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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+.

Hibiki Japanese Harmony Tasting Notes Review

It shocked the world when Jim Murray, author of The Whisky Bible, named The Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 as the best whisky in the world. It was the first time, in the 12 year run of The Whisky … Continue reading

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Does the bottling or distillation year matter for Scotch or other whiskies?

Not really and definitely not in the same way as it does for wine. When it comes to wine, the year to year seasonal variability in the grape crop can have a big impact on the final product. Different wine … Continue reading

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Syndicate 58/6 12-Year Old Tasting Notes Review

When I first heard about Syndicate 58/6, I was a little skeptical at the name. Where are the Glens? What’s this Syndicate? I can pronounce it too easily… what’s with the numbers? Let’s talk about the name, the Syndicate 58/6 … Continue reading

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Whisky Sour Cocktail Recipe

One of the fun things about food, and drink cocktails, is that there are a series of ratios that almost always work. For example, there’s a ratio of 5:3 when it comes to dough. 5 parts flour to 3 parts … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Own Simple Syrup

There’s nothing like having a batch of simple syrup on hand for cocktails. Stirring in sugar is … OK. But it never dissolves and you’re left with not enough sugar at the beginning to a sugar bomb at the end. … Continue reading

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