The Whisky Buzz

Blends or Single malts?

If you look back 150 years or so, whisky was just whisky. People took any grain source at hand and mixed it with water and yeast to make an alcoholic sludge that was put thought a primitive still and then consumed - immediately. Technology, powered by the Industrial Revolution, gradually intervened to allow more advanced … Continue reading Blends or Single malts?

A Different Kind of St. Patrick’s Day

I don't generally celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Probably because I'm of Scottish descent. But I have loads of friends who do. With all that's going on in the world right now, St. Patrick's Day celebrations are on hold as we work through the world pandemic crisis. But that doesn't mean that we can't celebrate - … Continue reading A Different Kind of St. Patrick’s Day

Sláinte! Here’s to Irish Whiskey.

The Irish have pretty much mastered the art of whiskey making. And whiskey drinking. They have a unique style and a unique language that describes their products and their consumption. Toasts. Lots and lots of toasts and sayings. "What butter or whiskey cannot cure, cannot be cured." "Love makes the world go around. Whiskey makes … Continue reading Sláinte! Here’s to Irish Whiskey.

When things go a-rye. A Canadian legacy

For more than 200 years (longer than it has been a country), Canada has been producing whisky. So how did it all get started? By a beer maker, of course.In 1801, John Molson (Go Habs Go!) bought a used rum still and started distilling a mash made from wheat. The resulting product didn't go over … Continue reading When things go a-rye. A Canadian legacy

Bourbon – Whiskey American Style

Ahh, Bourbon. The American version of whiskey (with an e), with its unique taste and its American style. Crazy names, crazy bottles and endless hype. A Vegas version of its Scottish cousin. So what makes bourbon unique? Well, everything, quite frankly. Bourbon tends to have a love it or hate it type of response. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Bourbon – Whiskey American Style

Best wishes in the new year

I hope that everyone has a happy and prosperous New Year. 2020 promises to be filled with exciting challenges and opportunities. But don't forget to spoil yourself from time to time with a fine dram of whisky. My favorite of 2019 comes from Mortlach, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Known as the Beast … Continue reading Best wishes in the new year

Happy Holidays from Whiskylove

It's snowing outside, so it looks like we're in store for a white Christmas. Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season. Take a minute to celebrate by the fire with a smooth dram, like this fabulous Bunnahabhain 18 from the island of Islay. It'll warm you up and give your tastebuds a treat.Stay … Continue reading Happy Holidays from Whiskylove