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One For The Ladies

Last week in my post A Whisky Lovers Dream Job, I announced to you all the amazing program that Hudson Distillery has launched to find their new Brand Ambassador.  This week I couldn’t resist but share with you this episode I received from the Hudson team about Women in Whiskey.  Enjoy and stay tuned for more Hudson Whiskey episodes!


A Whiskey Lovers Dream Job

Ever dream about jet setting around the country talking about whiskey?  If so, you are in luck!  Hudson Whiskey is looking for a new Brand Ambassador, someone to represent the brand nationally as the face of the craft spirit.  Hudson is looking for someone with a passion for whiskey who embodies their can-do spirit.

They’ll need it, because they’ll be traveling around the country, talking to bartenders and restaurant owners, hosting events, connecting with whiskey enthusiasts via social media and representing Hudson in the national press. If you are a rare character and whiskey lover, this is the job for you.

Got what it takes to be the next face of Hudson Whiskey? Apply now at:
http://hudsonwhiskey.com/makingthecut

Cheers!


The Balvenie Announces Winner of The American Craft Council Rare Craft Fellowship Award

On February 6th The American Craft Council along with The Balvenie declared Douglas Brooks, Vermont Boat Builder, as the winner of the American Craft Council Rare Craft Fellowship Award.  The award was presented at an exclusive luncheon at Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York City where a select group of influencers including the longest standing Malt Master in history, David Stewart honored the five nominated craftspeople and their respective traditional art forms.

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The American Craft Council Rare Craft Fellowship Award in association with The Balvenie recognizes one winner and four finalists who are awarded annually in recognition and support of contributions to the maintenance and revival of traditional or rare crafts in America.  To be considered for the Fellowship, individuals must demonstrate a contribution to the preservation of traditional and rare craft techniques, processes, or products and meet a quality criterion.  Hundreds were vetted and five were selected as finalists with Douglas Brooks honored as the 2014 Fellow.  Brooks will receive an exclusive trip to Scotland and a $10,000 endowment to go towards materials and continuing his craft.  The four additional finalists received a $5,000 endowment and a trip to New York City where they showcased their work at the awards luncheon.

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The once-in-a-lifetime trip to Scotland awarded to Brooks will provide the Fellow with an opportunity to spend time at the legendary distillery, apprenticing under a local craftsman of his choosing.  The two-week Fellowship will feature a week at the historic Balvenie distillery, where Brooks will learn more about the traditional crafts of whisky making while also receiving the rare opportunity to work with legendary malt master David Stewart, who was part of the jury that selected the finalists and awarded Brooks with this unique opportunity.

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To illustrate the passion and commitment to craft of the Fellow and the nominees, each of them were showcased in a short film that was premiered at the luncheon.  The beautiful films were shot over two months from FYM Productions, a New York City based production company.  Click on each of the names below to take a look in to the workshops some of the men and women who are keeping craft alive in America!

Douglass Brooks |Boat Builder Vergennes, Vermont *2014 Fellow

Scott Baxendale | Luthier Athens, Georgia

Stephen Bilenky | Bicycle Builder Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ubaldo Vitali | Silversmith Newark, New Jersey

Ina Grau | Shoemakers Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cheers!