Whisky enthusiasts are easy to buy for. Most of us are happy to try a new and unfamiliar scotch, and will be enthused to drain the bottle even if it doesn’t become a new favorite. Here are my top 10 suggestions for giving whisky gifts in 2013.
This unscheduled post is a response to reader Eric’s comments and questions on this week’s post, Older is Not Always Better.
I have good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that the statement “Older is not always better” has proven true in my own experience. Sorry. The good news is that you can take it with a grain of salt
Thoughts on whisky fanaticism and what “too far” looks like, and how to find your way back.
A guest post from Evan Shea at FindTheBest.com. FindTheBest is the data-driven comparison platform that simplifies the complex decision process for scotch lovers and noobs alike. The scotch comparison tool easily and effectively enables you to find and compare 134 different scotches to find the top few that fit your individual likes and preferences.
My visit to Lost Spirits distillery in Salinas, CA, and my first taste of their unusual peated American single malt whiskey.
Thoughts on tasting notes, and how they adversely affect my own tastings.
Thoughts on Tiers of Quality in manufacturing, and how the same concept can be applied to the whisky industry, and how it affects a consumer’s ability to effectively spend his or her money on quality products.
I like to think that the cause of the historically established whisky bubble/bust cycle is twofold. One, the law of supply and demand coupled with the lengthy aging process of whisky. Two, the capriciousness of public opinion and global taste trends.
Around this time of year I get a lot of emails from people asking for gift suggestions. So, I’ve worked up a handy little chart for anyone who wants to gift something “slightly better” than last year’s gift.