My Visit to Google
Jul10

My Visit to Google

“We want Google to be the third half of your brain.” – Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google   Upon receiving news of the tour of Google Headquarters at 111-8th Avenue, in NYC, thoughts of The Wizard of Oz came to mind. Journeying to the Emerald City of technology to see the people behind the enigmatic curtain of the internet and other Great Mysteries was a much-anticipated event. Curiosity abounds about Google....

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Whisky Review 4. Laphroaig 10-year-old Scotch
Apr28

Whisky Review 4. Laphroaig 10-year-old Scotch

  The Laphroaig Distillery was established 200 years ago in 1815 in Port Ellen, on the Isle Islay. Port Ellen is on the southern coast of Islay and is the largest town in Islay. Laphroaig is Gaelic meaning, ” the beautiful hollow by the broad bay.”     Varietal: Single Malt Scotch Whisky Owner: Beam Suntory Colour: Golden Amber, no artificial colour added (I’d like to see a statement on the label.)...

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Whisky Review 3. Highland Park 12-year-old Scotch
Apr20

Whisky Review 3. Highland Park 12-year-old Scotch

The Highland Park Distillery was established in 1798 and is located in Kirkwall, the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, an archipelago consisting of almost 70 islands that are off the coast of northern mainland Scotland. 20 of the islands are inhabited. Kirkwall has a population of only 9,000. (See map at end of review.) My friend, Jason Albaum, at Acker-Merrall and Condit in NYC, America’s oldest wine shop, had...

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Whisky Review 2. Aberlour A’BUNAHD – Batch 49
Apr11

Whisky Review 2. Aberlour A’BUNAHD – Batch 49

Aberlour is from the Scotish Gaelic (Obar Lobhair) which is at the “confluence” of the Spey and Lour Rivers in Aberlour, Strathspey, Scotland. A’BUNADH means: ‘The Origin’ in homage to founder James Fleming. The distillery was founded in 1826. The current owner is Pernod Ricard. Viscosity: Medium plus one Color: no bottle statement Class: Single Malt Scotch Whisky Non-chill filtered Cask strength 60.1%...

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Whisky Review 1. Ardbeg 10-year-old Scotch
Apr08

Whisky Review 1. Ardbeg 10-year-old Scotch

The Ardbeg Distillery is on the southern coast of the Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland It began commercial production in 1815. Varietal: Single Malt Scotch Whisky Colour: Straw yellow (no coloring added) Viscosity: Medium Plus One Nonchilled-filtered statement Alcohol Content:  46% ABV or 92 Proof Nose: Peat, campfire smoke in good balance with lime, brine, lilac, boiled ham, lemon peel, over ripe orange rind, white chocolate,...

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Taming the Beast Within – Why I Drink Scotch Whisky
Feb26

Taming the Beast Within – Why I Drink Scotch Whisky

Aye, uisce beatha! Oh, water of life! How thee spirits can calm thy savage beast. (Or, sometimes turn a nice guy into a barbarian! But, that’s another post.)  The golden grain elixir can inspire poetry and melody. It’s a tonic for thought and serenity. Or, it’s just a delicious drink for friends getting together for some conversation and laughs! If, after an evening of drinking wine, you find yourself having...

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