Eric Sanford

Welcome to my Newcomers Whisky Club website. This site serves a dual purpose as a personal whisky blog where I can document my exploration of whisky and whiskey (and sometimes other liquid refreshments) and also as a site for our local whisky club....named, not surprisingly, the Newcomers Whisky Club. With the help of my friend, Mike Dainauski, we established the Newcomers Whisky Club, Plano, TX in May 2012. We set up the club as an informal, social club comprised of whisky fans of all types, from the experienced single malt drinker, to blend drinkers seeking to try something new, to complete newbies who are excited to learn and appreciate whisky. We focus on the enjoyment and exploration of whiskies of all types in a casual and informal atmosphere. On the personal side, I've become a whisky fan....or nutcase, as my wife would say, over the last several years and, with the help of several like-minded friends, I've been able to undertake some serious exploration of some good, some great, and some exceptional whiskies (with the odd marginal or not-so good whisky, as well). Be forewarned that I am a complete webpage building neophyte so if something doesn't work as it should, add a comment or send me an email and I will do my best to fix it! As I go along, I hope to update the site with various whisky reviews and comments about my experiences, to document our club's activities, and occasionally share some general information pertaining to whisky in its various forms. Welcome, enjoy, and Slainte! On a personal note, I am a co-founder of NWC, an avowed whisky fan, and

Most commented posts

  1. Bourbon Review: Forged Oak and Lost Prophet — 6 comments
  2. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye — 4 comments
  3. DYC Blended Whisky, una oferta de whisky de España! — 3 comments
  4. Newcomers Whisky – September: Berry Bros & Rudd whiskies — 3 comments
  5. Armagnac, Chateau de Saint Aubin — 2 comments

Author's posts

Midleton Very Rare 2012 Release

Midleton Very Rare 2012 Release; a special blended Irish Whiskey So I spent all day working on my taxes, and I actually got everything done that I needed to do, which means that I deserve something to celebrate! But what to have? Well, since it also happens to be St Patrick’s Day 2017, that something …

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Blue Hanger 7th Edition – Blended Malt Whisky

The Blue Hanger 7th Edition – Blended Malt Scotch Whisky The Blue Hanger 7th Edition is a blended malt whisky from venerable Berry Bros & Rudd. The 7th Edition Release came out in 2013 and was a US-only release. As a blended malt, or what used to be called a vatted malt, the Blue Hanger 7th …

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Whisky Review: the Ledaig 10 yo

On a blustery, chilly day like today, pouring a glass of peated whisky, closing your eyes and letting the imagination run wild, you can almost feel yourself on a remote part of some windswept island in the Hebrides. Well, you can if you have an overly vivid imagination and, perhaps, may have read one too many …

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Whisky review: Cardhu 12

Cardhu 12 year old, a Speyside Staple Continuing with my closet clean-out project, here we have the Cardhu 12 year old, a Speyside whisky from the Cardhu Distillery, another workhorse in the Diageo stable. Most of the Cardhu production is destined for various blends, including the Johnnie Walker line, so there aren’t a ton of …

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Glenfiddich 125th Anniversary Edition

Whisky Review: The Glenfiddich 125th Anniversary Edition   Ok, this is a review I am very late in writing up, but it is one that I’ve been so eager to talk about! Wait, eager to talk about a Glenfiddich, you ask? I know, I know. sometimes the idea of a Glenfiddich whisky doesn’t necessarily cause you …

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