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Don’t Feed The Beast That Chokes You

May 28, 2016

You might have noticed a significant slowdown over the last months, and eventually I decided to put up the “Hibernation Mode” banner. And here is why:

Haig Club And The Whisky Industry’s Unhealthy Obsession With Asia

April 12, 2016
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An interesting article about an upcoming new release of Haig Club was published on the media and marketing website The Drum yesterday.

Glenrothes 1997/2015 Wemyss “Chocolate Orange Segment”

May 26, 2016

I hate to repeat myself, but time and time again there are whiskies with a great nose that dissapoint on the palate. – Rating: 80/100

Bowmore 1997/2015 Wemyss “Shellfish Platter”

May 16, 2016
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A typical midle-aged Bowmore of solid quality. This was bottled just in time before the wood influence became too powerful. – Rating: 86/100

Aberlour 16 yo Cask 4738 for TWE

May 12, 2016
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This is quite dry when enjoyed neat, but with a splash of water the full gamut of sherry flavours begins to resonate. Excellent. – Rating: 89/100

Blended Whisky #1 35 yo Batch 3, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

May 5, 2016
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Some very plesant sherry and spice notes feature in this oldie. The finish could be a bit longer but overall this is a very well composed blend. – Rating: 87/100

9 Alternatives To Whisky

January 26, 2016

With whisky prices continually rising, many are looking into malternatives. Here is an quick overview of the most important categories.

Lessons From The Silver Trail Distillery Disaster

July 30, 2015

As many of you certainly know there was a fatal accident on 24th April at Silver Trail Distillery in Kentucky. A still exploded and severely hurt two stillmen, one of which later died from his injuries. Now the report of the Kentucky State Fire Marshal on this accident has been published.

Whisky People #14 – Lawrence Graham

January 10, 2013
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Name: Lawrence Graham
Year of Birth: 1958
Place of Residence: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Whisky Involvement: Festival organizer, blogger

Whisky People #13 – Dave Broom

August 23, 2011
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Year of Birth: 1959
Place of Residence: Hove near Brighton
Profession: Writer
Whisky Involvement: books, magazine articles, masterclasses etc.

Haig Club And The Whisky Industry’s Unhealthy Obsession With Asia

April 12, 2016
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An interesting article about an upcoming new release of Haig Club was published on the media and marketing website The Drum yesterday.

Ardbeg’s Annual Struggle For More Of The Same

March 16, 2016
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Once more, Ardbeg has delivered a very good whisky. And once more again all those were disappointed who had hoped for something really special.

Don’t Feed The Beast That Chokes You

May 28, 2016

You might have noticed a significant slowdown over the last months, and eventually I decided to put up the “Hibernation Mode” banner. And here is why:

Is Older And More Expensive Whisky Really Better?

January 15, 2015
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Some number crunching with the results of the Malt Maniacs Awards 2014

Ardbeg Day Oberschleißheim 2015

June 6, 2015
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Imagine my surprise when I received an invitation to what was called “Ardbeg Day Munich”, only to find out that the venue actually was in Oberschleißheim where I live.

Slyrs Revisited

June 23, 2014
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Last weekend I invited my fellow Malt Manaics to a barbecue. We were also invited by Slyrs to a special tour of their distillery.

Warning: McTear’s To Sell Original Rare Whisky Labels

November 8, 2015
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McTear’s is going to auction off several sets of old whisky labels in pristine condition on 18th November. It does not take much imagination what could happen if these labels got into the wrong hands.

Photo Finish Between Age Statement And NAS Whisky In Big Blind Tasting

June 21, 2015
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Three months ago I announced my plans for a large scale blind tasting in order to compare pairs of Scotch NAS bottlings to age statement counterparts of the same distillery. Finally, the results are ready to be published.

Old-Fashioned Cocktail Tartlets

March 6, 2016
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The Old-Fashioned is one of my favourite cocktails. Its simplicity makes is very easy to transfer the concept to baking. It only containes bourbon, sugar and cocktail bitters.

Red Onion Confit With Maple Syrup And Bourbon

February 25, 2015
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I haven’t used whisky in cooking for a while which is a bit of a shame for a combined food and whisky blogger. Here is a recipe for a condiment that can be served with most kinds of barbecued and roast meat as well as steaks.

The Dramming.com Whisky Survey Part 2 – Analysis

December 8, 2013

While the overview only showed the raw answers to the questions, in this part I will be looking at the information that can be gathered by combining several questions.

The Dramming.com Whisky Survey Part 1 – Overview

October 23, 2013
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One of the biggest projects ever on this blog has come to an end. From 5th May to 30th September 650 people have partcipated in a survey about their relationship with whisky.

Mark Bylok – The Whisky Cabinet

January 29, 2015
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A while ago I was contacted by Canadian author Mark Bylok if I was interested in a review copy of his book “The Whisky Cabinet”. New whisky books are always interesting to look at, so I agreed.

John Lamond: Whiskey – Instant Expert – Book Review

October 1, 2013
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In the “Instant Expert” book series of US based publishers Princeton Architectural Press, the Scottish whisky expert John Lamond gas contributed a title about whisky

Even Haggis Is Becoming Premiumised In Scotland

January 23, 2016
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This a whisky blog, but as we all know whisky and haggis gang thegither, so I am sure you will excuse this little deviation.

Master Of Malt Reference Series Update – E150a Influence

October 13, 2014
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Back in April Master of Malt released a special range of blended malt whiskies that they were going to use for experiments. Now there have been the first additions

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