If you don’t know who John Hansell is and what he knows, you should. Especially so if you ever drink whisky, be it American, Scottish, Canadian, Irish, Japanese or other.
But even if you never touch a distillate, there is reason to pay heed to what the Malt Advocate publisher and prolific blogging voice has to say, for it oft times applies equally to beer. As in this recent post, read by me only today on account of my having ignored the blogs I follow during my recent travels. Check it out, and while you do, think about substituting “brewers” for “distillers” and “beer” for “whisky” throughout!