The wait is finally over…

The NY Whisky Guild Cruise Pour List for 2013* 63085_10151393280258710_1542159175_n (2)

Feast your eyes on this…

Aberlour 12 Year Old
Aberlour 12 Year Old Non Chill-Filtered (VIP)
Aberlour 16 Year Old
Aberlour 18 Year Old
Aberlour A’Bunadh  (VIP)
anCnoc 12yr
Ardbeg 10yr
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Ardbeg Uigeadail
Balblair 1989
Balblair 1991
Balblair 2001
Balvenie 12Yr Doublewood
Balvenie 14Yr Caribbean Cask
Balvenie 17Yr Doublewood
Balvenie 21Yr Portwood (VIP Pour)
Bayway Whisky Peddler Angel’s Envy Bourbon
Bayway Whisky Peddler Glen GrantWhisky _272
Bayway Whisky Peddler Highland Park
Bayway Whisky Peddler Single Barrel Knob Creek

Brandy Library Cognac XO (VIP)
Brandy Library Armagnac XO (VIP)
Brandy Library Bourbon
1792 Brandy Library Private Cask
Brandy Library Cognac
Bulleit 10 YO (VIP)
Bulleit BourbonWhisky _197
Bulleit Rye
Clan Denny
Compass Box Great King Street
Compass Box Hedonism
Compass Box Oak Cross
Compass Box Orangerie
Compass Box Peat Monster
Compass Box Spice Tree
Cornstar White Whiskey
Cu Dubh
Douglas of Drumlanrig
George Dickel Barrel Select (VIP)
George Dickel No 12
George Dickel No 8
George Dickel Rye
Glenfiddich 12Yr
Glenfiddich 15Yr Solera Cask
Glenfiddich 18Yr
Glenfiddich 21Yr Rum Cask (VIP Pour)
Glenmorangie 18 Year Old
Glenmorangie Lasanta
Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or
Glenmorangie Original
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Glenmorangie Signet
Highland Park 12
Highland Park 15
Highland Park 18
Highland Reserve 12 Yr Old Malt Scotch Whisky
Hiro Blue (Junmai Ginjo) Sake
Hiro Red (Junmai) Sake
Hudson Whiskey Baby Bourbon
Hudson Whiskey Four Grain Bourbon
Hudson Whiskey Manhattan Rye
Hudson Whiskey NY Corn Whiskey
Hudson Whiskey Single Malt
Jameson Black Barrel
Jameson Gold
Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve (VIP)
John B Stetson Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Laphroaig 10yr
Laphroaig 10yr Cask Strength
Laphroaig 18yr
Laphroaig 25yr
Laphroaig Cairdeas
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
LiV Vodka
Longmorn 16 Year Old
Michter’s US*1 American Whiskey
Michter’s US*1 Bourbon
Michter’s US*1 Rye
Michter’s US*1 Sour Mash
Midleton Barry Crockett Irish Whiskey (VIP)
Niigata Prefecture Sake
Old Malt Cask
Old Pulteney 12yr
Old Pulteney 17yr
Pine Barrens American Single Malt Whisky
Powers 12 Year Special Reserve Irish Whiskey
Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey
Powers John’s Lane Irish Whiskey
Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Whiskey
Redemption High Rye Bourbon
Redemption Rye Whiskey
Redemption White Rye
Riverboat Rye
Rough Rider Bull Moose Three Barrel Rye Whisky
Rough Rider Straight Bourbon Whisky
Royal Thistle
Scapa 16 Year Old
Single Cask Nation 12yo Arran, Pinot Cask
Single Cask Nation 12yo Dalmore, PX Cask
Single Cask Nation 12yo Glen Moray, 1st fill Bourbon Cask
Single Cask Nation 17yo BenRiach, 2nd fill Bourbon Caskstratheden bottle
Single Cask Nation 4yo Kilchoman, 1st fill Bourbon Cask
Single Cask Nation 6yo Laphroaig, Refill Bourbon Cask
Speyburn 10yr
“Storm” Malt Scotch Whisky
Temptation Bourbon
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old
The Glenlivet 21 Year Old (VIP)
The Glenlivet Nadurra 16 Year Old
The Lost Distillery Auchnagie * WORLD RELEASE *
The Lost Distillery Stratheden * WORLD RELEASE *
Tirado Caribe
Tirado Gold
Tirado NY Corn Whiskey
Tirado Whisky Passion Fruit mixers
Tullamore Dew 80 Proof
Tullamore Dew10Yr Single Malt
Tullamore Dew12Yr Reserve
Wasmund’s Rye Spirit
Wasmund’s Single Malt Spirit
Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky
Whisky Guild Private Collection (visit the cabinet!)

