Laphroaig Brand AmbassadorSimon Brooking is known for his charming toasts and his vast knowledge in the ways of whiskey. Clad in his kilt set with the tartan reflecting his Robertson Clan roots dating back to the 13th Century and the Celtic Earls of Atholl, Brooking spoke wistfully of his whiskey, while eyeing his dram with much alarm. Continue reading →
I spent the better part of this week shadowing the Milagro Tequila ambassador as he made his way around our village, spreading the good word about tequila and the upcoming Margarita Meltdown which we both are sponsors. JP de Loera is an affable fellow who was probably born for this position, but in our Q&A we ask how one becomes ambassador. In our notes I was to ask him about diplomatic immunity, but through the fog of many margaritas I failed to ask that important question.
I did witness the good ambassador offer to buy a group of elderly women shots of tequila. The Oak Cliff Business Women’s Club was more than pleased to oblige his valiant offer. Although JP acknowledged that shooting good tequila was probably not the best use of his product, it was fun none the less. And isn’t that what it is all about? Continue reading →