The Whisky Dog

pipeThe Whisky Dog – Man’s Best Friend
A copper pipe used by distillery workers to pull samples of whisky from oak casks. Often without permission.

Inspired by those distillery workers who just couldn’t wait to sample the finest casks – The Whisky Dog prides itself on helping you acquire rare and special whisky for your private tastings.

With over 12 years in the whisky industry, you can trust The Whisky Dog to create an unforgettable whisky experience by hosting your event.

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The Whisky Dog

DSC01152Hello, my name is Nicholas M. Pollacchi and I am the founder and Chief Executive Officer at The Whisky Dog. I have worked in the Single malt Scotch whisky industry for over 12 years dedicating my life to tasting and educating others on the joys of Scotland’s finest export.

Born and bred in Scotland, I grew up with the sounds and smells of distilleries all around me and when I could, I worked immediately in the whisky environment. I have been lucky enough to help marry some of the worlds most notorious blended whiskies as well as selecting casks with malt masters to create some of the finest Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. I have worked globally for The Macallan, Highland Park and The Glenrothes, travelling the four corners of the globe nosing and tasting whisky until my passion took me to the United States in 2010 with The Balvenie. It is with this same passion and expertise that I started The Whisky Dog, discussing only the finest and rarest of offerings to a private clientele.

“I am a man of simple taste, easily satisfied with the best.”

Slainte Mhath,
Nicholas M. Pollacchi – Chief Executive Officer, The Whisky Dog


The Whisky Dog

dalmore-constellationsThe Whisky Dog Bespoke Whisky Experience allows you to build and create your own private whisky event. You can choose from the huge variety of whiskies available, whether by brand, by age or even geographical region. If you are unsure of what whisky you would like to drink, do not worry, simply contact us and we can recommend a customized list which will best suit your needs and most importantly, your palate.

The Whisky Dog specializes in presenting rare and collectable whisky for enjoyment at your private event. Please enquire as to which special whiskies are currently available through retail partners.

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The Whisky Dog

gf-bottle-top1The Whisky Dog is based in New York, NY and conducts bespoke whisky events across the US as well as Scotland. I take great pride in giving peerless customer service and I want to ensure your experience is as simple and enjoyable as possible. This is why I encourage you to contact me personally and directly at the details below in order to create your bespoke whisky experience:

cell: +1-917-922-7492

I look forward to hearing from you in the very near future.

Nicholas M. Pollacchi – Chief Executive Officer, The Whisky Dog