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Blind Tasting Project – NAS vs. Age Statement

March 25, 2015

To find out how NAS whisky really stands up against age statement whisky a blind tasting might be a good idea because it eliminates any prejudices by design.

Blue Books For Brown Tulips

March 13, 2015

Facebook is always a good place to find interesting whisky related information. Recently someone posted the link to a blog article on First We Feast about two price tracking websites for rare bourbon bottles. The sites are called Bourbon Blue Book and Bottle Blue Book.

Blair Athol 1991/2014 Wemyss “Foraged Fruit Fool”

March 30, 2015
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This is a typical refill bourbon whisky with a light and delicate character. It is nice and enjoyable but it is not a bargain. – Rating: 85/100

Glengoyne 25 yo

March 18, 2015
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While the flavours of this old whisky are complex and very enjoyable the quite strong tannic wood influence and lacklustre finish prevent a higher score.

Rating: 83/100

Ardmore 1991/2013 Rum Barrel Malts of Scotland

March 12, 2015

If you expected a sweet elixir, you will be disappointed. This whisky is very elegant, a mix of peat and fruit with a just light sweetness. – Rating: 87/100

Wild Turkey 8 yo

March 9, 2015
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It is not easy to find but this inexpensive aged bourbon can easily compete with more expensive ones. The wood influence is quite strong but it still is a well-rounded dram. – Rating: 86/100

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.

Obscene Desires At Annandale

February 23, 2015
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Starting a Scotch whisky distillery from scratch is not easy. The new Annandale distillery has come up with an ingenious idea for funding.

Glenlivet 12 Discontinued In Key Markets – Age Doesn’t Matter So Much Anymore For Chivas

February 8, 2015
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Another sobering piece of whisky news has just hit my RSS feed. In his blog Words of Whisky Thijs Klaverstijn reports that Pernod Ricard has confirmed that Glenlivet 12 will be discontinued in a number of markets.

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.

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.

Ardbeg Auriverdes Launch, Bar Gabányi, Munich

May 20, 2014
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It’s that time of year again, Ardbeg release their eagerly anticipated annual special bottling.

Blind Tasting Project – NAS vs. Age Statement

March 25, 2015

To find out how NAS whisky really stands up against age statement whisky a blind tasting might be a good idea because it eliminates any prejudices by design.

Blue Books For Brown Tulips

March 13, 2015

Facebook is always a good place to find interesting whisky related information. Recently someone posted the link to a blog article on First We Feast about two price tracking websites for rare bourbon bottles. The sites are called Bourbon Blue Book and Bottle Blue Book.

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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