This month we are the Samurais of the Whisky Round Table!! – 今月は、私たちはウィスキー円卓の侍です!!

The Whisky Round Table is comprised of 12 whisky bloggers (listed below) that gather together every month to discuss a single question/topic that is whisky related.  The Round Table is hosted on a different blog every month (12 months, 12 bloggers) and the host gets to choose the question/topic of the month for us all to discuss – and we urge you to join in on the conversation using the comments section of our blogs!

The Whisky Round Table, by the way, is the brainchild of Jason Johnstone-Yellin (Guid Scotch Drink).

This particular meeting of the whisky samurais happens to be the twelfth in the series.  So, come June 1st, we will start anew.

A big thank you goes out to the Nonjatta ‘Japanese whiskies’ blog for hosting the Whisky Round Table this month.  Chris Bunting, author of both the Nonjatta blog and a new book entitledDrinking Japan: A Guide to Japan’s Best Drinks and Drinking Establishments“, posed the following question(s) to us:

“The socialite and art collector Peggy Guggenheim used to pour bottles of cheap blended whisky into premium bottles and, presumably, laugh down her sleeve at those sniffing and simpering over her drams.

How confident are you of your whisky tasting skills?

Is there any purpose to the pursuit of objectivity in whisky tasting (unless you work in the industry) or does it suck the joy out of a essentially subjective experience?

Is it possible to categorise a sip in words and is something lost or gained in that process?”

Follow this link for the answers to this great question.

As a reminder, the valiant samurais (and links to their blogs) of this round table are:

Chris – Nonjatta
Keith – Whisky Emporium
Karen & Matt – Whisky For Everyone
Ruben – Whisky Notes
Mark – Glasgow’s Whisky (And Ale)
Neil & Joel –
Lucas & Chris – Edinburgh Whisky Blog
Jason – Guid Scotch Drink
Gal – Whisky Israel
Mike – Whisky Party
Peter – The Casks
Joshua (hey, that’s me!)– The Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society

For all of the Whisky Round Table discussions, click here.