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What is the Best Beginner Scotch Whisky?

When it comes to premium liquors, Scotch whisky is one of the more expensive categories. That’s because Scotch whisky has to come from Scotland and is subject to a variety of duties and taxes as it enter the United States. … Continue reading

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What’s Caramel Coloring in Whisky? (E150a)

If I put two glasses in front of you, one the color of pale grass Bud Light and the other as dark as a Guinness Stout… which one do you think has more flavor? Which one has more punch and … Continue reading

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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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