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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.

John Lamond: Whiskey – Instant Expert – Book Review

October 1, 2013
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In the “Instant Expert” book series of US based publishers Princeton Architectural Press, the Scottish whisky expert John Lamond gas contributed a title about whisky

The Alrik From Glen Els – The German Ardbeg Look-Alike

September 18, 2013
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The Hammerschmide distillery in Zorge is offering a single malt called The Alrik under their Glen Els whisky brand. Anyone familiar with the distilleries on Islay will notice a striking resemblence of the bottle design to Ardbeg.

Always Wanted To Distill? Why Not Become A Diageo Puppet?

September 17, 2013

In conjunction with ‘business accelerator’ Independents United, Diageo has launched a new service called Distill Ventures. The company will invest in young spirits businesses to help them grow.

Diageo “Whisky For Fools” Collection 2013 Released

September 3, 2013
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Thoughts on the 2013 Special Releases

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 Dalmore Paterson Collection – A Master Blender’s Legacy Or Megalomania?

July 16, 2013
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Things had become a bit quiet, but now The Dalmore is back, with a set of twelve bottles just barely avoiding the One Million Pound barrier.

Breaking News: Arizona Micro Distiller Revolutionizes Craft Whisky With Cold Filtration

June 14, 2013
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Some sensational whisky news is coming out of the Arizona desert. Arizona Distilling Co. in Tempe treats their Copper City Bourbon with a revolutionary process called Cold Filtration.

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?

Does Whisky Belong To The Scots?

May 18, 2013

Originally I was determined to refrain from any further comments on World Whisky Day, but a Huffington Post article by David Robertson rendered my decision obsolete.