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Craft Beer and Whisk(e)y News For The Week Ending 6/15/2012

Compass Box Whisky Co. and The Whisky Shop Join Forces for Whisky Tasting ‘World Record’

To mark the arrival of their trio of award-winning whiskies – Great King Street, The Spice Tree and The Peat Monster – across the 19-strong empire of Whisky Shops, boutique whiskymaker Compass Box is embarking on a journey from Inverness to Brighton, via 8 cities, 8 Whisky Shops and 8 different tastings, in an attempt to set a whisky tasting world record and raise money for charity along the way. The twist? The whole tour will happen in just ONE day…

Click the following link to read the complete press release:

Compass Box Whisky Shop Tour Press Release


Jura and Olympus Aim to Capture ‘Community Spirit’

Jura single malt whisky, in partnership with Olympus, is launching an online photography competition ( to find images from across the world that best embody the theme of ‘community spirit’.

Three budding amateur photographers are being offered the chance to win an unforgettable trip to the island of Jura, off Scotland’s dramatic West Coast. The island is famed for its small and close-knit community of less than 200, united by the island they love and the warmth of its people. The walls of the Distillery Visitor Centre are adorned with photos of Diurachs (the Gaelic name for the people of Jura) past and present, who have all played their part in contributing to the island’s famous community spirit…

Click the following link to read the complete press release:

Jura And Olympus Photo Contest Press Release


Father’s Day Drink Recipes Provided By Bulleit Bourbon and George Dickel

You don’t have to wait till Father’s Day each year to let Dad know that you think he is awesome. However, the third Sunday in June is a day dedicated to make good old’ Dad feel extra special. Try spicing things up this Father’s Day with special drink recipes provided by Bulleit Bourbon and George Dickel…

Click the following link for the complete recipes:

Father’s Day Cocktail Recipes by Bulliet Bourbon and George Dickel


JG Domestic + Sixpoint + Barbecue = TOTAL YUM

On Wednesday, June 27 beginning at 6:30 p.m., Chef Jose Garces’ acclaimed celebration of American ingredients, JG Domestic (2929 Arch Street, 215-222-2363), will serve a summery Barbecue Dinner with beer pairings from Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery. For $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity, guests will enjoy a family-style spread and a fantastic selection of Sixpoint’s award-winning beers.

“I can’t think of anything that goes better with barbecue than a cold beer. This dinner will feature seasonal dishes and traditional sides with some of the country’s most prized craft beers,” says Chef Garces…

Click the following link to read the complete press release:

JG Domestic + Sixpoint BBQ Dinner Press Release

Click the following link to see the menu:


2 replies »

    • Glad you enjoyed it! I figured this was an easy way to post all of the press releases we get on a weekly basis. I wish I could say it was my idea. The Whisky For Everyone blog was the inspiration.


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