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

Bowmore Small Batch Tasting Notes

I was sent a sample of Bowmore’s newest expression, Bowmore Small Batch, and as a fan of Bowmore (Percy in our Facebook group just picked up a first batch Bowmore – The Devil’s Casks… I can’t wait to hear how … Continue reading

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Laphroaig Tasting Event at Binny’s Beverage Depot with Simon Brooking

Reader Gary recently went to a Laphroaig tasting being held at Binny’s Beverage Depot, a chain of liquor stores in Illinois. The event cost a mere $10 and was hosted by Simon Brooking, Laphroaig’s North American Whisky Ambassador. It sounded … Continue reading

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Indiana’s 6th Annual Whisky & Fine Spirits Expo presented by Vine & Table

Reader Nancy recently went to the Indy’s 6th Annual Whisky & Fine Spirits Expo, presented by Vine & Table (a wine and spirits store in Indiana), and I asked her if she could share her experience at the event… and … Continue reading

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What’s in Munich Airport Duty Free?

My good friend and yours, Gary, has come through again with another wonderful set of photos from yet another duty free store – this time it’s the Munich Airport located to the north east of Munich, Germany. This is the … Continue reading

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5 Scotch Whisky Groomsman Gifts

If you’re getting married and thinking about a gift for your groomsman, might I suggest one related to the finest drink in all of the land – scotch? A friend of mine asked me what would make a good gift … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind Tour of Speyside (Balvenie), Part Two with Reader Wayne

This is part two of a two part series 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 … Continue reading

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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 (N├╝rnberg) 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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