*pour list is subject to change without notice

Call 877-3-WHISKY x107 to grab the remaining tickets and secure your spot on board the NY Whisky Guild Cruise this Thursday 8/29.

Win Cool George Dickel Tennessee Whisky Stuff

On March 5, the Whisky Guild announced that George Dickel Tennessee Whisky was launching a new reality series on Hulu, Raising the Bar, in partner ship with Thom Beers, the acclaimed producer of the hugely famous “Deadliest Catch” and “Storage Wars”. This original reality series offers an inside look at expert craftsmen as they tackle the challenge of building hand-made bars capable of pouring a shot of George Dickel Tennessee Whisky in eight hours or less. We all know that George Dickel is ‘hand made the hard way’, and these bars are too!

George Dickel Raising the BarThe competition: During the 2012 American Royal World Series of BBQ, six teams of builders were tasked with building a bar from scratch in 8 hours or less. Now, these guys are woodworkers, ironworkers, computer geeks, artists, and the like. Some pretty cool, creative, innovative thinkers. They went crazy, welding over 4,000 washers together, another bar used bowling ball mechanics and whisky barrels as bar stools, another used a computer guided robot, and still another uses a HOT ROD, yes, a Hot Rod, as a bar! To really put these guys to task, their bars, after being “Hand made the hard way”, must then be able to pour a full shot of George Dickel Tennessee Whisky. They are then judged on craftsmanship, originality, design and innovation.


This is where YOU come in. “Me?” you say. Yes, YOU, my fellow whisky lovers!


Time to get creative everyone… Here’s your chance to win a really cool, and totally unique piece of the show. YOU get to influence how one of these kick-ass bars is crafted, by making suggestions on how to take that bar to the next level – Raising the Bar (that’s the name of the show, remember?!). And if your idea is selected, they create it and you win it! The Whisky Guild and our legions – that means YOU, loyal readers – have been selected to participate in Raising the Bar’s Influencer Program. We will be going head-to-head with 11 other Influencers who are trying to win their own piece of the show. They will be submitting ideas as well. Only 1 idea will win. We will be judged by the Raising the Bar participants themselves, and Master of Whisky, Gerry Graham.George Dickel Raising the Bar

Our ideas will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Originality and creativity. Give us ideas that are completely out of the box and unique.
  2. Representative of true American craftsmanship.
  3. We want ideas that are flat out awesome! These are items that you would want at your own bar to show off to your friends!

Here’s an example: If one of your ideas was to replace the traditional shot glasses in the videos with specialty glasses hand-crafted from redwood, you could win those redwood shot glasses. Just remember – like George Dickel Whisky, these bars were Handmade the Hard Way, so let that sense of craftsmanship be your guide!

So why the competition? What’s with “Hand Made the Hard Way” anyway? Let me explain. “Hand Made the Hard Way” refers to George Dickel’s 25 employees personally overseeing every aspect of its production, every step of the distillation process. Only 25 employees who painstakingly create this spirit. Get it? We are celebrating authenticity, hard work, craftsmanship, and pride in one’s work.


George Dickel Raising the Bar

So, that said, time to get crazy.   Get stupid.   Get innovative.   Get out of your box.


Our Bar to influence is featured in Episode 6 – Team Hot Rod. Check it out on HULU.,p0,d0#i0,p0,d0


What you need to do:

  1. Watch the episode.
  2. Think about what you would do to make the bar even better – take it to the next level – RAISE THE BAR – Remember, think “Handmade the Hard Way”.
  3. Send me your ideas. Inbox Whisky Guild on Facebook or email by April 15. Send me a detailed description of your idea and your contact info so I can easily reach you if you win!

Now, Get to it!

George Dickel Raising the Bar George Dickel Raising the Bar