2011 Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Scotch Whisky Recommendations

The holidays are the perfect time to give your whisky-loving friends and family the gift of spirit. If you want to cut through the clutter and make a real, memorable impact, however, don’t just pick any old Scotch. Make sure … Continue reading

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Drinking Old Rip Van Winkle 10 and Waiting for Pappy

He’s everyone’s favorite Pappy. I just wish he’d make himself a little easier to find. If you’re a bourbon fan, there’s a pretty decent chance you’re a fan of Pappy Van Winkle. And, if you’re a Pappy fan, there’s a … Continue reading

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Passion Makes Perfect: Jim McEwan’s Bruichladdich

Is it the slow drip in which Bruichladdich’s whisky falls from its stills? Is it the quiver in Jim McEwan’s voice when he talks about the future generation of Islay? Is it the way that the impossibly peaty Octomore and … Continue reading

Rowans Creek Whiskey

American Whiskey Review: Rowan’s Creek Small Batch Bourbon

Rowan’s Creek will always have a special place in my heart because it was the bourbon that first got me into American whiskey. Before that, I was a full-time Scotch drinker. I think one of the challenges that Scotch drinkers … Continue reading


Scotch Malt Whisky Society Does Boston Right

For its 18th year, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society rolled out the red carpet for their Single Malt and Scotch Whisky Extravaganza US tour, stopping in Boston on the 13th of October. I was fortunate enough to score a ticket … Continue reading

Single Malt Scotch Whisky Extravaganza

Coming to a US city near you: The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza

I’m always a bit envious of my cheery whisky-drinkin’ friends over in Scotland. It seems like there’s always a Scotch event, festival or rare distillery tasting popping up on the radar. So, when an interesting whisky event makes its way … Continue reading

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National Scotch Day, A Shout Out To The Whisky Wide Web

What? You didn’t know that today was National Scotch Day? Well, it is. And to celebrate, I’d like to give a little shout out to some of the folks out there that are doing the world of whisky justice by … Continue reading

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Drinks & Drams: The Weekly Rewind – June 27, 2011

In this week’s drinks & drams we take a look at the 2008 Storrs Grenache from Santa Cruz, The Samurai rice ale from Great Divide Brewing and the Caol Ila 12 year single malt. Which one comes out on top? Continue reading


5 Can’t-Go-Wrong Scotch Whisky Recommendations For Father’s Day

Dad. Pops. Papa. Padre. The Old Man… No matter what you call him, Dad is the man and if he’s a whisky kind of guy, what better way to show the love than with a bottle of Scotch? On that … Continue reading

Master of Malt Bloggers Blend

Master of Malt Bloggers’ Blend: Let the Voting Begin!

What happens when you take ten whisky influencers, provide them with blending kits and set them off to create their own unique blend of whisky? You get the Master of Malt Bloggers’ Blend whisky competition. Who will create the best blend – WhiskyCast, Whisky Magazine, Edinburgh Whisky Blog… only you can decide. Continue reading

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