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The Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch
Imagine trying to run a business where what you make today gets turned into products 12 to more than 60 years from now. How could you possibly forecast volume and preferences? That's exactly what many Scottish whisky companies try to do. The Macallan...
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Dewar's Limited Edition 15 Year Old
On our recent Scotland trip to visit the distilleries producing the single malt master notes of Dewar's Blended Scotch Whisky, we were tipped off to their new limited release Dewar's 15 Year Old. Today, the spirit becomes available stateside, and...
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Aberlour's Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speyside, Scotland has long been established as the source for some of the world's most refined single malt Scotch whiskies. Across the magnificent region, well-known distilleries dot the landscape with obscure facilities nestled between. There...
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Bunnahabhain 40-Year-Old Scotch
Quietly hidden for over 40 years within the prestigious Bunnahabhain distillery on Scottish island Islay's northern shore, a long-forgotten maturation continued to develop. When reviewing ledgers dating back decades, master distiller Ian MacMillan...
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The Balvenie 50 Year Old
At a dinner celebrating the 50-year career of The Balvenie's Malt Master David Stewart, highlights of the night included the opportunity to taste the company's most recent bottling of their extremely rare 50 year old whiskey. Cased in hand-blown...
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Highland Park Thor
Taking inspiration in the distinctly Nordic heritage and unforgiving climate of the Orkney Islands where the celebrated Highland Park distillery stands, the recently launched Thor single malt scotch whisky is as powerful as the Norse god for...
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Glenmorangie Artein
Joining Finealta and Sonnalta PX in Glenmorangie's Private Edition range, Artein is fantastic single malt that combines ripe fruit aromas with zesty notes of spearmint and citrus. Its unusual flavor profile received the thumbs up from everyone at...
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Monkey Shoulder Whisky
As one of the few remaining whisky distilleries in the world still using manual mixing techniques during the production process, Monkey Shoulder makes a rich and uniquely flavorful blend. This hands-on turning of the barley was once known to cause...
CULTURE
Nick Veasey for The Macallan
Shooting with an X-ray machine rather than with a traditional camera, British photographer Nick Veasey produces surprising, visually enchanting work that begs the observer to think about what's under the surface. With more than twenty years of experimental...
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Royal Salute's Tribute to Honour
Crafted by Royal Salute as a liquid homage to the oldest crown jewels in the British Isles—The Honours of Scotland—Tribute to Honour is a blend of some of Chivas Brothers' oldest and finest whiskey in an over-the-top package. To create...
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CH Editions: Happy Goat
When the San Francisco confectioner Happy Goat brought their deliciously artisinal caramels to the NYC Food Fair earlier this year, all it took was one bite before we were hooked. Using locally-sourced, free-range goat milk and Madagascan bourbon...
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101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die
In his new book "101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die" whisky expert Ian Buxton poses the fun challenge of learning about whisky by drinking a lot of whisky. Having the enviable job of working in the whisky industry for over two decades, as a consultant...
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Highland Park 1968 Single Malt Scotch
We had the opportunity to sample the first release in Highland Park's Orcadian limited edition series, the 1968, made from eight very special casks. The ambitious effort is being led by Highland's Max McFarlane, and will feature another nine specialty...
TECH
The Macallan Ice Ball
Beverage purists argue that ice should never be introduced to a quality Scotch whiskey. Such thinking rests on the theory that when holding a glass, your body heat will melt the ice, resulting in a diluted spirit and sub-par drinking experience. In...
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