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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.”

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

February 20, 2014

The development of a controversial trend

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?

Three Current Trends In Whisky And Why They Are Worrysome

February 12, 2014

The last years have seen quite a change in the fomerly so conservative whisky business. I see three major trends, and I must admit that none of them makes me happy.

So Much For The Boom In China

January 31, 2014

Yesterday Diageo published their sales figures for the second half of 2013. They were worse than expected.

Life Of A Whisky Blogger

January 30, 2014
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On The Quest For Laphroaig Cask Strength

January 29, 2014
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A few days ago, after a hard day’s work, I had the sudden desire to pour myself a dram of Laphroaig Cask Strength. There was just a tiny little problem. I had no Laphroaig Cask Strength.

German Retailer The Whisky Store Buys whisky.com Domain

January 6, 2014

Yesterday on Facebook I was pointed to the fact that the whisky.com domain apparently had changed ownership.

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

Another Day, Another New Whisky Auction

December 13, 2013

Last year I took a closer look at whisky price inflation, This year in particular has seen a different kind of whisky inflation: a steadily rising number of whisky auction companies.

Baron Dewar – Crash Landing Of A Glasgow Superhero

December 11, 2013
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With the latest TV ad for their “The Drinking Man’s Scotch” campaign, Dewar’s has nominated a promising contender for the PR Fail Of The Year Award 2013.

The Dramming.com Whisky Survey Part 2 – Analysis

December 8, 2013

While the overview only showed the raw answers to the questions, in this part I will be looking at the information that can be gathered by combining several questions.

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.

Is Scotch Whisky Suffering From The Lindt Syndrome?

November 17, 2013

Time again to wrap up some thoughts that have been fermenting for quite a while.

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 Dramming.com Whisky Survey Part 1 – Overview

October 23, 2013
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One of the biggest projects ever on this blog has come to an end. From 5th May to 30th September 650 people have partcipated in a survey about their relationship with whisky.

TWE Whisky Show London 2013 And Beyond

October 20, 2013
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It has become almost a tradition that I use the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in London as an excuse for a small holiday at the beginning of October. Apart from popping over to London I also decided to spend a few days in Paris afterwards.

Why So Negative, Mr. Klimek?

October 2, 2013

Yesterday a blog post received this anonymous comment: “So many of your postings only focus on very negative things. Why is that?” I will pick up this question in a proper blog post because I think it deserves a longer explanation.

Black Bottle – Relaunch Of A Blend To Fight The Precedence Of Single Malt

October 2, 2013
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Burn Stewart Distillers have announced a relaunch of their Black Bottle blend with both product and packaging changed.