Opinion

How To Annoy Scotch 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!

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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

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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CNN Starts New Scotch Scare

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The Cable News Giant Started A New Whisky Shortage Scare With Just One Story, But How Accurate Was It? By Richard Thomas On Wednesday I was catching up with my whiskey news feed, whereupon I discovered a torrent of articles about a new Scotch shortage. As I sifted through the pile, I found that the overwhelming majority of the articles ...

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