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.
I was invited on the Mic’d Anger podcast by Rochester, NY radio DJ Mike Danger this week. You can listen to our conversation about scotch, the blog, and other topics here: http://media.rochesterbuzz.com/a/74552150/mic-d-anger-episode-8-the-scotch-noob.htm.
In an ongoing attempt to make this site pay for itself, I’ve joined a new (more respectable) ad network. Hopefully the impact to my loyal readers will be minimized, but please let me know via the Contact Form or via email at nathan (at) scotchnoob (dot) com if you see any objectionable content in the …