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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.

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.

Vintage Rye 23 yo

June 15, 2015
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A very powerful old rye whose palate has already been conquered by the wood. The nose is magnificent, though. The complexity of the spice aromas is fascinating – Rating: 87/100

Laphroaig 10 yo Cask Strength Batch 007

June 5, 2015
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After my recent disappointment with the current regular 10 yo I am happy to report that Laphroaig is back to old (cask) strength here. It may not be the most complex of batches, but it perfectly captures what has gone missing in so many recent bottlings of this distillery – Rating: 88/100

Tamdhu 25 yo 1984/2010 Whisky Doris

May 26, 2015

A very good Tamdhu, creamy and fruity with just the perfect dose of wood spice. The mid-twenties are the sweet spot of this disillery, in my opinion. – Rating: 87/100

Springbank 12 yo Green

May 21, 2015
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The lack of sherry influence makes this a slightly unusual Springbank but the pedigree always is clear. It does feel as if something is missing though. – Rating: 83/100

Whisky Myths Debunked #11 – Spelling Is Important

June 16, 2014
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Oh, how I wish I did not have to write this article

When Was Scotch Grain Whisky Invented?

April 12, 2014
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Grain whisky has been put on the agrnda by industry giants. But its history is far from well-known.

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.

Blade And Bow – Diageo’s Latest Attempt To Cash In On Stitzel-Weller?

May 18, 2015
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Last week Diageo announced their new bourbon brand Blade and Bow. The provenance of these whiskies is very interesting.

Sinfully Thinn – The Light Whisky That Has Everyone Confused

April 20, 2015

A new whisky brand has just been announced in the USA: Sinfully Thin Light Whiskey. The website currently only consists of a landing page but there are already reports on many websites that express bewilderment about this alleged diet whisky.

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

Are You Being Priced Out Too?

July 23, 2014
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I haven’t been buying much whisky lately. Not because I did not want to, there are plenty of interesting bottles on the market.

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.

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.

The Ugly Side Of Whisky Geekery

April 12, 2015

Despite all efforts to interest more women in it, whisky is still very much dominated by men. And apparently it is a natural law that where there is an abundance of men, there is also sexism.

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.

Whisky Christmas Dinner – Dessert: Whisky Soufflé

December 13, 2012
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The Soufflé au Grand Marnier is a French classic, so why not swap the orange liqueur for a nice whisky?

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

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

How To Turn Ardbeg Into Bowmore

April 6, 2014
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Many of you will have heard about the FWP (“French Whore Perfume”) phenomenon of some Bowmores distilled in the 1980s. Now a cunning plan sprang into my mind.

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