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The Dramming.com Whisky Survey

May 5, 2013
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In the past this blog featured a series of whisky-related polls, just like some other blogs do as well. Here is what may be the first thorough online survey about whisky from an independent source.

Scotch Whisky’s Obsession With Wood

April 29, 2013
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It all started with Glenmorangie.since the 1990s the concept of multiple cask maturation of whisky ahs been established in the industry.

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.

Where Does Bottom Shelf Scotch Come From?

April 23, 2013

The Scotch whisky industry is very special in a way. Scotch whisky is a highly regulated produc. But still there is a huge amount of Scotch whisky on the market whose origins are virtually unknown.

Whisky Is An Industry, Get Over It

April 5, 2013

Diageo’s recent announcement to build a new big whisky distillery next to Teaninich has again – much like it was the case with Roseisle some years ago – prompted a wave of disapproval among whisky geeks.

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 Whisky Trading Company – Dancing On The Volcano

March 17, 2013

Yet another time the issue of investing in whisky resurfaces. In a way this is starting to get tiresome, but I believe this news is too important to be ignored.

Balsamic Malt Vinegar – A New Idea For Whisky Makers?

March 15, 2013

Here is a little idea that came into my mind when I made myself some Fish & Chips today….

The Ageless Revolution

February 27, 2013
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A spectre is haunting the whisky world – the spectre of No Age Statement whisky.

Alexander & James – Diageo’s Shop For The Rich And Naive

February 15, 2013
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A new online shop for spirits has been launched by Diageo. Alexander & James is named after Alexander Walker and James Buchanan, the founders of two of Diageo’s most popular whisky brands.

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.

Is Whisky The New Vodka?

February 5, 2013

One of the major recent trends in the spirits industry certainly is flavoured vodka. Now it looks as if the flavouring virus has also hit the whisky producers.

Where Is The Rampant Sulphur, Mr. Murray?

January 31, 2013

Musings about the 2013 Whisky Bible

The Whisky Fabric

January 27, 2013

A term born as a Twitter hashtag, I am not even sure who exactly came up with it first, but it perfectly describes the interwoven connections that form among us whisky folks on social media.

Jim Murray – Whisky, Sulphur And Testosterone

January 23, 2013
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Jim Murray arguably is one of the most controversial personalities in the whisky world. At the Victoria Whisky Festival I had the opportunity to to experience him in action.

Victoria Whisky Festival 2013

January 23, 2013
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It came as quite a surprise when I received an official invitation for the Victoria Whisky Festival a few months ago. Here is the report.

Whisky People #14 – Lawrence Graham

January 10, 2013
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Name: Lawrence Graham
Year of Birth: 1958
Place of Residence: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Whisky Involvement: Festival organizer, blogger

Why Peated Whiskies Get Higher Scores

January 4, 2013
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A closer look at an interesting phenomenon.

The Whisky Year 2012 In The Rear-View Mirror

January 2, 2013

Looking back at 2012, it was quite a turbulent year in the whisky business, particularly in the second half. Lots of things have happened, so it is worthwhile to take a break and reflect some of the major milestones.