In keeping with Scottish First Foot tradition, make sure a dark-haired man (and NOT a light-haired man, or a woman), is the first person to cross your threshold after midnight. He should be bearing a gift. This will ensure good luck in the new year!
It uses a separate registration than The Whisky Channel, but it uses the same engine as Wikipedia, so if you are familiar with posting/reading Wikipedia, they’ll be no learning curve.
From the site:
First of all, our thanks are due to Gavin Smith,
well-known whisky author, who has kindly provided the overwhelming bulk
of the site at launch (1st January 2008) in full recognition that you
will probably all mangle it unrecognisably. The launch text is drawn
from Gavin’s excellent and authoritative book Whisky: A Book of Words (Carcanet Press, 1993),and subsequent paperback edition The A-Z of Whisky (NWP). A new and fully revised edition will be published sometime in 2008. BUY THIS BOOK!
However comprehensive this initial coverage it can never be
totally complete and some entries require revision. THIS IS WHERE YOU
The site is arranged in classic ‘wiki’ format, which means you can add
new articles and edit existing entries. Please feel free to do so,
bearing in mind some commonsense rules for behaviour:
1. Please log in and identify yourself. Attributed entries
carry greater authority. If you want to post it you should be prepared
to put your real name to it!
2. Please respect the opinions and views of other users and do
onto others as you would be done by. It’s a community – be nice.
3. Distillers/Brand Owners: By all means post an entry
on your brand/distillery/key personnel, but confine yourself to matters
of fact and historical record. ‘Flogs’ and blatant puffs will be
removed and, if you keep doing it, you’ll be blocked! Kindly don’t
pretend to be a consumer – we’ve seen that trick before.
4. The site administrator’s decisions are final. They may also
be arbitary, inconsistent, capricious and downright wilful. Get over
Enjoy the site. In the words of Austin Powers "Oh, behave." Have fun.
Check it out: www.whiskipedia.ORG.
I’ve looked at the whisky-related pages on the original Wikipedia and was appalled by the stupidity and inaccuracies I’ve seen on that site. I’m hoping that this one is better, more accurate and will be the final word in on-line whisky information.