Labelling, Categorisation and Other Boring Things

[In which I write about labelling issues that I’ve probably got the wrong end of the stick on]

An issue that’s popped up recently in the whisky blogging/whisky geek world is labelling. It pops up from time to time anyway, but with announcement of Dewar’s Highlander Honey earlier this year, and more recent notice of Knob Creek Smoked Maple, it’s definitely at the forefront of many brains, my own included. As ever, I’m in two minds, so this is an attempt for me to work out what I think.

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In recent times I have come in to contact with a number of interesting new ‘products’, all coming from quite different angles but at the same time all focusing on one quite specific part of the drinking experience – water.

Now, water drunk on its own isn’t the sort of thing that I’d consider appropriate for this blog, but over the last couple of months (and also a few years ago) I’ve come across a number of different ‘waters’ pushed towards the whisky drinker, and being the cynical git that I am I thought I’d better put finger to keyboard and records some observations.

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