When you have the opportunity to drink a bottle of scotch that costs close to $200 a pop, you jump at it…or in our case, politely ask for a dram (or five). Last Wednesday night, in the spacious Skylight West (500 West 36th Street), The Balvenie offered up a tasting of its core range of scotches which included The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old ($49.99), The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask ($65.99), The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year Old ($79.99), The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old ($129.99), and The Balvenie PortWood 21 Year Old ($169.99).
We’re not sure which one was our favorite as it’s hard to go wrong with a brand of scotch as cared for as The Balvenie (and because after the fifth one, it all tastes the same), but hats off to the Susan Magrino Agency for putting together another fantastic event. And not just any hats, but the hats made by the winner of the scotch’s Inaugural Rare Craft Fellowship Awards – Graham Thompson of Chicago’s Optimo Hats (www.optimohats.com).
The night also marked the end of the Rare Craft Roadshow; a two-year journey in search of American artisans who honor tradition with their craftmanship.
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