A Great Way to Learn about Whisk(e)y

01 Aug

Most distilleries operate under the radar of modern life. You will find their products in a well-stocked liquor store, but good luck finding information on them online. Oh, sure, their product(s) will be listed in on-line liquor retailers or bloggers, but most distilleries have no presence on the web.

A few, though, have embraced the 21st century and provide lots of information. Some of these have (free!) programs for their fans. Some that have affinity programs are:

And it’s not only Scotch Whisky producers:

Those are just a few of the ones I am a member of. If you know of others, please add a comment!


Posted by on 1-August-2010 in Whisky2.0


8 responses to “A Great Way to Learn about Whisk(e)y

  1. whisky2dot0

    1-August-2010 at 17:29

    I’m probably about to have my membership in the Maker’s Mark Ambassadors revoked. 🙂 I’ve added it to the main story.

  2. Jens Wedin

    2-August-2010 at 03:31

    It’s true that many distilleries are kind of slow on the “modern life”. That is probably why there is starting to pop up so many sites about whisky and distilleries. There is a need for the information…

  3. whisky2dot0

    14-August-2010 at 01:12

    I just learned this week that The Balvenie has a club (and a nice web site: props to them!). So I added them to the main story.

  4. Jens Wedin

    14-August-2010 at 03:08


  5. whisky2dot0

    15-August-2010 at 01:35

    And I found another one: The Glenlivet. I’m finding more…there must be others! Personally, I like joining these groups because I get the inside scoop on new releases and other important news from the distilleries.

  6. Holysinner

    23-September-2010 at 09:24 deserves a mention for info on Diageo’s Classic Malts. When you register as a Friend they mail you a handsome tasting journal. contains a lot of fluff but there’s also some good content (master distiller’s blog, videos).

    You can ‘Join the Family’ at Not much there beyond an e-certificate and wallpaper, though they’ll send you quarterly email updates.

    • whisky2dot0

      23-September-2010 at 16:05

      Awesome, thanks! I’m adding them now.


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