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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.

Google Insights – What a Nifty Toy!

December 29, 2010
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Google has a somewhat hidden feature that allows you to draw lots of information from the search statistics dating back until 2004. It is called Google Insights for Search and it’s currently in beta stadium.

Sulphuric Foodista

December 16, 2010
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The article about sulphur in whisky has caught the eye of Foodista and inspired them to select dramming.com as today’s Featured Drink Blog.

Manic Dramming

December 15, 2010
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Yesterday night I received an email asking if I would be interested to join the Malt Maniacs. A question in fact that was not too difficult to answer. Of course I said Yes, and so I am now an official Malt Maniac.

Canadian Whisky Awards 2010

December 6, 2010
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Today, Davin de Kergommeaux, publisher of canadianwhisky.org announced the winners of his newly created Canadian Whisky Awards.

Fancy Being a Guest Blogger?

October 26, 2010

Every now and then real life takes its toll and I have to skip a day or two in posting on this blog. Now I thought it would be a nice idea to be able to fill at least some of these gaps with posts from guest bloggers.

The Dramming Shop

October 20, 2010
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If you like Dramming, you might also like to own unique Dramming memorabila. In the new Dramming Shop on Zazzle you can buy a number of cool accessories like mugs, mouse pads, caps or t-shirts. You can even customize the design!

Coming up on draming.com: Whisky People

August 30, 2010
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I think it is about time to distill an idea that has been mashing and fermenting in my mind for many months now. The idea was born for a project called Whisky People. It is an open ended series of portraits of … surprise… whisky people.

My Top 10 Bang for the Buck Whiskies

July 19, 2010
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To create this Bang for the Buck ranking from over 200 ratings, I picked some widely available whiskies that please your palate without hurting your wallet too much.

Some Whisky Blogs Not To Miss

June 6, 2010

Almost a year has passed since this site went online. Shortly after I published a list of 5 Essential Whisky Websites that were top of the crop at that date in my opinion. So I thought it was time to revisit that topic and write a new list, this time with a focus on whisky blogs.

New Feature: My Top Drams

June 2, 2010

I thought it would be a good idea to create a list of the whiskies that so far I have liked the most.

So from now on you can access it by clicking on My Top Drams at the top menu bar

A Little Number Crunching

May 27, 2010

Some bloggers are obsessed with their site statistics, some don’t care at all, and I for one am somewhere in between. Every couple of weeks I dig deeply into my Google Analytics page to see what’s been going on on my blog. For those of you who are interested in website statistics as well, I […]

47 Whiskies, 48 Medals – The International Whisky Competition

April 11, 2010

On April 10 the The International Whisky Competition (IWC) closed its doors. It was being held in Chicago where a panel of six high profile whisky experts judged 47 whiskies that had been entered into the competition.

Off Topic: Is the German Beer Purity Law Still Useful?

April 10, 2010
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Beer and whisky are quite closely related as we know, and most whisky lovers enjoy also enjoy a nice beer once in a while. So I think this might actually of interest to some of you.

Numbers Galore: Review of the "Spirits Spider" Rating System

April 1, 2010
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The Wine and Spirits Spiders have their names from circular diagrams that can be drawn from their components. Unfortunately there is only an example of a Winespider diagram available on the site, but it will do nicely for the job of demonstrating how the system works.

Connect to the Whisky Rating Page on Facebook

March 10, 2010

Yesterday I openend the Whisky Rating page on Facebook. In the first day only, already more than 50 people became a fan of the page. A stunning number that I wouldn’t have expected, although I had sent out some invitations to my existing Facebook friends.

Free e-Book: The Whisky Alphabet…and a little more

February 16, 2010

I have prepared a small e-book in PDF format that I will hand out for free if you are interested in joining my mailing list.

The e-book is called “The Whisky Alphabet”. It is a glossary of more than 200 whisky terms on 25 pages. I know there are already quite a few whisky glossaries out there, but I think you will have to do quite some googling to find all the knowledge that is condensed in the Whisky Alphabet

A Yellow Peril for Scotch Whisky?

January 26, 2010

Shockwaves went through the whisky world on January 25, as the Times published the outcome of a blind tasting of five whiskies that they had arranged. The results were stunning: the Taiwanese Kavalan nonchalantly beat three Scotches and an English whisky.

Fun with Laphroaig: Irleand's Richest Scotch

November 1, 2009

I wonder if anybody noticed this banner on the Laphroaig website: Apart from the fact that it is entirely subjective how richly flavoured a whisky appears to the drinker, I had a good laugh when I read it for the second time. Here we learn that the Laffie is not only the richest Scotch in […]

More Funny Whisky Search Terms

October 28, 2009

In the past two months, more than 800 different search terms brought visitors to this site. It’s always interesting to see what people are looking for. Here is a selection of the funniest: how to get drunk off of whiskey Get a glass, fill it with whisky, drink, repeat. Do I really have to tell […]