The Hakushu 12 Year Old – Review

From the few pictures I've seen, Suntory's Hakushu distillery lies in a particularly beautiful setting. Seen from afar, its twin pagoda roofs, connected near the top by a covered walkway, nestled in a deep forest surrounded by mountains...it's hard to imagine a more idyllic, if not idealized, setting for Japanese whisky making. It came as … Continue reading The Hakushu 12 Year Old – Review

Top Whisky-type stuff list of 2011

Yeah, another year has come and gone. 2011 was a fairly tumultuous one for me, and due to circumstances totally within my control, I didn't spend as much time with whisky as I have in the past, which was fine with me and most likely fine with my liver. However, this isn't to say that … Continue reading Top Whisky-type stuff list of 2011

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