September 2012

Glenfarclas 12 yo

September 9, 2012
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A wonderfully rich sherried malt that combines youthful freshness with maturity. – Rating: 86/100

The Stupidity Of Age “Verification”

September 7, 2012
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I guess all of you are familiar with the annoyingly ubiqutous age verification pages. but are they really effective?

World Whisky Day 2013 Announced For 18th May

September 6, 2012

World Whisky Day on 27th March 2012 has created quite a stir-up, as you may remember. The organiser(s) have moved the date to a less symbolic date now.

Ardbeg Alligator

September 5, 2012

The extreme charring of the casks makes this a quite unusal Ardbeg thay may repel the faint of heart. It has strong flavours and an almost chewy mouthfeel. – Rating: 87/100

Ardbeg Galileo at Bar Gabányi Munich

September 4, 2012
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On 3rd September I had the pleasure to attend the opening of Munich’s second Ardbeg Embassy at Bar Gabányi. The event coincided with the launch of Ardbeg Galileo.

The Black Fungus Returns – With A Lawyer

September 3, 2012

Remember last year, when Scots complained that the nearby Diageo warehouse complex was causing black fungus to damage their property? Now a US lawyer is threatening legal action.

Case Study – How Samsung Wanted To Turn Bloggers Into Brand Ambassadors

September 3, 2012

The delicate symbiotic relationship between bloggers and industry has been an issue here a couple of times. Now here is an example how an invite to a trade show can turn into a blogger’s worst nightmare.

Comparing Three Forty Creek Whiskies

September 2, 2012
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Some Canadian whiskies are virtually impossible to find in Europe, but a sample swap made it possible to review three different samples of Forty Creek,

Tomintoul 12 yo Oloroso Sherry Finish

September 1, 2012
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The label doesn’t lie: it is a gentle dram, not a smack into your face, a well-behaved fruity malt for easy sipping. – Rating: 81/100