Author Archives: Cask Life

About Cask Life

Life on the road as a global whisky ambassador

Trip report: a two week Asian odyssey

I sit here in the less than luxurious surroundings of the United business lounge in Tokyo Narita airport awaiting the eleventh and last flight of the past 11 days. As always on these trips, I’m totally exhausted, but I can’t … Continue reading

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Keep on dramming in the New World…

First blog in nearly 3 years. I will strive to do better moving forward! So whats up? Well, Im on the final count down to a big trip out east; Three city China tour followed by Hong Kong and finally … Continue reading

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The Perfect Dram (for that extra special day)

There are a few times in everyone’s lives that really punctuate the personal history of each individual. Life is measured by these auspicious moments. Pre and post that first day of school at age 5; pre and post that first … Continue reading

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SMWS Cask 53.136 (Distilled at Caol Ila Distillery) – reviewed

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has a place very dear in my heart. Its where I first learnt to appreciate fine Single Malt Scotch whiskies. It served as whisky highschool and university for me, and its where my love for … Continue reading

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The age old art of faking it…

Recently several news items have caught my eye. Firstly the story last week about a huge explosion in the UK, thought to be the result of a counterfeit vodka distilling operation gone horribly wrong ( Then today a story about … Continue reading

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High West Whiskey Rendezvous – reviewed

The boys at High West have balls. Firstly they chose to base themselves out of Park City…. Utah. Yes Utah – a state hardly renowned for its alcohol tolerance – in fact on a list of places NOT to start a business dealing in … Continue reading

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Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey – reviewed

A warm summer evening, steak on the grill and sun setting through the trees. What better way to relax, clear the mind of the ordinary, hum-drum concerns of the day? A perfect time to enjoy a fine cask aged spirit. … Continue reading

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