Featured Articles

Some of my articles you might find useful:

General Whisky Information

Take on the Whisky Adventure!

5 Essential Whisky Websites

Some Whisky Blogs Not To Miss

That was the year, that was – A look back on 2010

Why I Prefer Pay Per Dram Whisky Shows After All

The Periodic Table Of Scotch Whisky

Whisky Knowledge

Whisky Basics 1/4 – Types
Whisky Basics 2/4 – Regions

Whisky Basics 3/4 – Production
Whisky Basics 4/4 – Maturation

Whisky and Vodka – Two Distant Relatives

6 Tips for a Successful Whisky Tasting

Bastard Malts 1/2 – When You Don’t Know What’s in the Bottle
Bastard Malts 2/2 – Do You Really Want to Know?

Does Whisky Age in a Bottle?

Learning from Kirschwasser – A New Look At Bottle Aging

Whisky Myths Debunked #1 – The Purity of Single Malt
Whisky Myths Debunked #2 – The Six Floor Maltings
Whisky Myths Debunked #3 – The Importance of Water
Whisky Myths Debunked #4 – Single Casks Rule

Whisky Myths Debunked #5 – Scotch is Smoky
Whisky Myths Debunked #6 – Scotland Has Lots Of Distilleries
Whisky Myths Debunked #7 – Older Is Better
Whisky Myths Debunked #8 – Diageo’s Cling Film Casks
Whisky Myths Debunked #9 – The 1800 Litre Minimum Still Size For Scotch

Why Cheap Whisky Cannot Be Good

A Closer Look at the Middle Cut

How To Tell If Your Whisky Is Chill-Filtered

10 Essential Things About Scotch Whisky Everybody Should Know

How Much Is A Dram Now Anyway?

Caramel in Whisky – Demystifying a Demon

What Is The Fair Price Of Whisky?

A Peek Into Diageo’s Cask Management

The Magic Copper Cauldron

Where Does Bottom Shelf Scotch Come From?

Whisky Rating

How to Rate Whisky 1/3: The Philosophy
How to Rate Whisky 2/3: Nosing and Tasting

How to Rate Whisky 3/3: Scoring

Batch Variation and the Validity of Whisky Ratings

Numbers Galore: Review of the “Spirits Spider” Rating System

Whisky Business

Will Scotch Single Malt Become a Luxury Item ?

Diageo Takes a Big Gulp

Learn Whisky Marketing with LVMH #1 – Glenmorangie
Learn Whisky Marketing with LVMH #2 – Ardbeg
Learn Whisky Marketing with LVMH #3 – The SMWS
Learn Whisky Marketing with LVMH #4 – Conclusion

The SWA Strikes Again

Has Macallan Finally Run Out of Old Sherry Casks?

A Broken Down Roallercoaster at Ardbeg

No Tasting Note: Mortlach 70 yo

The Macallan Ice Ball Serve – Cool or Chilly?

A Bastard Malt Gets Proper Parents

Diageo – The Innovative Dinosaur

Duty Free – Whisky for the Chosen Few

How to Exploit US Whisky Regulations

Whisky Makers on Twitter – From #epicfail to #wow

Guest Post – An Overview of American Craft Distilling

Diageo’s Classic Malts – Taken Hostage by Johnnie Walker?

Scottish Spirits – Scotch Or No Scotch?
SWA Response to Scottish Spirits Ltd.
Scottish Spirits – It’s Getting Strange

The Black Fungus Conspiracy
Black Fungus Revisited – Diageo in a Tight Spot?

Kilchoman Tightens The Screw With Their 100% Islay Whisky

Amrut Herald – An Indo-Germanic Whisky?

Top 10 Overpriced Scotch Whiskies

World Whisky Day – Honest Celebration or Rip-Off?

Under The Hammer Of Thor

McTear’s Whisky Auctions – Buyers Beware!

How To Blow Whisky Bubbles

12+2 Recommended No Frills Scotch Distilleries

World Whisky Day – How Hedonism And Opportunism Killed An Idea

Is Cooley Having Trouble To Cope With Demand?

Buy The Dalmore Oligarch Collection – Help A Billionaire In Need

Macallan Revamps Basic Range To NAS

Bruichladdich To Be Sold – Rise And Fall Of An Independent Distiller

The Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage – Or How To Boost Your Profit Margin

Whisky Luxe Edinburgh – 50ml For A Bag Of Gold?

The Black Fungus Returns – With A Lawyer

The Stupidity Of Age “Verification”

How Age Statements Are Dividing The Whisky Industry

Clever Charity – How Whisky Can Turn Greed Into Generosity

The “Health” Of Independent Bottlings Per Distillery

The Party May Be Over Soon – Thoughts on the whisky speculation bubble

How Bonhams Helps To Inflate The Bubble – A Case Study

A Closer Look At Whisky Inflation

Diageo Buys United Spirits – Possible Consequences

Will Bruichladdich Become The New Dalmore?

Why Whisky Isn’t Wine

The Whisky Year 2012 In The Rear-View Mirror

Is Whisky The New Vodka?

Alexander & James – Diageo’s Shop For The Rich And Naive

The Whisky Trading Company – Dancing On The Volcano

Scotch Whisky’s Obsession With Wood

Baron Dewar – Crash Landing Of A Glasgow Superhero

Another Day, Another New Whisky Auction

On The Quest For Laphroaig Cask Strength

So Much For The Boom In China

Three Current Trends In Whisky And Why They Are Worrysome

A List Of NAS Travel Retail Exclusive Whiskies and When They Came Out

Whisky Philosophy

How Much Room Is There for Whisky Experiments?

