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May 29, 2012 06:00 ET

1494, NYC's Most Exclusive Whisky Club, to Launch on the Anniversary of Scotch Whisky's Birth

Scotch Whisky Expert David Clelland Now Accepting Applications for 1494's Coveted Collector and Connoisseur Memberships

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - Intrinsically connected to Scotch Whisky's romantically mysterious five-century heritage, David Clelland's highly-anticipated NYC-based private membership club, 1494, will officially launch on Friday, June 1, 2012 -- celebrating the spirit's 518th anniversary. The organization's name, 1494, is in homage to the first written record of Scotch Whisky's distillation at the orders of Scotland's Renaissance King, James IV on June 1, 1494.

Carrying on the King's fondness for the ardent spirit, 1494 will continue to celebrate the distinct character, rich heart and undying passion that bring Scotch whisky to life on the human palette. Setting the gold standard for the New York City private-membership experience, 1494 has spared no detail in perfecting a membership model that features exclusive benefits and privileges befitted to royalty.

Collector and Connoisseur Memberships for the Procurement, Enjoyment and Appreciation of a Spirit of Kings

To celebrate its launch, 1494 will officially begin to accept applications for its coveted Collector and Connoisseur memberships on June 1, 2012. Whether looking to garner appreciation for Single Malt Scotch in a luxurious and educational environment or seeking a team of experts to build a strong collection of Single Malt Scotch to savor for a lifetime, 1494 offers an exclusive membership plan suited to make any whisky lover's dream a reality.

A limited number of memberships are available. Don't miss your chance to join a whisky kingdom that is well on its way to fruition.

For further information, please contact David Clelland at

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