Author Archives: whiskymeister
Change of Address for my Blogs
Effective January 14, 2013 my blogs will appear on: http://www.whiskytastings.com (Go to Our Blog).
Three of Scotland’s Crafts of the Past
Christmas is a time when fine Scotches are on the minds of aficionados, both for gifting and receiving. When an authentic Scottish whisky-related antique joins the bottle, an unforgettable gift for a whisky drinker is born. In 1820s Mauchline, Scotland, … Continue reading
18th Annual Christmas Whisky Tasting
The selection has been finalized! Five superlative whiskies encompass a tremendous range of colors, aromas, and flavors. This year’s whiskies are: The Macallan Gran Reserva, 18 years old The Glenrothes 1975, 31 years old Ardbeg Galileo, 13 years old Mortloch, … Continue reading
Lunch at the Casita
“Drop by the casita for lunch – I’ll put something together” is what my friend offered. Little did I know what was in store. The GPS successfully navigated serpentine roads through North San Diego County’s backcountry and delivered me to … Continue reading
Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Santa Monica, CA
Malts, mash, beer, and bangers helped celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee in Santa Monica, CA. Ye Olde (don’t you love it?) King’s Head British Pub was electric with Anglophiles for the kickoff of a great weekend for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading
A mighty impressive array of single malt Scotch whiskies awaited imbibers at the recently-held Scotfest at the Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA. Mostly offerings from independent bottlers, the range covered a nice representation of the distilling regions of Scotland. … Continue reading
Semper Fi, Mario
“I’d like to take my girlfriend to a whisky tasting for her birthday, before I deploy for Afghanistan” is how the email stream started, more than a month ago. Last night, U.S. Marine Mario Herrera and Megan Schulz finished their … Continue reading
Life is Good!
It was one of those PERFECT afternoons. The plan was just to go to the nursery for tomato plants. Once there, the stunning colors, beautiful displays, warm sun and thoughts of my backyard becoming a private Buchart Gardens worked magic. … Continue reading
Angeles Crest Highway … Finally!
I’ve lived in California for 42 years and had never driven this “most dangerous road in California” (according to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System) until yesterday. The serpentine, 66-mile route from La Cañada-Flintridge to Route 138, NE of Wrightwood, … Continue reading
Whiskey Barrels Transformed
In the United States, a barrel crafted from American white oak (Quercus alba) and used to age the spirit that will become Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey, sour mash, or any number of craft whiskies can be used only once, as specified … Continue reading