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Some Thoughts About Ardbeg

Some Thoughts About Ardbeg

Though I'm loathe to kick off an article by invoking the 19th century, nonetheless, observe a few things that Alfred Barnard took occasion to mention during his visit to Ardbeg in the 1880s...
"It’s about learning how to get close to the fire" A Tour of Laws Whiskey House

“It’s about learning how to get close to the fire”
A Tour of Laws Whiskey House

A family trip took me to Denver, Colorado. So, let’s go to Stranahan’s, yeah?

No, actually. A quick pre-flight chat with my friendly neighbourhood bourbon aficionado brought Laws Whiskey House to my attention. It’s a small distillery, established in 2009, ...
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What makes for a good master class?

What makes for a good master class?

For those of you who have been to a whisky master class, you’ll know that beverage alcohol can be either elevated, or made tortuous by verbal presentation alone. So after attending a healthy round of master classes at the impeccably ...
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Favourites of 2015

Here are some of my favourite whiskies from 2015.

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Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach Batch 1 (extra fine)
A whisky that showed up on a lot of radars this year. Delicious, heavily peated Bunnahabhain liquid, matured in Bourbon casks. Well ...
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