CEI Debuts New Film: ‘I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit’

Last week, I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit, a documentary-style short film that tells the story of how the freedom to innovate, enjoy, and profit brings people together, was launched. Produced by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Passing Lane Films, the film interviews whiskey industry entrepreneurs as well as whiskey drinkers to illustrate how the commerce of whiskey…

Introducing theUncommonGreen: Not Your Common Barware

As whisky drinkers, we all have our fair share of glassware in the cabinet – some of it fancy, some of it rather simple. How creative does it get, though? With theUncommonGreen, your barware is about to get a lot more attention. Founded in Boston, Massachusetts, a city I miss dearly, UncommonGreen is a modern-day design…

The Gift That Matters: 2015 Holiday Whisky Gift Guide

The gift of whisky is not a difficult one, especially when you can walk into most any establishment and find a plethora of holiday gift bundles strewn about the store (your typical bottle comes with branded glassware or higher-end sample bottles). However, there is always the option of going for a bottle that outclasses all…

Rushing Things Along: Barrel Supply and Demand

The whisky industry is hot right now. From Bourbon shortages to barrel shortages, the stories have swept across the internet, into magazines and newspapers and have plucked at the curiosity of all us whisky lovers. In a recent Whisky Advocate blog post, Fred Minnick responded to an article in the Wall Street Journal that spoke…

What Dad Really Wants: 2015 Father’s Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again – time to find that perfect gift to show how much you love and appreciate dear ol’ dad. That means keeping your distance from the men’s clothing stores and getting yourself to your local specialty whisk(e)y retailer. Now that I think of it, there should be a Mother’s Day…

The Mighty Dollar: Import Yourself Some New Booze

As I pondered what I wanted to write about this evening, I decided I wanted to write about something that would urge all of you to go out and treat yourselves to a bit more whisky – specialty whisky that is. If you happen to be stateside, find yourself something you cannot find here in the…

Laphroaig Continues to get Creative with New ‘Opinions Welcome’ Ad Campaign

Recently, Laphroaig unveiled its new global advertising and digital campaign featuring candid, real-life opinions of Laphroaig from fans from all around the globe. The idea behind “#OpinionsWelcome” is to inspire whisky drinkers to share their tasting notes. By commemorating the passion of an enlightened few, Laphroaig hope is to intrigue those who are unfamiliar with, but interested in trying their whisky for the…

Scotch and Poetry: Burns Night 2014

Burns Night is one of Scotland’s highlights of the year and is the celebration of Scotland’s national poet and favorite Bard, Robert “Rabbie” Burns. Celebrated on January 25, Burns’ birthday, the night includes celebrations of Burns’ poetry, the Address to the Haggis (one of Burns’ most famous poems), the traditional dinner of haggis neeps & tatties (turnips & potatoes),…

A Look Back at 2013

There’s quite a number of these articles floating around so I‘ll try to keep this one short, sweet and to the point. I’ll kick off by saying 2013 was an incredible year for DGT as well as for my personal whisky journey. First, another huge thanks to all my readers out there, especially to those…

New Things Happening at Kilchoman

2013 was an exciting year for the young Kilchoman Distillery. First, the 2007 Vintage, which was released in October, has been awarded the Whisky Advocate Islay Single Malt of the Year. I’ve sampled several Kilchomans throughout 2013 and I must say that all were rather exciting, and not at all overbearing despite their youth. A…

DGT 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re reading this then you’re probably searching for some gift ideas for that special whisky aficionado in your life, or perhaps you’re simply looking for a gift for your boss or business partner. You may even be looking for great gift ideas for yourself. Hey, we all deserve a nice treat every now and…

Stopping to Smell the Roses: An Evening with Al Young

The evening before Whisky Live Boston I attended a private dinner and tasting along with Al Young, Historian at Four Roses Bourbon, Jerusha Torres, Regional Sales Manager at Four Roses, and some fellow Boston drinks writers including my very good friend Phil of Bargain Bourbon for a toast to 125 years of Four Roses, some conversation and…

An Evening with Ardbeg

A couple weeks ago I received an invite to an Ardbeg Committee Member’s event here in Boston hosted by Hamish Torrie, Global Ambassador and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, to welcome in autumn with a few great whiskies. The event took place at Carrie Nation in downtown Boston – A fantastic establishment with a wonderful…

Bruichladdich Distillery: A Labor of Love

Today, Bruichladdich released a new video in partnership with Crows Nest Films titled ‘Bruichladdich Distillery: A Labor of Love.’ The fantastically well made video showcases some inspirational shots of Islay and the Laddie team working in the warehouses, stillrooms and farms. I definitely recommend taking the time to watch the video, which is even better enjoyed over…