For the whiskey lover in your law firm, we’ve hand-picked five top-shelf bottles from small, independent distillers (the kind you won’t find at a big-box retailer).
This Analog Attorney Gift Guide for Attorneys Who Analog takes the concept of analog onto a new path to offer you, our discerning readers, a collection of small-batch, hard-to-find, mostly unknown, rather extraordinary and award-winning American whiskies.
Get the guide, and be sure to use code ATTORNEY10 for 10% off any order over $100.
Wait, Did You Say Whiskey?
I know what you’re wondering: Where are the pencils? Where are the Post-it notes? I assure you, I swear, there is nothing more analog than creating a truly brilliant bottle of whiskey, bourbon or rye. It is a craft that can only be wrought by hand, slowly, over time, resulting in a product where every bottle is unique. Like a signature.
Because the American Whiskey Renaissance Is Real and Ongoing
You may have heard of some of the brands that have leaped into the public eye in the last decade. Brands like Pappy Van Winkle, Michter’s and Basil Hayden’s. But here’s the interesting thing about these and other seemingly independent whiskies you may have noticed at your liquor emporium: They’re made in the same distilleries as the big brands that own them. They are fine whiskies, but they are just the tip of the spear. Hundreds of startup distilleries in nearly every state are racing to be the next Pappy.
What’s in the guide?
Spoiler alert: Five incredible whiskies. First, a new expression of America’s original distillation, from 17th century Virginia. Next, an upstart new Irish whiskey that’s got a tough junkyard dog attitude. There’s a specialty bourbon with a sexy Brazilian personality. We found a South Carolina distillery whose whiskey is as elegant and distinct as the bottle it comes in. Finally, there’s a damned beautiful straight rye out of Chicago bearing the special wisdom and mischievous elan of a historic American icon.
Best of all, we were able to source these bottles from a single distributor, making your purchase a one-stop shop — and don’t forget the discount (see below).
This Brings Us to All American Whiskey
A couple of years back, your humble Analog Attorney columnist and a capable colleague launched a new website magazine: All American Whiskey. Our purpose is to publish top-shelf writing about the culture of American whiskey. Not reviews, because how you experience the flavor of a whiskey is purely subjective and tasting notes never really make sense. There are 86 other whiskey websites doing reviews; also, see the previous sentence about subjectivity. We are storytellers. Our goal is to tell the stories of the people making the whiskey, from the entrepreneurs with the necessary craziness to launch a distillery, to the master craftsmen who develop unique flavor profiles, to the people pouring you a shot in a bar. Their stories are what makes the whiskey good.
Discounts Just for You
The distilleries referenced above — and a few more — are all in the gift guide curated by All American Whiskey (and yours truly) in collaboration with Big Thirst. We’ve developed a little bit of a relationship with these folks, and they have graciously offered a discount code for our readers.
And please do check out the All American Whiskey website and newsletter.
Editor’s note: Neither the author, All American Whiskey, nor Attorney at Work is being compensated by the companies listed. Enjoy your celebrations, and please drink responsibly.
More Gift Ideas From Attorney at Work
- Attorney at Work’s Ultimate Guide to Lawyer Gifts is updated annually with books, novelty items and more.
- For the analog-leaning lawyer, check out Analog Attorney’s gift guide — no batteries required.
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