Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Worst Whiskey Blogs
Every month, I feature a Whiskey Blog of the Month, a blog that I find interesting, humorous, informative or otherwise notable. Let's face it though, while I like to emphasize the positive, on my Complete List of Whiskey Blogs, there are tons of blogs that are just plain crappy and serve no purpose. These are the worst:
Whiskey & Corpses. I'm told that undertakers, as a group, are very fond of whiskey. In this blog, an undertaker reviews a whiskey each week and poses the bottle with one of the corpses he's working on, along with some personal information about the deceased and an evaluation of whether he or she would like the whiskey. Frankly, I'm surprised he can get away with something like this.
The Glenfiddich 12 Review Blog. There are some blogs out there that I consider to be a bit verbose, but this one takes the cake. This blogger started his blog in 2011 with a review of Glenfiddich 12 and has been posting a continuous review of it ever since. Each day he dives into a different element of the nose, palate, finish, appearance, etc., and dissects that single element; he also pairs the whiskey with different foods and samples it in different glasses, reporting in great detail on the results.
People Who Misspell Whisky or Whiskey. As many readers know, in most places, our favorite beverage is spelled whisky, with no e but in Ireland and in most US brands, it is spelled whiskey, with the e. This blogger has cataloged every time a media outlet, blogger or forum poster has used the wrong spelling and also posts his caustic letters to said media outlets which begin with salutations such as "Dear brain dead hyenas who call yourselves reporters," and get less civil from there.
CorkCollector.com. Who knew there was an entire world of people who collect whiskey corks. This site evaluates and values hundreds of whiskey corks from the uber valuable to the run of the mill. Be aware, though, that the blogger is very opinionated and particularly despises people who only buy whiskey to collect the bottle or drink the juice without any concern for the very collectible stoppers.
UPDATE: I apologize for any trouble people have been having with the links above. This should be a working link for Whiskey & Corpses.