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America Needs Better Whisky Regulations

September 18, 2014

The regulations are a jungle that has grown beyond control, and it needs someone with a regulatory machete to cut a new path through the thicket.

The Dark Side Of The Booze

August 29, 2014
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After the article about the environmental impact of alcohol this is about the impact that alcohol has on ourselves.

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

September 24, 2014

This beefed-up version of Cutty definitely is a big step up from the regular bottling. The sweet spiciness offers quite a few interesting flavours. – Rating: 82/100

Clynelish 10 yo Hedges & Butler

September 16, 2014
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The famous waxy mouthfeel of Clynelish is very prominent here, together with a slight woody driness. This is a very good alternative to the original 14 yo bottling. – Rating: 87/100

Kilchoman 5 yo 2009/2014 PX Finish Abbey Whisky Exclusive

September 12, 2014
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The density of flaovurs in this young whisky is amazing as is the strong influence of aromatic spices. The finish does not interfere with the spirit. This is a superb thick exlir where a little goes a long way. – Rating: 88/100

Puni Opus I

September 9, 2014
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The marsala wine contributes a strong fruity sweetness which fights for attention with the peat. There is no winner. – Rating: 78/100

Whisky Myths Debunked #12 – 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.

Benriach vs. Diageo Or Malts vs. Blends From A Business Perspective

August 11, 2014

It’s the season for annual company results and so far we have seen some interesting developments in the whisky business.

Syndicate 58/6 – A Lesson In Storytelling

August 10, 2014

A few days ago an article on the Forbes website announced “A Rare Scottish Whiskey Discovered In 1958 Is Finally Available To Buyers”. Now this looks exclusive, doesn’t it?

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.

It’s Only Whisky. Or Isn’t It?

July 6, 2014

Reflections on collected criticism of me and my blog.

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.

America Needs Better Whisky Regulations

September 18, 2014

The regulations are a jungle that has grown beyond control, and it needs someone with a regulatory machete to cut a new path through the thicket.

The Dark Side Of The Booze

August 29, 2014
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After the article about the environmental impact of alcohol this is about the impact that alcohol has on ourselves.

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?

Whisky Christmas Dinner – Main Course: Fillet of Beef With Morel Sauce

December 12, 2012
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Another simple but not necessarily cheap and easy dish to help you to have enough time to enjoy the holidays.

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.

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

Davin de Kergommeaux: Canadian Whisky – The Portable Expert

May 19, 2012
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Canadian Malt Maniac Davin de Kergommeaux has done it again! After launching canadianwhisky.org, he continued his quest to make the world familiar with this drink by writing a book.

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.

Balsamic Malt Vinegar – A New Idea For Whisky Makers?

March 15, 2013

Here is a little idea that came into my mind when I made myself some Fish & Chips today….

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