Drinkhacker Reads 11.13.2012

Drinkhacker Reads 11.13.2012

In an effort to polish up its dignified “Give Em The Bird” ad campaign, the folks at Wild Turkey are introducing the world to the very first football picking turkey. Christened after legendary master distiller Jimmy Russell, Jimmy Junior will be picking football games live in Times Square against professional football legend Vinny Testaverde. In the press release, the former quarterback praises the valiant and astute poultry:

“Jimmy Junior is the best, not to mention the only, football picking turkey I’ve ever worked with,” said former All Pro Vinny Testaverde during a recent training session. “After all my years in the sport, I have never seen anyone who demonstrates such an uncanny ability to see through the hype and focus on what team will really come out on top.  I fully expect him to go three for three this Thanksgiving, giving turkeys everywhere something to gobble about.”

No doubt Jimmy Junior will be giving Paul the Octopus a run for his money. [PR Newswire]
Absolut Vodka is giving its Drinkspiration iPhone app an overhaul after three years. It now includes several hundred recipes, how-to videos, and social media sharing capabilities, and even lets the user save their favorite drinks in list format. [PR Newswire]

New York’s Brandy Library is now offering Tasting Express; a series of hour-long tasting courses for those busy folks who wish to learn more about spirits but simply are too busy to just sit and enjoy them. [NY Barfly]

And finally, the metropolis of St. Louis is getting its own whiskey festival. Whiskey in the Winter will take place on December 1st and will feature over 100 different tastings from around the world. A comprehensive list of what festival goers can expect can be found here. [Whiskey In The Winter]

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Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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