Tag: scotch

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100 For Thanksgiving, Ranked

It’s time to call out some great Scotch whisky for Thanksgiving sipping. Scotch whisky is a wide-ranging category that covers everything from single malt whiskies to blended malts, blended whisky (a mix of grain and malt whiskies), peated malts and blends, unpeated malts and blends, and single grain whiskies. It’s a lot of variation, which […]

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The Absolute Must-Have Whiskeys Of November (AKA The Best Month Of The Year For Whiskey)

November is the best month for new whiskeys releases of the entire year. There’s a glut that touches on all styles and regions. It’s also the month when the super rare bottles become available, adding to the sparkle of it all. That means it’s time to call out our 25 favorite bottles of whisk(e)y that […]

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The Best New(ish) Single Malt Whiskies From Around The World, Blind Tasted And Ranked

Single malt whisk(e)y can be made anywhere. So can rye whiskey for that matter. But let’s stay on track with single malt. All that you really need is some barley, a process to malt it (or not), some mashing tanks, fermenters, stills, and space to stack up some barrels. There’s a lot more to it […]

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We’re Ranking The Best Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whiskies Over $100

Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies are some of the most beloved in the whole whisk(e)y game. The juice from within the Highlands tends to lean toward unpeated bright floral, fruity, and honeyed flavors with peated malts lurking around the fringes. The whiskies range from entry-level soft mixers to some of the deepest, most flavor-driven whiskies […]

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The Rob Roy Is Our Official Cocktail Of Fall — Here’s The Recipe

Yes, the Rob Roy is just a Manhattan with Scotch whisky. But, wow, it’s a different beast. The drink is a 19th-century classic that deserves a lot more love than it gets. These days, most people order these as “Scotch Manhattans” or (even worse) a “Manhattan but with Scotch.” As a former high-end bartender, I […]

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The ‘Best In Show’ Scotch Whiskies From This Year’s New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

This year’s results are in from the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition and there are some serious Scotch whiskies on the shortlist. Being that I was a judge on this year’s panels, I’m calling out all the finalists or best-in-class whiskies that made it to the end of the competition with double gold […]

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The Best Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whiskies Under $100, Ranked

Speyside whisky is one of the most revered styles on the planet. It’s also one of the most ubiquitous regional styles from a relatively small area. All of Speyside is situated inside Scotland’s Highland region, yet Speyside is home to about 50 distilleries and responsible for around 50% of all Scotch whisky made. That alone […]

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The Best Unpeated Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Blind Tasted And Ranked

Unpeated single malt whisky is a big gateway to Scotch whisky for a lot of American whiskey drinkers. The sweet malts are a little more familiar and welcoming than some of the peat monsters from Scotland, which are often brimming with medicinal, iodine, and ashtray notes (to name but a few). Unpeated malt tends to […]

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Our Favorite Single Malt Whiskies From Scotland’s Island Region

The Islands Region of Scotch whisky is one of the most diverse and expansive. The “region” is technically still a sub-region of the Highlands in that it encompasses pretty much all the islands around Scotland’s Highland region to the north and west (and slightly southwest) except for Islay, which is its own one-island region. That […]

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