Whiskey On Ice 2015 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. Going to a big whisky show always reminds me how much I like going to big whisky shows. The morning after a big whisky show always reminds me how much … Continue reading Whiskey On Ice 2015 Wrap-up

Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams 2011 – Review

*Sincere thanks to MB from Glenfiddich and William Grant & Sons for the sample! Those that know me well know that I'm a scathing, occasionally ranting cynic with a big ol' softy heart...either that or a big ol' easily weepy softy with a small, cold lump of coal for a heart...sometimes both, which sounds just … Continue reading Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams 2011 – Review

2012 SMWS Extravaganza Chicago – Recap

Thank you very much to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America for the opportunity to attend the Extravaganza as press. Since Minneapolis does not yet have a large-scale whisky show of their own (I say "yet" in hopes that one day...maybe...) I recently headed down to Chicago to attend the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America's … Continue reading 2012 SMWS Extravaganza Chicago – Recap

Glenfiddich’s Cask Of Dreams

Before I start, let me just say that walking through the heart of the Tenderloin, San Francisco's version of skid row (no, not the Sebastian Bach kind...well, sort of), on route to Glenfiddich's tasting on the 15th floor of a fairly lux hotel definitely added a bit of perspective, not to mention a fragrant surreal … Continue reading Glenfiddich’s Cask Of Dreams

Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix – Review

Thanks to Glenfiddich's Mitch Bechard and Chris from WhiskyWall for making sure I got to taste this one. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it's been a while since I've put something new up, but like the proverbial Phoenix of old, rising from its own ashes, I'm back. Emerging from an ever-mounting pile of newborn baby … Continue reading Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix – Review

2010 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 etymology of the word extravaganza reads (at least from several online sources) thusly: "from 1754, with reference to peculiar behavior; from 1794, of a fantastic type of performance or writing, from It. extravaganza, … Continue reading 2010 SMWS Extravaganza San Francisco – Recap

Glenfiddich 18 Year Old – Review

I suppose because I see Glenfiddich everywhere, in every little corner store, suburban big-box supermarket, domestic flights, and bars that keep the premium spirits in a dusty, ignored display next to the register, I default to thinking they're a big, corporate, profit-before-flavor scotch. It's easy to fall into that line of thinking these days when … Continue reading Glenfiddich 18 Year Old – Review