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Four Scotch Cocktails for Drinking this Winter

Four Scotch Cocktails for Drinking this Winter

There’s never a wrong time to drink scotch. But when the weather turns cold, that’s most certainly the right time because there’s just something about those rich, smoky drams that are extra appealing during winter. It’s like the boozy equivalent of a cozy blanket and a warm fire. Except better,…read more →

Usquaebach 15 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review

Usquaebach 15 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review

Usquaebach. It’s pronounced “oos-ke-bah,” and it’s a line of blended malt whiskies from the Highlands. With a blend dating back to the 1700s and the name trademarked since 1877, it’s also one of the oldest games in town. We got our hands on a bottle of the Usquaebach 15 Year…read more →

Highland Park Releases Loki Single Malt Scotch

Highland Park Releases Loki Single Malt Scotch

The Highland Park Valhalla Collection is a range of four unique whiskies that take inspiration from the legendary Nordic gods. The first release, dubbed Thor, was introduced last year. And just a few days ago, Highland Park Loki was announced. The new 15 year old expression is an interesting one…read more →

Glenmorangie Artein Review

Glenmorangie Artein Review

Author Mack McConnell is a contributing writer for Cocktail Enthusiast. He also runs a Scotch of the Month Club. Glenmorangie is one of the big names in Highland scotch whisky, and they’ve got an interesting approach to barrel aging. Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation at the distillery,…read more →

Balcones Texas Single Malt Whisky Review

Balcones Texas Single Malt Whisky Review

Author Mack McConnell is a contributing writer for Cocktail Enthusiast, and he also runs the Taster’s Club Scotch of the Month. Based in Waco, TX, Balcones Distilling was founded in 2008. During that time, they’ve put out a handful of solid whiskeys and have received plenty of recognition for their…read more →

Glenfiddich Unveils Malt Master’s Edition

Glenfiddich Unveils Malt Master’s Edition

This week, Glenfiddich rolled through town to showcase its Scotch whisky lineup, to celebrate its 125th birthday and to unveil its newest creation — the Malt Master’s Edition. This limited-edition single malt was created by Malt Master Brian Kinsman, and only 18,000 bottles are available in the United States. The…read more →

The Balvenie Launches 17 Year Old DoubleWood Scotch

The Balvenie Launches 17 Year Old DoubleWood Scotch

The Balvenie single malt Scotch whisky today announced the launch of a new expression: The Balvenie 17 Year Old DoubleWood.  This new whisky commemorates Malt Master David Stewart’s 50th anniversary and will join the core range of The Balvenie’s single malts. Expect it to hit store shelves in October. In…read more →

The Life and Times of Whiskey Casks

It’s Friday. And we’re very busy. Well, sort of busy. You know, drinking cocktails and such. So in the spirit of saving time — and displaying a graphic we could never create ourselves — let’s take a look at this whiskey-centric infographic provided by the fine folks at Wine Folly.…read more →

The Art of Whisky Tasting with Stephen Marshall

The Art of Whisky Tasting with Stephen Marshall

At the recent TED 2012 conference in Long Beach, CA, Stephen Marshall, Whisky Masterblender and Global Brand Ambassador for Dewar’s, hosted an exclusive class to teach attendees the art of whisky tasting. In the below video, Stephen reveals his guide to getting the best sensory experience out of your whisky…read more →

Highland Park Scotch Whisky Cocktails

Highland Park Scotch Whisky Cocktails

Scotch Whisky doesn’t get enough love in cocktails. Sure, we prefer to sip it straight more often than not, but a well-crafted Scotch cocktail is something special. And there’s just something about the holidays that makes us crave them. Thankfully, Highland Park sent along some inspiration, in the form of…read more →

The Dalmore 18 Year Old Scotch Review

The Dalmore 18 Year Old Scotch Review

Having tried and enjoyed several whiskeys from the Dalmore lineup, the 18-year old expression is a new one for me. The Dalmore 18 is aged for 14 years in American oak before being transferred to Sherry casks to finish maturing. The Sherry influences are obvious and lend a rich, fruity…read more →

Chivas Launches “Age Matters” Campaign

Chivas Launches “Age Matters” Campaign

According to some new research commissioned by Chivas Brothers, nine out of 10 consumers believe that a whisky’s age statement serves as an indicator of quality. But oddly enough, most of these same consumers don’t understand what an age statement actually means.  The research notes that 90 percent of drinkers…read more →