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JANUARY 22, 2021

In the near future, MB’s from 35 states will be able to have our new bottles delivered directly to their homes. So what is the first nationally launched spirit from the Crowded Barrel WHISKEY Company going to be? Vodka. Weird, I know.
Friday, January 22nd, 2021
Heads up. We’re about to do a BOTTLE SHIPPING experiment. In the near future, MB’s from 35 states will be able to have our new bottles delivered directly to their homes. So what is the first nationally launched spirit from the Crowded Barrel WHISKEY Company going to be?


Weird, I know.

Why vodka? Because it’s a bajillion times easier to replace a vodka if something goes wrong in our shipping experiment. It’s nice vodka though. Made in Texas, “smooth”, a good price, blah blah blah. It’s just not whiskey. (soon, MB… soon.)

I’ll have more details for you when we get closer to a release date. Hopefully this shipping experiment with our Silly Goose vodka will lay the groundwork for pipelines of future whiskey.

As far as whiskey updates go, your new still is being loaded onto a delivery truck as it roars to life and aims towards Texas.

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Ian Piggott is our whiskey article curator - he gives us a glimpse of what’s happening with whiskey (and our whiskey brethren and sistren) around the world.

[+] Australian whisky: Local whiskies booming under COVID-19 restrictions
Since September last year, Australian-made whiskies are even commanding their own shelf or "bin" space at certain Dan Murphy's outlets. NSW and Victoria labels share space with those from Tasmania, "the whisky state", which has garnered the most international awards and recognition for labels such as Sullivans Cove.


[+] We taste the new Japanese KitKat, aged in whisky barrels in Islay, Scotland
Japan is known for its unusual KitKats, many of which can’t be purchased anywhere else in the world. Their latest KitKat is one such creation, and it’s made all the more special as it uses chocolate made from cacao nibs aged in whisky barrels for 180 days.


[+] Whisky fan covers Billy Joel hit to explain entire history of Scotch in just 4 mins
Featuring a twist on Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire', the fun video takes whisky fans on a journey from the spirit's humble beginnings in 1494 right through to the modern day explosion of interest in single malts.


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Tribe Newsletter Archive

January 15, 2021: Let's Get This Out Of The Way

January 8, 2021: I Was Late For Work Today

January 1, 2021: Just Sitting Here, Wondering What To Write About, Like I Do

December 25, 2020: Two Things: One Big, The Other Small, But It Feels Big

December 18, 2020: A Marine, An Author, and a Franciscan Friar Were Sitting at a Bar

December 11, 2020: I'm Wearing a Dead Man's Belt

December 4, 2020: The MBs in Patreon Named an Upcoming Release

November 27, 2020: (Not) Home for the Holidays

November 20, 2020: Rex Just Turned 40

November 13, 2020: I Had Turkey and Whiskey for Lunch

November 6, 2020: We Just Figured Out a Way to Hack the Whisk(e)y Matrix

October 30, 2020: Okay. Whiskey. What's New in Whiskey?

October 23, 2020: Whiskey Was Poured, Glasses Were Raised, Good Times Were Had

October 16, 2020: The Whiskey Tribe's Distillery Is Open!

October 9, 2020: A Dose of Whisk(e)y and Ridiculum

October 2, 2020: So It Begins

September 25, 2020: Life Is Messy

September 18, 2020: Getting Accidentally Fancy

September 11, 2020: Big Changes Seem to Be in Season

September 4, 2020: Crowded Barrel Has Been Making Bigger Strides Than Anticipated

August 28, 2020: 125 Gallons of Whiskey Making Glory

August 21, 2020: Holy Balls! Time Travel is Real

August 14, 2020: The Next Bastard's Ball is Coming

August 7, 2020: Important: Are YOU With Us?

July 31, 2020: Interesting Developments in the Texas Whiskey World

July 24, 2020: Today's the Day

July 17, 2020: The Bourbon Brigade

July 10, 2020: Special Patreon Livestream TODAY!

July 3, 2020: We're About to Pop the Bunghole

June 26, 2020: Sometimes I Get Stuck

June 19, 2020: It's Time to Make it Official

June 12, 2020: The "Pweeble" Have Spoken

June 5, 2020: It's About Damn Time

May 28, 2020: It Started Innocently Enough

May 22, 2020: So This is Tricky

May 15, 2020: Blending Some Upcoming Releases at Ironroot

May 8, 2020: This Weekend's Episode Will Be an Interesting Experiment

May 1, 2020: It's Been a Little Weird Writing This Tribe Newsletter 

April 24, 2020: Heads Up, MB

April 17, 2020: I've Got Three Things for You

April 10, 2020: I Was Asked to Write a Description of the Distillery

April 3, 2020: Rex and Daniel Recorded a Video Podcast

March 27, 2020: Three Things

March 20, 2020: Here's the Deal (I'll Try to Not Make a Habit of Referencing "The Situation")

March 13, 2020: Went to the Texas Whiskey Festival Last Week

March 6, 2020: Went to My Kid's Viola Recital This Week

February 28, 2020: It'll Either be the World's Best Or Worst Label Design for a Bottled Spirit

February 21, 2020: OMG... We're in a Cult

February 14, 2020: I've Been Developing the New Whiskey Tribe Website with Rex

February 7, 2020: Brace Yourself, MB

January 31, 2020: In Other (Weird) News, Rex & Daniel Were Nominated for This Year's Icons of Whiskey Award

January 24, 2020: Barrels Can Be Tricky

January 17, 2020: My Shoes Have Holes In Them

January 10, 2020: It's a Whisk(e)y Wonderland

January 3, 2020: We're Definitely Getting a New (Bigger) Still