We were honored to see ourselves included in a recent New York Times article about the rise of the Jewish whisky consumer and their importance in the whisky marketplace.
Not only was the Whisky Jewbilee mentioned but both Jason and Joshua were quoted discussing the impact of their independent bottling company, Single Cask Nation, and Whisky Jewbilee.
You can click here to read the entire article.
For all those that had a chance to come out, thank you! As you know, the Whisky Jewbilee was your chance to taste some of the finest whiskies (more than 100 different expressions to choose from) all in a comfortable and relaxed setting, filled with some of the most amazing kosher foods, provided by Ari White of Gemstone Catering (food, as you know, was under Star-K).
What you may not have known is that the Whisky Jewbilee made a little bit of whisky-history…
The Whisky Jewbilee was the coming out party for Japan’s Nikka whiskies here in the USA. Additionally, The Glenrothes chose to treat some of you to their latest 1978 vintage. As attendees of the Jewbilee, you were among the first in the USA to taste the 1978 vintage! We were honored that both Nikka and The Glenrothes would choose our event to launch their new products.
What’s more is the Whisky Jewbilee was the coming out party for the Jewish Whisky Company. We were very excited to sign up so many new members to Single Cask Nation and to pour our fine single cask whiskies. It would seem that our peated BenRiach 17 year old really pulled people in with its elegant blend of sweet fruits and peat smoke. Our 12 year old Arran, however, wowed those that enjoy cask strength whiskies with a slightly more spicy flavor profile and our 4 year old heavily peated Kilchoman shocked people with how aggressive in flavor it was while retaining a “smoothness” as well as a balance between the sweet and peat.
Thank you again for being a part of this historical whisky event. We are eager to pour for you and many new attendees in 2013.
Jared Card pours Arran and Kilchoman single malts at Whisky Jewbilee 2012 in NYC
It might be May, with the summer almost upon us, but we’re working diligently behind the scenes preparing for this October’s two Whisky Jewbilees. New exhibitors are coming onboard every day and the pour list is building.
We’re excited to see everyone enjoying themselves at another Jewbilee.
Slainte & l’chaim!
Joshua, Jason, and Seth