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    July 2017

    Tuthilltown Spirits: Home of Hudson Whiskey

    By Joseph Pettigrew 1 years ago

    This month’s W Club Explorer Safari comes from New York’s first legal whiskey distillery since Prohibition

    On January 20th, 1860, a boy named Andrew was born in Goodhue County, Minnesota, to Norwegian-American parents. His father Jon Einertson Vraalstad was a distant relative of Queen Sonja of Norway. Andrew was just 15 months old when the American Civil War broke out following the election of Abraham Lincoln. When the war ended in 1865, Andrew was still in elementary school. By the time he was 23 years old, Andrew had gained a degree in law and established a private practice. After serving as city attorney for the city of Granite Falls and prosecuting attorney of Yellow Medicine County for 6 years, Andrew was elected to serve as Mayor of Granite Falls from 1900-1902. After leaving office, Andrew ran a successful congressional campaign and was elected to the House of Representatives in 1903, serving Minnesota’s 7th District for two decades. It was during his penultimate term in office that Andrew introduced the act that would bear his name and secure his infamy among whisky fans: the Volstead Act.

    New Releases: The Dalmore Port Vintage Collection

    By Joseph Pettigrew 1 years ago

    Master Distiller Richard Paterson continues his 50th anniversary celebrations with a trio of Port-finished perfection from The Dalmore

    Master Distiller of The Dalmore, Richard Paterson has celebrated 50 years in the industry in true style. His landmark year has seen the release of The Dalmore 50 Year Old, The Dalmore Quintessence and now a trio of vintages finished in specially selected Port pipes. Showcasing the exclusive relationship The Dalmore enjoys with W & J Graham’s vineyard in Portugal’s Douro Valley, alongside Paterson’s artistry, this latest series consists of vintages from 1996, 1998 and 2001, each matured in pipes seasoned with vintage Port.