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Tuesday 07 March, 2017

Discover a New Irish Whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day: West Cork reviewed

Ah yes, St. Patrick’s Day: the one day of the year when everyone eats Kosher-style corned beef (telling each other it’s Irish) and drinks the one Irish whiskey they’ve heard of: Jameson’s. Not that there’s anything wrong with Jamie (I’ve sung it’s praises before), but the Irish Whiskey industry has been exploding in the last […]

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 […]

Sunday 15 April, 2012

Scotch Education

You can learn important things from a spirits ambassador. Especially if it’s Mitch Bechard, official US Ambassador for Glenfiddich (which is pronounced Glen-Fiddick, by the by) Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Scotchy Scotchy Scotch Scotch. For example, after running into Mitch on the Vegas Strip a few nights ago, and repairing to the Cosmopolitan’s Chandelier bar […]