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A Man, His Passion, and a Vespa: The Recipe for a Whisky Odyssey

Imagine that you're on vacation, sipping a glass of your favorite whisky while relaxing outside of your hotel on the Scottish isle of Jura. Suddenly, a man arrives on a Vespa loaded up with camping equipment and painting supplies. Intrigued, you strike up a conversation and learn that his name is Ben Birdsall, and that he has just arrived from Switzerland to travel the Scottish Highlands and Isles, hopping from distillery to distillery along the way."Are you an alcoholic?" You ask. "No," He replies. "Are you wanted by the police?" asks a friend. Birdsall retorts: "Not yet."

Call for Nominations: 2017 International Drammie Awards

At the beginning of every year, ForWhisk(e)yLovers sends out a "Call for Nominations" to our e-mail subscribers, members of our Whikey Explorers Club and the general whisk(e)y-consuming public for our annual Drammie Awards: The Voice of the Whisk(e)y Enthusiast... the "People's Choice Awards" of the whisk(e)y industry.

Need to Age your Whiskey Faster? Science can Help

Even though creative experimentation is at an all-time high in the whiskey world, a demand for well-aged whiskey dictates that the fruits of these craft distilleries will not be enjoyed for years to come. Some whiskeys are meant to be enjoyed sooner than others, but most whiskeys need to spend quite a bit of time in the barrel before they are ready to meet the world. Fortunately, a new chemistry study claims to have found a way to age whiskey many years in just a few days, a breakthrough that could change the whiskey world forever
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Move over Jack and Jim: Craft Whiskey is on the Rise

If you've been especially perceptive during your last few trips to the the bar (not likely, we know) you may have noticed that more of your buddies have been trading in their pint glasses for something a little more sophisticated. According to a 2016 market report from the Distilled Spirits Council, sales of American whiskeys such as bourbon, rye, and Tennessee have exploded, with growth rates nearly doubling those of vodka.

Kingsbarns Distillery Appoints New Visitor Centre Development Manager

Kingsbarns Distillery is welcomes Scott Robertson into the position of Visitor Centre Development Manager. Scott joined his local Distillery at the end of last year, and is enjoing getting to know his new team and making plans for the coming months. Scott has previously worked at Blair Castle and Atholl Estates, VisitScotland and the Fairmont Hotel, so is well-placed to take on this exciting roll.

Whiskey Wire

Whiskey news from around the world
By Susannah Skiver Barton Brown-Forman—the American company best known for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey—announced the appointment of Rachel Barrie as whisky maker for its scotch portfolio, which includes the GlenDronach, BenRiach, and Glenglassaugh distilleries. Barrie is...
Tasting notes:Sure there’s smoke.  Yup, it’s right there on the nose.  But it’s the kind of smoke that you need to focus on.  In time I determine that it’s smoke of a dozen lemons, each hollowed out with a dull oyster knife and stuffed with flower petals, then...
Camden, New Jersey has a long manufacturing heritage dating back decades, but the city's glory days ended decades ago - leaving behind empty buildings, crime, and many other problems. James Yoakum is one of the entrepreneurs trying to bring back some of that faded glory with Cooper River Distillers...
Welcome to Inbox.  For those new to WFE, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is...
Loch Lomond Single Grain Scotch Whisky 46% ABV $30 Website What the Distillery Says: Single Grain is an elegant and full bodied single grain with a smoothness making this exceptionally easy to drink. A single grain scotch whisky with a distinctive background character of soft fruits and creamy...

Whiskey Exploration

WHISKEY EXPLORATION CLUBS FOR EVERY WHISKEY TASTE

ForWhiskeyLovers offers three exciting clubs, for every whiskey taste. Whether you're a Single Malt Whisky drinker, a Bourbon lover, or a whiskey lover in general, FWL has a club for you:

The Whiskey Explorers

For aficionados, eager to experience the widest variety of whiskies and increase their knowledge of whiskey along the way, we offer The Whiskey Explorers.

Inspired by the "blind tasting" bar game, we designed The Whiskey Explorers to introduce members amazing whiskies they most likely have not experienced before, free of any pre-conceived notion of a "brand", price or age as an indicators of quality, or even a prior experience with a type of whisky. Learn more here.

World Malts Club


Created for Single Malt Scotch Whisky enthusiasts, ForWhiskeyLovers' World Malts Club sends quarterly shipments of superb malt whiskies from around the world.

If you want to experience the world's best malt whiskies delivered to your door, our World Malts Club® is for you. Learn More Here.

American Whiskey Club

Designed for the Bourbon Whiskey enthusiast, ForWhiskeyLovers' American Whiskey Club® sends quarterly* shipments of spectacular whiskies created by the leading small Craft Distilleries in the United States.

If you want to experience the best whiskies Made in America, our American Whiskey Club® is made for you. Learn more here.FWhiskeyLovers Whiskey of the Month Club

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ForWhiskeyLovers Store

Check out ForWhiskeyLovers' store, where you'll find hundreds of whiskies from places like Scotland, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Japan. There's also a barrel kit to make your own whisky, and great gift ideas for the ScotchLovers in your life.

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The 2016 Drammie Awards

The votes are in.....over 5,000 WhiskeyLovers from 8 different countries have spoken, and now the winners have been announced fo the 2016  Drammie Awards.

The mission of the Drammie Awards is to put the power of “recognition” in the hands of the whiskey enthusiast.

You can see the winners for all twenty-four  2016 Drammie Award categories here.

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