Scotch Whisky

Compass Box Asyla Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Asyla is the premium blended scotch expression from the artisanal whiskey-makers at Compass Box. Those familiar with the Signature Range from Compass Box know the other entries in that line are either vatted malt or vatted grain whiskeys. The company’s other blended scotch, Great King Street, is their mainstay rather than an upper-tier label. Compass ...

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Wemyss Peat Chimney 8 Year Old Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- The world has seen a boom in small whiskey-making, but not every micro-maker is a micro-distiller. Some small companies buy whiskey from outside sources, and then do their own blending and/or secondary aging. In the United States, Angel’s Envy is one such outfit. Wemyss Malts of Scotland is another. The Wemyss family estate has been ...

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Bourbon, Jack, Rum and Coke

Bourbon and Coke

Which Liquor Mixes Best with Coke? By Richard Thomas The recipe is a classic—one part liquor, three parts Coca Cola—and requires nothing more than the two ingredients, ice, and a tall glass to mix them in. The complication comes in with what whiskey to put into that mix, with as many or more whiskey-based variations on the list of highballs ...

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