About

Who’s this guy?

I’m Pat Dunlop, a 32 year old whisky enthusiast currently residing in The Hague, Netherlands. I’m the former whisky buyer for The Strath Ale Wine & Spirit Merchants, British Columbia’s premier whisky retail shop. I also ran monthly Scotch Malt Whisky Society tastings for SMWS members on Vancouver Island.IMG_20170122_172902

What is The Whisky Mafia?

The name The Whisky Mafia is more or less an inside joke between some of my friends in the whisky world and I. Cosa Nostra is the Italian term for mafia and translates to ‘Our Thing’, which I find quite fitting. The blog itself will focus primarily on teaching the basics of appreciating Scotch Single Malt Whisky and will build from there.