Whisky Advocate: Whisky Clubs Find Novel Ways to Taste Together Despite COVID-19March 31, 2020
Social distancing is keeping millions of people safe from COVID-19, but it has put a stop to many activities, including whisky club meetings. Nevertheless, clubs are getting creative with virtual substitutes, finding ways to continue gathering around whisky even from a distance. “We did a virtual tour of the Balcones Distillery (on March 17), with members logging in from our chapters all over the world—from Mexico City to all across the U.S. to Beirut—where they helped us do two barrel picks,” Drammers Club president Charlie Prince tells Whisky Advocate. “We also did a group chat [on March 20], and we’re going to do virtual tastings, where we mail samples in advance to members in the coming weeks with guest speakers from Balvenie, Port Askaig, Milk & Honey,” and more to come. Whisky Advocate has the full story.—Zak KostroSubscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.