Welcome to WhiskyMoods

We’re thrilled you are here, and we hope you linger for a while, maybe a dram’s worth of your time right now, then stop by in a few days to see what’s new. Here we focus more on whisky experiences and the context of dramming than on the products. We like smoky talk and bold tastes. We like stuff on the rocks, and we have fun making a splash. And we enjoy your take on things that matter, on things that transcend the ordinary. We are not patient with loud mouths, public nuisances, public bitters.

There’s a yin and yang to WhiskyMoods. We present stories, photography, art, movies, and product reviews that we know whisky drinkers thirst for, but we want to hear your whisky stories to complete the experience. Many of you drink bourbon, gin, grappa, and other spirits. All those stories are part of the picture as well. As we mix your content with ours, we’ll have a well-stocked site.

We know 8 out of 10 high-end whisky drinkers have a strong interest in photography. So, we are offering you a wide range of them, from 1940s Paris fashion and personality photography to 21st century pinhole images from the beaches of Australia. You’ll never see Sydney Harbour the way it is pictured here. And there is a feast of color and texture in our photo essay on Stamboul, the city that inspired Graham Greene to write The Orient Express. Our writers tell stories about the people and places in the photographs, adding another dimension to what you will see here and nowhere else. To our knowledge, we are the only whisky website that does this.

Whisky drinkers are interested in art too, so we asked Ralph Steadman to contribute to WhiskyMoods with his classic take on the magic and folklore of single malts from Still Life With Bottle. You may know him from his great beer illustrations for FlyingDog Brewery.

That’s only half the site. We invite you to fill up the other half. To enable that, we have created several ways for you to interact with us. You can post your comments on the end of each post–and we will answer your questions–or you can contact us at editor@whiskymoods.com. If you have a favorite bar, we’ll work with you on getting it posted in some form.

Sláinte, a Gaelic toast to good health heard throughout Ireland and Scotland, and on these pages.


About Author

Josh is an author, former blogger, media critic, x-Capitol Hill legislative aide and White House assistant, business consultant, idea marketing specialist, a squatter at the global village virtual bar and an alpine rock gardener where he lives in Woodstock, NY.