Laphroaig and Lagavulin: One Mile of Distance but Worlds Apart

Whisky and the Web 2.0 – A Clash of Cultures?

Learning From the Masters or How I Became an Idiot Scotch Snob

Has Whisky Become Better, Worse or Just Different?

The Ethics of Whisky Blogging

The Forgotten Art of Smoky Sherry Whisky

Sulphur in Whisky – Spice or Poison?

Malt Medal Mania

Why Is There No Pot Still Scotch Grain Whisky?

Why I Score Whisky Anyway

Whisky Blogging From Between The Stools

Down With Whisky Regions!

Drinking or Investing? – Revisiting An Old Question

Whisky And Cheese – Some Interesting Parallels

Why Blended Whisky Is So Important For Maltheads

Does Whisky Have A Gender?

Who Needs Brora And Port Ellen? We Have Clynelish And Caol Ila!

Patience vs. Cash Flow – When Maturation Becomes A Necessary Evil

Why Peated Whiskies Get Higher Scores

The Ageless Revolution

Whisky Is An Industry, Get Over It

Is Scotch Whisky Suffering From The Lindt Syndrome?

Out And About

Distillery Visit: Slyrs Bavarian Single Malt

Slyrs Distillery Visit: All Pictures

Islay Distilleries #1 of 8: Bunnahabhain – The Grey Mouse
Islay Distilleries #2 of 8: Bruichladdich – The Maverick
Islay Distilleries #3 of 8: Kilchoman – The Newcomer
Islay Distilleries #4 of 8: Bowmore – The Noble
Islay Distilleries #5 of 8: Caol Ila – The Shy Giant
Islay Distilleries #6 of 8: Lagavulin – The Classic
Islay Distilleries #7 of 8: Laphroaig – The Uncompromising
Islay Distilleries #8 of 8: Ardbeg – The Phenomenon
Islay Distilleries #9 of 8: Port Ellen – The Zombie

Finest Spirits Munich 2011

Dramming in Scotland 2011 #1 – Glasgow
Dramming in Scotland 2011 #2 – Glengoyne
Dramming in Scotland 2011 #3 – Speyside Cooperage
Dramming in Scotland 2011 #4 – Mortlach and the Grouse Inn
Dramming in Scotland 2011 #5 – Glenfiddich
Dramming in Scotland 2011 #6 – Dufftown Whisky Fair
Dramming in Scotland 2011 #7 – Ben Rinnes and Benrinnes
Dramming in Scotland 2011 #8 – Dufftown Distillery
Dramming in Scotland 2011 #9 – Full Disclosure of a Standard Bottling
Dramming in Scotland 2011 #10 – Knockdhu
Dramming in Scotland 2011 #11 – Glendronach
Dramming in Scotland 2011 #12 – Glenturret
Dramming in Scotland 2011 #12+1 – People, Places and Moments

Limburg Whisky Fair 2012

Castles, Casks And Consistency – Malt Maniacs’ 15th Anniversary

Ardbeg Galileo at Bar Gabányi Munich

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2012

Victoria Whisky Festival 2013

Jim Murray – Whisky, Sulphur And Testosterone

Whisky People

Whisky People #1 – Serge Valentin
Whisky People #2 – Keith Wood

Whisky People #3 – Ralf Mitchell
Whisky People #4 – Erik Burgess

Whisky People #5 – Joshua Hatton
Whisky People #6 – Johannes van den Heuvel
Whisky People #7 – Ingvar Ronde

Whisky People #8 – Andrea Caminneci

Whisky People #9 – Gal Granov
Whisky People #10 – Mark Gillespie
Whisky People #11 – Theresia and Horst Lüning
Whisky People #12 – Mark Connelly
Whisky People #13 – Dave Broom
Whisky People #14 – Lawrence Graham

Whisky Books

Bible Lessons – Thoughts on Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2010

Andrew Jefford: Peat Smoke and Spirit

Inge Russell: Whisky Technology, Production and Marketing

Darek Bell: Alt Whiskeys

Michael Jackson: Whisky – The Definitive World Guide

Davin de Kergommeaux: Canadian Whisky – The Portable Expert

Whisky Recipes

All-Purpose Barbeque Sauce
Salmon with Bell Peppers
Whisky Christmas Dinner – Course 1: Mortlach Oxtail Soup
Whisky Christmas Dinner – Course 2: Glendronach Leg of Venison
Whisky Christmas Dinner – Course 3: Bruichladdich Zabaione
Whisky Cocktail: The Machattan
Glenfarclas Fruit Cocktail
Whisky BBQ: Barrel Smoked Pork Neck
Ardbeg Gravlax
Whisky Fudge
Mature Cheese Spread
Whisky Cocktail: The Speyside Sunset
Whisky Cocktail: The Fakerac

Turning Vodka Into Whisky (sort of…)
Vodsky Update
Turning Vodka Into Whisky – The Vodsky – The End.

Bourbon Belly Bean Barbecue
Vanilla Ice Cream With Maple Glazed Bourbon Walnuts

Coq au Whisky

Mixed Bag

Whisky Glassware Test – Villeroy & Boch Against The Rest Of The World

Professional Writers, Learn Your Whisky Basics!

The Difficult Arts Of Reading And Writing

Why Private Whisky Blogging Is So Important

Excursion – Master of Malt Bitters And Beyond

5 Tips For Whisky Bloggers

Sexist Whisky Ads

The 10 Weirdest Whisky Cocktails

Whisky Alchemy – How To Turn Sherry Into Refill Bourbon

Top 10 Bullshit Alcohol-Related Top 10 Lists

Where Is The Rampant Sulphur, Mr. Murray?


Comments on this entry are closed.