Tag Archives: Scotch

Whiskey Christmas Gift Guide

Jameson Caskmates

Bourbon, Irish, Scotch And Other Whiskey Ideas For Putting Under The Christmas Tree By Richard Thomas With whiskeys from around the globe more popular than ever, more people are giving the gift of whisk(e)y. Those not well-versed in whiskey may need some shopping pointers, while others who already know a thing or two may want some inspiration to find something ...

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Usquaebach Releases First New Blend In A Generation

Timed for this year’s holiday season, Usquaebach Blended Scotch Whisky has released its first new blend in nearly 25 years, the An Ard Ri Cask Strength. Usquaebach was established in 1877 and continues to thrive today. The word “Usquaebach” literally translates to “the water of life,” and it’s collection of whiskies resurrects the same fiery spirit that was born in ...

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Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila 2005 Scotch Review

Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila Cask Strength 2005

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- I’ve been writing quite a bit lately about people who don’t like peated whisky and how smoke doesn’t pair well with this and that, which upon reflection is an odd coincidence, because I am actually rather fond of a smoky dram. One of those distilleries favored by peat-lovers is Islay’s Caol Ila, a key institution ...

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Put These Whiskeys On The Table For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving paired with whiskey

By Richard Thomas Last year, I took the traditional pairings approach to producing a Thanksgiving guide, and that approach is still a perfectly valid way to go about serving whiskey with your holiday feast. The thing there, though, is that such an approach is categorical, making recommendations for different stages of the feast: aperitif, pairing with the meal, dessert whiskey, ...

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