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What We Can Learn From Old Whisky Ads And Bottles

April 11, 2014
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I have been avidly collecting old whisky adverts over tha past years, There are a number of interesting things to be learned from these, so here is wrapping it up a bit:

10 Headlines That Will Instantly Boost Your Whisky Blog Readership

March 26, 2014

Hand-crafted sample headlines free to use for my fellow whisky bloggers that are guaranted to your make your Google Analytics graph go crazy.

You Know You Are A Whisky Geek When…

March 23, 2014

Why I Blog

March 6, 2014
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Picking up discussions that have evolved from recent “rants”

Whisky Bullshit Police Report February 2014

February 26, 2014
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Patrolling the whisky web one turd at the time.

Open Letter To The Scotch Whisky Industry

February 21, 2014

“Dear whisky industry, yes I know you don’t exist as an entity, but as I intend to address all your incarnations, including the trade, I decided to choose this opening.”

Plans To Research Genetically Modified Barley For Scotch Whisky

February 20, 2014
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Scientists at the at the Scottish Agricultural College (SRUC) have been funded to research a fungus that affects barley and to look how the plant can be genetically modified.

Whisky Website Check #1 – Aberfeldy/Dewar’s

February 13, 2014
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Here is a new project I have been thinking of doing for quite some time now. Whisky bloggers review whisky, of course. But wouldn’t it be interesting to also review the websites of the whisky makers?

Life Of A Whisky Blogger

January 30, 2014
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The Battle Of The Whisky Days

December 14, 2013

You certainly know that Blair Bowman’s 17th May World Whisky Day venture has been quite controversial, with yours truly not being entirely innocent. In the last few days things have taken a surprising development

A Look At Flaviar

December 4, 2013
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A while ago a company called Flaviar contacted me and asked if I would like to review their services.

Dimple Pinch 12 yo – Comparing Old And New(-ish)

November 12, 2013
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I was lucky enough to get hold of a fairly old bottle of Dimple 12 yo and a rather recent one. Needless to say a head to head comparison is appropriate here

The Scotch Whisky Distillery Timeline

September 1, 2013

When compiling the data for the Periodic Table of Scotch Whisky, founding and (if applicable) closing dates of the distilleries were included. Ordering the list by these dates gives you an interesting by-product, a timeline of distillery openings and closures.

Macallan Gold, Amber and Sienna Compared

August 18, 2013
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Finally I have the chance to review three of the four new NAS Macallans in a side-by-side comparison.

The Periodic Table Of Scotch Whisky – Posters Available!

May 26, 2013
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Friday’s Periodic Table Of Scotch Whisky post proved to be extremely popular and were already some requests for posters

The Periodic Table Of Scotch Whisky

May 24, 2013
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You probably know the Elements of Islay bottling range where distilleries have been assigned pseudo-chemical symbols. Wouldn’t it be nice to expand this concept?

Will Tennessee Become A Whisky Monoculture?

April 26, 2013
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There is some disturbing news coming out of Nashville. Tennessee lawmakers are currently discussing a bill to define “Tennesee Whisky” as a bourbon filtered through charcoal prior to ageing.

Whisky Advocate Defends Bonhams Bourbon Blunder

March 26, 2013

The October 2012 Bonhams whisky auction caused quite a lot of discussions. In their Spring 2013 edition Whisky Advocate published an article that quotes an explanation issued by Bonhams

International Whisky Day 27th March – Don’t Forget It!

March 24, 2013
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This Wednesday is Michael Jackson’s birthday. After his death in 2007, this has traditionally been a day do celebrate whisky and to remember Parkinson’s.

The 2013 Drammie Awards Are Up

February 7, 2013
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I just received a notice that the nominations for 2013 Drammie Awards are going into the final lap. So should you happen to like this site, you might consider to nominate it.