• Intro to Comics
    Guides

    Intro to Comics

    Ok, so you want to be a Whiskey Geek? Well, you have come to the right place. It’s easy to get started because all you need is an interest and willingness to learn about whiskey, and a curiosity for comics.  Here, we’ll give you an intro to comics. And please, have no fear. Getting started in comics doesn’t have to be intimidating.  If you can check at least one of these boxes, then we guarantee that there is a comic book that you will absolutely fall in love with:  you like comics grew up watching cartoons you enjoy the superhero movies you enjoy video games you like a good story…

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  • Pouring whiskey
    Guides,  Whiskey

    How Flavour is Created in Whiskey

    If you have read our Intro to Whiskey article then you know that there is an incredibly wide range of flavours that can be found in the various whiskies1 from around the world2. But have you ever wondered how flavour is created in whisky? How do you get all of those incredible flavours in the glass? This is the question that we will explore in this guide. More specifically, we’ll look at the whiskey making process, and dive deep into malting, the mash, fermentation, distillation, and aging, and how all of these steps present unique options and choices for distillers who want to infuse different flavours. Article Overview Ingredients of…

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  • Neck Pour Sessions,  Podcast

    Arran – Sherry Cask ‘The Bodega’

    We are launching a new show called ‘The Neck Pour Sessions’ where we do quick reviews of our initial dram from new bottles of whisky that we pick up.  The Arran Sherry Cask ‘The Bodega.’ Is it worth picking up if you see it on the shelf? The Whiskey Geeks crack open a new bottle and give their initial reactions.

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  • Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dha and Cry Havoc
    Podcast

    EP 4. Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dha + Cry Havoc

    Our heroes are heading to Islay to visit their favourite distillery, Bunnahabhain to review their only peated core range bottle the Toiteach A Dha (Smokey Two), and pair it with an amazing Monster/Horror/Action book Cry Havoc, from Image Comics. Whisky Tasting Notes (7:15) Cry Havoc Review and synopsis (11:30) Why these two work so well together (25:00) Discussion about Unwilling Heroes (26:45)

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  • Blog

    Cry Havoc and Toiteach A Dhà

    The Whiskey: Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dha Cask Type: Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks Strength: 46.3% Meaning ‘Smoky Two’ in Scots Gaelic, Toiteach A Dhà (pronounced Toch-ach ah-ghaa) is a sequel to the original peaty paradox on Bunnahabhain’s gentle single malt. To create this Mòine variant, our Senior Blender, Dr. Kirstie McCallum selected a combination of ex Bourbon and Sherry casks which were then matured in full, in our coastal warehouses on Bunnahabhain Bay. The Comic: Cry Havoc vol 1 Mything in Action Image Comics Author: Simon Spurrier Artist: Ryan Kelly (pictures) Colours: Nick Filaedi (London) Lee Loughridge (The Red Place), Matt Wilson (Afghanistan) Letters: Simon Bowland  Design: Emma Price Rated…

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  • Glen Scotia Victoriana and The Infinity Gauntlet
    Podcast

    EP 3. Glen Scotia Victoriana and Infinity Gauntlet

    In this episode, the Whiskey Geeks travel to the small, Scottish coastal region of Campbeltown, to one of Tim's favourite distilleries, Glen Scotia, before diving into the seminal work that sparked over a decade of MCU content, The Infinity Gauntlet.

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  • Blog

    Infinity Gauntlet and Glen Scotia Victoriana

    The Whiskey: Glen Scotia – Victoriana Cask Type: Finished in heavily charred Oak casks. Strength: 54.2% alc./vol. Each cask is chosen for its rare character and exceptional maturity. Finished in deep charred oak, the result is an exceptionally smooth single malt whisky whose aroma and flavour work in harmony. Bottled in the traditional way, straight from the cask and without filtration, its subtle wood and vanilla flavour is enhanced by a full- bodied spicy fruit aroma and mildly smoky aftertaste. The Comic: Infinity Gauntlet Marvel Comics Author: Jim Starling Artist: George Perez (1-3) Ron Lim (4-6)(pencils), Josef Rubinstein with Tom Chrisopher (inkers), Jack Morelli (letters), Max Scheele with Ian Laughlin…

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  • Tomatin 12 whiskey and Triumph and Torment comic
    Podcast

    EP 2. Tomatin 12 and Triumph and Torment [PODCAST]

    How does Tomatin 12 year old pair with the Marvel Comics’ 1989 graphic novel Triumph and Torment? Our heroes travel from the Highlands of Scotland, to the depths of Hell to find out. Later, they bring you their top 5 pop culture tournaments of all time! Tomatin 12 Tasting (5:20​) Triumph and Torment Review (12:30) Top 5 Pop Culture Tournaments (23:00) CWG (Canadian Whiskey Geeks) Score (33:40) Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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