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Monday 04 April, 2016

The Future Belongs To Blended Scotch Whisky. There I said it.

For the past 50 years or so since William Grant introduced Glenfiddich, the first marketed single malt Scotch whisky, “single malts” have dominated the dialogue about serious whisky appreciation worldwide, not-so-subtly pushing blended whiskies to a second-class category that has not always been warranted. But, owing probably to the popularity and thus growing scarcity of […]

Sofie and Matilda
Saturday 10 August, 2013

Goose Island Spreads Its Wings

Is there any serious beer fan who doesn’t know Goose Island? The Chicago craft brewer celebrated its 25th anniversary this Spring, and while the beers haven’t been available nationwide until more recently, their reputation for passion and quality certainly preceded them. To celebrate the anniversary and concurrent expanded distribution, Goose Island has been hosting a […]