Malters, Caners and Readers…
Do you trust our judgement yet? Go on then…visit some of our friends:
Near & Dear To Our Hearts:
A sister site, more focused and concentrated on one thing: whisky. Run by Liquorature member, Curt, much of the content from this site will be mirrored there, but the format and commentary will have a more single-minded point of view.
And another. Lance has kicked it up a notch and launched his own HQ for Rummies. Best rum site on the net.
Friends and sites/blogs we support and frequent:
Places For Whisky Chat & News:
…and finally…for shits and giggles…another group doing what we do:
Places For Rum Chat & News:
What were the chances that Alberta would host two sets of people (in different cities) who loved liquor and reviewed it? Chip “the Arctic Wolf” Dykstra does it all: rum (which he started with), whisky, tequila…short, succint, well snooted reviews and articles on his passion, plus what seems like a different cocktail for each of the spirits he’s talking about. You wonder whether the guy has a day job.
Excellent reference tool for rums: Ed Hamilton’s Ministry of Rum. This site lists rums, makes and marques, distilleries, countries and Lord only knows what else, and is an invaluable asset to any preliminary search I do. The interface could use some work – it’s a bit of a chore to navigate through – but in terms of info, tough to beat and always one of my first stops when I need some facts. Not really a review site as an archive of factual information, plus forums for spirited discussions.
Kudos also go to the original look and remarkable design of Mike’s illuminating RumConnection, run from Florida. This to say nothing of the subject material: his website does not satisfy itself with mere reviews, but integrates it with sly humour, guest reviewers, biographies, interviews and news. I always leave the site with a grin, and learn a bit more besides. If I ever get around to starting a site of my own instead of piggybacking on Liquorature, Mike’s site is one of the reasons I won’t touch news of the rum world: it’s being covered here quite nicely.
A Mountain of Crushed Ice is run out of Sweden by a talented lady called Tiare, and it focuses almost exclusively on one thing: cocktails. Surrounding this core mission is a bunch of really well researched essays that leave me realizing that anyone hoping to approach the same subjects has to raise their own game.
What is it about Sweden? My favourite photographic site (1x.com), and now two well-run liquor sites…this surpasses mere coincidence. Be that as it may, Stefan Hartvigson of Taster’s Guide is trying to put together both website and forums dedicated to discussing all kinds of alcoholic beverages, and plays no favourites. Worth a look for sure.
This relatively new site out of Germany specializes in reviews of estate editions done by European bottlers (thus far). They ignore the easily available tipple and focus their attentions on rarer, generally unavailable (in USA-Canada, at any rate) rums. Lean, mean and a site to sigh over.