The StillLife™

THE CONCEPT

Exploration of the intersection of spirit and culture in StillLife cities across the United States and around the world…

MEMBERSHIP

Monthly spirits tastings and sensory engagements in unique locations every month…

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ICONIC TASTE™

Every city has a personality; iconic elements that are a part of its very being. Join in the expression of culture through taste…

COMING SOON


 

The Concept

The StillLife™ project is a platform that combines a book, a multimedia site and live tastings to bring the spirits of the world to life. This project will bring spirits from around the globe into perspective as I explore the deep cultural and social elements woven throughout societies. Food, Art, Music, Fashion,Dance,and Cigars (just to name a few) are all a part of the sensory ecosystem.

The Impact

10% of all platform revenues will support a different community organization each year. This platform will generate revenue as a spirits and sensory engagement platform that does not exist in today's market. I am committed to making sure a portion of the platform revenue goes to support communities I visit and feature as the platform evolves.

The Need

I need your support to bring this platform to life and to support the cities and communities featured. Specifically. I'll need to build and create content with key partners and build out the technology infrastructure.  Click here to learn more and contribute this new experience that will start as an exploration of how spirits integrate with culture in the United states over the next 12 months and then migrate towards either Europe, Canada or Mexico (depending on interview scheduling in the local markets). 

 

How it will work...

 

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First...

A global web-based platform of alliances and content specific to each StillLifeTM city will be created that is aligned with each city's personality, culture and communities.

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And then....

Multi-media conversations, live sensory experiences,and pop-up tasting expereiences will provide access to interesting people, places, and distilled spirits across the country and around the world.

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And finally...

Being a part of the StillLifeTM means learning something new, meeting interesting people, and doing good for others. Are you ready to live the StillLifeTM?


 

– The Story –

[ A Passion for spirits ]

 

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The first time I stepped into a rickhouse in Kentucky 15 years ago, I was overwhelmed with emotion as the aroma of aging Bourbon permeated my being. I knew then that I’d found my calling. The next fifteen years would be committed to educating others about spirits.  What I have come to understand over the last fifteen years is that distilled spirits are so much more than just a drink. They represent cultures, communities and relationships around the world.  

Those of you that have come to know me over the years know that I am passionate about spirits and their origins and elements. This project has been a longtime desire of mine, and now (with your help) I'd like to bring it to life.  This project will start as an exploration of how spirits integrate with culture in the United states over the next 6 months and then migrate towards either Europe, Canada or Mexico (depending on scheduling in the local markets).

Taste is just the beginning of this exploration. This project will bring spirits from around the globe into perspective as I explore the deep cultural and social elements.  I will designate a different cause to support for each year of the project.

This first fundraising will support:

• Travel across the US and abroad to interview distillers, historians, and artists  to awaken the untold stories of spirits as they've been woven through various cultures.  

• Website design, development, and maintenance

•  Original video content development and editing

(10% of everything raised in this initial round will be donated to the Kingsley Association (http://kingsleyassociation.org/) in support of the Larimer community here in Pittsburgh. As the project grows, it will support other communities around the nation and the world.)

Please support this campaign to follow my progress and share with your friends!  Thank you all for helping to make this dream a reality!

All the best

Max