Category: whisky

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The joy of philosophy. Of whisky.

The challenging thing about when one of your best mates publishes a whisky book is how is it possible to review it with any sense of objectivity? Well, the beauty of this being a...

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Top Ten Tuesday revisited: Whisky

Back in 2009 when I used to write much more frequently than I do now I had a “series” of what you’d probably now call “listicles”, detailing various of my Top Ten things.  It’s...

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Redhead Sour

I’m publishing this recipe for 2 reasons: It’s really, really frigging delicious. Every time I’ve wanted to make one I’ve spent about 45 minutes trawling through Facebook, Twitter, Google, and so on trying to...

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Grading Whiskies Out Of 100: A Composte

The response that nobody asked for. Having recently read 2 blogposts on the topic, this qualifies the topic of “Grading Whiskies Out Of 100” to now be styled as “a debate”* – so I...

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Behold – the salmon of time

Any keen and diligent readers of this blog will no doubt remember last year, when I was given the opportunity to write about the utterly splendid Drinks By The Dram Whisky Advent Calendar.  It’s...

How old? Well, I’d prefer not to say… 11

How old? Well, I’d prefer not to say…

I’ve never been to a whisky tasting run by an independent operator where they preached the dictum “The age of a whisky is the most important thing, and the older it is – the...