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Event tickets make the perfect gift for your favorite whisky lover.

Sample over 100 different whiskies from around the world… Single Malts, Scotch, Irish Whiskey, Japanese, American, Bourbon… classy, comprehensive events for connoisseurs and new enthusiasts alike.




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Boston Whisky Cruise is June 11… check out this list…

Boston Whisky Cruise preliminary Pour List

More to be added… We just couldn’t keep it a secret any longer!

The Dalmore 12 year Single Malt Scotch
The Dalmore 15 year Single Malt Scotch
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve Single Malt Scotch
The Dalmore 18 year Single Malt Scotch
The Dalmore King Alexander Single Malt Scotch
Isle of Jura 10 year Single Malt Scotch
Isle of Jura 16 year Single Malt Scotch
Isle of Jura Superstition Single Malt Scotch
Isle of Jura Prophecy Single Malt Scotch
Duke Bourbon
Glen Grant 10 Year Single Malt Scotch
Forty Creek Copper Pot Whisky from Canada
Irish Mist Irish Whiskey
Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Old Rye
Wild Turkey Forgiven
American Honey Sting
Aberlour 12 year Single Malt Scotch
Aberlour 12 year NCF Single Malt Scotch
Aberlour 16 year Single Malt Scotch
Aberlour 18 year Single Malt Scotch
Aberlour A’bunadh Single Malt Scotch – VIP
The Glenlivet 12 year Single Malt Scotch
The Glenlivet 15 year Single Malt Scotch
The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso Single Malt Scotch
The Glenlivet 18 year Single Malt Scotch
The Glenlivet 21 year Single Malt Scotch – VIP
The Glenlivet Guardian’s Chapter Single Malt Scotch – VIP
Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey Co Ginger Infused Bourbon
Virgil Kaine Robber Baron Rye Whiskey
Virgil Kaine High-Rye Bourbon
Knappogue Castle 12 yr old Irish Whiskey
Knappogue Castle 14 year old Irish Whiskey
Knappogue Castle 16 year old Irish Whiskey
Clontarf Irish Whiskey
Jefferson’s Bourbon
Jefferson’s Reserve
Akashi White Oak Japanese Whisky
Akashi Single Malt Japanese Whisky
Iwai Japanese Whisky
Iwai Tradition Japanese Whisky
Michter’s Limited Release US*1 Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye – VIP
Michter’s US*1 Bourbon
Michter’s US*1 Rye
Michter’s US*1 American Whiskey
Michter’s US*1 Sour Mash
Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon
Wyoming Whiskey Single Barrel Bourbon – VIP
Bernheim Wheat Whiskey
Elijah Craig 12yr Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Evan Williams Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Evan Williams Honey
Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Mad River Bourbon
Mad River Rye
Mad River Malvados – VIP
Woodford Reserve Rye
Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon
Old Forester Signature Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Clyde Mays Alabama Style Whiskey
Lagavulin 16 year old Single Malt Scotch
Oban 14 year old Single Malt Scotch
Oban Little Bay Single Malt Scotch
Dalwhinnie 15 year old Single Malt Scotch
Mortlach Rare Old Single Malt Scotch
Haig Club
Talisker 10 year old Single Malt Scotch
Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch
Crown Royal Deluxe
Crown Royal Black
Crown Royal Reserve
Crown Royal XR LaSalle
Crown Royal XO
Crown Royal Regal Apple
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
Crown Royal Barrel Select
Laphroaig 10 year Single Malt Scotch
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt Scotch
Laphroaig Triple Wood Single Malt Scotch
Laphroaig Select Single Malt Scotch – VIP
Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch
Auchentoshan 3 Wood Single Malt Scotch
Bowmore Small Batch Single Malt Scotch
Bowmore Darkest 15 year Single Malt Scotch
Glen Garioch Founder’s Reserve Single Malt Scotch
Glen Garioch 12 year Single Malt Scotch
Berkshire Mountain Distillers Bourbon
Berkshire Mountain Distillers Corn
1792 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon
Sazerac 6yr Rye
Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon

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Click here or call 877-3-WHISKY for more information and to buy tickets!

Get your tickets quickly, they are going fast! We can only sell a limited number of tickets due to Coast Guard regulations… after they’re gone, you’ll literally miss the boat!

Don’t miss the boat… NY Whisky Cruise is coming soon…

Join the Whisky Guild for a night of whisky appreciation at it’s finest. The Whisky Guild’s NY Whisky Cruise is being held on September 18. Click here or call 877-3-WHISKY for further information on this classic tasting event and dinner cruise. Tickets are going fast! Don’t miss the boat

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Extraordinarily Rare Scotch Tasting Tomorrow Night

Join us as we share some Extraordinarily Rare whisky from our Private Collection!

These are the Extraordinarily Rare Scotches that will be poured…

Bowmore White Label – Valued at $4200

Longmorn 37 – Valued at $1500

Laphroaig 25 – Valued at $500

Highland Park 30 – Valued at $500

Ardmore 30 – Valued at $500

Gerston Vintage – Valued at $300

And if that wasn’t enough, there is a lovely cocktail hour reception with other whiskies being poured that range from $60 to $300 a bottle… and delicious butler-style hors d’oeuvres featuring:

Norwegian Smoked Salmon on Chive Buttered Black Bread

Thinly Sliced Roast Herbed Crusted Sirloin of Beef on Toasted Crostini with Horseradish Creme Fraiche

Smoked Pulled Pork Encased in a Miniature Southern Style Biscuit, with Pineapple Barbeque Sauce

Grilled Marinated Shrimp on Skewers with a Fresh Garlic and Herb Dipping Sauce

Tender Boneless Coconut Shrimp Served with a Creamy Honey Mango Dipping Sauce

Asparagus, Prosciutto and Asiago Cheese Wrapped with Phyllo with a Red Pepper Coulis

Sweet Italian Sausage on a Toasted Crostini with Apricot Preserves

Vine Ripe Tomato Buschetta, Fresh Basil and Toasted Pecorino Romano

Mozzerella and Carrozza with Marinara Sauce

International & Domestic Cheese Display with Assorted Crackers

Fresh Vegetable Crudites with Dips

Click here to purchase tickets and for more information!


