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The Indulgence of Uncle Knucklehead #7: La Gloria de Cuba RF No. 13 + Benriach 20yr

We live in a time of "easy expertise", don't we?  We have smartphones in our pockets (you're not carrying it around on your hip, are you?), we have Google on our glasses and drones buzzing around our heads that link us full time to the clouds.  We have bursting packets of information and data gliding silkily through our pre-frontal cortex, waiting for our consciousness to purposefully capture bytes from the stream and put them to use to navigate our cars, download the latest novel, reserve a table, empty our bank accounts or find someone to love.


All who account themselves Scotch aficionados are by now familiar with the merriment-in-glass of the single malt known as The Macallan. There's nothing quite like it. I attribute 40% of its astonishing nature to The Macallan's "Curiously Small" stills. I'll explain that calculation in a moment.
Uncle Knucklehead:

The Indulgence of Uncle Knucklehead: Issue #6: Rocky Patel Nicaraguan Toro & Forty Creek Confederate Oak Reserve

It's amazing how much your Uncle learned about the world from cartoons through a form of unconscious osmosis that festered until he grew old enough to push out the fog.  Being a doinky kid growing up in the bluish glow of an Admiral CRT tube, little did I know at the time that the humor behind "Rocky and Bullwinkle" was concocted by Jay Ward's merry band of anarchists pushing against the restrictions of the anti-communist repression of the 60s. 

The Indulgence of Uncle Knucklehead: Arturo Fuente Sungrown Bellicoso & Balcones Texas Single Malt

It's summertime, children.  And...(get ready)...the livin' is easy, back of my neck gettin' dirty, gritty; you can stretch right up and touch the sky cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues.  I'm high on watermelon cubes doused with lime juice sprinkled with kosher salt served on a platter of bass-driven blues, powered by a Bluetooth linked speaker connected to my pocket-sized Samsung mini-computer.  Lazy days in the rocker binge-watching "Catch a Fire" and "Orange is the New Black", thinking how I get a couple strokes off my golf game and still find time to scrape decades-old pa

This Week's Dram: Michters' US*1 Unblended American Whiskey

This week we're in the USA for Michter's US*1 American Whiskey. The distiller calls it "unblended" as it contains "no grain neutral spirit".  They don't tell us what grains are used so it's intriguing from that point of view but I hear tell it's the same grains as bourbon.  

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Tasting notes:Standing on the threshold of an afternoon spent in the spring-sweating basement workshop lathing sherry staves into rococo Louis XIL table legs, pondering the perfect music choice and *knowing* it had to be the solo stylings of Shërrÿ Fönke, former backup singer for the...
Demand for Maker’s Mark continues to grow strongly, and the distillery has been trying to catch up with it. A second set of stills, a new artificial lake for secure water supply, new warehouses: it’s been busy outside of Loretto for the past ten years. It’s not slowing down. Last...
The Flaming Heart is made by Compass Box, the innovative artisan whisky blending company. This is the fifth edition of this award-winning blended malt and has been released to celebrate the company's 15th anniversary.  It remains true to the original 2006 expression of Flaming Heart, but uses...
Parker’s Heritage Collection Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey Aged 8 Years 54% ABV $99.99 Website What the Distillery Says: Not much really. We know that it has a mashbill of 65% malted barley and 35% corn and was distilled at the company’s Bernheim Distillery in Louisville. Then it...
This week, we're at Canada's oldest whisky festival...the New Brunswick Spirits Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and draws visitors from all over Canada and the northeastern United States. This year, festival attendees also...

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The 2015 Drammie Awards

The nominations are in, and the voting has commenced for the 2015 Drammie Awards.

The mission of the Drammie Awards is to put the power of “recognition” in the hands of the whiskey enthusiast.

We are thrilled to announce that the votes are in and tallied, and the winner for the 15 Drammie Categories have been announced. 

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