Why I Blog

March 6, 2014
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Picking up discussions that have evolved from recent “rants”

Mortlach Blues – How To Offend Those Who Made It Possible

March 5, 2014
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Yesterday was a day I had been awaiting with a mixture of hope and fear. Diageo finally announced the pricing and the bottle design of their new Mortlach range. Was Sold for $3.1 Million

February 28, 2014

Back in January I reported the news that the domain had been sold to German retailer The Whisky Store. Now the details of the deal have been made public by the seller.

Whisky Bullshit Police Report February 2014

February 26, 2014
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Patrolling the whisky web one turd at the time.

The Mechanism Of NAS, Travel Retail And Whisky Price Inflation

February 22, 2014

Let’s try to put together some puzzle pieces that have emerged in the recent blog carnival about NAS whisky.

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 Domain

January 6, 2014

Yesterday on Facebook I was pointed to the fact that the 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 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.