Tag: whisky

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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Forty Creek Canadian Whisky – Review

Forty Creek Canadian Whisky

Forty Creek Premium Barrel Select Canadian Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: Kittling Ridge Distillery   Background My first experience with Forty Creek was in November of last year at Whiskey Fest.  I chanced upon their booth, which was one of the more modest at the show.  A quiet …

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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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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Scotch – Review

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 Year Old Scotch

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 92 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: Glenmorangie Distillery   Background Last week, I reviewed Glenmorangie Lasanta, a Scotch matured for ten years in ex-bourbon casks and an additional two years in Oloroso sherry casks.  Quinta Ruban, however, spends 10 …

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Why my Bottles are (Almost) Never Full

Scotch Collection

If you peruse through my reviews (that sounded cool, right?) you’ll notice that a lot of my images show bottles that are opened; sometimes with one drink vacant, sometimes completely vacant except for one drink.  There are reasons for that. First and foremost, I like my blog photos to be real.  Oftentimes when I’m searching …

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Glenmorangie Lasanta Scotch – Review

Glenmorangie LaSanta 12 Year Old Scotch

Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 92 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: Glenmorangie Distillery   Background I bought my bottle of Glenmorangie Lasanta as one of six bottles I picked up for my wife for Christmas.  I know, I know, that sounds a bit ridiculous.  Who …

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Glenfarclas 12 Year Old Scotch – Review

Glenfarclas 12 Year Old Scotch

Glenfarclas Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky Aged 12 Years 86 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: Glenfarclas Distillery   Background A couple months back, I wrote a review of Ardbeg 10 Year Old, and shared my first experiences with a Scotch flight.  I was immediately turned off by the more intimidating …

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World Whiskey – Book Review

World Whiskey Connemara

Editor-in-Chief: Charles MacLean Written by: Dave Broom, Tom Bruce-Gardyne, Ian Buxton, Charles MacLean, Peter Mulryan, Hans Offringa, Gavin D. Smith Retail Price: $25.00 Published: October 2009   Here’s a little deviation from the usual Wednesday post – a book review! Typically I’m forced by my day job in marketing to spend much of my time …

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Scotch Lesson #4: Age Statements

Jura 10 Year Old Scotch Detail

Ah yes, the benchmark by which we measure “good” whiskey; age.  When we see a 10, 12, 15, 18, or 21 year old, we immediately assume an ascending level of quality.  At least that’s what we’ve been conditioned to think. Age statements can tell a story, and certainly aging whiskey is important – but it’s …

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