There have been a few articles over the past several months by whisky bloggers and writers that deal with the subject of whisky evaluation (really, great stuff). Generally, they comment on the state of the review industry – both professional and amateur, however you want to define those terms – and an examination of what they do, usually spurred by a change they are themselves making. Draw your own conclusions about whisky bloggers in general and the choices they make in particular, but it drove home the point that there isn’t necessarily a detailed, transparent place where the aims of Scotchology have been listed out.
Scotchology is celebrating World Whisky Day for the fourth year in a row by offering a tasting on June 3 in Minneapolis, MN (past events in 2014, 2015, 2016). But the official World Whisky Day is on May 21 this year. What gives? You’re absolutely right, but various and sundry reasons have forced us to push our own tasting back a couple weeks. We promise, it’ll be worth it. This wondrous day was started in 2012 by Blair Bowman and is supporting Just A Drop, a charity designed to get a village in Kenya safe access to that most precious of commodities: water.
Guest post! We are debuting a collaboration review with our very first guest blogger, Shane Kinloch, focusing on the Compass Box Peat Monster. We’re not sure if guest blogging will become any kind of thing, but it was a fun idea and we were glad to try it out. Thanks Shane! Shane’s blog, WhiskyDad, is full of whisky news, reviews, and meditations about the larger panorama of life from Australia/Tasmania. We heartily recommend you check the rest of his blog out. Incidentally, you can find our own views on the same malt there, or check them out closer to home here. Now, without further delay, let’s get to the scotch!