September Scotch: 200 Years of Lagavulin
In our two previous September Scotch explorations, we stuck to the Highlands of Scotland for one profile they're commonly associated with and one that's a true variation on it all. Now, however, we're shifting to Islay—the famed, scenic island off...
September Scotch: The Dalmore Single Malts
There are at least 115 single malt Scotch distilleries in Scotland. Some of them produce multiple brands within. This accounts for, by the way, only 8% of the market. The other 92% goes toward blended Scotch. But how does one navigate the elusive...
Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Whisky maker Bob Dalgarno selects fewer than 1% of the sherry oak casks on The Macallan Estate to come together to create the aptly titled Rare Cask Single Malt. The natural ruby red hue shines through in the premium, full-bodied blend.
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...
The Single Malts at the Heart of Dewar's Blended Whisky
There's a reason why Dewar's is most likely your father's, and grandfather's, whisky. It's more than their heritage (which dates back to 1846) and it extends well beyond their groundbreaking commercial done with the Edison Illuminating Company back...
Highland Park's Rich New Expression, Dark Origins
Aside from being one of the most reliable single malt makers out there, Highland Park also regularly bolsters their core expression offerings with new releases of masterful scotch whisky. Their latest, Dark Origins, is no different—though it is a...
Westland Distillery's American Single Malt Whiskey
If you're looking to venture away from Scotland for a reliable, rich, single malt, you might not think of America's Pacific Northwest as the go-to source. And yet Westland Distillery, housed in Seattle, has produced a truly tasty expression distilled...
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...
Kavalan, Taiwan's First Whisky Distillery
While Scotland will always (by law) be the sole proprietor of Scotch, a whole host of nations have embraced the art of whisky distillation. From Japan to Sweden to Australia, several excellent new distillers are popping up around the globe. Local...
15 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
You'd be hard pressed to find a single malt that's as smooth, light and has just the right amount of peat with such complexity. Aged 15 years in American oak sherry casks for a citrus finish, it's rich for beginners and experts alike, and easily drinkable...
Eight New Whisk(e)y Expressions
We're well into fall and no drink fits the season with as much comfortable class as whiskey. Whether neat or on the rocks, the thoughtful, warming power of this dark spirit continues to deliver upon its historic identity. It just so happens that many...
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...
Ardbeg Whisky Distillery
Those familiar with single malts will recognize the tiny, wild island of Islay as the birthplace of Scotland's most heavily peated whiskies. Once home to over 20 distilleries, Islay (pronounced "eye-lah") now hosts just eight, but the few remaining...
Highland Park Loki
Inspired by the mischievous and mercurial Nordic god, the amber liquid of the newly released Loki seems to capture the unpredictable shape-shifting nature of its namesake. Matured in both Spanish sherry and heavily peated casks, the flavors offer...
Bowmore 18 Year Scotch
Bowmore is a fantastic scotch, smoky and salty like Islay itself. Their 18-year, peated single malt is a smooth balance of chocolate, coca butter and salted caramel notes, perfect for sipping neat.