The Whisky Extravaganza Boston 2017

December 31, 2017

Bill: As our loyal (and disloyal) readers know, the Whisky Extravaganza, usually the Boston edition, is perenially our favorite and most beloved event. There’s [...]

The Port Charlotte 8

December 21, 2017

Tasting notes: The Port Charlotte 8 noses like a late 1950s cello made from cherry wood by an existentialist experimentalist French Luthier (named Luthér or Gauthier or [...]

The Craigellachie 23

December 16, 2017

Tasting notes: This redoubtable dram offers an invitation to a spectacular chef’s tasting menu.  First course?  We’re told only that it’s a desserty amuse-bouche.  [...]

The 2017 Oslo Whiskyfestival

December 10, 2017

The first whisky festival I attended in Norway was, appropriately enough, organized and run by a Scot. Chris Maile is from the Isle of Skye, in fact, but he’s lived and [...]

The Jack Daniels Rye

November 24, 2017

Tasting notes: I’m wandering the Great Smokey Mountains and, Hansel and Gretel-like, stumble across a miniature gingerbread cookie house. Is this some escaped Brooklynite [...]
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