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The Whisky Word
25 03 13
20:49

Sam Simmons - Debating Malt Whisky and Place

I am always keen to feel like I am still connected to the academic environment that I abandoned for Scotch Whisky (easy decision?), so I was quick to accept an invitation to attend a lecture at Senate House, University of London at the end of January.

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The Whisky Word
07 03 13
20:49

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
20:49

Sam Simmons - 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
20:49

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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