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Monday, 5 January 2009

Black, Sack and Craic...

Happy New Year Caskstrengther's!! We hope the soporific effects of Christmas excess are now successfully blown away and you're all making plans for 2009 like they're going out of fashion....
The Christmas break has given us plenty of time to try more excellent whisky and make some resolutions ourselves on where to take the website- and give it the stratospheric orbit which it deserves!
2008 was a hell of a year for us- from our very boozy birthday on the 7th March, to our first Feis Ile tour in May, the inaugural BiG awards in December, to now reviewing in excess of 100 great drams as well as interviewing some fantastic people from the wonderful world of whisky.

More of all of this to come in 2009, as well as some exciting new "extras". Feedback is always welcome from you, so please let us know what you like/dislike/want us to post, by emailing us at

Now... always keen to bring you our thoughts wherever you may be, we've made even easier to follow. You can now subscribe to the blog by simply giving us your email address (in the square shaped box on the top right of the page!!) and we'll do the rest.

Being generous sorts, we're offering ONE subscriber a splendid liquid reward for their troubles. around the 7th March (our 1st birthday!) we'll be drawing one name from the hat- and as a prize, the lucky winner will be sent a bottle of something we just happened to pick up at 2008’s Feis Ile… no, not THAT Port Ellen, but something similarly desirable- A bottle of 8 year-old Bowmore, limited to just 800 bottles during the Feis and hand-signed by Eddie MacAffer!!! It even comes in its own silky black sack!!

So feel free to sign up and you might be the lucky subscriber…!

The competition will close on the 1st March 2009 and - as with anything booze related, the winner must be over the legal drinking age within their country of residence and sadly and importantly, we can only accept entries from residents within the European Union. Please read the t's and c's here for more details....

Here's to a great 2009!

Joel + Neil