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The Land of Whisky

The Land of Whisky | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Home to the greatest concentration of distilleries in the world, Scotland is divided into five distinct whisky regions. These are Islay, Speyside, Highland, Lowland and Campbeltown.
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How Space-Aged Whiskey Tastes: Smoked Fruit, Antiseptic, Rubbery Smoke

How Space-Aged Whiskey Tastes: Smoked Fruit, Antiseptic, Rubbery Smoke | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Back in 2011, Ardbeg Distillery, of Islay in Scotland, sent a sample of unmatured malt whiskey into space aboard the International Space Station. Now, the samples have been tested — and here’s how it tastes.
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30 signs you're a whisky connoisseur

30 signs you're a whisky connoisseur | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Erm… What is this ice in my whisky?
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(or a pretentious arsehole)

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A guide to Gaelic names for distilleries - Scotsman Food & Drink

A guide to Gaelic names for distilleries - Scotsman Food & Drink | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
As romantic as the spirit itself, Gaelic is a beautifully poetic language though it can often be impenetrable for those who do not speak it. We have looked at the origins of some of Scotland’s most famous distilleries to discover where their names originated from and what they mean: 1. Cardhu distillery, Moray (Region: Speyside, …
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Bruichladdich Octomore 6.3 and Port Charlotte PC 12 | Malt - Whisky Reviews | Single Malt, Grain and Blends

Bruichladdich Octomore 6.3 and Port Charlotte PC 12 | Malt - Whisky Reviews | Single Malt, Grain and Blends | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Whisky reviews, news & features
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Video: How delicious bourbon whiskey is made

Video: How delicious bourbon whiskey is made | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
I drink bourbon because it's good for you. And because it's delicious. And because it has alcohol. And because it's lovingly made by people who love bourbon just as much as me.
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Scotland loses out as Japanese whisky named best in the world - Telegraph

Scotland loses out as Japanese whisky named best in the world - Telegraph | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
For the first time, not a single Scottish whisky has made it into top five of World Whisky Bible
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Quand un scotch de Kilchoman rencontre un whisky de Chichibu, qu’est-ce qu’ils se racontent? | Slate

Quand un scotch de Kilchoman rencontre un whisky de Chichibu, qu’est-ce qu’ils se racontent? | Slate | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Ce n’est pas la première fois que ces deux-là se rencontrent, mais à chaque rendez-vous le dialogue se prolonge, tant la même philosophie les anime à chaque extrémité du globe: retour aux sources, indépendance, innovation, maturations sans âge, production artisanale mais ambition ...
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Traditional Methods of Whisky Making Return to Islay - - Islay Blog

Traditional Methods of Whisky Making Return to Islay - - Islay Blog | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Islay Weblog with travelogues news events and background information on the Isle of Islay. Stay up to date with all aspects of Islay life
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Work to begin on second Skye distillery

Work to begin on second Skye distillery | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
A LISTED 19th-century farm steading that used to belong to Sir Iain Noble is to become home to a second distillery on the Isle of Skye.
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The English Whisky Company Peated Single Malt Whisky – Review ...

The English Whisky Company Peated Single Malt Whisky – Review ... | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Sincere thanks to RS and Purple Valley Imports for the sample. The story, myth, parable, allegory, or whatever you want to call it, of St. George and the Dragon is quite a popular one as far as stories, myths, parables, and ...
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Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam maker for $16bn - Telegraph

Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam maker for $16bn - Telegraph | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Owner of Teachers and Bowmore whisky takes over Beam spirits group to create third biggest maker of premium spirits
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Tips pour in about huge Pappy Van Winkle bourbon heist after Kentucky cops offer reward

Tips pour in about huge Pappy Van Winkle bourbon heist after Kentucky cops offer reward | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Authorities are taking a fresh look at the October theft of nearly $26,000 worth of one of the world's rarest and most prized bourbon whiskeys after receiving dozens of tips in the investigation.The Franklin County, Ky.
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Les 8 mystères de Jack Daniel’s

Les 8 mystères de Jack Daniel’s | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
On croit tout savoir de ce whiskey mythique, alors que sa légende, l’une des plus belles, s’écrit en une succession d’énigmes. Il était une fois…
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Du whisky envoyé dans l'espace revient après 3 ans, les résultats de dégustation enfin dévoilés

Du whisky envoyé dans l'espace revient après 3 ans, les résultats de dégustation enfin dévoilés | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Quels effets peut avoir l'espace ou l'apesanteur sur une eau-de-vie en vieillissement ? Une expérience qui ouvre de nouveaux horizons...
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Understanding Maturation - Part 1: Know Your Casks

Understanding Maturation - Part 1: Know Your Casks | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
If there is one thing that we all go a bit crazy for, it’s oak matured booze. Even if you’re not a big spirit lover, odds are good you’ve indulged frequently on other such oaked products like balsamic vinegar and Worcestershire or Tabasco sauces. For those who have discovered the world of a well-aged whisky, […]
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The Chemistry of Whisky by Compound Interest

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Available as Posters
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Brian F. Lorge's curator insight, April 5, 2015 5:39 PM
Great poster on the science and chemistry behind the flavors and aromas of whiskeys. There is a more in depth set of info available.
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Annandale distillery to fill its first cask

Annandale distillery to fill its first cask | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
A SCOTTISH distillery which has not produced whisky for nearly 100 years, and for 82 years produced only porridge, is to fill its first cask this week -- thanks to the dream of a professor to see the water of life flow once again in Dumfries-shire.
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Space Whiskey Safely Returned To Earth

Space Whiskey Safely Returned To Earth | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Back in 2011, a group of alcoholics masquerading as scientists managed to somehow persuade their bosses that sending (very small) vials of whiskey to space was a viable 'experiment'.
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Never Forget Where Your Booze Came From With This Lovely Whiskey Chart

Never Forget Where Your Booze Came From With This Lovely Whiskey Chart | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Our friends at Pop Chart Lab love tracing down the tangled, tortuous branches of the family trees connecting some of our favorite things.

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The Best Way to Age Bourbon May Be Putting It Out to Sea

The Best Way to Age Bourbon May Be Putting It Out to Sea | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Bourbon is to Kentucky as rum is to the Caribbean, so what the heck is this distiller doing letting barrels of the stuff age on a ship bound for the Panama canal?
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Film tells story of Scot behind Japanese whisky

Film tells story of Scot behind Japanese whisky | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
IN JAPAN she is considered by many as the mother of the ­domestic whisky industry. But despite being the woman who helped create the country’s own dram, she remains ­little-known in the nation of her birth.
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Les différences entre whisky japonais et écossais - Whisky Japonais

Les différences entre whisky japonais et écossais - Whisky Japonais | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
Savez-vous quelles sont les différences entre le whisky japonais et le whisky écossais ou les autres whiskies ?

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jfpilon's curator insight, January 14, 2014 3:44 PM

Pour vous préparez à la japonification de Beam ;)

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Dozens of cases of 'world's finest Bourbon' stolen from Kentucky distillery

Dozens of cases of 'world's finest Bourbon' stolen from Kentucky distillery | The Wee Drammer Boy | Scoop.it
More than $25,000 worth of one of the world's rarest and most coveted Bourbon whiskeys has disappeared from a Kentucky distillery in what investigators think was an inside job.
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