Sons of Liberty Spirits Company, based in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, poked the scrutiny-proof bear that is the Manning family this week by sending a bottle of their malt whiskey to Peyton Manning's wife, Ashley. The Patriots play Manning and the Broncos in Denver this Sunday in the AFC Championship game. The note reads:

"Dear Peyton, 

On behalf of New England, here's a bottle of Rhode Island made American Single Malt Whiskey for you to enjoy on February 7th (the day of the Super Bowl).

Also, sorry for addressing the package to your wife, we heard that's the best way to get something to you.

Cheers from New England,

Mike Reppucci & The Sons of Liberty"

Reppucci and SOL are making reference to last month's Al Jazeera report that Human Growth Hormone was sent to the Manning home under the name of Ashley Manning.