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Bankruptcy and Unanswered Questions – Disturbing Whisky Investment News

February 8, 2016

Last week two different news related to whisky investment hit my inbox and they don’t sound very promising.

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.

Octomore 7.4 7 yo Virgin Oak

February 5, 2016
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The virgin oak has left a massive imprint on the spirit, so despite the many wonderful flavours present in this whisky the tannic bitterness is a bit much for my taste. – Rating: 84/100

Three Ships 10 yo Single Cask PX Finish

January 29, 2016
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Fortunately the finish of his inexpensive single cask whisky is rather gentle. The delicate smokiness adds more depth to an already fairly complex dram. – Rating: 85/100

Tomatin 36 yo Batch 1

January 25, 2016
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Old Tomatins are often very fruity and this is no exception, the subtle hint of smoke makes this excellent but expensive whisky even more interesting. – Rating: 90/100

Glen Grant 60 yo 1950/2010 Gordon & MacPhail

January 17, 2016
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The nose is simply wonderful, but on the palate the wood dominates just a bit too much, also the 40% ABV results in rather watery mouthfeel. – Rating: 86/100

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.

Bankruptcy and Unanswered Questions – Disturbing Whisky Investment News

February 8, 2016

Last week two different news related to whisky investment hit my inbox and they don’t sound very promising.

Can Three Singletons Become The World’s Best Selling Single Malt?

November 17, 2015
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Last week Diageo announced its plans to bring their Singleton brand to the top of the sales statistics.

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.

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.

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

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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