Category: Whiskey Trivia

Why Do We Blog?

Whiskey Bottle

As I spend more and more time and energy on, I have to step back and ask myself the simple question – why do I do it? People blog for a limitless number of reasons; boredom, necessity to express themselves, maintaining one’s ego, sharing thoughtful content, keeping up with friends and family, etc.  I’ve …

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Does Whiskey Age in the Bottle?

Royal Salute 21 Year Old Blended Scotch Detail

Another great whiskey debate – does your bottle play a factor in the aging process? Most people will say “no”, and dismiss anybody who says “yes” as naive.  And naivety may very well be the case when it comes to those individuals.  But, I’d like to dig a little deeper into this question. Before we …

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Single Barrel vs. Small Batch

Eagle Rare Detail

There are a fair amount of terms and industry jargon relating to whiskey that can be a bit confusing despite their attempt to simplify things.  “Small batch” and “single barrel” are two of those terms, often being mistaken for the other, or something completely different altogether!  Let’s get it straight right here and now. Single …

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Blog Spotlight – Value Bourbon Reviews

Ryan Value Whisky Reviews

Bloggers and blog readers alike were deeply saddened when one of the more talented writers and critics announced his retirement.  Ryan from Value Whisky Reviews stated two weeks ago that he had decided to put away his figurative pen and cease his reviews and experiments. Ryan’s retirement was brief.  In fact, he has another blog …

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A Thirst for Knowledge

Philadelphia Flyers

Back in January, I wrote a post called “Learning About Whiskey” which concisely explained how little I really know about whiskey.  As I continue to write for this blog, I find more and more things about whiskey, and life in general, that I just plain don’t understand, yet I have the constant desire to learn …

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Let’s Get Social

Let's Get Social

You’re reading this blog, right?  At this point, I can only assume that you have a computer and/or mobile device connected to the internet.  And, I would also have to assume that you are human and possess the ability and instinct to communicate with other human beings.  Perfect!  Now let’s get social… Individuals who enjoy …

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A Lesson in Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey

Ah yes, the redheaded stepchild of whiskey – Irish.  And that descriptor actually works; Ireland is full of redheads! In all seriousness, many whiskey enthusiasts view the Irish variety as boring, laughable, and sometimes even a step backwards in whiskey evolution.  But why?  Let’s dig a little deeper into our beloved drink hailing from the …

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Which Whiskey is Best? (Part 2)

Highland Park 12 Year Old Scotch Detail

Last week I asked the question what is the best type of whiskey?  By this I mean, in your opinion, do you prefer American (including bourbon), Canadian, Irish, Scotch, or another international variety of whiskey? I didn’t get a whole lot of responses, but the ones I did get were very interesting.   On Facebook, …

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Which Whiskey is Best? (Part 1)

Bruichladdich Rocks Scotch Detail

Before we begin, let me just say that I am completely aware that I am jumping into a hornet’s nest.  Whiskey is something that people (including myself) are very, very passionate about, and the geographical segments that we identify the world’s greatest drink by have even more biased fans. That being said, what is the …

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The Whiskey Brotherhood

Ardbeg Uigeadail Detail

There are certain things in life that you either “get” or “don’t get”.  If you get it, everyone else who gets it gets you.  But if you don’t get it, you don’t get the people who do get it.  Get it? What I’m alluding to here is the brotherhood between whiskey drinkers.  Although this seems …

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