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THE ADVENTURES OF COMMANDER GLENDIDIT: Rumconditional Surrender, or, Scotching France in the Antilles

I was in council with Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart in Dufftown a few years back when the Caribbean exploits of my great-great-great-great-grandfather, Captain Sir Malcolm Menzies-Glendidit of the Royal Navy came up. Yes, that Captain Sir Malcolm, hero of Tintamarre.    

Super Sunday 2015: Westland Distillery vs. Sons of Liberty Distillery

WhiskeyLovers - There's more at stake this Sunday than the Lombardi Trophy alone. Check out the challenge our friends at Westland Distillery (Seattle) threw down to the folks at Sons of Liberty Distillery (Rhode Island). It's truly a wager of the HIGHEST stakes:  The losing team's distillery will ship a case of its whiskey to the winner, and then  the losers will shoot a video of distillery personnel wearing the rival brand's and team's gear. Check out Sons of Liberty challenge video here  

US/France Alliance Brings Whisky Benefits

Whisky Explorer Club Interview with Allison Patel,  Brenne French Single Malt Whisky by Caroline Dewar   This interview was conducted in December 2014 to provide notes to accompany one of the whiskies to be tasted blind in FWL’s Whiskey Explorer Club flight which went out to members in December. Those notes were not the full interview that you can read here:

This Week's Dram: Highland Park Dark Origins

We’re getting into richer winter whiskies now and this week’s featured brand is Highland Park Dark Origins (46.8% abv) all the way from Orkney. Highland Park is a favorite of mine, mainly as an 18 year old, but I tend to enjoy most of them. Fortunately, I had a sample to write my own tasting notes:

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