The Exclusive Malts 1988 Cambus 26 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to SF and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The Scottish grain distillery Cambus was (yes, sadly, past tense...we'll get to that) at one time, one of the largest distilleries in Scotland. It was probably a fairly modest little place when a man named John Moubray founded it in 1806 on the … Continue reading The Exclusive Malts 1988 Cambus 26 Year Old – Review

Whiskey On Ice 2016 Wrap Up

*A sincere thank you to MG and Whiskey On Ice for providing me with the media pass and the opportunity to attend the event as press. Well, the second annual Whiskey On Ice has come and gone. Last year's inaugural event was the first large-scale whiskey show in Minneapolis since...well, pretty much since forever. As far as … Continue reading Whiskey On Ice 2016 Wrap Up

Whiskey on Ice 2016 Update…

Back in October of last year, I wrote a quick post mentioning that the date was set and tickets were on sale for the 2016 edition of Whiskey On Ice. Back then, April seemed so far away, I felt a little silly for even looking that far ahead. Now, here we are a month away … Continue reading Whiskey on Ice 2016 Update…

Obligatory April Fool’s Day Whisky Blog Post.

Despite knowing that a number of humorless curmudgeons find this kind of thing annoying, I've always enjoyed concocting some cockamamie story about some preposterous whisky-related something or other for April Fool's Day. I've enjoyed it despite occasionally not going far enough, or perhaps more accurately, underestimating how ridiculously far the whisky/booze/bar industry goes and ending … Continue reading Obligatory April Fool’s Day Whisky Blog Post.

Reckless Moments in Booze Marketing, Vol. 1

I'd like to think this would become a regular feature around here, but seeing as I, myself, am powerfully irregular... there's really not much hope in that. The fact is, pretty much every piece of booze related marketing/advertising/PR contains something at least a little silly and worth calling out...it would be impossible to track them … Continue reading Reckless Moments in Booze Marketing, Vol. 1

Bulleit (95) Rye Small Batch American Whiskey – Review

There's no surer sign of Rye Whiskey's comeback than Diageo's recent release and marketing of its Bulleit (95) Rye Small Batch American Whiskey (oddly, though,...no website). If a huge beverage conglomerate like that decides to put out a complex, high rye content whiskey like this, you know that somebody's decided for damn sure that there's money … Continue reading Bulleit (95) Rye Small Batch American Whiskey – Review