March Peat Madness kicked off with what we thought were 16 of the best peated scotches available. After posting the shootout, we received a bunch of suggestions for scotches we didn’t include. This led up to the second 16 bottle shootout titled The Peat Strikes Back.
The Peat Strikes Back…Part 2 of our Quest to find the best Peat
First off, welcome back. Yes its been awhile since we’ve posted a new blog to the website. Long overdue absolutely, but the rigors of job, family, and creating Youtube content have taken their toll on time to sit down and write. In fact I should be sitting outside smoking a cigar while I write this, but I’m actually in bed after a long day at work, and under a time crunch to get this posted before Bracket 1 of The Peat Strikes Back airs on Saturday 4/14. Continue reading “The Peat Strikes Back…Part 2 of our Quest to find the best Peat”
A Lesson in the Proper Handling of Whisky
On Saturday July 8, 2017 Bart and I set out to do 12 Hours of Boom on our Youtube Channel. One guest every hour for 45 minutes with a 15 minute break, for 12 straight hours. Noon to Midnight, nothing but Dummies. The first episode of the day was set to be just Bart and I in my kitchen where our very first review was filmed in October 2013, almost 350 reviews ago. Continue reading “A Lesson in the Proper Handling of Whisky”
16 Bourbon Shootout Poll and Competition
BOOM!! It’s a busy time for The Scotch Test Dummies!
We’re currently in full-flight finalising all of our slots for our big 12 Hours of BOOM! event this Saturday July 8th – we’re pretty excited! But that’s not all we’re up to…
A Semi Blind tasting of E.H. Taylor Seasoned Wood
So our new website launched two weeks ago with the ability to post blogs, and we are both excited about it. I finally have some time and am sitting down to write. One of the items we thought we would use the blog for is to post reviews of many of the samples we’ve received. So last night I was looking over my samples and settled on E. H. Taylor Seasoned Wood. Continue reading “A Semi Blind tasting of E.H. Taylor Seasoned Wood”
Cask 2 Coins – Now in Stock!
Back in 2016, we thought it would be a good idea to have a challenge coin / poker chip customised for the Dummies and be able to use it as a glass topper. We had no idea how popular an idea that would prove to be…
Picking the Top 5 12 year old Single Malt Scotches
On April 29, 2017 we released review #315 which detailed our top 5 twelve year old single malt scotches. Picking just 5 was a tough task even with the limited number of 12 year old scotches we’ve had. During this review we also announced a bottle give away of Tomatin 12 year sponsored by Tomatin. During our Live Stream (#318) with Scotch Trooper and Highland Park, we discussed the top 5 twelve year old review, and the fan favorite 12 year old picks.
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The New Dummies Website!
We’ve put a lot of effort into the new Dummies website. Our old website was ok at the start, but it quickly became dated. It didn’t provide a very good experience on a mobile device. That was hurting us. We think it could put people off visiting the site.
Laphroaig Lore Finally Awakens
So during a live stream a couple of weeks ago, Dan E convinced me to open a bottle on the shelf that had not been opened. Continue reading “Laphroaig Lore Finally Awakens”
Whisky & Star Wars?
Whisky and Star Wars seems to be a common theme across the whisky spectrum, have you noticed? Continue reading “Whisky & Star Wars?”