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January 8, 2020

Rupert Patrick, great-great-grandson of James Eadie, is responsible for the resurrection of a whisky brand his ancestor established more than a century and a half ago. At that time a large St. Andrews Cross was depicted on the label, in reference to the street where dr...

December 5, 2019

Jazz was born in a whiskey barrel

Jazz was born in a whisky barrel — so said jazz clarinetist Artie Shaw. When scrutinizing whisky and jazz some interesting comparisons may be made. Both were crafted under the suppression of a neighboring majority that looked down upon...

November 6, 2019

The Netherlands is considered a mature whisky country by various whisky producers and importers. Hans and Becky tour the “low country” and show us a few reasons why. — Ed.

Picture a country of about 13,000 square miles, densely populated with 17 million inhabitants. For...

October 2, 2019

During their summer vacation in Germany, our intrepid Whisky Couple experiences an unexpected whisky surprise. Here’s their story, with a Scottish twist at the end.

Since we spend a good deal of time sitting at airports and in airplanes, we prefer to take our annual vac...

September 9, 2019

There are many ways to increase your knowledge about our favorite drink. One of them is reading books. Others are visiting whisky festivals, becoming a member of a whisky club, attending whisky tastings — or doing all of the above.

However, if you want to take it to a m...

June 5, 2019

If there is one island in the world that can claim the title “Whisky Island,” it is Islay, off the southwest coast of Scotland. Measuring 600 square kilometers with a stunning 130-mile long coastline, Islay is home to roughly 3,250 inhabitants proudly calling themselve...

April 3, 2019

The word clan is as interwoven with Scottish history as the tartan is woven in a kilt. On the surface that might not seem entirely just, or at least incomplete, since clanning appeared in many forms and in many countries in a “tribal” sense. The etymology of the word h...

March 6, 2019

The year 1987 marked the end of a monopoly in the Irish whiskey industry. For decades Irish Distillers (ID, currently owned by Pernod Ricard) had dominated production of Irish whiskey. Then that monopoly was broken by an Irish businessman named John Teeling.

During his...

February 6, 2019

In 1896, Matthew Gloag & Son (originally founded in 1800) introduced a blended Scotch simply named “The Grouse.” After many decades of covey rises, it became known as Famous Grouse and became a favorite tipple of the happy hunter. The brand is steeped in tradition. The...

January 9, 2019

The whiskey world has many interesting characters, not limited to the ones of bygone years and centuries. Time to meet a contemporary distiller “at arms” up-close and personal:  Mr. Andrew Lang, owner and operator of Leatherwood Distillery.

Andrew started brewing wine a...

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Charleston’s beacon by the sea

October 2, 2019

Both long-term residents and newcomers may readily see see the unrelenting change in coastal landscape. Some is gradual; some is swift and dramatic. I...

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