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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+.

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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What should I do if my scotch whisky smells moldy?

Have you ever removed the cork from a bottle of scotch or wine and thought it smelled a little off? Have you poured out some of the elixir and found it to have something off about it? Maybe it’s a … Continue reading

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Ardbeg Days – Auriverdes Tasting!

Reader Lyle is a member of the “Ardbeg Committee” and as such has the opportunity to attend special events thrown by Ardbeg (anyone can join here). Most recently, they’ve been hosting Ardbeg Days across the country and Lyle attended one … Continue reading

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Are Whisky Stones Worth It?

Whisky stones are little cubes of soapstone that you can “freeze” and then put in your whisky to chill it a little bit. Whisky stones are perfectly safe, unless you’re clumsy and drop the rocks in too hard. They’re growing … Continue reading

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Whiskey Mac (MacDonald) Cocktail Recipe

Want a simple but refreshing summer beverage that includes your favorite spirit? Consider the Whisky Mac, short of Whisky MacDonald. The idea of it comes to me from Reader Raymond who quips: Funny how you say, you have discovered Bourbon … Continue reading

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