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Scotch and Poetry: Burns Night 2014

Burns Night is one of Scotland’s highlights of the year and is the celebration of Scotland’s national poet and favorite Bard, Robert “Rabbie” Burns. Celebrated on January 25, Burns’ birthday, the night includes celebrations of Burns’ poetry, the Address to the Haggis (one of Burns’ most famous poems), the traditional dinner of haggis neeps & tatties (turnips & potatoes), various festivities, and […]

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DGT 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re reading this then you’re probably searching for some gift ideas for that special whisky aficionado in your life, or perhaps you’re simply looking for a gift for your boss or business partner. You may even be looking for great gift ideas for yourself. Hey, we all deserve a nice treat every now and […]

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Whisky Pairings: Chocolate

Chocolate is no doubt one of those foods that pair very well with whisky. The fun part is trying to match a particular chocolate to a particular dram. A recent pairing I thoroughly enjoyed was Old Pulteney 12 Year and Madecasse Sea Salt & Nibs – Delicious. To enjoy a good dram with a bit of chocolate, […]

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Maker’s Mark Looks to ‘Barrel Rinsing’ to Increase Production

Like the majority of whisky producers today, Maker’s Mark simply does not have the supply to keep up with increasing demand. The problem for distilleries/producers is that whisky cannot be created over the course of a few days, weeks, or months, although some have tried (and failed in my opinion). Whether it is a few […]

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New Malting Floors Coming to Ardbeg?

Well maybe… I’ve said this quite a few times and I’ll say it a thousand more, the Ardbeg ‘Ten’ is an amazing whisky, but unfortunately it gets passed by nowadays mostly due to its highly marketed and collectible siblings. The 10 year old expression is packed full of flavor, complexity, balance, and depth, and for […]

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