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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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What would you do with $631,850?

If you had $631,850, what would you buy? Think about that for a moment. It’s not enough to get a Bugatti Veyron… … but you could easily get a Maserati, Bentley, or a Porsche (or several). Me? I’d probably get … Continue reading

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Who Owns What in Whisky

(Click to enlarge) American Public Media’s Marketplace created an interesting graphic last week, a chart that shows which conglomerate owns which whiskies. Knowing what I do about whiskies, it’s obvious that they started the chart with the four big companies … Continue reading

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Bourbon: Scotch Whisky’s Cheaper But Still Awesome Cousin

There’s a reason why a lot of folks think scotch drinkers are snobs – it’s a (relatively) pricey dram. But so is anything that’s been stored in a warehouse for 12+ years and then exported over the Atlantic ocean. The … Continue reading

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How to Start a Fire in a Fireplace

I absolutely love sitting in front of a roaring fire on my comfy leather couch, a dram of whisky in my hand and a few hours to rest and relax. There’s something about flickering of the flames, the hint of … Continue reading

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How to Drink Whisky with Richard Paterson

Great video with Richard Paterson of Whyte & Mackay teaching duty free staff how to drink whisky (first two minutes cover the how, the rest cover tasting notes for some of their brands). When I first started drinking whisky, I … Continue reading

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Tullamore D.E.W. – Parting Glass Short [Video]

Tullamore D.E.W. is a triple distilled Irish whiskey that is a blend of three types of Irish whiskey – pot still, malt, and grain. D.E.W. stands for Daniel E. Williams, who started shovelling malted barley and sleeping in the hayloft. … Continue reading

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How to Make a Whisky Gift Basket

So you have a friend or spouse or relative who loves whisky but you don’t want to go the usual route of getting them a bottle of scotch (or bourbon or some other regional variety of whisk(e)y). A bottle in … Continue reading

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Why I Enjoy Scotch

Credit: neilbetter Anyone who drinks alcohol will always have a “type” that is their favorite. Whether it’s India Pale Ales or vodka or scotch, there is always going to be a type that resonates. For me, it’s Scotch. Or more … Continue reading

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I Want to Visit the Multnomah Whiskey Library

I have a weekly call with a few internet friends of mine and one of the lives in the Portland, Oregon area. For the last few weeks, there has been a buzz around town about the Multnomah Whiskey Library that … Continue reading

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