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Malt Maniacs Awards 2014 Whiskies

By Miguel in Recommended , Whisky

It is December, 15 and today Malt Maniacs Awards are published. You and me have been waiting almost a full year for a new incarnation of the very best whisky award in the world: Malt Maniacs Awards 2014.

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If you are reading this you probably know about them, but just in case. Malt Maniac Awards are ran by a group of whisky afficionados with no links with the Whisky industry. They accept up to four ( or five ) whiskies from each brand/distillery and then they will split all the whiskies into individuale label-less samples… just a number. So each of the judges tastes each whisky completely clueless and blind and then all the scores are submitted back and after a few crazy math formulas the final score is computed.

Basically whiskies over 90 gets a Gold Medal, between 85 and 90 gets a Silver Medal and below that and over 80 gets a Bronze Medal. It is a very rare honor to get a Gold Medal and unfortunately most of them are special single cask whiskies for a group of persons.

And the winner is

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Ten Blended Whiskies that will return your Faith

By Miguel in Featured , Whisky

Ok, Christmas is just a memory far away and New Year eve is still echoing on your head because of that nasty stuff you drank… but keep your hopes up. There is whisky beyond J&B or Johnnie Walker. You many know that I am really a man of single malt whisky, after so many blended disappointments…

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But these are ten blended whiskies that really make believe!

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Ten Must-Have Whiskies that We can still buy

By Miguel in Featured , Whisky

We are almost in Christmas so what better way of celebrating with friends and family that sharing a dram or two of a great whisky that won’t empty your pockets? This is a list of the Ten Best whiskies you can buy ( in my opinion! ) for the money. In fact, I have a bottle of all of them at home.

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(Photo: Markus Reinhardt / Flickr)

So let’ see the list. If money isn’t a constrain, I would also check this List of great whiskies and if definitively you don’t care about money this other one. The other 99% please keep reading with me :) #expensivestuff

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Ten Bourbons & Whiskeys to drink before you die

By Miguel in Featured , Whisky

We are just one day away of celebrating again the Repeal’s day. The day when distilling alcohol for consumption was no longer illegal on the United States of America. So what better way of enjoying this moment that with a list of The Ten Most Interesting Bourbons I have had.

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I am no expert in whisky although I have tasted right now way above 1,200 of them but I still have to work my way through bourbon. I have tasted most of the great stuff that it is available outside USA but I know I must be missing awesome stuff that it is hard to spot at this side of the pond.

So here is my list of ten Bourbons you should drink before you die…

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Malt Maniacs Awards 2013 Published

By Miguel in Whisky

Malt Maniacs Awards or MMA is perhaps the very best whisky awards out there because it is done by a group of amateur whisky lovers ( I hate experts ) that taste 100-150 samples of whiskies blind. So they taste the whiskies, they score them and they submit the result to the organizer who run run some statistics on them and create a mean score from all the judges.

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Basically whiskies over 90 gets a Gold Medal, between 85 and 90 gets a Silver Medal and below that and over 80 gets a Bronze Medal. It is a very rare honor to get a Gold Medal and unfortunately most of them are special single cask whiskies for a group of persons.

So, here are the winner…

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The Best Ten Whisky Gifts for Christmas

By Miguel in Featured , Whisky

With Christmas so close it is time to stock a few malt to either enjoy them with the friends and family or just to enjoy them on your own despite your friends and family. You can use this as a list of best xmas whisky gifts but I really advise you against it… this stuff is quite good for giving it away.

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Whisky world is getting each day more and more exclusive ( and this sucks ), there are tons of limited special editions of great distilleries like Lagavulin, Macallan or Glenlivet and it is each time harder to get one of them because they are either too limited or too expensive or both of them most times. So let me help you choosing interesting stuff for this Holiday and you thank it me later.

First, please remember that I really love young peated whiskies, mid age sherried Speysiders and very old ex-bourbon casks malts. If you share my taste go ahead blindly, you won’t be disappointed. Second, I am tired of reading about whisky bottles that I can’t afford… I don’t know anyone who can afford a £2000 Lagavulin, I don’t even know anyone crazy enough to buy the Lagavulin 21yo so my ten suggestions are on the affordable ( *ejem* I mean “affordable”… most of my friends insists that I am crazy ) range of the single malt spectrum.

So let’s see the list

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What is your favorite Whisky?

By Miguel in Whisky

As part of our celebration of A Wardrobe of Whisky’s third birthday, I am giving away a £100 bottle of whisky, so for an extra chance ( each day I will add a new task ) you can share with us your favorite whisky.

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So today for a new chance to win a fabulous single malt whisky, add a comment with your favorite whisky and share this post. One more chance to win a fantastic bottle of single malt whisky, and yes, £100 can still buy very good whisky.

If you lack of inspiration you may want to check what whiskies others recommended or some of my favorite and best whiskies reviews. Please refer to how to win free whisky about exact terms and conditions ( mainly stuff about +18, end date of the give-away, and shipping conditions ).

Good luck!


The Color of Whisky

By Miguel in Featured , Whisky

Single Malt Whisky is an exciting and incredible drink. I never get tired of tasting new drams and surprisingly ( at least for me ) most of them are quite different of each other. But one of the things people loves more about malt whisky is how it looks on the glass: the color of whisky.

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Color is usually a by-product of the years spent in the cask, and other times just the result of the distiller adding caramel to the whisky to get “a single color through batches”. So…

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