Welcome to Malty Mates,

My name is C. Jay Derinoz. I am the founder of this site, a hardcore Whisky Enthusiast and an upcoming Cigar Aficionado…

I started this blog in 2016 to share this passion of mine which started in my university years. My object was to create a Whisky Platform where whisky enthusiasts can share and exchange their knowledge and experiences about this great spirit which we like to call  ‘Liquid Gold’ or ‘Sunshine in a bottle’. Recently I also started sharing my experiences with Cigars…

In this blog you can find my notes about whisky expressions and cigar sticks that I got the chance to sample, up to date news,  impressions about events, festivals and ‘Anything and everything about Whisky & Cigars’.

This blog has been envisioned as an open platform for all whisky and cigar lovers. So If you have any, news or information that you would like to share, feel free to contact me via jay@maltymates.com or the contact form below.

I wish you a great day…

Sláinte mhath…

Cengiz Jay Derinoz - Malty Mates