I love it when a plan comes together. David Pickerell guest hosts our next podcast event!!
When my friend Ben came to me with the idea of doing a whiskey podcast I was skeptical. "Who wants to listen to me slurp on booze that they can't even buy?" I wondered. It's one thing to read a quick review online for a recommendation of a new bottle or even a vicarious sip of some fantasy collectors item. But it seemed indulgent to record the experience minute by minute.
Then we had a bit of an epiphany. "Well we've been buying private barrels, what if we could help folks get some of this hard to find whiskey and then talk about it on the podcast?" Hmmm, I thought, this might be an idea. "Oh, and what if we did a big live event, recorded it live, and invited the master distiller to come talk about it?" Now I was getting excited.
Beast Masters Club was born. We've had some great events so far, Signatory Vintage, Barrell Bourbon, Westland... Everyone had a great time, we hooked up the club with some excellent hooch, both in person and mail order. And we learned a lot from some cool guests.
But now I feel like we're really taking things to the next level. Dave Pickerell is a true whiskey legend. I'm sure I don't have to tell most of you that. We've been determined to do a rye barrel and couldn't pass up their 12 year Old World private barrel program. Then we had the idea to ask Dave if he could bring all the individual cask finished ryes (Madeira, Port, & Sauternes casks) so that everyone could taste the blending process firsthand. It took some convincing but that's happening.
Thursday March 16th @ 6:30 PM
Domaine Select Wine & Spirits
106 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
So we're really pumped. We hope all of you will tune it. If you're in NYC buy a ticket. We're doing a special that's pretty hard to beat where you can buy a bottle and get a free ticket. And if you're not in the area please send us questions that you'd like us to ask Dave and then download the 'cast and we'll get them answered for you.
This has been a labor of love, but we're really starting to make some special things happen with the club. Thanks to everyone for the support so far! Cheers/ SB