Great Whiskey Debate: And the Winner Is...

Earlier this month, I attended the Great Whiskey Debate, a private event for whiskey enthusiasts in Houston. I received an invitation to cover the event, which is part of a touring series set up by Beam/Suntory, in part to raise brand awareness but also to highlight the differences between each type of whiskey.

The three-hour event started with an hour of cocktails made using the representative spirits, followed by a "debate" between a representative from each of the four whiskey styles-- mostly scripted remarks, but still a genuine discussion as to which kind of whiskey was "best"-- and concluded by an hour of sampling other whiskeys from each label.

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Nath Pizzolatto