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We’ve Teamed Up With Villeroy & Boch

As you may have noticed, many of our recent drink posts include “Featured Glassware” from preeminent crystal and glassware manufacturer Villeroy & Boch.  We’ve been waiting for an appropriate break in the action to announce our newly minted friendship, and there seemed like no better day than today.

Dating back to the mid 18th century, VIlleroy & Boch is a mark of exquisite quality known around the world.  From the dishware placed before royalty and the Pope to the tiles used to line the Holland Tunnel and decorate the Titanic – Villeroy & Boch products have always been symbolic of the very best of pedigrees, functionality, and taste.  We first teamed up with the good folks at V&B back in July to promote the launch of their new American and Scotch Gourmet Whisky Glasses collections.  Now, thanks to a generous cache of handmade, mouth-blown crystal and glassware, provided by Villeroy & Boch we’ll be regularly featuring their stemware along with our drinks. Read More…

And The Winner Is…

Number 23.  Yup, good old reliable Number 23.  I had him pegged from the start — you could see it in his eye that he wanted it just a little bit more.  Not to mention all the training he put in.  Epic.

What am I blathering on about?  I shall tell you.  Just moments ago, we picked the winner of our Villeroy & Boch Gourmet Whisky Glasses Giveaway.  Lesley and I had discussed multiple silly ways to do it — unfortunately, as you can tell from this belated announcement, the day got the better of us.  In the mad scramble to keep my promise of actually having a winner today — and in making sure that everyone had an equal shot, no matter when they entered — I opted for using a random number generator.

The post received 82 comments, so I put in a range of 1-82, acknowledged that I would recuse myself should one of my own comments be the chosen number, clicked the “Generate!” button, and there it was:  23.  Scrolling down the post, counting each comment (even my own, since they had been factored into the original set), I found that our winner is:

Donald, who has selected the beautiful Canadian Whisky tumblers.  Congratulations, Donald!

Now, I have to say that I’m very pleased to see that Donald won, as he is truly one of our most faithful readers and one who is constantly trying the drinks we present here.  Way to go, Donald — I know you’ll put the glasses to great use.  Now, he’s a little lagniappe just for you:

This was our first giveaway, and I really enjoyed it.   I hope you did too.  We look forward to having another one (hint, hint, product people) again soon.

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Villeroy & Boch Q&A with Me (David)

The good folk at Villeroy & Boch asked me some questions about whiskey, and I guess I didn’t embarrass myself so much that they cast my answers aside.  Which means, if you click on the link below, you’ll find my pedestrian answers sandwiched between those of a couple of very learned gentlemen.

Villeroy & Boch Blog – The Pros Nose

Villeroy & Boch Giveaway Ending Sunday

If you haven’t already, please be sure to enter our Villeroy & Boch Giveaway.  You’ll have a chance of winning your choice of three sets of handmade crystal glasses from V&B’s new Gourmet Whisky Collection.  They’re absolutely beautiful pieces, and any drink — from neat whisky to big, fruity tiki things — will look beautiful in them.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on our original post.   The winner will be selected on Monday, June 13th.  Best of luck to you all!

Villeroy & Boch Gourmet Whisky Glasses and GIVEAWAY

Villeroy & Boch and 12 Bottle Bar are giving away a set of Villeroy & Boch’s Gourmet Whisky glasses – just in time for Father’s Day.  See below for details on how to enter.

When the company that makes the dishware for the Pope offers to send you some products for review, you respond in the affirmative.  At least, we do.  Over the past few months, we’d had requests to review lots of liquor, bar products, and even iPhone apps, but it wasn’t until Villeroy & Boch knocked on our door that we decided to invite these free samples in.  Sure, we reviewed Whiskey Stones awhile back, but Lars bought those himself because he was intrigued by their prospect.  Not so with the Gourmet Whiskey Collection glasses we received last month from Villeroy & Boch – these were free samples for us to take for a swirl.  Excellent – and here at last, was a product that complimented the whole 12 Bottle Bar philosophy quite nicely:  elegant, classic, and affordable.

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