Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail

The old fashioned whiskey cocktail is making a comeback. I couldn’t be more thrilled. [more]

The London Whisky Show 2009

It’s high time I posted some more writing. Whisky time is here again! In fact, I am still reeling after the wonderful Saturday I have just spent at The Whisky Show at London’s ancient … [more]

An away-from-home whisky experience

I want to get a debate going. It is a long time since I have added a story on Great Grub - so it’s about time! Having recently flown to foreign parts (out of England), I made the obligatory … [more]

Whisky at SPA2007

This year’s SPA conference was another fine event (for those of a deep thinking technical persuasion like myself). It has become a bit of a tradition for participants to bring along a bottle of … [more]

Whisky & Food

I was surprised this year at the Whisky Live festival in London by being encouraged to drink my fine malt with, rather than before, food. One stand actually presented itself for the sole purpose of … [more]

The Whisky Bottle

What will you find in the bottle? If you are like me, you want a liquor to excite, warm, stimulate, enrich, chill out to and generally savour for its taste and throat-caressing quality. Some of us … [more]

Fine Malt Whisky - A London Celebration

“Whisky Live 2007” – A Celebration of Fine Malts An extraordinary carnival of whisky; 124 fine malts from around the world and only twelve hours, over two sessions, to experience them! Where to … [more]

Lagavulin 16 whisky

If I were forced into choosing a favorite whisky, it would have to be this one. I would select this based on value and consistency of quality. It has a strong, peaty flavor, consistent with the … [more]

Tom Collins (traditional)

Originally attributed to John Collins, a headwaiter at Limmer’s, a hotel and coffee house on Conduit Street, London (1790-1817). The name changed when a bartender used a sweeter London gin (Old Tom … [more]

To E or not to E?

I noticed on Lionel’s brief but elegant story — ‘Scotch’ — and the comments which follow, whisky is spelt with and without an ‘e’. I think GreatGrub should establish, once and for all, the correct spelling for whiskey. [more]

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