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What's Caramel Coloring in Whisky? (E150a)

Credit: sashafatcat<p>If I put two glasses in front of you, one the color of pale grass Bud Light and the other as dark as a Guinness Stout… which one …

Bowmore 15YO Darkest Tasting Notes

In my evolution as a Scotch aficionado, I discovered Bowmore far too late… but better late than never!<p>I believe my first introduction was a gift from …

How to Taste Single Malt Scotch

Single malt scotch is a Scottish spirit created from malted barley. It’s called “single” malt scotch because it’s made in one distillery, unlike …

George’s Rants & Raves: The Macallan 12 year old single malt Scotch Whisky

With over 2,500 brands of Scotch Whisky being produced by about 125 distilleries, things can get a might confusing when attempting to discuss Scotch …

Diageo Delights

Diageo didn't get their big single malt shipment over to California in time for the holidays, but that's fine with us because we didn't need any …

Scotch Whisky

Drink Like a Man

This winter, do yourself a favor: Learn to love scotch<p>Gentlemen, we live in the age of vodka. Yes, vodka: the spirit that aspires to be like water. No offense to vodka drinkers, but if you ordered booze that tasted like something, maybe you wouldn’t need to put cranberry juice in it. Meanwhile, the …

Whiskey

What You Need to Know About Drinking Scotch

If you’re new to the world of Scotch, it can be hard to know where to start. And when you don’t know your Glenfiddich from your Glenlivet, it’s a …

The Whisky Wars: Japan Versus Scotland

For the first time ever, Japan is challenging Scotland for whisky dominance, and consumers are the winners.<p>Japanese whisky was once considered a novelty crowded out by Scottish offerings, but this perspective changed radically two years ago after renowned spirits writer Jim Murray named Yamazaki’s …

Wait, There's Food Coloring In My Expensive Whiskey?

Wait, There’s Food Coloring In My Expensive Whiskey?<p>3 minute Read<p>No surprise my glass of Mountain Dew is nuclear-wasteland-yellow with a little help …

Wine & Spirits

Whiskey Review: Glenfiddich 18 Year Old

<i>Editor’s Note: The Whiskey Wash welcomes Joshua St. John to our writing staff. Also, this whiskey was provided to us as a free sample to review by</i> …

The Best Scotch Under $250

This guide is a part of a series. View our more affordable single malt Scotch whisky selections in our post entitled “10 Best Affordable Single …

5 Scotch Whisky Myths, Smashed

“William Wallace is seven feet tall!… Kills men by the hundreds! And if <i>he</i> were here, he’d consume the English with fireballs from his eyes…and bolts …

Whiskey

The Glenlivet – The Single Malt That Started It All

Its history is storied; its legends are true, and the remarkable lineage of the Glenlivet is one that has shaped the landscapes of Scotland and …

10 great single malt whiskies that aren't from Scotland

Think of a single malt and the first names that come to mind are likely to be those of the old Scottish brands: Glenfiddich, Ardbeg, Talisker and the …

Macallan Edition No. 1 A New Oak-Happy Scotch Whisky

The Macallan distillery has become something of a master of non-age statement Scotch whisky, a status gained through releases like Rare Cask Black …

Whiskey Review: Aberlour A'bunadh

The Aberlour A’bunadh is an unusual Scotch whisky. While it carries no age statement, each bottle carries a unique batch number. It is released in …

Whiskey

The 12 Best Single Malt Scotches Under $50

4 minute Read<p>Even if you’ve never taken a snort of whisky in your life (yeah, that’s a thing), you’ve probably heard the term Single Malt Scotch, …

Single Malt Whisky

The blended whiskies that could beat a single malt

In the video above, drinks writers Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison explore traditional blended Scotch whiskies, describing what goes into a typical blend, how the flavours are brought together and what to look for on the palate.<p>This is the seventh episode in our World of Whisky series, where Neil and …

What, Exactly Is Peat and How Did it Get in My Whisky?

Love Scotch Whisky? 250-Year-Old Distiller Jumps Into U.S. Market With 14 New Labels

The Loch Lomond Group is an independent Scottish distiller, bottler and blender of fine Scotch whiskies that has been doing its thing since 1814, both at its namesake malt and grain distillery in the Highlands, and its more widely known Glen Scotia distillery in peaty seaside Campbeltown.<p>Until last …

Loch Lomond

Lagavulin 25 Year Old Whisky Review

Lagavulin 25 year old is a ‘super-premium limited-edition’ single malt whisky released as a part of the iconic distillery’s 200th anniversary …

Lagavulin 23 Years (Casks of Distinction #5745)

This is the privately bottled <b>Lagavulin 23 Year Old 1992</b> in the <b>Casks of Distinction</b> programme from Diageo. Check this page for more info.A bottle of …

The 4 Companies Behind 3/4 Of All Scotch Whisky Production

Did you know that only a quarter of Scotch whisky distilleries are owned by Scottish companies? In fact, there are only a few large companies behind most of the whisky that you drink (although an increasing number of independent businesses own small distilleries).<p>Here are a few that may come as a …

Whiskey

The 50 Best Whiskeys in the World

Laphroaig Lore<p>This bottle is further proof not all world-class whiskeys require an age statement. A fine addition to the Laphroig line, Lore displays …

The 10 Best Scotch Whiskies Under $40

Last summer, Eater took a look at the best affordable whiskeys under $35. The list was open to all whiskey categories, and ended up quite bourbon-dominant. Only one Scotch made the original list, The Glenlivet 12.<p>Here, the focus is entirely on the best affordable Scotch, with a slightly elevated …

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

<i>This definitive guide to affordable Scotch explores everything you need to know about the world’s most popular single malt whisky, including</i> …

Whiskey

10 best single malt scotch whiskies

A scotch single malt is a drink like no other, synonymous with the sophistication of James Bond yet sewn into the fabric of proud working class life. …

Best Cheap Single Malt Scotches

Credit: ecastro<p>Single malt scotches have a reputation for being expensive and it’s a reputation that is well deserved as many single malts are quite …

A Kinder, Gentler Laphroaig

Laphroaig, like most Scotch from the Isle of Islay, is known for being big, bold, and smoky. That’s why new scotch drinkers often find it …

Scotch Whisky