Scotch Whisky

Whiskey Around the World Rife With Contention Over Age

By Richard Thomas The end of the summer has seen whiskey’s two biggest communities bitterly divided over separate, but equally contentious issues. For bourbon, a simmering dispute broke out into the open when Buffalo Trace announced the results of its controversial small barrel aging experiment in late August. A couple of weeks after Buffalo Trace issued its findings, The Macallan ...

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Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Two things set Chivas Regal apart from the rest of the blended scotch sector: their illustrious history and their line, which consists entirely of middle-aged and old whiskey. The brand traces its roots, like so many blended scotch brands, to a grocery store blender. Chivas Regal’s grocery blend is somewhat older than the norm, however, ...

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Wemyss 14 Year Old Highland Single Cask Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ With its Single Cask line, Wemyss Malts moved well beyond the usual purview of the artisanal whiskey-maker. Companies like Wemyss are not distilleries, and therefore do not make their own whiskey. Instead, they select and purchase premium whiskey from the distilleries, and use these to make their own blends for sale. Since the core of ...

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