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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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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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Johnnie Walker Gold Label Discontinued Too

Johnnie Walker Green Label was not the only execution in the JW lineup. Apparently, and I’m admittedly a little slow to the news, Gold Label has been discontinued as well. From a Johnnie Walker representative: Unfortunately, Johnnie Walker Gold Label … Continue reading

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Suntory Named Distiller of the Year at 17th ISC

Despite naming myself a scotch addict, I do enjoy whiskies of all nationalities and I was happy to learn that Suntory Liquors was named Distiller of the Year at the 17th International Spirits Challenge in England. It was the second … Continue reading

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London Distillery to Produce 1st Whisky in 100 Years

The London Distillery Company, started by a former employee of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, is planning to be the first distillery in a hundred years to produce a whisky in London. Darren Rook, 30 year old former manager of … Continue reading

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Under $100 Double Gold Medal Scotches from SF World Spirits Competition

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition was held in late March this year and there were a lot of standouts in the single malt scotch category. The competition awarded a “Best Whisky” for the category but also a bunch of … Continue reading

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Johnnie Walker Green Label Discontinued

It looks like Johnnie Walker Green Label will be discontinued. Updated Oct 29th, 2013: I emailed Johnnie Walker and received this response from a representative named Eliza – “We value loyal consumers such as yourself and we appreciate your enthusiasm. … Continue reading

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Upcoming Scotch Whisky Night (March 2011)

Tonight, my friends and I are going to have one of our much anticipated “scotch nights,” where we each bring a bottle to share with the group. I’ve long had my eye on the Suntory Yamazaki (by the way, best … Continue reading

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Morton’s Glenlivet Scotch Tasting Events

Someone on twitter recently told me about the Glenlivet Scotch Tasting events hosted by Morton’s Steakhouse and how I should check it out. At first glance, it looks like a pretty decent event where you get to learn about properly … Continue reading

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