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How to Pronounce Lagavulin, Bunnahabhain, Auchentoshan & Other Scotches

A few years ago, I shared a resource on how to pronounce certain scotches. It basically had every single scotch I’d ever heard of, including some I hadn’t, and an audio file that helped you along with each term. As … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We want to wish you and yours a fun and restful holiday season and offer up a toast to a Happy New Year! Stay warm, safe, and we’ll see you all next year. (Photo: pagedooley)

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Bruichladdich: The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

Did you know that Bruichladdich, a famed distillery on Islay, made gin? My first favorite drink is whisky neat, usually a single malt but I’m hardly a Scotch snob, but my second is a gin & tonic. My favorite gin … Continue reading

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NY Giants Player Gifts Teammates Johnnie Blue for Super Bowl Win

Justin Tuck, star defensive end of the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, gave every member of the team, including coaches and front office staff, an engraved bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue. At $220 a pop, the total bill came … Continue reading

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Man Busted Smuggling Heroin in Chivas Royal Salute

Four bottles of Chivas Royal Salute, a 21 year vintage worth about $180 a bottle, were used in a failed attempt to smuggle 25 pounds of heroin into the country. Wilfer Bohorquez Rojo was busted at Newark Liberty International Airport … Continue reading

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National Daiquiri Day – July 19

Did you even know that there was such a thing as National Daiquiri Day? I suppose having a national “anything” day is cause for celebration and just finding an excuse to imbibe… not that I’m complaining! By definition, a daiquiri … Continue reading

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Universal Whisky Experience 15% Coupon

The Universal Whisky Experience is a two day premier luxury whisky show set in the lovely Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the brainchild of Mahesh Patel, a commercial real estate developer in Atlanta, Georgia; and this year … Continue reading

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What is Chivas Regal? (and the Chivas Regal Effect)

Chivas Regal is a blended Scotch whisky that calls the Strathisla Distillery, at Keith, Moray in Speyside, it’s home distillery. It is produced by the Chivas Brothers, which is now owned by Pernod Ricard, a spirits conglomerate that owns The … Continue reading

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Diageo Opens New Distillery in Speyside

Did you know that there hasn’t been a new distiller in Scotland in over 30 years? That’s why it’s such big news that Diageo has opened a new distillery in Speyside to produce more of their blended Scotch whiskies – … Continue reading

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What is a Dram? How Much is a Dram?

You’ll most often hear people talk about how they’re going to enjoy a dram of Scotch or pour themselves a wee dram, which is a unit of measure not often used in the United States. It usually refers to a … Continue reading

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