Here's a list of my favorite whisk(e)y links. I won't even attempt to match the excellent job that Ulf Buxrud has done on his site (see link below). However, here's a few that you can jump to right from the house (and there's no tortuous bagpipe MIDI file to endure). New sites to be added frequently so check back soon. Use the Guest book to tell me of your site and I'll consider adding it to the list. These links will be checked frequently to ensure that the deadwood is taken to the hearth to be used for kindling.
Just for you.... Translate German or French web pages into English
Internet retailers and commercial sites:
German language-only whisky retailer with very competitive prices.
Excellent selection and a very classy Parisian shop run by friendly and knowledgeable folks. Check out both the French and English language versions of the site. Home of the best made tasting glasses for single malt whisky, small batch bourbons and other fine whisk(e)ys.
A small but well-stocked shop in the English countryside.
One of two premier whisky retailers located at the excellent "Whiskymania" German website. SCOMA is run by Dr. Juergen Setter and offers excellent selection, unequalled packaging and very prompt delivery times.
The other premier German whisky retailer to be found on "Whiskymania". CELTIC is run by Otto Stuedel and offers a selection which specializes in hard-to-find, special market, independent bottler and rare whiskies. Excellent customer service and a very friendly atmosphere backed up by an extensive knowledge of whisky.
A German-run website for information, fun, reference material, shopping, etc. A very well organized and informative site offered in English and Deutsche versions.
Excellent web site run by James Thomson. Features online tastings, promotions, online shopping, tasting notes, discussion forum, "ask Charlie", etc.
Dublin, Ireland home of Green Spot 100% Pot-still Irish Whiskey. Online shopping and whiskey profiles, Redbreast 100% Pot-still Irish Whiskey can also be ordered from here.
Good resource for all of the Islay distilleries. Features discussion forum and tourist information.
U.K. retailer and independent bottler of scotch malt whisky. Run by one of the authors of "The Malt Whisky File".
U.K. retailer and independent bottler of scotch malt whiskies. Sole authorized bottler for Glenrothes by distillery, also produce some excellent blends like Blue Hanger and CUtty Sark.
Based in the Los Angeles suburb of Van Nuys, Howard and his son, Mark, run the premier single malt scotch retail outlet in the United States. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find any store with a better selection of all types of distilled spirits.
Corporate Web Sites:
Good resource for all things Ardbeg, including online shopping for branded promotional items and occasional special bottlings of Ardbeg.
An excellent blended scotch whisky which, in it's ten-year-old version, uses only the 7 currently working distilleries of Islay as its malt base. Not yet available in the US, but promised to soon be imported here. Features a monthly competition to win whisky and an online store for promotional products and whiskies.
Good resource for Islay images and other goodies related to Laphroaig. Excellent design and themes, features discussion forum, competition for a case of Laphroaig whisky, electronic newsletter.
Excellent resource for information on not only the Murray McDavid line of independently bottled single malt whiskies, but also on the industry, history and process of making whisky. Features online shopping and discussion forum.
good resource for the line of Glenturret products. Monthly promotion for a chance to win Glenturret whisky. Online shop for whisky and other promotional items.
This currently mothballed distillery will be resuming production in the near future. Watch this web site for further details (currently under construction).
Societies and Clubs:
Good group discussion forum and resources from the PLOWED group. Formed originally in Indiana, but now spread throughout the US and rest of the World.
Group discussion forum and weekly group internet "tastings" (chat). You must register with Yahoo to participate.
International home page of the Society with links to individual chapters around the world. Good library of material to browse.
Industry trade organization offers a wealth of information about all things scotch whisky. Excellent Q&A section.
Vanity sites and personal Home pages:
The brainchild of Univ. of Edinburgh senior lecturer John H. Butler. The first and still the best overall reference on the subject of scotch malt whisky. Features pronunciation sound files (some of which are found in this house), historical and industry insights, archive of the MALTS-L listserver.
Still the best one-stop shopping place for all the links to all the places you would ever want to go in the whisky world.