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The Barrel Maker

The Glory of the Whisky Cabinet

Coming of Age - Quality and Innovation

Kismet - And Then Some!

A Visit to the East - Suntory and Qinghau

Lost it - and getting it back

Eight Australian Whiskies - and Price-point Scoring

Dramfest 2023 Review - Chapter 3 - The Monday After

The Joy of Whisky Tasting

Kurt's Dark Matter Tasting

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The Barrel-Maker

photos by Evelyn “The cooper’s job is the most important part of the whisky industry.  Nae cooper, nae whisky” Darren Morrison, Cooperage Foreman, Speyside Cooperage, Craigellachie, Scotland A quick quiz Q: What are the first three ingredients of whisky? A: Malt, yeast, and water. Q: What are the next three ingredients? A: Distillation, condensation, and …