Spokane Whiskey Club

A Word on the Current Whiskey Scene

mediumYou may have noticed that not a word has been posted to this site since last December. I needed a break, badly, and took some time off.

It’s June now, and every time I think to start again, an uncontrollable feeling of dread and despondency comes over me like a warm blanket of death on a cold bed. In other words, I am tired of the mounting horse dung in the whiskey industry. Whether it is the ever increasing prices (now bourbon is joining in on the fun) or the vomit inducing marketing or the endless PR spin of the company suits, I honestly would rather have a live badger released in my pants than promote the industry further.

That being said, it’s worth it to finish what I started, so, the reviews will come back along with any sad commentary I wish to present. An expanded word or two might be warranted on industry trends. I will probably swear more and produce content that will have a better chance of getting me sued, so, I will have that going for me, which is nice. See you soon.

 

Sincerely,

Lawgiver of the SWC

12 thoughts on “A Word on the Current Whiskey Scene”

  1. Couldn’t have said it better. My collection has slowed significantly in the last 3 or 4 months. Prices are out of touch and the quality is in question.

      1. I’ve been enjoying Woodinville Whiskey’s 5-year bourbon and their American Whiskey. Dry Fly Tritacale is next on the shopping list. “Drink locally, if possible”.

  2. Well said, just be glad you do not have to purchase Scotch in Ontario through the dreaded LCBO. I have to have my sister purchase it for me in Nova Scotia where the prices are about 25% to 50% less.

  3. Just want to let you know you are doing a good job and I really appreciate your views and the site. Please do not let this blog burn you out. Keep up the good work and try to relax a little. I know the whiskey scene is getting way out there and you do not need to try to report on everything out there. And i would not mind if the reports were spaced further apart. Good luck and keep up the good work.

  4. It’s good to get away from the daily grind for a while. The whiskey scene is indeed scary right now. Elijah Craig 12 is now EC-NAS, at the same price. Demand on whiskey is hurting the supply and making us pay more. Give it time and things will smooth out. Perhaps the bubble will move on to single malt whiskey and let us bourbon and rye lovers have better times again.

  5. Please keep them coming. Although there are plenty of reviewers out there, I seem to share similar opinions/tastes to the reviews on this site, which allows me to make more informed buying decisions in these inflated times. Also, living in WA, I can access the local distilleries as Norm does, so NW whisky reviews are appreciated, and the $ stays in the region. Thank you.

  6. I have enjoyed your comments and critiques. I hope you continue. Local is best, both for products and for commentary.

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