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Best Scotch for a Special Occasion

“What is the best scotch for a special occasion?” A reader recently emailed me that question and I absolutely loved it. In Chinese culture (and many many others), alcohol features prominently in celebrations of any kind. Almost every family has … 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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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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Is Johnnie Walker Blue Worth It?

Find any random person off the street and ask them what the most expensive bottle of scotch is… chances are they will say Johnnie Walker Blue. It’s well known, it’s generally well regarded, and people know it’s expensive. Heck, walk … Continue reading

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Enter to Win a Set of Glencairn Crystal Whiskey Tasting Glasses

Who doesn’t love a giveaway? I’ve had the pleasure of running a blog about my favorite hobby, scotch, for many years (first post was December 2008) and I’ve never run a giveaway. Stunning, right? Well, today that ends. For the … Continue reading

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