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sku
03-20-2013, 11:58
I mentioned this a while back on SB, so I thought I'd post it here. The list is here: http://recenteats.blogspot.com/p/the-complete-list-of-whiskey-blogs.html

Like most lazy writers, I love a list. There's something satisfying about listing things, especially when there are a lot of them. I've been thinking, for a while, whether it would be possible (not to mention advisable), to list every whiskey blog. It feels like there are hundreds of them; some pop up for a month or two and others (like mine) rattle on, seemingly in perpetuity. Well, I decided to try it, so I present to you: The Complete List of Whiskey Blogs (http://recenteats.blogspot.com/p/the-complete-list-of-whiskey-blogs.html).

Well, it's not actually complete, not even close probably, but it's a start. To start with, I limited myself to English language blogs. Unfortunately, I'm not competent in any other languages, and it would be pretty tough for me to figure out if a blog in Armenian or Hindi was about whiskey, so I figured I'd stick to what I know.

I tried to be pretty liberal with my definition of "blog," but I did exclude sites that were more databases or forums. A blog has to have regular updates with content. In categorizing blogs as "whiskey blogs," I used a loose definition of any blog that was mostly about whiskey. I excluded general spirits blogs and cocktail blogs (unless they were really mostly about whiskey).

I divided the list into four sections: (1) general whiskey blogs; (2) blogs by distillers and whiskey producers; (3) blogs by retailers or bars; and (4) dormant blogs. I defined dormant blogs as blogs that hadn't posted for quite a while (at least eight or nine months) and seemed inactive. They can, of course, always come back.

Overall, I found 174 active whiskey blogs and another 51 dormant whiskey blogs. I'm sure I missed many, especially in the retailer/distillery areas, as many of them seem to have blogs that they post to only occasionally.

I'm sure the number of blogs is an interesting measure of something, but I'm not quite sure what.

I'm going to try to keep the list current, and I'd appreciate any feedback with blogs I missed (and apologies to anyone I left off).

Yeti
03-20-2013, 12:06
Awesome resource, sku. Thanks for this.

He reviews a lot of other things, but http://www.drinkhacker.com/ has a frequent and prevalent focus on whiskey. Not sure if it meets the criteria, but it's a site I keep up with.

sku
03-20-2013, 12:51
Awesome resource, sku. Thanks for this.

He reviews a lot of other things, but http://www.drinkhacker.com/ has a frequent and prevalent focus on whiskey. Not sure if it meets the criteria, but it's a site I keep up with.

It's a good point and I thought about it, but I put Drink Hacker in the general spirits category since he reviews pretty much everything, sort of like a Paul Pacult. Thanks!

gatsby
03-20-2013, 13:44
Great resource sku. Thanks for putting this together.

Old Dusty
03-20-2013, 14:47
Thanks for doing this although you just provided a passport to blowing a LOT of time browsing. :grin:
Your website is already listed here under "resources" but would it make sense to link to your new list from there as well? Mods?

ethangsmith
03-22-2013, 20:20
I try to keep my blog whiskey oriented, but I do throw in other stuff too....

http://theethansmithblog.blogspot.com/

I do a few reviews now and then, but most of my writings are about Pennsylvania distilling history- mostly Continental and Michter's.

Danger
03-22-2013, 21:07
Do you have any idea what you've done - how gravely you have decimated my productivity?

The number of blogs is an interesting measure if you have something to compare it to, like the number of whiskey blogs that were active 2 years ago (trends in popularity), or the number of active cigar blogs (relative subject popularity). Any number on its own is difficult to interpret.

sku
03-22-2013, 21:33
I try to keep my blog whiskey oriented, but I do throw in other stuff too....

http://theethansmithblog.blogspot.com/

I do a few reviews now and then, but most of my writings are about Pennsylvania distilling history- mostly Continental and Michter's.

Thanks. I added it.


Do you have any idea what you've done - how gravely you have decimated my productivity?

The number of blogs is an interesting measure if you have something to compare it to, like the number of whiskey blogs that were active 2 years ago (trends in popularity), or the number of active cigar blogs (relative subject popularity). Any number on its own is difficult to interpret.

I feel I can definitively say that this is many more blogs than existed 10 years ago. Beyond that, I have no relevant interpretation, but hey, now I'll be able to track that kind of thing.

HP12
03-22-2013, 21:44
Excellent resource Steve. Thanks for sharing the effort and the passion!

MarkRuck
03-23-2013, 04:57
What a great ist, however, I feel compeled to echo others. This may cripple my productivity, and cause endless additional hours in quest of whiskey knowledge.

repeating softly to myself......self control.....self control

Special Reserve
03-23-2013, 06:08
Damn what a list!