It’s time to make it official. The Bastard’s Ball has been the Whiskey Tribe’s big annual live event in Austin, TX
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Friday, June 19th,2020
It’s time to make it official.

The Bastard’s Ball has been the Whiskey Tribe’s big annual live event in Austin, TX, and this year it’s going to look very different - yet still familiar.

With a pile of health questions and a scarcity of solid answers, we had to make the best call we could for the community. Simply put, that means the Bastard’s Ball won’t be held in Austin, TX this year. Instead, it’s being turned into a big, epic, marathon live-streaming event on September 12th.

Rex and the guys have already started building out a ridiculously powerful live-streaming rig to tackle the big day.

We’re swimming through the content possibilities right now. To date, almost every distiller that usually attends (and all of the original YouTube channels) have signed up to participate in the Bastard’s Ball Live Stream on YouTube. We’re also kicking around some opportunities for Magnificent Bastards to call in, and live-stream collabs with even more YouTube creators, and whisk(e)y professionals.

It sucks not being able to have our big annual gathering of MB’s in Austin - but here’s how I’m looking at it in 2020. Instead of an onsite event that’s always capped at 500 people, this year will offer up an online event that’s accessible to every Magnificent Bastard in the world.

I’m just a glencairn half-full kind of guy.

~ Magnificent Bastard

Let's Face it - You're A Bastard.
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Crowded Barrel Glencairn

A glistening new weapon enters the fray!

This Crowded Barrel glencairn offers 2 unique battle forms. First, your whisk(e)y spirit bear swirls up and perches atop the glass as it’s filled with a delicious offering.

Once lifted and tilted back, the stakes are quickly raised on this crystalline battleground. In a flash, your whisk(e)y spirit eagle takes the high ground, and the hard won whisk(e)y is poured into your moochy face hole.

Steel yourself, MB. The battle is eternal, and this glass is prepared to slay many whisk(e)ys.
Ian Piggott is our unofficial whiskey article curator. Basically he posts a bunch of great whiskey article links in the Facebook group, and we go steal them and post them in the newsletter. Thanks Ian :-)

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