I don’t normally post recommendations for whiskey stones (or orbs, cubes, stainless steel widgets, etc.) because I don’t think chilling whiskey that you intend to sip neat is a good idea, unless you’re going for an “on the rocks” drink, in which case the melt water is actually a positive part of the experience. That …
Reader Gordon contacted me earlier this year to get my feedback on a series of videos that he had put together with his drinking buddy Johnathan. Gordon does an endearing, rambling style of video whisky review that makes me feel like I’m sitting around the firepit with him, chatting about our favorite subject over a dram. His perspective is refreshing and the videos are artfully composed. … I highly recommend checking out their channel and giving them a “Subscribe” to show a little support if you like their content.
I was contacted recently by the owner of a new “box” subscription company, HWis-KEE Box. Try typing that three times fast. These box subscriptions have been all the rage lately, with boxes containing a curated assortment of everything from junk food to vegetables, clothing, themed merchandise, personal hygiene products and now (at last!), stuff to help you drink your whisky.
A quick note for my readers: You may want to check out this new Kickstarter: www.tudorice.com/kickstarter. The concept is simple but interesting; Individually-packaged highly-purified water that can be used by bars or restaurants (or at home) to freeze large single-serving ice cubes for cocktails or for whisky “on the rocks“.
On Thursday 9/24 at 8 PM Local time in Islay (That’s 12 noon Pacific US time), Laphroaig will be live-streaming Laphroaig Live 2015! They are celebrating the 200th year anniversary of the distillery, so it’s sure to be quite a show, including an attempt at a world record for the largest simultaneous toast. Be sure to come back here or visit…
I don’t normally post PR press releases, but this one tickled me. Also, they send me whisky to review, and I like that. The TL;DR version is: order a drink with Angel’s Envy in it, snap a picture, and post it somewhere with the #AE4THETREES hashtag, and they’ll plant an oak tree.
Some upcoming tasting events in the California Bay Area, Feb 2014.
In March, The Wynn Casino in Las Vegas will hold the third 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.
If you love scotch, I urge you to both sign this petition AND tell anyone you know who likes scotch to sign it too.
Another great deal from K&L, posted today. Auchentoshan Classic is a great value, and an inexpensive way to enjoy subtle, lightly-flavored single malt. It’s also one of the few Lowlanders left. For now, grab it at K&L for only $24, normally it’s $30. I’ve never had the Bowmore Legend, but I hear good things about …