Tag Archives: blended whisky

New Zealand Man Saved By Whisky After Going Blind On Vodka

“It was good whiskey, yeah,” Duthie told reporters. “I woke up five days later and I could see as soon as I could open my eyes.” Alcohol is not normally credited with improving one’s vision, but in the case of Denis Duthie – a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black literally saved his eyesight. The 65-year-old […]

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Put Your Money On The Dark Horse

ALBERTA PREMIUM DARK HORSE Hints of black licorice, bourbon-like vanilla, bits of ginger, dry fruit, cinnamon, white pepper and oak. A complex arrangement of rye.  Make no mistake, Canadian rye whisky is coming back. Whisky connoisseurs as well as newcomers alike are beating a path to distillery doors. And, if what the folks at Alberta Distillers say […]

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The Rise of Whisk(e)y

Whisk(e)y Grows in Popularity A recent trade report conducted by International Wine and Spirit Research reveals that the rest of America loves whiskey as much as we do. Three out of the five top-selling liquors sold in the United States were whisk(e)y brands. Sadly, the dark liquor that we adore so much didn’t make it to […]

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This pig needs no lipstick.

Pig’s Nose Scotch Whisky My grandfather used to say, “The only part of a pig you can’t use is his squeal.” That coming from a man who lived a simple life, during somewhat simpler times. He appreciated thrift and resourcefulness. He never saw value in fancy or elaborate things. Straight forward and practical were his watchwords. To […]

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SINGLE MALT WHISKY FLAVOR MAP

Chart a course to Single Malt heaven. Single Malt Whisky isn’t complicated; it just needs to be explained in the right way. This flavor map will help you choose a whisky based on taste. Developed by Scotland’s most experienced professionals, this map demonstrates that – when it comes to flavor profiles – all single malts can be […]

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Whyte & Mackay Challenges City Explorers to Find Shackleton Whisky

Hidden across the UK are 10 bottles of Shackleton’s Replica Whisky… You may remember that a few years ago, Whyte & Mackay did a safari hunt promotion, where a member of the Whyte & Mackay team went across Glasgow and London with £500 of whisky in a backpack, giving off clues where he could be […]

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Nothing says “Block Party” like balancing a whisky barrel full of flaming tar on your head.

The Allendale Tar Barrel Festival Villagers called “guisers” carry burning whisky barrels and torches as they take part in the Allendale Tar Barrel festival in Allendale, England. An annual event since the dark ages, locals dress up in a variety of costumes, before carrying whisky barrels containing burning tar on their heads around the village […]

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Lock, Stock, and Two Whisky Barrels.

Ardbeg “Double Barrel” Ardbeg Distillery, one of the most celebrated whisky distilleries in the world, has issued the Ardbeg “Double Barrel”. This ultra-rare single cask bottling truly takes the mix of hunting and whisky in a direction even a vehement NRA hater could support. Each ‘Double Barrel’ comes with two bottles of single cask bottles […]

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What our doctors have to say about our current state of mind.

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“American literature floats on whiskey.”

That’s what a college English professor once said to me. Now that I’m older, and well-read, I can see the truth in that statement. Here are quotes from some personal favorites to prove it:   HUNTER S. THOMPSON [1937-2005] “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” ERNEST […]

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