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Dewar’s New Ad Campaign – Lesson Learned

December 17, 2014
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The end of a development that might well be considered a textbook case study about PR failures.

Blast From The Past – What Old Whisky News Can Tell Us

November 24, 2014

Lately I have been digging around a bit in whisky news from previous years found via Google. Some rather interesting observations can be made if you read those old articles now and compare them to the situation today.

Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 yo

December 12, 2014
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Big and bold wood flavours dominate this chewy bourbon. The finish is a bit on the tannic side but the overall quality is impressive. – Rating: 86/100

Aberfeldy 18 yo

December 11, 2014
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Refill bourbon casks probably make up the bulk of this. It is very civilized and gentle but with quite a pleasant array of flavours. – Rating: 85/100

Ballantine’s 30 yo

December 8, 2014
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An excellent old blend that has its price (~€250). Nice and delicate fruity aromas are balanced with mild spices, there is no smoke to speak of. – Rating: 87/100

Ballantine’s 21 yo

December 4, 2014
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This is a high quality blend that needs time to fully appreciate. Sadly the mouthfeel is a bit thin and the finish a bit shorter than hoped for. – 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.

Dewar’s New Ad Campaign – Lesson Learned

December 17, 2014
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The end of a development that might well be considered a textbook case study about PR failures.

Blast From The Past – What Old Whisky News Can Tell Us

November 24, 2014

Lately I have been digging around a bit in whisky news from previous years found via Google. Some rather interesting observations can be made if you read those old articles now and compare them to the situation today.

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.

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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