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Thirsty Thursday Tribune For March 14, 2013

Philly Farm and Food Fest 2013

Philly Farm & Food Fest Introduces ‘Local Libations Lounge’ At The 2nd Annual One-Day Marketplace Event

Philadelphia, PA (March 12, 2013) – Philly Farm and Food Fest is proud to both announce and host its first-ever Local Libations Lounge on Sunday, April 14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex. In addition to the 100+ variety of farmers, food artisans and sustainable business owners on hand, Fair Food and PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) have secured five local Pennsylvania producers to offer samplings of their finest spirits during specific hourly, pre-purchased tastings.

Tastings will be held on the hour between 12 and 3 PM and are limited to 40 visitors per session. Libations Lounge tickets are an additional $15 (plus handling) to the general admission fee of $15. Tickets may be purchased at Attendees must be 21 or older to purchase a ticket and photo ID will be required for day-of entry.

Local Libations Lounge Participants and Spirits Include:

  • Frecon Farm’s debut of its Early Man Hard Cider
  • Dad’s Hat’s receipt of Good Food Awards-Winning Rye Whiskey
  • Philadelphia Distilling’s popular Bluecoat Gin
  • Subarashii Kudamono’s unique and trendy Asian Pear Eau de Vie
  • Victory Brewing’s debut of their tongue twister Swing Session Saison

Subarashii Kudamono and Philadelphia Distilling will team up and offer Asian Pair Martini – Pennsylvania Style, that is one part Subarashii Kudamono Asian Pear Dessert Wine and one part Bluecoat American Dry Gin.

About Philly Farm & Food Fest

Philly Farm & Food Fest was co-founded by Ann Karlen and Marilyn Anthony and is project of Fair Food and PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture), dedicated to showcasing local, sustainable foods and businesses to consumers. Over 3,000 customers flocked to the inaugural market, this year Philly Farm & Food Fest hopes to attract over 5,000 customers.


The Dalmore Valour

The Dalmore Launches Valour for Travel Retail

The Dalmore distillery has launched a new expression, The Dalmore Valour, for sale exclusively in travel retail.

The spirit is named after the Clan Mackenzie’s act of bravery in 1263 when an ancestor of the Mackenzie Clan bravely saved King Alexander III from a charging stag. The grateful King granted the Mackenzies with a ‘Royal’ 12-pointer stag in their coat of arms. The Dalmore distillery was long owned by The Mackenzie family and every bottle of The Dalmore single malt whisky is adorned with this proud emblem, symbolising the distillery’s royal pedigree.

A unique blend of three different cask finishes, The Dalmore Valour is matured initially in first fill ex-Bourbon casks from Boston and Clermont, USA and 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry butts from Gonzales Byass, Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. The spirit is then finessed in Port Pipes from Duoro Region, Portugal to create a truly unique Dalmore expression.

Here is what Richard Paterson, The Dalmore Master Distiller, has to say about their latest expression:

With a distinctive aroma consisting of scents of ripe plums, creamy caramel and citrus fruits on the nose and a wonderful palate that consists of oranges, pineapple and chocolate fudge, Valour is truly an exceptional malt.

Named in honour of the Dalmore’s Mackenzie heritage, travel retail shoppers will be the first and only people to savour this latest Dalmore legend.

Launching with a high profile promotional display in Qatar Duty Free in March 2013, The Dalmore Valour and will be rolled out through travel retail outlets over the course of 2013, priced at £50, €55 or $72.

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