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The Macallan Experience at The Adolphus in Dallas

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The Macallan Experience at The Adolphus in Dallas

Inside the French Room with Macallan Whisky. photo by Collin Sansom

Inside the French Room with Macallan Whisky. photo by Collin Sansom

Working with Macallan is always a dream. The first time was while living in Malaysia. Ruth and I partnered to create a time lapse/ animation of the Rare Cask during Christmas. The Marriott Rewards experience with Macallan at the Adolphus hotel in Dallas was on a whole other level. From the location, to the staging to the hosting the event was magical.

photo by Collin Sansom. The French Room inside the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, TX

photo by Collin Sansom. The French Room inside the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, TX

We were taken on a magical journey with 5 Macallan Whiskys. Beginning with the standard and well loved 12 year. Before the sipping began, Raquel (the first ever female Global Ambassador for The Macallan) took us on an emotional, historical and factual journey of The Macallan brand and about Scotch in general.

Sherry is very important. As is the type of wood a cask is made from. Smell is how Scotch is tested, not taste. That fact blew me away actually, but when you think about how drunk you would get very quickly, smell is really the only way Whisky should be quality tested.

 
 

It was my first time at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas and I was completely blown away. The building just finished renovations and restored some of the original stone floors. You can feel the history when you walk in. 

The event was set in The French Room inside the hotel. I think maybe I'll need to do dinner here some night soon.

 
The French Room inside the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, TX. photo by Collin Sansom
 

My love for Macallan has only grown deeper. Macallan was the second whisky I fell in love with and now I think it has to be my favorite. I'm still partial to Kentucky Bourbon, but Scotch whisky is a thing of beauty.

 
Sunflowerman sitting with a dram and bottle of Macallan Whisky inside The French Room. photo by Collin Sansom
Bottle of The Macallan sitting on table in The French Room at the Adolphus Hotel. photo by Collin Sansom
Sunflowerman standing by window with Macallan bottle in hand in The French Room. photo by Collin Sansom
 

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Styling JW Hulme in Fort Worth, TX

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Styling JW Hulme in Fort Worth, TX

Midwest quality in the heart of Texas.

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-1 for Sebago Boat Shoes.

JW Hulme leather bag on the left side of wall with red brick behind, Sebago boat shoes on the right side of wall with white brick behind

The Continental Backpack by JW Hulme, exclusive for Allen Edmonds. It's good ol' Midwest work ethic and production quality in a basic bag to take everywhere.

Standing against a VW bus while holding the JW Hulme leather bag
Foraging through the urban jungle with JW Hulme leather bag on my back
Standing on a curved white wall, wearing Sebago boat shoes

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Standing against a green stone wall, smiling and wearing Longines Heritage 1951
Sitting on a white wall with only legs showing wearing Sebago docksiders and a JW Hulme leather bag sitting on the ground.

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Bag- Continental Backpack by JW Hulme
Shoes- Sebago Schooner boat shoes
Watch- Longines Heritage 1951
Shirt- ONS Clothing henley
Shorts- Cut-off 3x1 denim jeans


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The Black Tux in Grand Rapids

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The Black Tux in Grand Rapids

Tuxed up in my home town, Grand Rapids, Michigan with The Black Tux. Sometimes I just have to seek out opportunities to look this classic.

Photos by Leigh Ann Cobb Photography

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The Black Tux

It's hard not to look cold when it's cold in Grand Rapids.

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The Black Tux shoes
Hanhart watch with The Black Tux

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The Black Tux double exposure

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Chinese New Year Escape at the Ocean Residence in Langkawi, Malaysia

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Chinese New Year Escape at the Ocean Residence in Langkawi, Malaysia

January 2017 is the first time in many years that I have been able to enjoy a pool for longer than a short moment. And it happened in Langkawi, Malaysia.

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In the pool at Ocean Residence Langkawi
The Ocean Residence Langkawi
Relaxing while sitting on a bench in the palm ringed pool at Ocean Residence Langkawi
Man splashing out of the pool water, torso twisting with palms in the background
Sunflowerman with sunglasses, smiling with Solid and Striped swimming trunks
Solid and Striped swimming at Trunks at pool

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Hands behind head viewing the back of a chair with man reclining on pool chair overlooking the Andaman sea
Container house for rent at Ocean Residence Langkawi
Views from the container stay at Ocean Residence Langkawi. Man pulling back curtains to reveal the Andaman Sea
Woman sitting under palm trees with winding blowing her beautiful hair across her face.
Sunsets at the Ocean Residence Langkawi

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