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Monday, March 12, 2012

Maino'sWhiskey Tasting Notes: Midleton Very Rare

Midleton invites you to the Jameson/Midleton distilleries to present these certificates and register your bottle of whiskey. You can also mail in your certificate to be registered. I think if Midleton was REALLY serious about this .... the least they could do would be to pick up the cost of airfare and hotel to Ireland! I'd go back to Ireland in a heartbeat. Great people. Great whiskey. Midleton Very Rare is a keeper....see my review. DM

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Watch for It!! NEW AOANews Column about Technology

Watch for It!! NEW AOANews Column about Technology

Knowing the importance of the role technology plays in the lives of our patients and the doctors who serve them, the American Optometric Association has asked Illinois College of Optometry faculty members, Dr. Dominick Maino and Dr. Geoffrey Goodfellow to co-author a brand new AOANews column on technology. The very first column discusses the latest in new Heads Up Displays (HUDs) that will be built into a pair of glasses, motorcycle helmets and car windshields.
Drs. Goodfellow and Maino previously authored the technology column in the journal Optometric Education, an official publication of the Association of the Schools and Colleges of Optometry. Dr. Maino was one of the very first optometrists to ever author a book on technology which was entitled, Computer Applications in Optometry. It was originally published by Buttersworth in 1989 along with his brother, and fellow Illinois College of Optometry graduate Dr. Joseph Maino and UMSL School of Optometry faculty Dr. David Davidson. Maino and Goodfellow also serve on the AOA's Technology Working Group. Dr. Maino is the current AOA spokesperson on all things 3D as well (3D movies, TV, video games and in the class room).

The Illinois College of Optometry has always encouraged its faculty to be at the cutting edge of all they do whether it is in the area of glaucoma, amblyopia, or refractive care. Drs. Maino and Goodfellow just take this to the next logical step in this important AOANews column.

Finally, watch for an announcement by the Vision Performance Institute of Pacific University about their up and coming 6th Annual VPI Research Conference. Dr. Maino was asked to present at this as well. He will discuss how to improve the 3D viewing audience so they can better enjoy their 3D experience.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Whisky outperforms gold as investment Scotch market booms

Whisky outperforms gold as investment Scotch market booms

The Moody Report notes that from 2008 to the end of 2011, an investment in the top 10 performing whiskies would have achieved a gain of more than +400%. An investment in the top 100 would have returned a +245% gain, while the top 250 would have yielded +180%.

In comparison, gold, which has experienced a renaissance in recent years, has risen +146% over the same period, and diamonds by just +10%. ....

Monday, March 5, 2012

Top 10 whisky websites

The Whiskey for Everyone website lists the following as the Top Ten websites for those who enjoy great whiskeys:


Aspiring Gentleman


Malt Maniacs

Royal Mile Whiskies


Single Malt TV

Whisky Cast


Whisky Sites Directory

Go to the Whiskey for Everyone for more details! DM

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Whisky Advocate Award: Islay Single Malt of the Year

                                                              Bruichladdich 10 year old, 46%, $57

....... I wanted a bottling that said, “This is what we are, everything else is a variation on this theme.”.....The 10 year old does just that. It is uncluttered by finishing and marketing; it is Bruichladdich, pure, clean, simple, identifiable. It says, “One chapter has finished, now the work starts;” it says, like Alice’s transforming liquid, “DRINK ME!” and that, let us not forget, is what whisky is all about. —Dave Broom