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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.

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….