When it comes to whsky blogs there are two things you need to know: a) there are bloody loads of them and many are irrelevant, and b) there are some really awesome ones and many of them are far more relevant than my own sprawling creation. Below are some of my favs. Check ’em out!
- WHISKY ADVOCATE
A magazine first and foremost, but with an informative and well-written blog largely by the magazine’s editor and publisher.
- WHISKY FOR EVERYONE
Descriptive, informative, & score free tasting notes and their weekly ‘Inbox’ round-up of news is very useful for keeping up to date with whsky goings on.
A very popular blog that has something 95% of whsky blogs lack: these guys can actually WRITE, even if the do look like good-for-nothing hipsters.
- WHISKY SCIENCE
A more clinical – and fascinating – look at whsky, including maturation, history and chemistry. Some very interesting pieces on a range of subjects.
- DR. WHISKY
A dormant but well-respected blog from a Balvenie brand ambassador. It’s worth looking through the archives even if it’s not updated much any more.
- WORLD OF WHISKY
A new-ish blog by one of whisky’s more outspoken writers, albeit one with actual journalistic credentials. I tend to agree with a lot of what he says.
- WHISKY FUN
One of the more famous blogs. On the one side there are over 8,000 reviews but on the other the guy is a chronic scorer. He looks like a total dude, though.
- BILLY’S BOOZE BLOG
One of the few people in this list I can claim to have met first hand; a sound guy that knows a fuck of a lot about booze (not just whsky).
- THE WHISKY WIRE
Organizer of (UK-based) Tweet Tastings and home to score-free tasting notes. I’m on the fence about Tweet Tastings and some of his wording drives me mad, but a good whsky site overall.
A blog dedicated to Japanese whsky. Fear not, it’s English-friendly and is a great portal for information on some of the amazing whskys produced in Japan.
- WHISKY INTELLIGENCE
Another very useful source of news in the whsky world.
Whsky’s very own social network.
- WHISKY CAST
An interesting and informative series of podcasts.