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Picking A Good Starter Scotch

Aberfeldy 12YO single malt

Choosing The Right Scotch Whisky For A Beginner By Richard Thomas Introducing a friend to Scotch whisky is far trickier than getting them started on Bourbon. While Scotch has a wide ranging palette of flavors and deep set of styles to work with, that can mean one is just as likely to accidentally turn someone off as on with a ...

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The Top Ten Bargain Scotch Whiskies

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old

By Liam Hiller Whisky drinking often starts out as an interest, but before long it can blossom into a fully-fledged hobby; just ask the thousands of whisky enthusiasts dotted around the world. For many, the moment the sweet nectar of their first dram passed their lips is iconic and remembered for the rest of their lives. It opens a gateway ...

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Seven New Scotch Whiskies For Springtime

Last Drop Lochside Single Grain 1972

By Richard Thomas For Spring 2017, Scotland is delivering a little something for everyone. The seven whiskies that follow include not just offerings for Sherry devotees and Peat lovers, but also whiskies rare and old; using peculiar woods; and made with an eye on Bourbon drinkers. Ardbeg Kelpie ($140) The latest from the fan favorite Islay distillery, Ardbeg Kelpie is ...

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The World’s Eight Most Underrated Whiskies

Teeling Single Grain Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Some may be surprised to learn that although whisky-making has been spreading around the globe in recent years, the industry had already long extended beyond the “Big Five” nations of Scotland, the United States, Ireland, Canada and Japan. Even if you discount the ersatz Indian whisky industry on technical grounds, the French and Germans have had whisky ...

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Choice Irish Whiskeys For St. Patrick’s Day

Barr an Uisce 10 Year Old

By Father John Rayls “Slainte” is a traditional (and sometimes mispronounced) Celtic toast when drinking Irish whiskey. It means “health,” and is often combined with other Celtic words to make the toast more personal. In the American culture, a more appropriate meaning should be “slow your roll.” Of course, it doesn’t really mean that, but a slower more deliberate approach ...

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