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Issue 64 - Blogging it

Whisky Magazine Issue 64
June 2007

 

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Blogging it

Richard Jones surfs the ‘net to find some of the more interesting sites of whisky comment and debate

Educated bees may not have cottoned onto to the idea yet, but every other man and his dog seems to be engaged in blogging at the moment. 60 million of us host blogs according to internet search engine Technorati and many multiples more spend time posting or reading their entries. To the uninitiated, a blog is effectively a website that is arranged by date in a diary form. The blogger will make a post on a given day, such as an event in their lives, a random thought or their views on a news story, providing website links to their sources. Hopefully other users then post comments on the site to generate some degree of debate. Bloggers range from the high profile (Chris Evans, Anita Roddick, Jamie Oliver) through to the specialist and obscure. The subjects covered are equally diverse depending on the interests of the blogger but common themes include personal, politics, travel, humour and business.

Blogs specifically dedicated to whisky are still in their infancy but their number and quality are on the rise. Here is a list of the best whisky blogs which at the moment are all largely Scottish in focus. So, if anyone out there fancies starting their own American, Irish or other whisk(e)y blog, it would be much appreciated.

www.thescotchblog.com
At the time of writing, this is simply the best allround Scotch whisky blog on the web. Author Kevin Erskine provides frequent, well written, considered and often thought-provoking posts on a range of whisky related subjects. Recent exam...

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