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Cigar Pairings for Diageo's 2014 Single Malt Scotch Special Releases

The annual appearance of the Diageo Single Malt Special Releases always holds plenty of promise. After all, the company has a lot of whisky to choose...more

Posted: March 27, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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Oban’s Newest Small Whisky

Sometimes it seems as though a lot is small about Oban single-malt Scotch whisky-from its clipped name to its matchbox distillery to its single pair...more

Posted: February 27, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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Glemorangie Goes Against the Grain

A common direction in whisky-making is that the barley strains used in malting are constantly evolving because degraded disease resistance and...more

Posted: February 13, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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How Bunnahabhain Scotch Got its Peat Back

Casual fans of Scotch whisky know that the Islay region makes smoke bombs. Those a little more studious can tell you that Bunnahabhain, made with...more

Posted: February 6, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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Lost (And Sort of Found) Whisky

If you don't believe in an afterlife, consider whisky distilleries: some are shuttered only to be reopened (e.g. BenRiach, Bruichladdich, Glencadam,...more

Posted: January 30, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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Three Glencadam Scotches to Pair with a Cigar

Glencadam, the lone distiller in the Scottish east highlands county of Angus, is raising its profile in America through a new distributor that made...more

Posted: January 23, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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A Trio of Scotches from Mortlach

The oldest Scotch whisky ever released (70 years) is a hard act to follow but Mortlach, the venerable Speyside distillery in Dufftown, has done an...more

Posted: January 9, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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The Glenlivet’s New Nàdurra has its Own Chair

The Glenlivet, the storied single-malt Scotch distiller of the Speyside region, is adding two entrants to its Nàdurra collection. Along with the...more

Posted: December 12, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Laphroaig's Cask of Amontillado

Those whose only exposure to the idea of Amontillado Sherry has come through reading Edgar Allan Poe's tale of revenge "The Cask of Amontillado" will...more

Posted: October 3, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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The Scotch That Must Not Speak Its Name

The importer Frederick Wildman & Sons is widening its spirits footprint with two new Scotch whiskies, each with curious names. One goes by the downy...more

Posted: September 5, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Glen Garioch Renaissance to be Reborn in the U.S.

The Highland distillery Glen Garioch has announced the pending release of the first in its Renaissance Collection, which just debuted in the United...more

Posted: August 22, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Glenglassaugh Crosses the Pond

Whisky is now flowing to America from the long-shuttered Scottish Highland distillery of Glenglassaugh as the company that also brought back BenRiach...more

Posted: August 8, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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