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A tale of leaving LA life to work at a Scotch distillery. The whisky process serves as an analogy for how boys try to mature into men.
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    A digital download of "Distilling Rob" PLUS your name in the digital credits as a backer.

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    An autographed paperback copy of "Distilling Rob". PLUS all of the above.

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    A Whisky Guy Rob water measurement dropper to precisely measure the amount of water that goes into your whisky. Also useful for baking and mad scientist experiments. PLUS all of the above.

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    A special LIMITED EDITION signed hard copy of "Distilling Rob" Plus, Martine Nouet, famed whisky writer and whisky chef, working with me to donate a special recipe for a dish that uses whisky as a recipe for all backers at this level. We are also providing some whisky pairing suggestions. PLUS all of the above, (minus the paperback book).

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    YOUR VERY OWN Whisky Guy Rob Glencairn Glass. Designed especially for drinking whisky, this glass will serve as your companion as you read "Distilling Rob" with your favorite whisky by your side. PLUS the $55 reward.

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    Food. Drink. If you back at the century mark, you'll get ANOTHER Martine Nouet original whisky-based dish recipe, pairing suggestions and a SECOND Whisky Guy Rob Glencairn glass. And, if you're unsure of what to put in that glass, I will also throw in a FREE whisky consultation. I will work with you to identify the perfect whisky for your glass, for a gift to a loved one or as an apology for your boss when she catches you reading "Distilling Rob" during that all-important meeting. PLUS the $55 reward.

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    A whisky cooking class! I'm teaming with LA-based Hipcooks cooking school for a unique three hour cooking class. You and a guest will join me as you learn to prepare a multi-course meal using whisky as an ingredient in the dishes, and I'll teach you how to pair dishes. Throw in two PERSONALIZED signed copies of "Distilling Rob" and two Glencairn glasses and this is a night for you. Note: This will happen in Los Angeles.

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    A private whisky education course in your home for YOU AND FOUR guests will teach you all you need to know about whisky. I will walk through your door with my wealth of knowledge and share it with you over the next three hours. By the end of the evening, you'll know all about whisky history, production, regions and what experts look for when they nose and taste. Four personalized copies of the book and four Glencairn glasses will also join me, along with Martine Nouet recipes, water measurement droppers and electronic versions of the book. This is for people in the Los Angeles region, Chicago region, Denver region, and Milwaukee region -- all places I travel to regularly. For the latter three regions, please add $40.

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    Same as above, except I will be in your home virtually. Yes, a Skype whisky education session that can happen anywhere in the world. YOU AND THREE GUESTS will receive all the benefits above, except I will ship items to you.

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    Do you really want to impress even more of your friends, colleagues and that neighbor who won't stop bragging about about all those cool things she does? This whisky education course will be for YOU AND SEVEN GUESTS in your home. Eight personalized copies of the book and eight Glencairn glasses will join me along with Martine Nouet recipes, water measurement droppers and electronic versions of the book. This is for people in the Los Angeles region, Chicago region, Denver region, and Milwaukee region -- all places I travel to regularly. For the latter three regions, please add $40.

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    A private whisky education course taught in MY home for YOU AND THREE GUESTS. This is an advanced class that will feature food, the opportunity to hear behind-the-scenes stories of my living on Islay and to see my photo collection from my time there. I will also teach you about old and rare whiskies as I explain what makes them so. I guarantee you'll be Tweeting and texting to make your friends jealous before the evening is through. Four personalized copies of the book and four Glencairn glasses are yours, along with Martine Nouet recipes, water measurement droppers and electronic versions of the book. This will happen in Los Angeles.

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    A private whisky education course taught in your home ANYWHERE IN THE US for you and FIVE guests will teach you all you need to know about whisky. I will walk through your door with my wealth of knowledge and share it with you over the next three hours. By the end of the evening, you'll know all about whisky history, production, regions and what experts look for when they nose and taste. Six personalized copies of the book and six Glencairn glasses will also join me, along with Martine Nouet recipes, water measurement droppers and electronic versions of the book.

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    Hit the Kentucky bourbon trail with me! Three days of touring the historic distilleries of Kentucky with special behind-the-scenes access for you and a guest. Hotel & in-state car transportation provided. Airfare is separate. You'll also get two personalized copies of the book and everything listed in the $100 level. Please note, this award will not cover whiskey purchases you may want to make at the distilleries.

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    Let's go back to where it all started: A five day trip to Islay, Scotland for you and a guest including in-country transportation, lodging, meals and, most importantly, visits to Islay's eight whisky distilleries with behind-the-scenes access and personal meetings with the distillery managers at select distilleries. Airfare separate. I will introduce you to the people and places featured in "Distilling Rob" and immerse you in my experience. Wellies are optional, but suggested. Plus you get everything in the $100 level and above. Please note, this award will not cover whisky purchases you may want to make at the distilleries.

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