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
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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)
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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.

The Whisky Guild Boston Cruise Pour List – FINALLY!!

Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Aberlour 12
Aberlour 12 Non Chill-Filtered
Aberlour 16
Aberlour 18
Aberlour A’Bunadh
anCnoc 12yr
Ardbeg 10yr
Ardbeg Corryvreckan
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Balblair 1989
Balblair 1991
Balblair 2000
Balblair 2001
Bunnahabhain 12
Bunnahabhain 25
Bunnahabhain Toiteach
Cu Dubh Black Single Malt Whisky
Deanston 12
Deanston 30
Deanston Virgin Oak
Douglas Of Drumlanrig Laphroiag 15 yo Single Cask
Glen Garioch Single Cask 1998 Loch & K(e)y Selection
Glenmorangie Lasanta
Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or
Glenmorangie Original
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Glenmorangie Signet
Lagavulin 12yr
Lagavulin Distillers Edition
Lagavulin Single Malt 16yr
Laphroaig 10yr
Laphroaig 10yr Cask Strength
Laphroaig 18yr
Laphroaig 25yr
Laphroaig Cairdeas
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Ledaig 10
Ledaig 15
Longmorn 16
Maltman Bunnahabain 10 yo Single Sherry Cask
Maltman Highland Park 11 yo Single Cask
Oban Distillers Edition
Oban Single Malt 14yr
Oban Single Malt 18yr
Old Malt Cask Speyside 20 yo Single Sherry Cask
Old Pulteney 12yr
Old Pulteney 17yr
Scapa 10
Scapa 16
Single Cask Nation Arran 12
Single Cask Nation BenRiach 17
Single Cask Nation Dalmore 12
Single Cask Nation Glen Moray 12
Single Cask Nation Kilchoman 4
Single Cask Nation Laphroaig 6
Speyburn 10yr
Talisker 10yr
Talisker 18yr
Talisker 25yr
Talisker 30yr
Talisker Distillers Edition
The Glenlivet 12
The Glenlivet 15
The Glenlivet 16
The Glenlivet XXV
Tobermory 10
Tobermory 15

Blended Scotch Whisky
Big Peat Blended Malt Whisky
Black Bottle
Douglas XO Blended Scotch Whisky
Royal Thistle Blended Scotch Whisky
Scottish Leader

Irish Whiskey
2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey
Connemara Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
Knappogue Castle 12 yr Old
Tyrconnell Port Finish
Tyrconnell Pot Still
Tyrconnell Sherry Finish

American Whisky
Balcones Texas ‘1’ Single Malt
Bernheim Wheat Whiskey
Cabin Fever Maple Whisky
Wasmund’s Single Malt Spirit
Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky

American Whisky – Bourbon
1792 Ridgemont Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ Berkshire Bourbon
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bulleit 10
Bulleit Bourbon 90
Dickel Barrel Select 86
Dickel Bourbon No. 12
Dickel Bourbon No. 8
E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bourbon
Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon
Elijah Craig 12 yr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon
Jefferson’s Bourbon
Jefferson’s Reserve
Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Michter’s US*1 American Whiskey
Michter’s US*1 Bourbon
Michter’s US*1 Sour Mash
Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon
W.L. Weller Wheated Bourbon

American Whisky – Rye Whisky
Bulleit Rye
Dickel Rye
Jefferson’s Rye
Michter’s US*1 Rye
Rittenhouse Rye
Wasmund’s Rye Spirit

American Whisky – Corn Whisky
Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky
Balcones Brimstone Corn Whisky
Balcones True Blue 100 proof Corn Whisky
Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ New England Corn Whiskey

Cognac, Rum, Gin
Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ Greylock Gin
Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ Ragged Mountain Rum
Kelt Captain’s Barrel Loch & K(e)y Selection


Tickets are going fast – get your tickets before we’re sold out!

To purchase tickets, click on the link to the right, or call 877-3-WHISKY x107.

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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.


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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!

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Today is National Tartan Day!

Shmackenzie tartanow some love to your Scottish-American brothers and sisters today. Today is National Tartan Day! Why is April 6th so significant, you ask. It was on this day in 1320 that the Declaration of Arbroath was signed – this document asserted Scotland’s sovereignty over English territorial claims, AND was later used as a model for the U.S. Declaration of Independence. That’s a neat little history lesson for a Saturday.

Americans of Scottish descent have long played an influential role in the development of the United States. From the framers of the Declaration of Independence to the first man on the moon, Scottish-Americans have contributed mightily to the fields of the arts, science, politics, law, and don’t forget…. WHISKY… and some really cool fashion trends, i.e. KILTS, and did I mention WHISKY? Today, over eleven million Americans claim Scottish and Scotch-Irish roots — making them the eighth largest ethnic group in the United States. These are the people and accomplishments that are honored on National Tartan Day, April 6th.

Join the celebration that is Tartan Week. Kicking it off today with the New York Tartan Day Parade starting at 2:00 pm. Pipe bands, Scottish clans, Scottish terriers and Scottish groups of all sorts will be marching along 6th Avenue from W45 Street to W55.

Or have your own personal celebration and pour yourself a wee dram today in honor of our Scottish friends.