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This Week's Dram: Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old Islay Single Malt

We sail westwards from Scotland this week to the wonderful island of Islay and the quiet man of the island - Bunnahabhain, established in 1881. It's their 25 Year Old Islay Single Malt that we're looking at this week. Even after many years in this industry, I still get the impression that Bunnahabhain is underrated, being somewhat overshadowed by its peatier neighbors on Islay. It's so wrong to compare them and the whisky itself has a much sunnier nature than the largely gray and rather brooding distillery where it's made.
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Uncle Knucklehead Indulges: STEEL by 601 Cigars with Russell's Reserve and Craigellachie 13YO

Everyone leaves a trace of themselves after you meet them.  Sometimes its physical ("hey, you forgot your shoes"); sometimes psychological ("hey, you forgot your neuroses"); but the most alluring is leaving behind their scent.  The ones that linger tend to be the ones attached to good memories: your grandfather's "old guy" smell; mom's kitchen smells; or...that girl.

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