expressions as well as the award winning 12 Years Old.

Also John Dannerbeck from Anchor Distilling gave a review of American whiskey's roots from George Washington to modern small distillers; with Old Potrero Straight Rye, Old Potrero 18th Century Style and Old Potrero “Hotalings” as illustrations.

For those in a Speyside frame of mind, Ronnie Cox opened up the warm and hospitable world of The Glenrothes, allowing devotees to savour the ...

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