Scotch

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Johnnie Walker Blue LabelThis is one of those spirits that either gets rave reviews or boo's and hisses. Some people think that the price point of Blue Label is a rip off, while others see that it represents something more than… [Continue]

Johnnie Walker Swing

Johnnie Walker SwingThe house of Johnnie Walker has been a mainstay in the scotch market for many years. For good or bad, they have created whisky branding that is easy for the average consumer to identify and define the quality of the spirit in the bottle. Obviously I'm talking about the Red,… [Continue]

Old Unopened Bottles of Whiskey

It seems people are finding lots of old bottles of whisky that are still sealed and are wondering whether they are still good and what the value of the bottle would be. For the most part any bottle of unsealed high proof spirit should be safe, as we’ve seen by the sales of very old scotch whiskies. As for the value of these old bottles it will depend on the type of spirit and the stated age… [Continue]

Scotch & Soda

The Scotch & Soda is a very popular drink for those neophyte imbibers who appreciate the flavour of Scotch, but don't enjoy it enough to drink it neat or on the rocks. Obviously, you can use any type of Scotch you would like, but for most people a blended type like Johnnie Walker Red or Black and Famous Grouse do just fine.

This drinik is also a great way to ease a person to the… [Continue]

Lochan Ora Scotch Liqueur

For the last week I've been fixated on the Olympics. I was thinking of taking a look at the Olympic cocktail, but it is a pretty boring drink and doesn't even come close to be as epic as the Olympics. It's just brandy, triple sec and orange juice. You might as well put Grand Marnier in a glass of OJ. So, I decided to dig through my liquor cabinet and see if there was anything interesting… [Continue]

Balvenie Signature 12 Year Old

The recent upswing in popularity of spirits has had good and bad effects. The good part is that there are many more options for the consumer, with the healthy competition producing gads of new products. The bad part is that to fill the demand many companies have cut back on quality, and put it into marketing. At what point does the marketing overshadow the tradition of a product? To some it might… [Continue]

A Story About Whisky

whiskey ice The subject of whisky is one of those topics that can go on forever. There are magazines and websites dedicated to just one particular whisky region, there are zealots who defend their brand with the same heart one would defend a country. Then there are… [Continue]

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