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The Whisky Word
07 03 13
11:37

Sam Simmons - What is this?

This is not a blog. No way, I refuse. Yes, blogging contributed to landing a dream job like this, but a job like this also inadvertently killed my blog.

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The Whisky Word
19 02 13
11:37

Balvenie on the Rocks?

Dufftown, Scotland Jan 17, 2012 “Let’s just add some water, then.” You could see his breath as he spoke. David Stewart and I stood, nose over bunghole, selecting casks for a vatting of the 14yo Caribbean Cask. I was periodically shivering although I was wearing two wool jumpers, thermals, a scarf, and my oft-ridiculed Hebridean tweed cap. David seemed comfortable in his blue suit and button down shirt open at the collar. So I got to thinking, “I am freezing right now, but at what temperature will whisky freeze?”

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The Whisky Word
01 02 13
11:37

Sam Simmons - Blending, Maturing

You really can't make a quality stew without a little Worcestershire sauce. A Bloody Mary or Caesar is just a boozy tomato drink without it. A dash in a Bolognese can work wonders. In fact, it has been said that a few drops behind the ears will drive the ladies wild.

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The Whisky Word
18 01 13
11:37

Sam Simmons - The Whisky Word

For the next 2 days and nights, I will be afloat on Viking Line’s Cinderella taking part in their annual Whisky Fair/Whiskymässa

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