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The Great Iceberg Debate

by Greg Kevorkianon July 14, 2018
This past weekend, I headed out with a couple of friends to grab a few drinks at our favorite whiskey bar and watch some MMA. Originally we were going to have a tasting party and buy the PPV but after a fight was removed from the card last minute, we decided this was probably a […]

Bullfrog Chicken and Monongahela Rye

by TW Wrighton May 10, 2018
I have many times before tried to decide what food would pair well with a particular whiskey. Usually it’s scotch paired with a cheese or smoked beef, pork, or even chocolate. This afternoon though, I tried to pair the perfect whiskey with a food. This may seem a natural way to proceed for wine enthusiast, […]

Whiskey Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

by TW Wrighton April 28, 2018
With the surge in whiskey production in recent years it’s no wonder that there is a huge amount of used whiskey barrels finding new uses in everything from aging beer to being chopped into chunks of wood for backyard smokers. One of the many recent uses that has captured my attention is aging maple syrup […]

New Whiskey Watch: Old Forester Kentucky Straight Rye

by Andrew Owenon April 28, 2018
Brown-Forman (Old Forester’s parent company) recently submitted a label for a new Old Forester Kentucky straight rye whiskey to the TTB for approval (see the image above, taken straight from the TTB website).  Remember, just because a label is submitted to the TTB for approval, there is no guarantee that the whiskey will be released, […]

New Bourbon Alert: Booker’s 30th Anniversary

by Andrew Owenon April 20, 2018
The TTB recently approved a label submitted by Beam-Suntory for Booker’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon (see the picture above, taken directly from the TTB website .  Carrying a 16 year age statement, this batch of Booker’s would be more than twice as old as regular Booker’s batches, and 5 years older than the previous oldest release, Booker’s […]

New Bourbon Rumor: Larceny Barrel Proof

by Andrew Owenon April 13, 2018
Wheater fans, start rejoicing!  A label for Larceny Barrel Proof just passed through the TTB today (see the picture above, taken directly from the TTB’s website) making a release sometime in 2018 seem likely.  Keep in mind that just because a distiller submits a label for TTB approval, there is no guarantee that the whiskey […]

Kilchoman

by WBSEon April 12, 2018
Kilchoman (pronounced kill-ho-man) is one of the newest distilleries in Scotland, and the newest distillery on the island of Islay (until Ardnahoe opens its doors this May).  Founded in 2005 by former-independent bottler Anthony Wills, Kilchoman is a true “farm distillery”.  Situated on Islay’s Rockside Farm, Kilchoman has a couple thousand acres of farmland leased […]

Back That Glass Up!

by Greg Kevorkianon April 4, 2018
There are many articles and posts all over the internet detailing the “perfect” whiskey/whisky glass and why you should be using it instead of what’s in your cabinet. These reasons range from the scientific properties highlighting the delivery of whiskey chemicals to your senses, to traditional elitists suggesting “you’re doing it wrong” if you don’t […]

Why Above-Retail Whiskey Pricing Is Not So Bad

by Brett Mullinson March 23, 2018
Anyone who has been a whiskey drinker for very long has likely come across bottles of whiskey on a shelf at prices higher than retail – often much higher.  The first reaction is often outrage.  How dare they try to rip us off?  But, as so often is the case with complicated issues, the fair […]
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Bruichladdich

by WBSEon March 20, 2018
Nestled against the coast of Loch Indaal on the west side of Islay sits the Bruichladdich (pronounced bruchh-lad-ee) Distillery.  As far as mainstream popularity goes, Bruichladdich often sits in the shadow of the three southern Islay powerhouses of Ardbeg, Laphroaig, and Lagavulin, but this Islay distillery is not to be underestimated. Bruichladdich was built in […]