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sailor22
05-22-2010, 07:12
John Hansel of Malt Advocate Magazine announced today on his blog that he will no longer accept paid junkets and trips to distilleries for tasting events. Sound like a good thing to me. I will be curious to see how many others follow suit.
Sometimes I strongly suspect that the favorite distilleries and products of reviewers are the ones who are the most generous with their perks. This will completely take that out of the equation.
With the explosion of pricey small batches, private labels, single barrels, special editions and vintage dated bottlings having a neutral professional taster with known and acknowledged palate preferences will be a great help to the consumer.
Huzza and good on ya John!

jbutler
05-22-2010, 08:16
Good for you John. That's been Straightbourbon.com policy since the beginning, and I think the readership appreciates it.

Wishing you success! :toast:

OscarV
05-22-2010, 10:13
John Hansel of Malt Advocate Magazine announced today on his blog that he will no longer accept paid junkets and trips to distilleries for tasting events.
Huzza and good on ya John!




Good for you John. That's been Straightbourbon.com policy since the beginning, and I think the readership appreciates it.

Wishing you success! :toast:



Excellent, this is good for the majority.

barturtle
05-22-2010, 10:27
Sounds to me that advertising rates are going up to help offset the cost of his travels...:skep:

smokinjoe
05-22-2010, 10:38
Very nice, John.

That said, if the distilleries need a new home for junkets, trinkets, and assorted freebies...they know where to find me! :D

DeanSheen
05-22-2010, 10:58
Very nice, John.

That said, if the distilleries need a new home for junkets, trinkets, and assorted freebies...they know where to find me! :D

Your newsletter sir, I'd like to subscribe to it.

jbutler
05-22-2010, 10:59
Junket? That sounds like that crappy flavorless gelatin powder from the Sixties to me!

Josh
05-22-2010, 11:20
Very nice, John.

That said, if the distilleries need a new home for junkets, trinkets, and assorted freebies...they know where to find me! :D


Junket? That sounds like that crappy flavorless gelatin powder from the Sixties to me!

There's something 1960s about "assorted freebies" too.

I too would like to subscribe to your newsletter, Joe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXesMkAYh44

TNbourbon
05-22-2010, 12:47
Very nice, John.

That said, if the distilleries need a new home for junkets, trinkets, and assorted freebies...they know where to find me! :D


Your newsletter sir, I'd like to subscribe to it.

Will Jimmy be writing a fashion accessories column for your publication, Joe? If so, that just about makes it a 'can't miss'! (That man knows his handbags!:grin: :lol: :slappin:)

craigthom
05-22-2010, 13:11
Junket? That sounds like that crappy flavorless gelatin powder from the Sixties to me!

It's rennet (http://www.junketdesserts.com/), not gelatin. The "pudding" or "custard" it produces thickens because it curdles. Yummy!

smokinjoe
05-22-2010, 13:32
Will Jimmy be writing a fashion accessories column for your publication, Joe? If so, that just about makes it a 'can't miss'! (That man knows his handbags!:grin: :lol: :slappin:)

:lol: I haven't called him, yet. But, I'm sure he's in for the Fashion Section! Also, Cliff is already confirmed for the Travel Section. His first piece will be a review on flying on Bourbon Supreme Airways. :D

troyce
05-26-2010, 15:44
Will Jimmy be writing a fashion accessories column for your publication, Joe? If so, that just about makes it a 'can't miss'! (That man knows his handbags!:grin: :lol: :slappin:)

dammit! Looks like a great opportunity but I just let my Vogue , Vanity Fair and Women's Wear Daily subscriptions lapse.