Fall has officially been here for 2.5 weeks and I am fully mode for all things pumpkin spiced and whisky! It’s that time of the year when delicious whisky events pop up all over my calendar and I get the chance to sip on some exciting spirits. Now some might say I am a bit biased, but this week is an extraordinary six daylong event located in the heart of Chelsea Market and presented by The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Over the past two years The Balvenie has searched the nation for craftspeople whose works exist as the foundation of rare craft in America. To celebrate some of the best examples of American craftsmanship, The Balvenie has teamed up with renowned menswear designer Todd Snyder who has curated the Rare Craft Collection – a series of gallery-style events that honor the practice and preservation of traditional crafts.
If you like whisky and want to see some beautiful items, make your way over this week. A sample of the craftspeople to be featured in the Rare Craft Collection includes:
- Graham Thompson of Optimo Hats in Chicago, Illinois along with his team of expert hat makers, create top of the line fedoras, porkpies, homburgs as well as many other styles for hat lovers around the world.
- Rick Kelly of Kelly Guitars based in Greenwich Village, New York, crafts guitars by hand, using reclaimed lumber, specifically white pine that he rescues from trash heaps and decomposition.
- Schirley Zisman of Golden Bear Sportswear in San Francisco, California is the lead designer for the authentic leather and wool outerwear manufacturer that has produced Varsity, Bomber and Motorcycle jackets since the 1950’s.
To RSVP for The Rare Craft Collection or to learn more, please visit TheBalvenie.com/Collection. Must be 21 and over to attend.