Today in Network Swag: IFC’s “Whisker Wars”

By Jeff Pfeiffer

This Friday at 11pm ET, IFC premieres its new docu-comedy series Whisker Wars. The show spotlights the world of competitive facial hair growing, following a group of competitors as they travel the country competing for top bearding honors in preparation for the World Championship Competition in Norway.

In promotion of this series, IFC sent me a very cool package of old-school, all-natural men’s shaving products from Portland General Store in Portland, Maine. Shipped in a sweet cigar box, the kit includes Wood Super Thick Body Cream; Racer Shave Cream; Whiskey Sea Mineral After Shave Splash; Whiskey Old-Fashioned Wet Shave Soap; and Tobacco Beard Oil (billed as a “cologne for the beard.”)

It all smells wonderful even without having opened any of the products. Currently having a beard (though nowhere near World Champion levels), I’ll probably try some of these out. I have to wonder, though, what female reporters received.