Monthly Archives: February 2009


They are a new publisher of history of science texts … Classical Science Press offers two general types of publications. The first are scholarly translations of primary source material related to the history of science. These are new translations of carefully selected works, often not widely known. They are illustrated […]

Classical Science Press





Antique whisky is a booming collectors market and, as with all booming markets, there are some less than honest people getting involved. There are a lot of eBay sellers who are passing-off fake bottles as the real things and making tons of money in the process. To find out more […]

Whisky Fakes






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This is another whisky that I tasted last weekend at St Johns … This is a classic heavy Islay malt.  It is deep and rounded in the glass, with a range of aromas … chocolate, dried fruit, honey, and touches of oil & leather.  More than anything, it reminds me […]

Ardbeg Uigeadail


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Bruichladdich has become one of the best distilleries in Scotland.  This particular whisky is a special release celebrating reopening of the distillery in 2001 (after being closed since 1994).  It was also a special run because the barley used for this release was peated at 10ppm versus their usual 3-5ppm.  […]

Bruichladdich 2001 Resurrection



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This is another of the whiskies from the St John’s tasting on 20 Feb 09 … The Isle of Jura Distillery is the only one on the small island, along with one pub, one shop, and a once-a-week visting bank.  The distillery employs about 20 people or about a tenth […]

Isle of Jura Superstition