Scotch Whisky

Wemyss Toffee Glaze Single Cask Scotch Review (2013)

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Wemyss Malts’ Toffee Glaze Single Cask is a find from Clynelish, a Highlands distillery in Brora, and one with one of the more twisty stories in Scotland. The original Clynelish opened its doors back in 1819 and closed them in 1968, when Clynelish opened a new facility literally across the road. The original and historic ...

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Macallan To Invest £100m In New Distillery

By Richard Thomas In another vote of confidence as to the future of the world whiskey boom, the makers of The Macallan are set to invest in a major expansion for the esteemed single malt brand. Edrington, who also own The Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark, have announced their intention to build a new £100 million distilling facility for The ...

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Peat Monster 10th Anniversary Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: A Updated November 22, 2014 A decade ago, John Glaser created an intensely peaty vatted malt for the Park Avenue Liquor Shop, dubbed simply the Monster. The idea evolved into the hugely popular Peat Monster, Compass Box’s best selling expression. Success like that demands a follow-up, especially when the world is packed with diehard peat fans ...

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GlenDronach 12 Year Old Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating:B Like all of the older Scottish distilleries, GlenDronach has a storied history, but is now part of the BenRiach stable. The distillery started in 1826, a time when sherry cask aging was the norm. However, those sherry barrels weren’t cheap, and economics drove many distilleries to experiment with other forms of wood, such as used American ...

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Whiskey History: Thomas Dewar

By Richard Thomas As much as whiskey fans like to imagine every great brand as being built by a legendary Master Distiller or Blender, endlessly tinkering with grain, copper, and wood, in truth most were built by managers and salesmen. Such was the case with Dewar’s. The company was founded by John Dewar, Sr in 1846, and was built by ...

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