Who wouldn't want to hang out and sample some of the finest Scotches? Via LAist.
This single malt whisky is made from type two diabetics' urine, who excrete more sugar than healthier people. The Gilpins are trying to make a statement about the environment, resources, and other worthy causes, but I can't get past the urine.
So Kottke found some old whisky at his wife's grandparents' place. I'm loving the bottle and the font. It's probably not good to drink anymore, though...
The Whisky Trail is a new, gorgeous photograph-heavy book showcasing the distilleries of Scotland and the culture of whisky. This book comes in a gorgeous wooden case that's laser-cut and made out of the same casks that whisky is aged in.
For 10 days, Director of Malts (awesome title) Ken Grier will traveling with photographer legend Albert Watson, taking pictures, conducting interviews, and exploring. Sounds like a great gig to me!
Since Sean mentioned he liked Laphroaig, I thought I'd find a video.
What better way to start off a blog about Scotch whiskies than to write about our first impressions of some of our favorites? These notes are from a Scotch tasting party we threw a while back. It was fairly simple: we made meat, we asked people to bring individual bottles, and we drank. And drank.
This is a new bar opening in our neck of the woods in Silver Lake. The Thirsty Crow is whisky and bourbon-centric, meaning that there will be no pansy ass vodka cocktails. Check out the menu, which includes a good selection of whiskies from the Highlands and Islay, and even a few Johnny Walkers.
I wish this site wasn't so full of Flash annoyances. This new whisky is actually a triple-malt that's aged in Bourbon casks. It's made for cocktails. Sounds pretty cool, doesn't it? Anyone seen it or give it a try? What do you think of it?
I have a very similar map on my wall at home, but this map links to info on each distillery. Awesome!
This blog is dedicated to the news and information about single malts. Enjoy!
This blog is dedicated to the world of Japanese single malts. We tried one once, I think it was a Yamazaki 10 year, and were a little underwhelmed. Course, the world of single malts, even in Japan, is bigger than a single batch. Looking forward to trying more!
This is the exterior of the castle in front of Balvenie distillery. You can visit the castle for a small fee, but tours of the distillery are by appointment only.