Scotch Whisky

The Best Blended Scotch

“Blended scotch” means a blend of one or more malt whiskeys with one or more grain whiskeys, and it is scotch of this type that dominates on the shelves of bars and liquor stores everywhere. Even some of the entries on the top shelf are blended scotch, rather than vatted malt or single malt, and this type of whiskey constitutes ...

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Compass Box The Spice Tree Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- In some circles, it is whispered that The Spice Tree is the whisk(e)y is the scotch the larger scotch industry doesn’t want you to have. Micro-distillery Compass Box first launched The Spice Tree in 2005, but were forced to discontinue production by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) under threat of legal action. The SWA objected ...

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Sandy/Jock Collins Cocktail Recipe

By Richard Thomas I spent the bulk of my life living in places with hot, steamy summers, and the steamy aspect ensures that the heat of the day dissipates very little at night. The result was that my good whiskey stayed put on the shelf and gathered dust until autumn came, because whiskey’s warmth is at best unpleasant when you ...

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