Whisky Roundtable #13

Coming full circle, one year later, this month the Whisky Roundtable returns to its founder, Jason, of Guid Scotch Drink. Appropriately, his question to all of us is a bit of a barn burner: In February of 2010 John Hansell, Malt Advocate Magazine, named whisky bloggers his Whisky Pioneers of the Year.  At that time … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #13

Whisky Roundtable #12

This month's Whisky Roundtable comes all the way from Japan, from Chris Bunting, the mind behind Nonjatta, a fantastic site devoted to Japanese whisky. We need more of these fantastic Japanese whiskies here in the states, Nonjatta is a great site to visit if you want to drool enviously all over your keyboard. Here are … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #12

Whisky Roundtable #11

A new month, a new Whisky Roundtable, this time hosted by Gal from Whisky Israel and concerning the exotic world of single cask bottlings...a world I clearly need to visit more often. Here's the question(s): The Single Cask. A distinct point in time, A unique combination, of a cask, maturation climate, location, and magic. the … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #11

Whisky Roundtable #10

March has come in like a lion, whatever that means. Here in San Francisco, March 1st was kinda gray, no real rain, high 40's...so, it came it more like maybe a wet ferret, but who cares. A new month means a new Whisky Roundtable, this time hosted by the far-too-serious men of the Edinburgh Whisky … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #10

Whisky Roundtable #9

Well, that month went by in a hurry. For this month's Roundtable, Karen & Matt from Whisky For Everyone threw us a little curve-ball. Instead of gathering our fascinating and diverse views on Lyne Arm length and a diameter, they asked us to divulge our "dirty little whisky secrets". They wanted to know which run-of-the-mill, … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #9

Whisky Roundtable #8

Ringing in the new year with a great Whisky Roundtable, this month's hosts, Mike, Mike & Dan from Whisky Party have asked an excellent and wide-reaching question about the state of American Whiskey and its influence on the greater whisky world. It's an exciting time for American distillers so this is sure to be an … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #8

Whisky Roundtable #7

Another month, another Whisky Roundtable discussion. This month, the hosts are Neil & Joel from Cask Strength, and the question put before us has to do with big holiday sales on whisky and its impact on the industry and consumer. Sounds heady, does it not? Here's the question: The festive season sees the big players … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #7

Whisky Roundtable #6

The Roundtable has reconvened for another month, this time around our host was the esteemed Mark Connelly of the WhiskyWhiskyWhisky Forum and the excellent Glasgow's Whisky (And Ale) Blog. Mark is also the driving force behind the new Glasgow's Whisky Festival which happens soon on November 13! As I'm sure putting on an event like this is … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #6

Whisky Roundtable #5

The fifth installment of the Whisky Roundtable has arrived.  This month, Keith of Whisky Emporium is our host (and an excellent host at that, everything looks great, Keith!) and the question has to do with the interesting issue of bottle aging: I know that officially the ageing or maturation of whisky is defined as the … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #5

Whisky Roundtable #4

A new month is here, and in San Francisco, the coming of September means that Summer has finally begun! More importantly, a new month brings us a new Whisky Roundtable!  Every month, 12 esteemed (or at least, me and 11 esteemed) whisky writers  get together to weigh in on a question of weighty whisky importance. … Continue reading Whisky Roundtable #4