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[27 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,144 views]
Today :  Internatinal (World?) Whisky Day , March 27th

Today is the International World Whisky Day, in which we remember MICHAEL JACKSON , the renowned whisky writer, and pioneer who wrote some very influential books on whisky, and sadly died of Parkinson’s disease. As you well know, there has been quite some fuss and discussion in whisky circles after some semi-commercial attempts to use this day for commercial purposes, …

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[19 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 762 views]
Whisky Israel goes on summer vacation

As the 500th post is nearing, it’s only fit to take a wee vacation before diving into the 500th celebratory drams. also…
It’s that time of year again. Kids are on vacation, and we’re headed to the north of Israel for a few days of hiking and fun.
Will pack a few wee drams to share with friends while gone , do …

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[17 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 1,039 views]
Whisky Guy Rob (Rob Gard) features Whisky Israel (and me)

Last week i got a very surprising email from Rob Gard, a writer and lover of whisky, he has been living whisky for the past years, and writing whisky for longer than I have even enjoyed whisky. Rob asked me if i am willing to be interviewed for his blog, which is now being resurrected (after a long time not …

App Reviews, Headline, iPhone »

[25 May 2012 | 3 Comments | 2,269 views]
Whisky iPhone App review#1 : Malt Whisky

In addition to being a whisky geek, i am an iPhone geek too, and love my iPhone, and pretty much rely on it for almost everything. One aspect is of course my whisky collection,whisky info and more. In the next few weeks I will try reviewing a few iPhone whisky apps, that were created to make the life of the …

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[6 Oct 2011 | One Comment | 1,261 views]
Remembering Steve

I know it’s a whisky blog and not a tech blog, However I’d like to dedicate today’s post to a great man who just passed away, prematurely.
Steve jobs changes the way we interact with computers, phones and many devices, and has contributed immensely to the development of new widely available technology. I guess many tech blogs will summarize his vision …

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[28 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 2,297 views]
Shana Tova (Happy new Jewish year)!

Wow, that was fast. another year has passed. It was a great year in terms of whisky in general and for Whisky Israel too.
May the next year be at least as good as this year. May the next year be a year of:
A year of happiness
A year of self-fulfillment
A year of peace
A year of great whisky!
It’s customary to eat apple …

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[24 Aug 2011 | One Comment | 1,495 views]
Good News! – Whisky Israel to be featured on the Malt Whisky yearbook 2012

A bit of good news I thought I’d share them with you, my readers. I guess None of you needs an introduction to the Malt Whisky Yearbook (THE authoritative book that whisky enthusiasts worldwide look forward to each autumn).Well, last night i got some wonderful news from the editor of MWYB, Ingvar Ronde : It appears that for the first …

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[11 Aug 2011 | 3 Comments | 2,879 views]
Buying Whisky on the Road – A treasure trove in Johannesburg

Richard Barr is a member of the Whisky Israel tasting society , a blog correspondent at times,  and a good whisky friend and big whisky lover. From time to time he posts his notes and adventures on our blog. This time a bit about his experience of buying whisky in Johannesburg, SA. Great stuff. worth a read.
As my friends and …

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[4 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 937 views]
Off to a short break in Scotland–Back soon

In a few hour’s time i will be going on a very short break to Scotland. Only a few days, but i am sure they will be packed with whisky tastings. The plan is to visit a few distilleries, and enjoy my time alone (No kids!) .
I will try and tweet / write short posts while I’m there, but not …

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[20 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 796 views]
Happy Purim!

Purim is a lovely Jewish holiday, in which people wear costumes,read the “Megilah” and celebrate our deliverance from the Evil  Haman. In addition it’s considered a “mitzah” to drink quite a bit, until you can not tell the difference between the Good “Moerdachai” and the Evil “Haman”. This means, dramming. and lot’s of it.
A really cool holiday.
So, we wish …