Archive for: Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: SIA Scotch Whisky

George’s Rants and Raves: SIA Scotch Whisky

Well waddya know, high tech finally not only meets low tech but they date, get married and run off together and have thousands of babies.  In this particular case...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Magnus Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky

George’s Rants and Raves: Magnus Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Vikings seem to have recently captured our imaginations as exhibited by the popular TV series. Now, here’s a true Viking tale! Over 220 years ago the Vikings settled...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Speyburn Bradan Orach Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Speyburn Bradan Orach Scotch

I guess that if you’ve whipped up a new scotch whiskey and you’re sitting around the distillery endlessly sampling it and tossing around names for this as yet...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Laphroaig Lore Scotch Whisky

George’s Rants and Raves: Laphroaig Lore Scotch Whisky

Laphroaig is not French for “the frog” but Scottish for “the beautiful hollow by the broad bay.” And the word Lore means the passing of a skill or tradition...

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Special Scotches for Father’s Day

Special Scotches for Father’s Day

If you’re still trying to figure out what to get dad for this Father’s Day, the answer might be easier than you think.  Yeah, you could buy him a...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Dewar’s White Label Scratched Cask Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Dewar’s White Label Scratched Cask Scotch

Where in the world would we be without the oak barrel? Well, for one thing, we wouldn’t be enjoying any of those brown colored spirits like Bourbon, Scotch or...

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George’s Rants & Raves: The Macallan 12 year old single malt Scotch Whisky

George’s Rants & Raves: The Macallan 12 year old single malt Scotch Whisky

With over 2,500 brands of Scotch Whisky being produced by about 125 distilleries, things can get a might confusing when attempting to discuss Scotch Whisky. And...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Auchentoshan American Oak & Three Wood Scotch Whisky

George’s Rants and Raves: Auchentoshan American Oak & Three Wood Scotch Whisky

Boy oh boy, the holidays can sure be a major distraction or a welcome change of pace from the everyday humdrum routines. I think it just might be a combination of...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Balblair 2002 Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Balblair 2002 Scotch

Wassup with these Scottish folk? They must be getting awful darned bored sitting around up there on their windswept islands drinking their Scotches, getting a decent...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Dewar’s Highlander Honey

George’s Rants and Raves: Dewar’s Highlander Honey

Honestly now, what is it with all these convoluted flavorings that are appearing in nearly every spirit distilled today?  Bourbon has gone sweet.  Vodka comes...

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