Scotch-Inspired American Whiskeys

Scotch-Inspired American Whiskeys

In my view of the whisk(e)y world, there’s a pretty general hierarchy of whisk(e)y types: Scotch whisky (And even within Scotch, a hierarchy of Islay, Island, northern Highland, other Highland and Speyside, Campbeltown and Lowlands) American rye whiskey Bourbon Irish whiskey Japanese and other world whiskies trying to mimic Scotch whisky Canadian whiskey Before going ... Read More »

Rearranging My Whisky Shelf

As 2013 hits, and we’re already into February, I’m working on a new approach to my whisky postings. I’m about there. It seemed like a good day to rearrange my whisky shelf. It had gotten a bit out of order. Here’s my current inventory, with potentially a couple new single casks, a Knob Creek and ... Read More »

The Rusty Nail

About two years ago, I was at a restaurant with my wife and some friends in Michigan, and I ordered a rusty nail. The waiter looked at me for just a second, then replied, “Good for you.” I have to say that I’ve never had that kind of reaction from a waiter on anything I ... Read More »

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