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About Jim

Jim is the founder of Scotch Addict and one of the many fans of whisky in all its forms. Connect with me on Google+.

A Whirlwind Tour of Speyside (Edradour, Dalwhinnie, Cardhu), Part One with Reader Wayne

This two part series comes from reader Wayne, who is a staple in our burgeoning Facebook Group. He shares with us his experience touring several Scotch whisky distilleries this past summer. I’ll sprinkle in a few of my thoughts through … Continue reading

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What’s in Nuremberg Airport Duty Free?

This week’s report from the Nuremberg Airport (Nürnberg) duty free store comes from none other than Gary, who has sent in the most duty free reports of any reader (thank you Gary!). This report and photos come from the duty … Continue reading

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FEW Spirits Bourbon & Rye Whiskey Tasting Notes

When I first started Scotch Addict, I was just getting into scotch whisky. It would take me months, if not years, to learn the various subtleties of the spirit. How Scotch Whisky is made from the same basic ingredients as … Continue reading

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What is a Replica Scotch?

A replica Scotch is one that was created to recreate the experience of a famous bottle. Do you remember a few years back when they discovered three crates of Scotch whisky underneath the Ernest Shackleton hut in Antactica? Ernest Shackleton … Continue reading

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Picking Your (Friend’s) First Bottle of Scotch

Whenever a friend who doesn’t drink a lot of Scotch finds out I have a blog about Scotch, they want me to help them get into it. I’m all for being an ambassador! But rather than repeat myself over and … Continue reading

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National Scotch Day

Did you know that there’s a National Scotch Day!? Yes! This year, it’s July 27th! As in this Sunday! I have no idea why that day is National Scotch Day, nor do I know who chose it, but I will … Continue reading

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Should I Worry About Condensation in a Whisky Bottle or Decanter?

Usually not. Think about the last time you took a cold soda or beer out into the warm air. After a minute or so, the outside was covered in condensation right? That’s because the temperature of the can was lower … Continue reading

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Glenlivet 15 YO French Oak Reserve Tasting Notes

A couple weeks ago, I visited my sister up in Boston. Her husband, my brother-in-law, is also a big fan of whiskies, so we I had a chance to enjoy a few drams of his collection. One bottle sitting in … Continue reading

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What’s in the Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 7 Duty Free?

Los Angeles International Airport is an enormous airport and it has seven duty free stores (ten if you count brand specific stores like Burberry, Gucci, and Hermes). There are a staggering nine terminals and today’s report is just of the … Continue reading

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Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer – Toasted IPA, Rum Aged & The Original Tasting Notes

I received an email a few weeks ago from Innis & Gunn asking if I’d be interested in getting a sampling of their various oak-aged beers. Heck yeah. I love beer. And I love oak. This sounds like a match … Continue reading

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