Bushmills Black Bush – Review, 2013 Redux

This post is part of a simultaneous St. Patrick's day posting on Bushmills Black Bush by a large international group of whisky bloggers/writers. The idea originated with Johanne McInnis of The Perfect Whisky Match Blog. Thanks to Johanne for organizing and thanks to Joshua Feldman of the great blog, The Coopered Tot, for the sample. Seriously...who … Continue reading Bushmills Black Bush – Review, 2013 Redux

2011 SMWS Extravaganza San Francisco – Recap

Thank you very much to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America for the opportunity to attend the Extravaganza as press. The large-scale traveling roadshow of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (let's just call it the SMWS, shall we?) rolled into San Francisco on November 9th, and again proved to be a great time. The SMWS, though … Continue reading 2011 SMWS Extravaganza San Francisco – Recap

Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey – Review

Ok, aside from being the location we all know and love from the cover of Led Zepplin's "Houses of the Holy" (cue "No Quarter" here, side 2, 3rd song) the Giant's Causeway in northern County Antrim is also the locale for some legendary antics of the Irish hero, Fionn mac Cumhaill. According to one legend, Ol' … Continue reading Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey – Review

Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

For those that have heard horrible things about perpetually rainy San Francisco Winters, don't believe any of it.  Yes, it rains, and on one or two occasions it rains hard.  And, yes, it's cold, a deep bone-chilling cold special to San Francisco because we're too stupid to insulate our buildings, knowing full well temperatures hover … Continue reading Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

World Whiskies Awards 2010

The full list for Whisky Magazine's 2010 World Whiskies Awards is up here. Along with Ardbeg's Corryvreckan winning World's Best Single Malt Whisky, a few other notable winners: World’s Best Blended Whisky Hibiki 21 Years Old World’s Best American Whiskey Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 proof Best American Whiskey - Bourbon George T Stagg Best Irish … Continue reading World Whiskies Awards 2010