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Tag Archives: Whisky

Which Would You Rather Drink: Shackleton’s Whisky or a 170 Year Old Beer from a Shipwreck?

Last year, a 170 year old shipwreck was found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, and among the various baubles recovered were a handful of intact bottles of beer.  Finnish researchers recently cracked one open, only to find the bottle had been infiltrated by sea water.  When analyzing the brew, they found malt sugars, […]

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Guest Post: Blended Scotch Whisky Defined

Keith Wood is a Scotch whisky expert who runs the aptly-named site Whisky Emporium.  As we’re more whiskey with an “e” experts around here (you know, the stuff from Kentucky, not the Isle of Islay), Keith pinch hits from time to time when it comes to questions of Scotch.  In this case, Keith schools us […]

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Guest Post: Top 5 Scotch Whiskies for Noobs

As you can see from the name of this site, we like to talk about whiskey with an “e” around here, focusing on the wonders of American distilling.  But some folks are more worldly than us, and their interests in booze stretch far across the Atlantic.  They want to know more about Scotch whisky, or […]

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Shackleton’s Whisky

Over 100 years ago Ernest Shackleton, famed Irish explorer had an expedition to try and reach the south pole.  And just like any good Irishman would do, he made sure that the expedition was well stocked with what else but Whisky and Brandy.  Well as things sometimes happen, he had to abandon his hopes to […]

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