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#WhiskyFabric News Flash: Book Review and Twitter Tasting with The Godfather of Canadian Whisky!

By Boozedancing @boozedancing

#1 #DavinTT-1st-weekEarlier this week, I received an email from our #WhiskyFabric friend Johanne McInnis, asking if I would help her promote a Twitter event that she is working on with The Godfather of Canadian Whisky, Davin de Kergommeaux. For those of you that aren’t familiar with him, Davin is the author of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert, which is the definitive guide to the wonderful, and often misunderstood world of Canadian Whisky (I am currently half way through the book and am enjoying it immensely!).

If you love whisky and want to learn more about all things Canadian Whisky, below is the information that Johanne sent us about this very unique event. Cheers!

Canadian Whisky Book Review and Twitter Tasting

Be a part of the world’s first ever whisky book review/twitter tasting. Social media are changing the way we read and the way we taste whisky. We’ve decided to integrate the two! Each Sunday for the next four weeks we will review several chapters from the book Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert and discuss them on Twitter. And we will do this while we taste a representative whisky from that chapter.

If you wish to comment on the book, interact with author, Davin de Kergommeaux, or discuss a Canadian whisky you are tasting, please join us each Sunday at 3:00 pm Eastern time, on Twitter at #DavinTT.

The twitter reviews and tastings begin this Sunday, May 5th at 3:00pm EST when we will be talking about chapters 10 – 13. Davin will join us to answer questions, and contribute to discussion among the participants, etc.

After chatting for about 30 minutes about 15 participants from around the world will open a mystery bottle that we have sent to them. You didn’t get a bottle? Feel free to join in anyway. The more the merrier. After tasting the sample and talking about it we’ll reveal which distillery it came from and which whisky we tasted. Sound like fun?

This Sunday we’ll begin with chapters 10 – 13. Then, Sunday May 12th we will discuss chapters 14 – 17; Sunday May 19th, chapters 18 – 21; and Sunday May 26th, chapters 22 – 25.

We invite the whisky bloggers among us to blog about the book, the experience, the whiskies and/or Davin. Let the fun begin!

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me, @WhiskyLassie on twitter.

Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert is available at Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo, and many other fine bookstores, or on-line at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.

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