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Let’s Turn Whisky Into A Healthy Beverage!

April 18, 2012
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You will be amazed to see what drink can teach whisky a lesson

Why Private Whisky Blogging Is So Important

April 5, 2012

Here’s one of those thoughts that circle around in your mind for ages in some way but for a long time you don’t really get a grasp how to put them down in an article.

Blind Tasting Anyone?

February 27, 2012
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I have toyed with the idea of holding an online blind tasting competition for a while but couldn’t really find the right approach to organize it. But now I have found a solution…

Whisky Pies #2 – How Men And Women Differ

February 14, 2012
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Interesting observations can be made at whisky festivals

Whisky Pies #1 – What Is Important In Whisky

February 14, 2012
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Extensive evaluation at Dramming HQ of many sources has shown these factors to be important for the decision of what whisky to buy next.

Canadian Whisky Awards 2011

January 23, 2012
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Davin de Kergommeaux of canadianwhisky.org has been organizing the Canadian Whisky Awards for the second time now. Results are just out.

My New Job

January 19, 2012
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Today it’s time to officially announce a new project I have been working on. I will take over as the webmaster for the Malt Maniacs!

Some Work Ahead

October 12, 2011
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Being a Malt Maniac is not only an honour, it can actually mean hard work. I volunteered to join the panel of judges for this year’s Malt Maniacs Awards.

It’s Rum Week!

September 5, 2011
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Summer is coming to an end. To keep up the spirit I decided to turn this week into the official Dramming Rum Week.

The Difficult Arts Of Reading And Writing

July 16, 2011

I received quite a bashing from a few people for my blog post and forum contributions regarding the new Amrut Herald release. And in hindsight, sometimes reading and sometimes writing was to blame.

Professional Writers, Learn Your Whisky Basics!

June 16, 2011
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Educating people about whisky is a good thing, and many writers try to do so. But are all of them knowledgeable enough to take on this task?

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

June 11, 2011
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An in-depth review of five different whisky glasses

The United Kingdom of Safety and High Visibility

May 10, 2011
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I live in a country that has a reputation for being over-regulated. Germany is widely regarded as a paradise for bureaucrats, and rightly so. But there is one area where British legislators are putting their German colleagues to shame.

International Whisky Competition 2011 – Chaos in Chicago

April 11, 2011

“The International Whisky Competition is the premium whisky competition in the world.” So the website of the competition proudly states. Bold words indeed from the newcomer who entered the ever-growing award and competition circuit in 2010.

Off Topic: My Yearly Beer Rant Vol. 2

April 3, 2011
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Almost a year ago I wrote a little rant about the anachronism that is the German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot). This time, believe it or not, I spring into defense of German beer.

Whisky Blogging From Between The Stools

March 21, 2011
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A followup to a followup to my recent E-pistle about various trends in the whisky industry.

Bad Nose Days

March 3, 2011
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If you are following me on Twitter or Facebook you will already have learned that I have been suffering from a string of Bad Nose Days.

Whisky Leaks: Top Ten Unreleased Gaelic Whisky Names

January 29, 2011
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I have recevied a document from an anonymous source shedding light on the inner workings within the marketing departments of the Scotch whisky industry.

The Malt Maniacs Whisky Monitor Database

January 9, 2011
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The new Malt Maniacs Whisky Monitor Database was just presented to the public. It replaces the old Malt Monitor PDF file and boasts an exciting new feature.

That was the year, that was

January 1, 2011

Just before Christmas I was enjoying a celebratory dram or three with my old friend Keith Wood of Whisky-Emporium.com and as often happens after a few Drams and when the night draws in, we set about putting the world, or at least whisky world, to rights.