Bloggers’ Blend

So MoM bloggers’ blend. Not really spoken about it for a while. It’s been pretty busy at EWB towers. We decided to give all 10 samples to our friend and guest Blogger Jason. He is going to to taste them all and report back his thoughts on them all. Until then, here is a recap on the entrants:

Whisky Magazine

Whisky Magazine – Published 8 times a year, Whisky Magazine is the perfect complement to the dram in your glass. Every issue brings you fascinating articles on the art, science and romance of the ‘water of life’, plus page after page of tasting notes. There is also a superb blog written by editor Rob Allanson. Editor Rob Allanson provided the blend.


WhiskyWhiskyWhisky – One of the most active whisky forums on the web, WhiskyWhiskyWhisky boasts over 1,000 members, discussing an incredibly broad range of topics across the wonderful world of Whisky. If you need an answer to any whisky related question, chances are you’ll find it here (or be able to ask someone who knows)! Founder Mark Connelly provided the blend.


Whiskycast – The longest-running whisky podcast on the Internet, with weekly episodes featuring whisky news and interviews with distillers, blenders, authors, and other whisky experts. Episodes last between 30 minutes and an hour, and are presented in a true ‘journalistic’ style. With over 700,000 downloads in 2010 alone, Whiskycast is truly a heavyweight of the Whisky Journalism world. Host and founder Mark Gillespie provided the blend.

Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society

Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society – Founded in 2009, The JSMWS blog is packed full of irreverent humour, and supremely detailed tasting notes (delivered with images for each of the most prominent flavours – a superb idea). A must-read blog for everyone, not only those who share the Jewish Faith. Founder Joshua (Yossi) Hatton provided the blend.

Edinburgh Whisky Blog

Edinburgh Whisky Blog – Founded in 2009 by Chris and Lucas, (at the time) Students at Edinburgh university, and all-round whisky enthusiasts. Both Lucas and Chris now work in the whisky industry, thanks (one suspects) in no small part to the incisive and instinctive writing style displayed on the blog. Founders Chris Hoban and Lucas Dynowiak provided the blend.

Guid Scotch Drink

Guid Scotch Drink – Written by Scottish ex-Pat Jason Johnstone-Yellin (now residing in the USA), Guid scotch Drink is a healthy mix of reviews, advice and some truly epic distillery tours. Guid Scotch Drink also offer private distillery tours and even lectures to those who want to learn more about the subject of Rabbie Burns’ classic Poem. Founder Jason Johnstone-Yellin provided the blend. – Having recently celebrated their 3rd birthday (or ‘become a whisky’ as they put it), caskstrength is one of the best respected blogs on the web. Penned by former rival A&R men Neil and Joel, erudite discussion and commentary abound here, with more than a hint of ‘chappishness’. Founders Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison provided the blend.

Dr. Whisky

Dr. Whisky – Penned by Sam Simmons (AKA Dr. Whisky), global brand ambassador for The Balvenie. Far from being a puff-piece for the Brand that the good Doctor represents, Dr. Whisky’s blog is a pleasingly irreverent blog combining industry opinion with some of the best tasting notes we’ve ever read. Dr. Whisky (Sam Simmons) provided the blend.

Whisky for Everyone

Whisky For Everyone – Husband and Wife team Matt and Karen co-write this superb blog which offers in-depth opinion, tasting notes and distillery information. Some excellent buying guides and FAQ’s help to make the site something of a mecca for those hungry for more information about the water of life. Founders Karen Taylor and Matt Chambers provided the blend.


Connosr – Billed as ‘the Whisky Social Network’, Connosr is a place for discussion, sharing tasting notes, and (very helpfully if you’re anything like us) keeping track of the whiskies in your cabinet. Connosr also has a blog offering industry insight, and some superb competitions for users. A specially assembled panel of Connosr’s most prolific users provided the blend.

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