Firstly, because most people use our site just as we intended it: as a repository of important whiskey information, and an easily sortable and searchable whiskey database.
But also, the whiskey scene has changed, particularly with the explosion of bourbon’s popularity. Braggadocio has come to dominate so much of online whiskey that we don’t want to seem like we’re trying to contribute to that. We think that sharing and tasting is more important than showing off. So while we continue to meet regularly, we keep more to ourselves about it nowadays.
Ratings and reviews will always keep coming, because we feel that provides a good public service... and because they're fun to do! Cheers all and DRINK WHISKY!
We're a private club and a public resource. We buy vintage whiskey and spirits, then taste and review them for our huge public database. Sixteen years of experience have also made us leading experts in the authentication and valuation of rare bourbon, single malt scotch, and other liquor.
Finding an excellent, readily-available whiskey is a rarity and a challenge these days. Typically these still come along in the form of single casks, but they vanish from shelves so quickly that it's not fair to call them ... More