Scotch Whisky

Compass Box Flaming Heart Scotch Review (2012)

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Flaming Heart is a key limited edition series from those innovative whiskey-makers at Compass Box. Every few years, Compass Box comes into sufficient malt scotch with the appropriate characteristics to make this stuff, and August 2012 saw the 4th bottling in The Flaming Heart Series. Past installments of Flaming Heart brought together Highland malt whiskey ...

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Scotch Hot Toddy

By Richard Thomas Seeing as how it’s mid-winter, what could be more appropriate than a look at the classic hot whiskey cocktail, the Hot Toddy? A traditional drink in Scotland and northern England, the Hot Toddy has been around for centuries, and is sometimes thought of as a cold and flu symptom reliever, making it one of the oldest twists ...

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Scotch in Barbecue Sauce

By Richard Thomas While bourbon barbecue sauce is a staple of restaurants and the sauce industry, the use of scotch to add more flavor to barbecue sauce goes largely overlooked. This is probably because the bastion of barbecue is found in the American South and not Scotland, but even so, that doesn’t mean other forms of whiskey have nothing to ...

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GlenDronach Port Finish 15 Year Old Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B GlenDronach is a Speyside distillery, located near the town of Huntly, and owned by BenRiach . It is one of the older distilleries in Scotland, having been founded by James Allardice in 1826. It passed through a number of hands in the 19th and early 20th centuries, including Charles Grant’s (of the famed Grants family) ...

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