The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve – Review

*Sincere thanks to NP, LB, and the Anchor Distilling Co. for the sample. I'm always on the lookout for a good backstory about a whisky or a distillery in an effort to distract my dear readers from my wordy tasting notes. By saucing up a lengthy preamble, I'm hopefully driving the reader to drink, to … Continue reading The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve – Review

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Whisky-Related Stocking Stuffers for 2015

Hang those stockings with care, people! Adorn that tannenbaum! Fire up that minora! Light those kinaras! Unsheath that Festivus Pole! Break out the lutefisk, the tangyuan, the latkes, the roast beast, the bûche de Noël, the vánoční rybí polévka, the Dundee cake, and the pasteles de hojas. Pour the gløgg, the cola de mono, the jiuniang, the ponche, and the whisk(e)y! … Continue reading Whisky-Related Stocking Stuffers for 2015

Whiskypedia: A Compendium of Scottish Whisky – Book Review

I just occurred to me that this is the third book by Charles MacLean that I've written about...and I've only written about five books total. In my defense, let me just say that the talented Mr. MacLean is somewhat prolific, and that the other two books are basically, sneakily, disappointingly, the same thing. Also, let … Continue reading Whiskypedia: A Compendium of Scottish Whisky – Book Review

World Whisky – Book Review

You know that feeling you get when you buy something only to later realize that you had already bought basically the same thing previously and a lack of research on your part is now responsible for making you feel a bit like a jackass? You know how no matter how good that thing is, there's … Continue reading World Whisky – Book Review

Whiskey (Eyewitness Companions Guide) – Book Review

I've had a couple of these Eyewitness Companions books with me on trips before and have always found them to be pretty useful.  They're not a Frommer's, Paris-on-$3.58-a-day type book, nor are they very detailed literary accounts on select places/things.  They offer short, descriptive entries on a wide variety of topics, giving an excellent overview … Continue reading Whiskey (Eyewitness Companions Guide) – Book Review