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05 Nov Posted by admin in General, Scotch | 2 comments

Smart Shopper/Dumb Shopper

Smart Shopper/Dumb Shopper

I saw a funny thing the other day. Or perhaps it was a scary thing: the Bonham’s auction results. I’m not going to beat up on Bonham’s this time, but the high bidders are going to take a hit. Scotch, and more recently, American whiskey prices are climbing for some reasons that are legitimate, and ...

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18 Jun Posted by admin in General | Comments

Bonhams Auction Embraces Datieness

Bonhams Auction Embraces Datieness

Mr. Herz, You recently criticized Bonhams Auction for dating what is likely a 1938 Ardbeg as ‘Circa 1900’. Sir, that was unfair. Modern thinking has evolved quite a bit since you left school, and you clearly have been out of the loop. Think about it: nowadays men can wear a dress and use the women’s ...

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24 Apr Posted by admin in General, Tasting Notes | Comments

Great Buys for New Scotch

Great Buys for New Scotch

One of my quests in life is not only to find great whisky but to find good whisky deals. Of course there are the classics, like the $32 (£20) Laphroaig I get down the street, but there are some new players too. I’ve found three bottles that have piqued my interest in the last few ...

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29 Mar Posted by admin in General, Interview | Comments

Charbay – The American Hop Whiskey

Charbay – The American Hop Whiskey

Perched nearly 2000 feet above Napa, a little distillery nicknamed “Still on the Hill” has been quietly making some of the best whiskey in America. Charbay is a name that doesn’t get tossed around a lot, unless you’re Californian and pay top dollar for quality drinks. It’s run by the Karakasevic family, which is on ...

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29 Nov Posted by admin in General | Comments

Welcome to Full Glass Class!!

Welcome to Full Glass Class!!

Whisky.com has a new blogger.  Me.  Why?  Well, because I opened my big mouth while enjoying a cigar and conversation with the master of Whisky.com, Michael Castello.  After waxing proudly about how I’d like to get on a soap box and lay out my thoughts on whisky, Michael offered me the chance to do just ...

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