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…moving right along (or Oslo is where it’s at)

I left Brussels a year ago today. Landing back in Norway that I left 6 months prior after living almost 9 years previously, Bergen was my first stop. I lived there for 6 years after initially leaving the sunny South … Continue reading

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Missing Brussels

I’ve been attempting to write an ode to Brussels, a missing Brussels bit for a good number of weeks. Various versions have sprouted, one has been emailed for future online publishing, but one just for me and you here dear … Continue reading

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The whisky glass is empty, for now

Lately, my whisky glass has been empty, no not emptied. I haven’t been enjoying much whisky lately. In fact, at this time I surprisingly only have one bottle open, a bourbon, usually my summer craving. Just one bottle open rather … Continue reading

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Explosive tasting notes from last night’s empty whisky glass…

This morning I wake to discover a fantastic combination of exploding aromas from last night’s emptied whisky glass: molasses first, pure molasses. Brown sugar slowly sneaks in, leading to malted barley, surprising umami, sea salt, and finally crunchy, crispy toast. … Continue reading

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More tasting notes from an empty whiskEy glass…

It’s exactly what I’ve promised since the beginning, tasting notes from emptied whisky glasses. But I’ll also fill other glasses with other drinks, which helps expand my horizons, enjoyments and tasting note repertoire. So don’t be surprised if I suddenly … Continue reading

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See the light: I’m going nowhere

A few comments here and @emptywhiskyglas regarding my previous posting “…about, time” seems I might have been misunderstood. No, I’m not signing off from here or other social avenues I enjoy. I’m going nowhere. I’ll continue to discreetly and professionally post my … Continue reading

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It’s about, time! (And how the Vinmonopolet helped save my life).

May already! My how time flies, it always amazes me. Thanks for your patience if you have been, and for returning now to read my excuses and excitements. I began working for the Vinmonopolet Wednesday morning the 16th of November last … Continue reading

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Yours truly, Emptywhiskyglass 


Just to clear my name of guilt and misunderstanding, I’ve decided to once again inform you of the origins of said name, Emptywhiskyglass. It all started way back in the Fall of 2003 after I discovered my deep passion for … Continue reading

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Tasting notes from a surprised empty whisky glass

  I was happily surprised the other night while working a shift at Dr. Jekyll’s when I spotted the Spirit of Unity bottling on the shelf. This ultra special and limited bottling was done in financial and brotherly support of the … Continue reading

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That’s what I came here for

Last night I really enjoyed my first whisky “twasting.” That’s Twitter + tasting = twasting for those unfamiliar with the term or concept. I even ran out of the tail end of a dual beer tasting hosted by James from Brew … Continue reading

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