One day out of the year, we take time to appreciate our fathers. If you’re like most, you don’t know what to get for your dear old dad. Lorne Cousin, USA Ambassador for The Balvenie, the most handcrafted single-malt scotch is available to discuss some unique artisan gifts for dad for Father’s Day.
In 2011 & 2012, The Balvenie Brand Ambassadors traveled across America in a custom hand built Morgan sports car to find the best craftsmen and artisan in the US. From brewers, vintners and cheesemakers to apothecaries, tailors, bicycle makers and all points in between, they discovered and celebrated the burgeoning community of like-minded American artisans dedicated to the practice and preservation of traditional crafts. The top craftsman was awarded a Fellowship Award of $5000 earlier this year and a trip to The Balvenie Distillery in Scotland, to help continue their craft.
The gift ideas Lorne will discuss for Father’s Day are dedicated to exposing America to some of its best and brightest craftsmen and encouraging the public to appreciate and support these top-notch artisans.
About Lorne Cousin – The Balvenie Ambassador, Western USA
From his highland roots in Scotland’s legendary Campbeltown – an area steeped in whisky tradition – Balvenie Brand Ambassador and renaissance man Lorne Cousin brings a wealth of craftsmanship and skill, and a lifetime’s worth of unexpected experiences, to his role with the most hand crafted Single Malt Scotch. In a career that has seen him representing Scotland’s most beloved cultural products – music and whisky – he has travelled the world, sharing a platform with characters as diverse as royals, distillers, international pop stars and athletes.
Lorne began his successful career and then became an accomplished piper. He rapidly became one of the world’s most renowned bagpipe players, earning some high profile gigs along the way. A collaboration and series of onstage performances for the British Olympic team as well as with Queen of Pop Madonna on her 2004 world tour firmly established his credentials. In between all these achievements, he also managed to be included at number 6 in Scotland on Sunday’s Top 50 “Most Eligible Bachelors in Scotland” list, and was featured in countless newspaper, magazine and broadcast appearances.
About The Balvenie
The Balvenie is a unique range of Single Malt whiskies hand crafted in Scotland’s Speyside region by William Grant & Sons. Created by internationally renowned malt master David Stewart, The Balvenie is unique in that it retains complete control over the five rare crafts that go into the production of its acclaimed whisky: nowhere else will you find a distillery that still grows its own barley, malts in its own traditional malting floor, employs coopers to tend every cask, a coppersmith to maintain the stills and a malt master to ensure that the resulting spirit is consistently excellent. It is this dedicated to producing a truly handcrafted whisky that has led to the Balvenie receiving the highest plaudits at a range of international spirits competitions, with the Balvenie 21 Year Old Portwood recently picking up the Single Malt Trophy at both the International Spirits Challenge and the International Wine and Spirits competition.
For more information visit http://www.thebalvenie.com/