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4000 Miles Later…

18 May

I came home today and found a  long awaited package sitting on the doorstep.  My winnings from the recent birthday contest had successfully made the long 4000 mile journey from London to Minneapolis.  The team over there are incredibly generous, including not only the promised 20cl bottle of Talisker 10yr but a bottle of Jura Prophecy, two crystal Auchentoshen tumblers and some great distillery pins as well!  It’s really unfortunate that you can’t find the 20cl bottles in the U.S. as they are the perfect size for 2-3 glasses allowing you to taste a whisky without having to drop a lot of bills for a giant 750ml bottle.

In any case you can bet I will be looking to review these two great whiskeys within the next couple weeks so stop in again soon to check them out.

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And the winner is…

26 Apr

A couple weeks ago around Easter, the team over at celebrated their second anniversary.  Their hard work over the years has created a website and blog with a wealth of information for beginning whisky drinkers.  I visit the site on a weekly basis and am always pleasantly surprised by the quality of their research and articles.  Definitely one for the favorites list.

That being said, the team was hosting a competition in honor of their anniversary and had asked their readers to submit ideas for a blog article or ongoing series.  The submissions would be judged by the staff at The Whisky Shop in London and the winner would receive a box full of goodies including a bottle of Talisker 10yr and a sample of whisky from their upcoming “Mystery Malt” series.  I quickly posted my desire to see an article on hosting a whisky tasting party for family and friends.  After all, we cant let the oenophiles have all the fun!

To my surprise, I just received word that the judges had unanimously chosen my idea for their new article!  I am very excited to have contributed something to this wonderful website and knowledge base; the prizes dont hurt either!  Once Eyjafjallajokull stops spitting ash across Europe the bottles should find their way to my doorstep and given some time to a review for you to enjoy.

Until then, slainte!

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