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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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[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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[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 …

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[7 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Whisky Round Table #24 – What makes for a positive distillery tour experience?

This month’s whisky RT hosted by Peter from “the casks” blog deals with distillery tours and what makes them fun enjoyable and memorable. the question was  :
What makes for a positive distillery tour experience? How much of a role does the visitor centre play in the experience? The access to the facility? The distillery manager or tour guide?
Having just …

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[9 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Whisky Round Table–May 2012 edition – Is Age Wasted on the Old?

It’s time for this month’s Round table, and are host for this month is Mike C, from the Whisky Party blog. This month the format is changed, and the fellow knights are commenting below the post, this gives you also the possibility to join in the discussion , cool.
This month’s question is related to the old and great whisky:
The Parting …

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[3 Apr 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Whisky Round Table April 2012 : Multiple Aging locations

This month I am happy to be hosting the Round table, and I’ve chosen a question that really interests, me also one I’ve been asked on many occasions by fellow whisky enthusiasts:
Multiple aging locations – do they add complexity, and enhance the spirit, or are they only PR stunts?
"Lately we’ve seen a few examples of distilleries aging their whisky in …