Category: Whiskey Trivia

Wine vs. Whiskey

Sometimes writing a whiskey blog can be difficult.  I often find myself itching to write about other things (sports, movies, music, etc.), but I want to make my content as relevant as possible.  However, I think it’s perfectly acceptable to branch out a little bit and explore other spirits.  Variety is the spice of life, …

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Does Higher Alcohol Content Mean More Value?

Macallan 12 Year Old Scotch Detail

I wrote a post a little while back called “The Truth About Proof”, which (if you read it) would lead you to believe that more alcohol means more flavor.  But, in my opinion there’s much more to it than that. Considering that very few, if any, whiskeys are extracted from the cask at the standard …

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The Power of Social Media

Twitter Social Media

I find social media fascinating.  Now more than ever, conversations can be started in the simplest of ways and relationships can be strengthened with a few clicks of a mouse.  Networks like Facebook and Twitter make it easier than ever for the majority of people in the world to be accessible. However, I’m also a …

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The Bourbon World Loses a Great Man – Truman Cox

Truman Cox Master Distiller

Sometimes life can be unfair, and good people are taken from us far too early.  This is unfortunately what has happened to Truman Cox, who has passed away at age 44. Truman was the master distiller of the A. Smith Bowman Distillery.  Truman’s background was in chemistry, earning his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from …

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Bottle Breathing or Degradation? A Chemical Engineer’s Approach

Bottle Breathing Degradation Chart 2

I was approached via email by a whiskey enthusiast from Texas named JD regarding degradation, something I have blogged about and often pondered while looking at the bottles gathering dust on my shelf.  With his permission, I have posted his notes below.  I hope you find them as interesting as I have.   In a …

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Happy 1st Birthday,!

Whiskey Cork

Well, we’ve made it. officially turns one year old today.  What started as a hobby quickly became a terrific learning experience. With over 50 reviews and 30 plus pieces of “Whiskey Trivia“, I have learned a lot over the last year.  But, I have definitely learned the most from my readers via comments here, …

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Caribbean Boozin’

Caribbean Boozin'

About a month ago, my wife and I celebrated our first anniversary by recreating our honeymoon and flying back down to the Dominican Republic for round two.  We stayed at an all-inclusive and were (once again) quickly swept up by the Caribbean culture of rum – and lots of it. Being immersed in a culture …

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Open-Bottle Shelf-Life Experiment – Lagavulin 16

Lavavulin 16 Year Old Scotch Detail

My good friend Ryan at the now out of commission Value Whisky Reviews started an idea that examines a concept that whiskey drinkers have wondered about for a long time.  He wanted to determine how much the air in your bottle of opened whiskey changes the contents over time.  He called these his “Open-Bottle Shelf-Life …

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My Whiskey Decision Has Been Made

Hedonism Spice Tree Detail

About a week and a half ago, I wrote a post asking you to Choose My Next Whiskey.  I had $150 in AMEX gift cards to use, and wanted to get your opinion on how I should use them.  You guys had some great suggestions: Port Charlotte PC9 Highland Park 21 Year Old Jameson 18 …

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Choose My Next Whiskey

AMEX Gift Cards

I recently came into some money . . . sort of.  In reality, I ran a successful promotion at work and was rewarded with $150 in AMEX gift cards. Now, anybody who knows me knows that I’m frugal – not cheap, mind you.  The bulk of my whiskey collection over the years have been gifted …

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