"It's not always about getting better on the basketball court. This game teaches you how to become a better person as well. It pushes you into the team concept." - Scottie Pippen
Scottie Pippen, the iconic former Chicago Bulls basketball player with six NBA championships under his belt, is making a spirited foray into beverages. "It's something that I'm trying to find my lane in," Pippen told Food & Wine during a phone interview. First, he launched DIGITS, a five-year Tennessee mature bourbon that launched earlier this year and won a gold medal for its 97 point rating at the Sunset International Spirits Competition.
The bourbon, named after the superstar's gigantic hands, is aged at renowned Napa Valley winemaker Dave Phinney's Savage & Cooke Distillery in California. Those same famous hands grace the packaging for Pippen's winter-time response to his whiskey, a limited-release DIGITS Bourbon Barrel Aged Tea in partnership with Smith Teamaker that launches on December 5. (Food & Wine)