Scotch Whisky

Diageo Bottling Plant Workers Threaten To Strike

By Richard Thomas Workers at Diageo’s Scottish bottling plants are crying foul over their pensions, and threatening to go on strike. Among other Diageo drinks products like vodka and gin, these plants bottle Johnnie Walker and other whiskies. The workers in question are from the GMB and Unite labor unions, and work at plants in Leven, Fife, and Glasgow. At ...

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Put These Whiskeys On The Table For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving paired with whiskey

By Richard Thomas Last year, I took the traditional pairings approach to producing a Thanksgiving guide, and that approach is still a perfectly valid way to go about serving whiskey with your holiday feast. The thing there, though, is that such an approach is categorical, making recommendations for different stages of the feast: aperitif, pairing with the meal, dessert whiskey, ...

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Single Malts From The Singleton Coming To America

In time for the start of the holiday gifting season, the acclaimed The Singleton of Glendullan Single Malt Whisky portfolio will now be available in the US, joining the Classic Malts portfolio. The Singleton was founded on the belief of producing whiskies that are immediately enjoyable and perfectly balanced with superior taste. Each whisky is crafted by a team of ...

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Gordon & MacPhail Glen Spey 2004 Scotch Review

Gordon & MacPhail Glen Spey 2004

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Scotland’s tradition of independent bottling offers whisky connoisseurs a variety of choices they wouldn’t ordinarily have were they limited only to the brands owned by the companies that actually owns the distilleries. This is true not only of crafty blenders, such as Compass Box, but also in the realm of single malts. Take this Gordon ...

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