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[15 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
A Source of Scottish Pride…and Beyond: The Top 5 Documentaries About Whisk(e)y and Bourbon for Enthusiasts

Todays we take a break from tasting notes, and look at whisky from another point of view: movie documentaries.  This guest post was written by Maria Ramos, Maria is a writer interested in comic books, cycling, and horror films. Her hobbies include cooking, doodling, and finding local shops around the city. She currently lives in Chicago with her two pet …

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[17 Oct 2014 | 36 Comments | ]
Celebrating our 1000th Post with Hankey Bannister–RAFFLE!

I am happy to be celebrating our 1000th post this week, a very important milestone, I had not even dreamed about 5 years ago when i started the blog and posted the “we’re open for business” post. How time flies.
So, after 5 years, countless whiskies tasted (at least a 1000, but many more i’ve not written about), many whisky friends …

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[28 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
The best of 2013

This is the very last weekend of 2013, and It’s time for summing things up. I thought about making my : best whiskies for 2013 before XMAS as a shopping list, but I did not get to it, and thought it was not that necessary. But, 2013 was a great year in terms of whisky at Whisky Israel towers.
1.A great …

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[27 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Arik Einstein RIP

Today I’m not going to publish any notes, just pay my respect to one of Israel’s greatest Singers of all time who passed away last night at the age of 74. For those of you who are not familiar with Mr Einstein’s work, here’s a great post written by an Israeli that pretty much summarizes all. Arik Einstein was not …

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[27 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Today :  Internatinal (World?) Whisky Day , March 27th

Today is the International World Whisky Day, in which we remember MICHAEL JACKSON , the renowned whisky writer, and pioneer who wrote some very influential books on whisky, and sadly died of Parkinson’s disease. As you well know, there has been quite some fuss and discussion in whisky circles after some semi-commercial attempts to use this day for commercial purposes, …

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[2 Jan 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
2012 – The year that was –Whisky Israel (stats)

I know i already posted my top 5 and top 10 drams for last year (yes ,2012), but I thought I’d share a few more details about the blog , and some stats for 2012. First of all let me thank each and everyone of you, readers, whether you stumbled upon the site by mistake, or you have been following …

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[13 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Wishing you all A “Shana Tova” (Happy new Jewish year)

Another year has gone by, with 100’s of new drams, new whisky experiences, and lots and lots of malt.
I would like to thank my fear readers for following Whisky Israel, and sharing my whisky journey.
May the next year be even better with more interesting (Cask Strength, eh?) drams, whisky events, festivals and everything whisky.
It is customary to dip an apple …

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[19 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Whisky Israel goes on summer vacation

As the 500th post is nearing, it’s only fit to take a wee vacation before diving into the 500th celebratory drams. also…
It’s that time of year again. Kids are on vacation, and we’re headed to the north of Israel for a few days of hiking and fun.
Will pack a few wee drams to share with friends while gone , do …

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[17 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Whisky Guy Rob (Rob Gard) features Whisky Israel (and me)

Last week i got a very surprising email from Rob Gard, a writer and lover of whisky, he has been living whisky for the past years, and writing whisky for longer than I have even enjoyed whisky. Rob asked me if i am willing to be interviewed for his blog, which is now being resurrected (after a long time not …

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[6 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Remembering Steve

I know it’s a whisky blog and not a tech blog, However I’d like to dedicate today’s post to a great man who just passed away, prematurely.
Steve jobs changes the way we interact with computers, phones and many devices, and has contributed immensely to the development of new widely available technology. I guess many tech blogs will summarize his vision …