At-Cost Pours in Redwood City!

If you live anywhere near Redwood City, CA, head over to Martins West Gastropub every Tuesday evening for at-cost pours of celebrated whiskies with David Driscoll from K&L Wines (my favorite local whisky retailer!). He’s doing $3 pours of Glendfiddich’s limited-release Snow Phoenix this coming Tuesday (February 1st at 6:00 PM). Original event posting is […]

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The Whisky Shelf: Covering the Bases

When your liquor cabinet is bursting at the seams, maybe consider winnowing your bottle count down by “covering the bases” of all the major types of malt whisky, and keeping just one bottle in each category: Peated, Sherried, Lowlander, Wine Finish, Talisker (Skye), Cask Strength, Heathery, World (Irish).

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Now on Twitter!

That’s right! For what it’s worth, ScotchNoob.com is now on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ScotchNoob/. Feel free to follow me or drop me a Mention at @ScotchNoob

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Loch Dhu (10 year)

Wow. This is a train-wreck of epic proportions, and it’s a wonder the company ever put it in a bottle. It’s intriguingly bad, like the nasal equivalent of a horrible traffic accident – you can’t help rubbernecking to look for body parts…

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Ralfy’s Springbank Distillery Tour

In case anyone’s missed it, Ralfy over at ralfy.com is doing a fascinating handheld-cam tour of the Springbank Distillery in the Campbeltown area of Scotland in several parts. Check this link to catch up. I’ve already learned several things: That Longrow, Hazelburn, and Springbank single-malts are all owned by (and distilled at) the Springbank Distillery. […]

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The Balvenie (12 year) DoubleWood

This 12 year-old expression from The Balvenie is aged in first- or second-fill bourbon casks, with up to a further year in first-fill oloroso sherry casks. It stands on its own as a beautiful example of what quality Speyside whisky and careful oak aging can do, and with a fantastic price point.

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Mecca.

The first “Nth Ultimate Whisky Experience” show will be held at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, this year: March 18th & 19th. Exhibitors will be the biggest names in Scottish and World Whiskies. That $525 ticket (cheaper if you buy online and early) buys you tastings, master classes, dinner reception, cigar samples, and a […]

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Another Reason to Drink Scotch!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/17/whisky-biobuel-scotland As if you needed another reason to drink Scotch, scientists in Scotland have discovered a way to use pot ale and spent grains from the production of whisky to make a butanol-based biofuel alternative to gasoline. Apparently this fuel can be used in traditional gasoline engines without modification. Cool stuff, and yet another reason […]

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The Dalmore (12 year)

Major sherry with citrus overtones. Orange peel and orange liqueur notes. Overall impression is of candied orange mixed with heavy sherry.

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