Sincere thanks to JJY, JH, and Single Cask Nation for the sample. Roughly seven years ago, as a new whisky blogger, I was asked to join a Whisky Roundtable of other bloggers. Back then, I have to admit that I was surprised there were more than a handful of whisky bloggers out there, and was … Continue reading Single Cask Nation 2008 Glenrothes 8 Year Old – Review
Am I? Yeah. Me? Yeah, you. Away from whisky? Yes. Nooooo. Really? Never. Never. Not even just a little? Well, yeah, okay, a little. Maybe a little more than a little. I don't think I've grown tired of whisky, or tired of drinking it, or learning about its past, or writing about it. I … Continue reading Drifting Away From Whisky?
Remember those dashing, young-ish, arguably somewhat handsome gentlemen who started not only the Single Cask Nation whisky society, but the large-scale Whisky Jewbilee expos as well? Of course you do. Especially if you're on the East Coast where they've tended to ply most of their trade. For those of us in the Midwest, we've not … Continue reading 2015 Whisky Jewbilee – Chicago
Here's a shameless plug for my good friends, fellow whisky bloggers, and mediocre card players, the chaps behind the Jewish Whisky Company's Single Cask Nation whisky society, as they prepare for their second Whisky Jubilee. This year's version will actually be two events, a brief traveling road show of sorts, starting in Mt. Kisco, NY … Continue reading Whisky Jubilee 2013
*A sincere thanks to JH, JJY, and SK at Single Cask Nation for the sample. BenRiach has been around for a long time, and yet in a way, it's barely been there at all. The distillery was founded in 1897 and then turned off the stills a mere six years later...another casualty of the Pattison … Continue reading Single Cask Nation 1995 BenRiach Peated 17 Year Old – Review
*A sincere thanks to JH, JJY, and SK at Single Cask Nation for the sample. The Pinot Noir grape, the one responsible for that little wine making region in France called Burgundy, is one of the oldest offspring of Vitis vinifera, and one of the oldest varieties of grapevines to be cultivated by man. There is some … Continue reading Single Cask Nation 1999 Arran 12 Year Old Pinot Noir Cask Finish – Review
*A sincere thanks to JH, JJY, and SK at Single Cask Nation for the sample. Those of us in the whisky world are always excited to see a new face on the scene, a new independent bottler perhaps, or even a new whisky society, so you can imagine the buzz generated by the emergence of … Continue reading Single Cask Nation 2007 Kilchoman 4 Year Old – Review