Opinion

Bad Whiskey Writing IX

By Richard Thomas Every time I pen a new chapter on whiskey writing on the web that should be professional, but sadly misses that mark, I hope it will be longer than four or five months before I have enough material to justify returning to the subject. Alas, I was again disappointed. Chapter 8 was in February, and just barely ...

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How To Annoy Scotch Snobs

Angry whisky snobs

By Richard Thomas If you are a whisk(e)y enthusiast of any stripe, and have been for any substantial length of time, you’ve already encountered at least one Scotch snob. Perhaps it was virtually, in a whisky forum, or perhaps it was in the flesh at a bar or a convention. However it happened, you already know, dear reader, exactly what ...

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Can’t Tell Bourbon From Rye? Baloney!

Denver and Liely Whisky Glass

Don’t Believe Everything You Read, Especially About Statistics By Richard Thomas Although the business press was abuzz last week about Brown-Forman’s surprise acquisition of BenRiach and bourbon forums boiled that former Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge might have been pushed out of his job, in the wider (and softer) mainstream media the major whiskey story was how people can’t ...

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Jessica Jones: Soaked In Whiskey

Jessica Jones takes a swig of Heaven Hill

By Richard Thomas Last month I finally got the opportunity to catch up with the Netflix and Marvel superhero show Jessica Jones, thereby feeding my superhero entertainment craving. Much to my surprise and amusement, I discovered the show is literally soaked in whiskey. Jessica Jones is the dark and stylish interpretation of the Marvel comic character, a minor superhero turned ...

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