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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.  
Montecristo Relentless

The Indulgence of Uncle Knucklehead: Montecristo Relentless and Teeling Irish Whiskey

Did you ever judge someone too quickly? I mean you jump into a taxi and the cabbie’s got an impenetrable accent and you automatically assume he can’t get you to Action Park, even though Action Park’s been closed for 20 years?   Or you sit down in a sushi restaurant in Salt Lake City and the sushi chef is some guy named Bruce from Boston and you have visions of the botulism ward at a Mormon hospital and all you can come up with is small talk on the last season of “Big Love”?

Whiskey Wire

Whiskey news from around the world
The Peat Monster Reserve Edition Malt Scotch Whisky 48.9% ABV $125 to $150 (1.75L) Website What the Blender Says: To celebrate the 5th birthday of our best selling whisky, we bottled a limited release reserve version of The Peat Monster. Even peatier, smokier, richer and higher-strength than the...
Kieran Folliard is a native son of Ireland, but calls Minnesota his home now. While running a group of Irish pubs in Minneapolis, he and his staff decided they should sell their own special Irish whiskey. Two Gingers became so successful in the pubs that Folliard decided to sell his stake in the...
Tasting notes:Remember the aquarium in Finding Nemo? After Nemo’s managed to clog the filter and it gets all scummed up? Imagine licking that filter while the dentist goes to see a man about a wallaby. Since you’ve not left your oral phase behind, you move to well-used lab equipment,...
This new release from the Islay distillery of Bowmore offers something genuinely unique - a Scotch single malt that has been matured in Japanese mizunara oak.  This is the first whisky of its kind and stems from the fact that Bowmore is owned by Beam Suntory, the biggest whisky producer in...
The Fall 2015 issue of Whisky Advocate magazine will be hitting the newsstand in early September. Here’s a sneak preview of the issue’s Buying Guide reviews; the 10 highest-rated whiskies of the issue.   #10 – Wild Turkey Master’s Keep, 43.4%, $150 A...

Whiskey Exploration

WHISK(E)Y EXPLORATION CLUBS FOR EVERY WHISK(E)Y TASTE

ForWhiskeyLovers offers three exciting clubs, for every whisky taste. Whether you're a Single Malt Whisky drinker, a Bourbon lover, or a whiskey lover in general, FWL has a club for you:

The Whiskey Explorers

For aficionados, eager to experience the widest variety of whiskies and increase their knowledge of whiskey along the way, we offer our The Whiskey Explorers.

Inspired by the "blind tasting" bar game, we designed The Whiskey Explorers  to introduce members amazing whiskies they most likely have not experienced before, free of any pre-conceived notion of a "brand", price or age as an indicators of quality, or even a prior experience with a type of whisky. Learn more here.

World Malts Club


Created for Single Malt Scotch Whisky enthusiasts, ForWhiskeyLovers' World Malts Club sends quarterly shipments of superb malt whiskies from around the world.

If you want to experience the world's best malt whiskies delivered to your door, our World Malts Club® is for you. Learn More Here.

American Whiskey Club

Designed for the Bourbon Whiskey enthusiast, ForWhiskeyLovers' American Whiskey Club® sends quarterly* shipments of spectacular whiskies created by the leading small Craft Distilleries in the United States.

If you want to experience the best whiskies Made in America, our American Whiskey Club® is made for you. Learn more here.FWhiskeyLovers Whiskey of the Month Club

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ForWhiskeyLovers Store

Check out ForWhiskeyLovers' store, where you'll find hundreds of whiskies from places like Scotland, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Japan. There's also a barrel kit to make your own whisky, and great gift ideas for the ScotchLovers in your life.

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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. 

Click here to see a complete list of the 2015 Drammie Awards Winners for all 15 categories.

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