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Category Archives: Whisky

Reactions to The Art of American Whiskey by Noah Rothbaum

25-Jun-16

The Art of American Whiskey: A Visual History of the Nation’s Most Storied Spirit, Through 100 Iconic Labels by Noah Rothbaum Charming and well-made book suitable for a gift or the smallest room in the house. The many whiskey labels are tons of fun, especially the older ones (though a little more context on individual […]

Reactions to Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Almagoozium to the Zombie and Beyond by Ted Haigh

20-Jan-16

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie by Ted Haigh My rating: 5 of 5 stars A brilliant and beautiful book. Many cocktail books try to live at the intersection of recipe/reference, attractive to look at, and readable all the way through – Haigh’s is one of the very few to […]

Reactions to Whisky Tales by Charles MacLean

06-Mar-15

Charles MacLean’s Whisky Tales by Charles MacLean My rating: 4 of 5 stars The perfect bathroom book for the Scotch whisky aficionado. A collection of (usually very) short pieces on Scotch, covering the gamut of flavors, styles, specific distilleries, advertising, personalities, and science. MacLean is justifiably one of the greats of modern whisky writing, combining […]

Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach

02-Feb-15

Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach is the new heavily peated single malt Scotch from my favorite underrated distillery. Sadly, it’s all heavy peat and no discernible Bunnahabain.

Reactions to “The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste. The True Story of A. H. Hirsch Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Distilled In The Spring Of 1974.” by Charles Cowdery

09-Sep-14

The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste. The True Story Of A. H. Hirsch Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Distilled In The Spring Of 1974. by Charles Cowdery My rating: 5 of 5 stars Purely for the enthusiast – in fact the very focused enthusiast interested in this particular expression of this particular bourbon whiskey. Chuck Cowdery […]

Good summary of what makes Bourbon Bourbon

27-Apr-10

David Driscoll, the spirits buyer at K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, just posted a good list of “Quick Facts” about Bourbon Whiskey, along with brief profiles of a few distilleries. It’s not a comprehensive overview or introduction – he doesn’t claim it is – but it’s worth bookmarking as a reference. I’ve conducted several […]