The Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …