Issue #3 of connosr’s World Whisky Review.
A Kickstarter.com project, Bourbon Hunters, has 17 days left to raise almost $22,000 to make a pilot about a topic dear to all of our hearts: whiskey. Specifically, bourbon made in Kentucky.
Joshua Hatton and Jason Johnstone-Yellin, proprietors of the respected whisky blogs  and , respectively, have just announced a new venture. Similar to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society [link], the Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society (JSMWS) will provide paying members with access to exclusive single-cask bottlings of natural (no added coloring), un-chill-filtered, cask-strength scotches, selected by the founders.
In March, The Wynn Casino in Las Vegas will hold the second annual Universal Whisky Experience show. Last year’s show made a big splash in the media for its over-the-top budget, ridiculously pricy pours, and matching ticket price. This year is no different.
Compass Box releases the “Last Vatted Malt” before UK law changes the name of the category to “Blended Malt Scotch Whisky”. Also, Connosr releases a new online magazine which focuses on whisky production worldwide, edited by Dominic Roskrow.
Despite the restrictions, it was a pleasant tasting of something I wouldn’t have otherwise gotten a chance to try. With some luck and if the tastings become popular, I can see them attracting larger distributors with even better whisky. I will certainly be back for future Wednesdays!
Link to an article about a researcher who is deconstructing Scotch whiskies using a fractionating vacuum evaporator.
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 …
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 …
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 …