There will be no post this week, as it’s my birthday and I’m going to spend it drinking whisky instead of analyzing it. I’m not going to go off on a riff about how sometimes you need to forget the scores and drama and what’s on the label and just enjoy your whisky, because I …
A quick little mid-week diversion: The folks at Invaluable have put together a fun whisky infographic for beginners, along with a coherent introduction (of sorts) to whisky for my fellow noobs out there. I was happy to provide them some feedback and correct a few errors, and so they credited me as a contributor. Here’s a peek at the infographic, click on it for more.
This special edition of the Scotch Noob is brought to you by Tom at Tom’s Foolery, who asked that I take another look at his bourbon (which I kinda panned), with two things in mind: First, that I make sure the bottle has been open to oxidize a little bit (it has, at 75% full for a few weeks), and second that I compare it to Wyoming Whisky.
… So many distilleries and expressions to try, so much innovation yet to occur and innovative products yet to be released, and so many chances to re-learn how truly little I know about our favorite drink. Perhaps that’s what originally tempted me to the world of whisky, and what keeps me captivated still: The vast breadth and inexhaustible depth of the possibility space that is whisky. …
This is a a proprietary blended scotch, exclusive to Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, FL, which was blended for them by Compass Box. Similar to Compass Box’s Hedonism, this is a blend of old (very old) grain whiskies: 5 casks of 40 year-old Strathclyde and Girvan were used.
Well, I’ve been nominated by the board from the International Whisky Competition as one of the 25 best whisky bloggers!
Well, after four and a half years of using the same theme that I launched with, I’ve finally entered the modern era. I present: The New Scotch Noob dot com! It really shouldn’t look too different, as I wanted to keep my basic look-and-feel, but the site has a lot more bells and whistles, and is (finally) mobile device friendly! Pull up scotchnoob.com on your mobile phone or tablet and you should have a much better experience than before.
Hello all, after suffering through the holiday season with a very slow site, I’ve now finally gotten set up on a new host with better stats and some extra space. I’ve also changed the way I display my shelf: I’m loading up my profile page from Whisky Base, a pretty cool whisky database site. Check …
Happy Holidays 2013 from the Scotch Noob!
here’s a little email exchange I had with David Driscoll, Spirits Buyer for K&L Wine Merchants and frequent source of inspiration for the things I write in this space.