Golden Note

Last Sunday of 2013, and the sun slivered through heavy rain clouds now and then to cast a brief, golden light on an otherwise grey day. We finished off our Whisky Advent Calendar with a 40-year-old Glenfarclas, a real treat. I’ve had a bit of a cold, so I can’t really say as much as…

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Whisky Thanksgiving

We’ve had our Whisky Advent Calendar sitting on a shelf for weeks now, and it was a consolation to us yesterday. Yes, we have already entered the final month of a year that has flown by, but on the bright side, we got to open the first day of our whisky calendar. The first red-waxed…

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Seasonal Calendar

On an evening run last night, the sky was blazing while the meadows and paths held strange flying carpets of white. Autumn is creeping in, leaving the first tentative misty patches at ground level before the great fogs of winter settle over the Lake Geneva basin. Time to prepare for the upcoming season. And so…

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Whisky Advent Calendar – An inventory

I wanted to list the contents of our 2012 Whisky Advent Calendar by day. We purchased the calendar from Master of Malt, which explains the MoM listings. Whisky calendars are available from other suppliers and I imagine their drams contain other whiskies. My next attempt will be to place them on the Whisky Tasting Wheel.…

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Whisky Mo’ (Advent Calendar revisited)

Over the month of last December, we had the pleasure of exploring an Advent calendar comprised completely of whisky. I never got around to talking about its contents, but I thought I’d remedy that oversight by starting with an image of all 24 whisky days. In the interests of full disclosure, I will admit that…

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Advent at the End

      Well, the twenty-four doors of the Bodleian advent calendar have all been opened. Not only is it Christmas Eve, but the optimistic calendar makers must not have been adherents of the most recent non-Apocalypse, because there were 24 days on the calendar, and not 21 to coincide with the now-defunct End of…

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