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 »

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 »

The Macallan 18

I made a big mistake the first time I tried the Macallan 18. I’m not that big on sweet whiskies usually, and, to be honest, a bit put off by the snooty reputation of this one. I had a bartender in Chicago tell me, as a table of lawyers were ordering the Macallan 18, one ... Read More »

Setup For Tasting

I’ve enjoyed whisky for years, but never took the time to do any tastings. What I mean by that is that I hadn’t taken the time to really analyze whiskies that I tried. What’s the difference? Well, I’m glad you asked! Just enjoying whisky is a great thing to do, first of all. Enjoying to ... Read More »

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