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The Macallan Rare Cask Gift Guide
In creating their exceptional whiskies, The Macallan's innovative whisky maker Bob Dalgarno uses only the finest oak casks. The distillery's world-coveted cask collection is a huge part of what gives their products the most in distinguished flavor...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Tod Seelie's Prohibition-Inspired Photography
For a series of 10 magnificent, lush structural images, Brooklyn photographer Tod Seelie partnered with the new Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition to invoke the spirit of the era. To honor their historic past—rooted as a bootleggers spirit, smuggled...
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Interview: Brian Nation of Midleton Distillery
During a recent tasting of the components that make up the newest bottling from Irish whiskey Redbreast 21, Brian Nation was thrilled about his new position as Master Distiller of the Midleton Distillery. Nation now fills the shoes that were worn...
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Nikka Whisky From The Barrel
If you live in the States, you'd be hard pressed to find Nikka Whisky From The Barrel. Although the Japanese whiskey brand has six other expressions in the American market (all worth exploring), this particular blend hasn't made its way to bars and...
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Three Smoky Cocktails
It's been said that where there's smoke, there's fire. In the winter months, that adage and the sentiment it carries can turn an average cocktail into a warmer, fuller libation and offer a toasty fireside nostalgia. Some spirits, such as mezcal and...
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The Macallan Masters of Photography: Elliott Erwitt Edition
The Macallan Masters of Photography projects have generated fruitful collaborations. In the first three iterations Annie Leibovitz, Albert Watson and Rankin explored the themes and culture of the famed whisky distillery with images focused on mystery...
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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...
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Hudson Whiskey's Maple Cask Rye
This is no liqueur, or a syrupy sweet, gooey-thick blend of whiskey and maple products. With a heady nose of rye, a full spiced taste and a maple inflection that's far more than grace notes, Hudson Whiskey's small-batch, handmade Maple Cask Rye...
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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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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...
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Dewar's + Freemans Sporting Club
Designed as a special collaboration between NYC's influential menswear maker Freemans Sporting Club and Dewar's whisky, the limited-edition Travel Roll is what the brand is calling a "modern take on the vintage utility roll used by Tommy Dewar...
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The Glenrothes Extraordinary Cask
Berry Bros. & Rudd has unveiled 179 bottles of the aptly titled Glenrothes Extraordinary Cask, with 50 bottles imported to the US by Anchor Distilling Company. Bottled in a hand-blown lead crystal decanter created at Atlantis Crystal in Portugal...
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Cool Hunting Rough Cut: The Ice Ball
We recently had the chance to taste The Hakushu, a 12 year old single malt made by Suntory Whisky. In the process we became enamored with their use of a hand carved ice ball. To learn more we visited The Summit, a bar in New York's Alphabet City...
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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...
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Discover Gifts Worth Giving: Dad
The holiday season marks the only time of year it's acceptable to ignore the man—he may say he doesn't want any gifts, but get him something anyway. Tom Ford Tuscan Leather Perfume Coming in what is perhaps the most masculine perfume...
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The Macallan and Roja Dove Sensory Experience
Whisky is a complex spirit with a range of flavors; often, people have an experience with one variety and dismiss the whole spirit. The Macallan recognizes that introducing whisky to some people requires a bit of eduction, and happened upon an idea...
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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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