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[16 Feb 2014 | 23 Comments | ]
NAS & Travel Retail – The Truth–Guest post

The NAS issue is still causing a stir. I was contacted last week by an industry insider who read the posts (mine,Lukasz’s, Billy’s) and wanted to shed more light on what’s going on in the Travel Retail market, and Why we’re seeing more and more NAS expressions (overpriced and young) there. My source (let’s call him James) wanted to share …

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[14 Feb 2014 | 12 Comments | ]
Will NAS Kill us all?

There has been quite a debate in the last few days following Lukasz’s excellent post regarding NAS (Read it before continuing)  and Billy’s answer to that (read Billy’s post here), and since NAS has been quite the issue for the last few months, I felt I should put my 2 cents worth of ideas here too.
Those of you who follow …

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[18 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Blend>Malt ?

That’s not really a math question, but rather a subject I was deliberating with myself. It all started a few days ago, while i was in the NL, and a friend of mine posted a picture of two whiskies on Facebook and tagged me, so I can help his brother decide whether to buy a Glenrothes Rubur reserve or a …

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[26 Mar 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
Passover 2013 or a week without drams???

Not a regular post today, but rather a wee post about a Jewish holiday I am not sure everyone is aware of. It all started yesterday. Millions of Jews, are going to stop eating bread,cakes, and everything made from ordinary flour and fermented flour, and yeast. Yes, No beer, no Whisky (OMG) and nothing of the like for a week. …

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[10 Mar 2013 | 7 Comments | ]
Things I would like to see on the whisky scene

It has been too long since I complained about what’s going on in the whisky scene, and i think as 2013 is already in it’s 2nd Quarter it’s time to put it down. So, what do I want to see in the whisky scene, for the next few months. I am not sure the whisky industry will agree, but I …

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[17 Jan 2013 | 16 Comments | ]
Whisky Idiocy or International Scotch Whisky Shipping Regulations 2013

Sometimes It seems that every single Authority out there is trying to make whisky drinkers feel bad. be it taxation , customs, silly regulations (750ml bottles in the USA!?). joy.
The latest bit of idiocy is happening as we speak and is changing the reality of online whisky shops, and making the life of whisky lovers worldwide a little (or a …

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[30 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Top 10 drams for 2012  (that do not require selling an organ)

I’ve gotten quite a few requests after posing my earlier post summing 2012, about posting a “mere mortals” version, or an under $150 / not requiring sale of organs / etc. version, and I although I did not mean to post a buyer’s guide or best of 2012 buys, I hear you friends and blog readers, and as they say …

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[30 Dec 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Summing up 2012  – My whisky year top 5

Yes, i am not very unique and I guess you will see a lot of those “best of  2012” , so here is mine. You did not have to suffer through “my Xmas shopping list or 12 drams of Xmas” so, this is acceptable, right?
OK, this year was a year full of amazing drams, and it’s really hard to choose …

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[24 Sep 2012 | 9 Comments | ]
Should we be Selling our empty whisky bottles ??? (hint: NO)

I was not planning on writing this post, but a conversation on both twitter and on Facebook on the same day triggered this quick post.
A few whisky friends (@_MosStef_ , @sjoerd972 , and Gert Jan on FB ) were posting links to EMPTY whisky bottles (Ardbeg for example) being sold for around 40 EUR on eBay, and we all agreed …

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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 …