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The Latest Last Drop

If you're a single-malt snob who happens to have a wallet with a lazy four grand in it, you might want to test your allegiance by taking the Last...more

Posted: July 31, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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Laphroaig Savors Its Bicentennial

Perhaps because they feel that hitting the two-century mark is too special an occasion to celebrate in just one day, the makers of Laphroaig whisky...more

Posted: June 12, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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A Case for the Blood and Sand Scotch Cocktail

Weighty and warming, Scotch whisky is a winter staple. However, when the thermometer spikes, many eschew their Caledonian drams for lighter and (what...more

Posted: June 5, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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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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