Whisky Roundtable #24

It's fallen to me to host this month's Roundtable, the subject being distillery tours. We're trying out a new format at the moment, the member's will post their own responses in the comments section below, thereby making it a little easier to interact with individual comments as well as with the whole group. Here's the … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #24

Whisky Roundtable #22

The somewhat dashing assortment of characters that make up the Whisky Roundtable have reconvened for another month. This time around our host is Gal from Whisky Israel and the subject is multiple aging locations - do they benefit a whisky or is pretty much a PR stunt? Here's his question to us all: "Lately we’ve … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #22

Whisky Roundtable #21

This month's Whisky Roundtable is hosted by those lovable rapscallions over at the Edinburgh Whisky Blog. They've put us on the spot as to our views on distilleries releasing new make/clearac or young, not-quite-whisky. Here's their question to us all: In recent years we’ve seen a good few releases of not-quite-whisky-yet or spirit-that-dares-to-command-a-price. Whether kissed … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #21

Whisky Roundtable #20

As you may have noticed, I've been pretty much AWOL from this whole blog thing for a couple of weeks. Sorry about that, but sometimes real life is a bit more important and more fun than writing about whisky. Unfortunately, this busy time also meant that I had to miss the most recent Whisky Roundtable … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #20

Whisky Roundtable #19

This month's question was posed to us by Karen & Matt from Whisky For Everyone and was a lot of fun to answer. No burning industry questions or  soap-boxing this month, just a perfectly timed holiday challenge for us to introduce our favorite booze to family members who might not, shall we say, share our … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #19

Whisky Roundtable #18

As the holidays approach, most of us are finding ourselves far too busy even drink whisky let alone write long, well-conceived treatises about stuff. Actually, who am I kidding, there's always time to drink the whisky...there's just not always time to write long, well-conceived treatises about the stuff. With that in mind, Roundtable founder Jason, … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #18

Whisky Roundtable #17

October's Whisky Roundtable is hosted by the redoubtable Neil & Joel from Caskstrength. They've boldly queried us all on the whisky myths we've all encountered on our blogs and in the tastings and tours we've led. Speaking of myths, Neil is an accomplished needlepoint artist with a license to engineer all but the largest trains … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #17

Whisky Roundtable #16

Ah, life. Sometimes it really gets in the way. So it went for me and this month's roundtable. The perfectly enjoyable combination of busy job, amazing kid, and lots of travel left me with no time to answer a great question put forth by Ruben of Whisky Notes. Other members of the Roundtable were far … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #16

Whisky Roundtable #15

It's fallen upon me to host the 15th installment of the Whisky Roundtable, and since it's summer and damn hot in some places, I thought I'd steer the conversation towards a more light-hearted, yet no less delicious whisk(e)y issue...that of the high-end whisk(e)y cocktail. With speakeasies, pre-prohibition recipes, DIY infusions and bitters, and specialty ice … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #15

Whisky Roundtable #14

This months Whisky Roundtable is hosted by Joshua and the great Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society. His question tackles an always interesting and mildly controversial topic: the scoring/grading of whiskies. I, for one, see a lot of value in attaching a score but at the same time am well aware and oft frustrated by the … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #14