Ardbeg Galileo

There’s been some hype around the latest Ardbeg offering, Galileo. It’s been released in “limited” quantities to celebrate an experiment going on with Ardbeg whisky being aged in space. This isn’t a space-aged whisky, but only celebrates it. Ardbeg, in typical fashion, toured around with a semi truck pulling a big rocket, giving tastings here ... 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 »

Scotch Oysters

One thing I think has always been lacking is the use of whisky in cooking, so I’m on a bit of a mission to come up with uses of whisky in food. My first attempt was with grilled oysters. For the oysters, I melted about half a stick of butter and let it brown just ... Read More »

My Favorite Summer Whisky Cocktail

I’m not huge on cocktails in general, but I do enjoy a few of them. They’re not fruity things with flowers or umbrellas. The list is short, and only one was traditionally whisky based. The list is pretty short, though: Rusty Nail (as already mentioned, still my go-to whisky cocktail) A good bloody mary (must ... Read More »

Pre Chicago Whisky Fest 2012

It was a couple of weeks ago, but still fresh in my mind… Chicago Whisky Fest was a lot of fun thanks in part to my friend meeting me for the event, and the fact that I got to spend time with my brother, Robert, and my sister-in-law, Susan. On top of that, the other ... Read More »

My first blind taste test

Marten, one of the frequent readers (thanks, Marten), and a member of Branndair Uisge Beatha Cuallach (the group of barbecuers that are joining me in whisky tastings), took pity on me after the group’s first blind taste test. Since I sent out the samples, I knew what the whisky was, so it wasn’t blind for ... Read More »

BUBC First Blind Tasting

The group of barbecue people that I’ve been talking whisky with finally got around to its first blind tasting! Well, for me, it wasn’t blind, but someone had to know what we were drinking. This is a long post, since it’s the first one about our blind tastings. It took a bit to put together. ... Read More »

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